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Christopherson: Utah Should Recycle Water Before Pushing Wasteful Projects

Christopherson: Utah Should Recycle Water Before Pushing Wasteful Projects

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

December 3, 2019

Six months after a change in leadership at the Utah Division of Water Resources, little seems to have changed regarding the organization’s projects and priorities. The Lake Powell Pipeline and Bear River Development are the only two projects listed on their website, despite criticisms that these ex...

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...

Gear Review: Kayaking

Gear Review: Kayaking

April 8, 2015

WHAT TO BUY NRS Pilot Knife: $50 Personally, I always like to have a knife on me. The NRS Pilot Knife is a quality-built tool made of stainless steel, so it won’t rust — even when your kayak is filled with water. The glass-reinforced nylon sheath keeps the knife in place until you press the ...

Will It Be a White Christmas?

Will It Be a White Christmas?

December 11, 2014

  It’s finals week and the campus is empty — not of students, but of snow. This December has been unusual in that regard. The United States Department of Agriculture reported that Utah’s overall precipitation is well below average for 2014. Most measurement points fall 50 percent below...

Five Ways You Can Conserve

Five Ways You Can Conserve

November 13, 2014

  Conservation isn’t only for sandal-wearing tree huggers. It’s for the everyday person who enjoys living in a place as beautiful as Utah. We have an incredibly diverse landscape that merits our protection. Damaging the environment doesn’t only upset the nature lovers, it hurts our economy and our health. It’s in o...

Let the Water Flow Freely

Let the Water Flow Freely

November 13, 2014

  Keyboards clattered in the background. Zachary Frankel cleared the desk of newspapers and other assorted documents. In their small, busy office, the Utah Rivers Council is attempting to change the way Utah’s water ecosystems are handled, both by the government and the people. At the head of it all is Frankel, a concerned and exuberant conservationist. Th...

Chill Out: Campus takes the challenge

Chill Out: Campus takes the challenge

August 25, 2014

Since the end of July, the ice bucket challenge has taken social media by storm. And, as a result of the icy water being dumped on people’s heads, awareness of ALS has heated up. According to The Boston Globe and research by Facebook, 15 million people have posted about the ice bucket challenge, and...

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