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Barron: The Utah Inland Port Authority is Not Sexy, but It is Serious

Barron: The Utah Inland Port Authority is Not Sexy, but It is Serious

By Morgan Barron

July 24, 2019

In 1974, the Utah State Legislature passed S.B. 25, authorizing the establishment of port authorities — special districts to facilitate commerce — in any municipality. This was done with the hopes of growing and diversifying the state’s economy. More than 40 years later, during the final evenin...

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...

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...

U Researchers Publish Study on Air Pollution’s Effect on Cloud Lives

U Researchers Publish Study on Air Pollution’s Effect on Cloud Lives

By Kaylara Benfield

November 1, 2018

  It is a well-known fact that pollution is a leading factor in global warming. In a recent research study involving University of Utah researchers, air pollution was found to possibly shorten the lives of Arctic clouds, too. Pollution plumes aid in the freezing of cloud moisture at higher...

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