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‘If You Breathe in Utah, Then You Should Care About Clean Air’

‘If You Breathe in Utah, Then You Should Care About Clean Air’

By Delaney Sheppard

August 20, 2019

  The clean air carbon tax initiative by the name “Clean the Darn Air” might appear on the ballot this upcoming year.   Spearheaded by professional economist Yoram Bauman and co-written by two University of Utah professors and graduate students, the policy focuses on improving the air quality of the ...

U Offers Travel Incentives for a Greener Planet

U Offers Travel Incentives for a Greener Planet

By Mandi Johansen

April 17, 2019

  Many students and faculty on campus are aware of the poor air quality in Utah. The University of Utah is a commuter campus, meaning that many students don’t live on campus and must travel to attend school, work and events. There are incentives in place to encourage students to get to campus...

Barron: Indigenous People and Climate Change

Barron: Indigenous People and Climate Change

By Morgan Barron

December 4, 2018

  By 1996, the Hopi people had already endured a 10-year drought, but the drought’s grasp kept tightening. Only an inch of rain had fallen since the previous August. Shungopavi, one of the three villages on the Arizona reservation, was described by inhabitants and government officials as a ...

H2H: Is Public Transportation Worth It?

H2H: Is Public Transportation Worth It?

By Shaelyn Barber and Paul Braden

February 7, 2018

Public Transit Saves the Planet By Shaelyn Barber Each winter, Utah’s infamous inversion hovers over the Salt Lake Valley, filling it with smog so dense it’s more edible than breathable. Utah is often hailed as an outdoor wonderland, but air within the valley stands contrary to this image. La...

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