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Starr: Trump’s Environmental Deregulation Will Have Long-Lasting Consequences

Starr: Trump’s Environmental Deregulation Will Have Long-Lasting Consequences

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

January 28, 2020

  There is no question about President Trump’s dedication to eroding critical environmental regulations and procedures. From shrinking treasured monuments in our backyard to purging greenhouse gas emissions standards, his administration has mastered the art of deregulation. The running lis...

Resolving to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Resolving to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

January 23, 2020

  It's easy to boil down something such as a New Year's resolution to a cliche. You can imagine a peer or family member telling you as such, that by February they'll have already forgotten what their resolutions even were. For myself, New Year's Eve is not a remarkable or enjoyable holiday. Perhaps...

Starr: Don’t Endanger the Environment For the ‘Gram

Starr: Don’t Endanger the Environment For the ‘Gram

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

January 18, 2020

  Nature photography is a beautiful form of expression, and powerful, pocket-accessible devices like cell phones make it easy for most people to try nature photography themselves. These images can inspire others to engage with wildlife, flora and unique land formations. Many professional photographers...

Christopherson: The U Needs A Campus-Wide Compost Program

Christopherson: The U Needs A Campus-Wide Compost Program

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

January 18, 2020

  For a state full of nature lovers — not to mention millions of acres of beautiful land worth preserving — Utah has been disappointingly slow to jump on the eco-friendly bandwagon. Last year, WalletHub ranked us 31st in the nation for environmental friendliness. In a time when climate scie...

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...

Starr: Utah’s Environment Should Not Pay the Price of Off-Road Recreation

Starr: Utah’s Environment Should Not Pay the Price of Off-Road Recreation

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

September 22, 2019

The Factory Butte Special Recreation Management Area, a lesser-known public land treasure of Utah, is facing challenges from the Bureau of Land Management, the very agency which is supposed to be in charge of its protection. In 2006, the BLM made the decision to disallow off-highway vehicles in the Factory Butte area near Hanksville, Utah. That protective ord...

Barron: What Goes Down the Toilet Can Have a Crappy Effect On the Environment

Barron: What Goes Down the Toilet Can Have a Crappy Effect On the Environment

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

September 10, 2019

When you think of an environmental warrior, you may think of Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez or teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg. Among the last things you might think of are the cutesy bathroom signs in freshman dorms that remind students not to flush underwear ⁠— or roommate ...

Starr: Kanab and Kane County Should Reject Sand Mining Water Service

Starr: Kanab and Kane County Should Reject Sand Mining Water Service

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

July 30, 2019

  Kanab is a city located along the Arizona-Utah border, where the Southern Red Sands mining company is currently seeking water rights from the city. The water would be used as a major component for the proposed mining operation to acquire, process and transport a naturally occurring quartz sand ...

Barron: Utahns Must Take Initiative Against Smog Instead of Sitting In It

Barron: Utahns Must Take Initiative Against Smog Instead of Sitting In It

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

May 10, 2019

Air pollution is responsible for 6.4 million annual deaths worldwide, a statistic that does not exclude Utahns. A state-sponsored report, Air Pollution and Public Health in Utah, links the Wasatch Front’s infamous inversion to serious health issues, which range from asthma and cardiovascular disease to renal disease. The winter’s bad air also hurts Uta...

Brown: Nuclear Energy Is the Answer to Climate Challenges, Environmentalists Need to Get the Memo

Brown: Nuclear Energy Is the Answer to Climate Challenges, Environmentalists Need to Get the Memo

By Jacob Brown

January 24, 2019

  All across the country, nuclear power plants struggle to stay profitable. Nuclear energy is currently the largest source of low-carbon power in America, but due to recent advances in natural gas extraction and renewable energy technologies and a reduction of nuclear energy-related subsidies in...

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