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The Great Salt Lake seen from above at Corinne, Utah on Aug. 19, 2023. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

‘We can save the lake’: GSL Strike Team Discusses Future Conservation Efforts

By Allison Stuart, News Writer January 11, 2024

  Although the Great Salt Lake ended its 2023 water year with higher-than-average precipitation, there are still considerations for the future of how to best protect the lake and its ecosystem. As...

Participants at Rally To Save Our Great Salt Lake at Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2022.

Hufford: Conservation Begins with YOU

By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer October 12, 2023

  Our world is in crisis. The atmosphere currently contains more CO2 than at any time in human history. Global temperatures are rising, which in turn has led to rising sea levels and rapidly...

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Gov. Cox Addresses Housing Crisis, COVID-19 in Press Conference

By Allison Stuart, News Writer September 22, 2023

  Gov. Spencer Cox's monthly press conference on Thursday began with him addressing his "top concern" for the year: housing in Utah. He also talked about the rise of COVID-19 cases and the need...

Evening on University of Utah campus, Thursday in Salt Lake City.

Food Sovereignty Panel Kicks Off Earth Week 2023 at the U

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer April 18, 2023

  To kick off Earth Week 2023, themed “Indigenizing Utah,” the Environmental Humanities Program, Sustainability Office and American Indian Resource Center at the University of Utah held a panel...

Participants at Rally To Save Our Great Salt Lake at Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2022.

Shrinking Great Salt Lake is a ‘Solvable problem’

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer April 18, 2023

  The Great Salt Lake is projected to disappear in five years, a new BYU study shows. In November 2022, the lake dropped to a new record low elevation of 4,188.5 feet, according to KSL News Radio. The...

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Dunn: Utah’s Water Use Has to Change

By Auriana Dunn, Opinion Writer April 14, 2023

  This winter has been one of Salt Lake City’s wettest, and some say Utah is no longer in an “extreme” drought. While this is good, Utah’s water usage still greatly affects our state’s...

The Rio Tinto Kennecott Smelter west of Salt Lake City on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023.

Solving Poor Air Quality on the West Side

By Vanessa Hudson, Assistant News Editor April 12, 2023

  It's hard to miss the inversion hovering over the Salt Lake Valley during the winter months, and while the East Side of Salt Lake faces poor air quality, the West Side suffers the worst of it...

California Gulls and Black-Necked Stilts wade in shallow water on the east shores of the Great Salt Lake in Syracuse, Utah on July 27, 2021.

Cowley: The Drought Isn’t Over

By Elle Cowley, Multimedia Managing Editor March 25, 2023

  As part of the research done for a Can of Worms episode, our podcast team took a trip down to Antelope Island to visit the Great Salt Lake. As we drove in, the entire area looked incredibly grim....

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Gov. Cox Tells Utahns To Prepare for Flooding With Above Normal Snowfall to Melt

By Vanessa Hudson, Assistant News Editor March 19, 2023

  Gov. Spencer Cox held his monthly press conference on March 16, discussing social media regulations, water rights, abortion restrictions, and equity, diversion and inclusion. As the March 23...

(Graphic by Madelyn Foulger | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Langley: Utah Legislature Tackles Wasteful Grass

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer February 7, 2023

  With the recent reports on the precarious future of the Great Salt Lake, many Utahns have voiced their concern about Utah’s water conservation practices. Thankfully, members of our legislature,...

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