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The Daily Utah Chronicle

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The Daily Utah Chronicle

The droughts effect on campus with view towards the Marriott Library on July, 24 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Utah Needs to Wage War on Grass in Public Spaces

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 20, 2022

  Recently, West Valley City replaced sections of grass at its city hall with artificial turf. After seeing it last well through winter, the municipality voted to officially legalize artificial...

The Water Conservation section at Red Butte Garden displays a variety of plants that thrive in Utahs dry climate on Friday, July 2, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Stricter Drought Regulations Aren’t Optional Anymore

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 15, 2022

  In 2021, 90% of Utah experienced extreme drought. These drought conditions extended from 22 years of drought across much of the western United States. Scientists referred to this as a “megadrought,”...

The droughts effect on campus with view towards the Marriott Library on July, 24 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Utah Legislature Ignores Climate Change Amid Ongoing Drought

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer February 5, 2022

  Utahns have grown increasingly aware of the disastrous implications of the state’s ongoing drought, including the looming threat to the Great Salt Lake. But concerns are largely met with inaction...

Antelope Island as viewed from the causeway on Feb. 1, 2022. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Linnabary: Utah Is a Conservation Leader

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer February 5, 2022

  Utah’s natural wonders have made it a prosperous state. From the Great Salt Lake to Delicate Arch to Zion Canyon, the state’s unique features have drawn in nature lovers and have helped grow...

Boats pulled out of the marina at the Great Salt Lake State Park due to low water levels in Magna, Utah on July 28, 2021. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: We Must Adapt to Save the Great Salt Lake

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer August 6, 2021

  Salt Lake City’s namesake faces an existential threat. The expansive, briny lake already reached its historic low earlier this summer, on July 26. Most years, the Great Salt Lake doesn’t...

The droughts effect on campus with view towards the Marriott Library on July 24, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley & Soter: What’s Worth Watering?

By Will Shadley and Theadora Soter July 29, 2021

  With the Great Salt Lake and surrounding areas reaching their lowest water levels ever, we must reevaluate where our limited water supply goes. The historic drought that has caused these low...

Installation at UMFAs Confluence exhibit. (Courtesy Utah Museum of Fine Arts)

New UMFA Exhibit ‘Confluence’ Looks at Utah’s Relationship to Water

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer July 22, 2021

  The Utah Museum of Fine Arts has created a new exhibit centered around water and our relationship to it. “Confluence” uses the experiences of several Utah organizations and Ute spiritual...

Standing water in a bird bath. (Photo courtesy of Chronicle Archives)

Experts Urge Water Conservation Across Utah Heading into Summer

By Brooke Williams, News Writer April 23, 2021

  Utah is in a state of emergency due to another season of drought causing water restrictions and conservation campaigns across the desert state. This winter, Utah’s snowpacks were on careful...

Latoya Cameron as Allison in “Singing to the Brine Shrimp” (Courtesy of Jerry Rapier)

A Love Letter to Utah in ‘Singing to the Brine Shrimp’

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor February 14, 2020

  Inhabiting the extremely salty waters of Great Salt Lake are vast numbers of brine shrimp. Measuring about a half-inch long, these tiny crustaceans play an important role in their ecosystem —...

Starr: The Bear River Project Threatens the Great Salt Lake

Starr: The Bear River Project Threatens the Great Salt Lake

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer September 10, 2019

Many people think of the Great Salt Lake as shallow, smelly and somewhat useless body of water. With lackluster opportunities for fishing or boating — although some open water enthusiasts enjoy challenging...