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Christopherson: The Church’s $100B Should Go to Preventing Climate Change

Christopherson: The Church’s $100B Should Go to Preventing Climate Change

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

January 16, 2020

  The Washington Post reported a whistleblower complaint a few weeks ago that most Utahns have heard all about. The complaint alleged that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "has amassed $100 billion in accounts intended for charitable purposes." Within hours of the article’s release, my Twitte...

U Grad Caroline Gleich: Mount Everest Conqueror, Social Activist

U Grad Caroline Gleich: Mount Everest Conqueror, Social Activist

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

October 29, 2019

  For many students, college is a launching pad for a future career. Some target a unique niche that seems made just for them, but a rare few manage to create one: doing what they love most, finding a way to get paid for it and making a positive impact along the way. Among these rare few is Caroline...

Starr: Want to Help the Environment? Grow and Shop Local.

Starr: Want to Help the Environment? Grow and Shop Local.

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

October 26, 2019

It is understandable to feel fatigued by the constant reporting on the challenges of climate change. Are rising seas, dwindling bee populations and bleak UN reports on the state of the global environment bringing you down? If so, it might be helpful to use the negative feelings you’re housing as activators for simple changes to your daily routine. Take, for exam...

Eco-Friendly Week at UAC to Address Climate Change

Eco-Friendly Week at UAC to Address Climate Change

By Mitch Shin and Nina Yu

October 17, 2019

Leadership consultants at the University of Utah Asia Campus presented a series of Eco-Week events from Sept. 23-27, encouraging the younger generation to raise their voices to solve climate change issues around the world. UAC students were able to participate in various events and had the chance to...

Barron: Wildlife Can Find Refuge Within Zoos

Barron: Wildlife Can Find Refuge Within Zoos

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

October 3, 2019

This past weekend, I took my younger sister to the Hogle Zoo. We watched the polar bear play with a big floaty toy, learned about the zoo's research into a fungus affecting Utah’s boreal toad population and looked at art installations made from trash collected from beaches in Oregon. Before we left, my s...

Chavez: Examine the Language We Use to Describe Climate Change

Chavez: Examine the Language We Use to Describe Climate Change

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

September 30, 2019

Studying the impact of climate science communication — the language people use to describe climate-related issues — may lead to more productive conversations about climate change. There is a scientific consensus that Earth’s climate is warming and human activity is a contributing factor. Ideally, this means it could be addresse...

Christopherson: The Climate Crisis Demands Personal Sacrifice

Christopherson: The Climate Crisis Demands Personal Sacrifice

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

September 24, 2019

Ethan Petersen is a first-year student at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine. He’s also been arrested twice this year in protests against Salt Lake City’s impending inland port as an activist with Civil Riot. The group takes issue with the port for a number of reasons, but environment...

‘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, News Writer

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, Opinion Writer

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 ...

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