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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, Opinion Writer

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, 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...

Scott: Every Person Matters in the Fight Against Pollution,

Scott: Every Person Matters in the Fight Against Pollution,

By Elise Scott, Opinion Editor

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...

Researchers Unite to Discuss Inversion Solutions

Researchers Unite to Discuss Inversion Solutions

By Christine Kannapel

January 15, 2015

  Researchers and professors discussed possible solutions to Utah’s inversion problem on Tuesday. Every winter, an inversion forms in Salt Lake City due to particulate matter from pollutants becoming trapped by the geographic shape of the valley. Since March 2013, the Utah Division of Air Quali...

Winter Inversion Is Settling in Salt Lake Valley

Winter Inversion Is Settling in Salt Lake Valley

November 23, 2014

  If it isn’t already here, the desolation of the smog is coming whether the Salt Lake Valley is prepared for it or not. Living in the Salt Lake Valley during the winter can be difficult, but one of the hardest things about living in the valley is the air quality. According to the U’s Program for ...

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