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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

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

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

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...

Scott: Every Person Matters in the Fight Against Pollution,

Scott: Every Person Matters in the Fight Against Pollution,

By Elise Scott

January 17, 2019

  As concerns over Utah’s water, weather and air increase, residents seem to breathe a sigh of relief when they see that a fresh snowstorm is on its way. Utah’s snowpack relies on a regular precipitation schedule to provide the water that hydrates the state throughout the year, especially...

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

By Amy Loret

January 17, 2019

  Whether you enjoy hitting the slopes or just appreciate a healthy environment here in Utah, there is a threat to those enjoyments that might not be on your radar. We’re talking about dust. Dr. McKenzie Skiles, assistant professor of geography at the University of Utah, is the lead author of...

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 ...

Binge Bytes: “The Anthropocene Reviewed”

Binge Bytes: “The Anthropocene Reviewed”

By Hannah Keating

November 2, 2018

  We currently live in the Anthropocene, the geological era defined by the dominance of humanity in the global environment. The title’s popularization arose rather suddenly after chemist Paul Crutzen coined it at a conference. “The world has changed too much,” he said, to continue under t...

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...

Barber: Nine Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste This Holiday Season

Barber: Nine Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste This Holiday Season

By Shaelyn Barber

November 17, 2017

The holidays are a time of family gathering, festivities and satisfying feasts. Everyone gets excited about holiday meals, looking forward to things like heaping mashed potatoes, juicy turkey, tangy cranberry sauce and soft, buttery dinner rolls. After the feast, you’re left eating leftovers for days ...

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