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Stressed forests in the southwestern U.S. (Courtesy William Anderegg)

U Study Shows Increased Climate Risk to Forests

By Andrew Christiansen, Assistant News Editor June 8, 2022

  According to a recent University of Utah study, there’s an increased risk to the long-term stability of forest carbon because of the widespread threats to U.S. forests, including wildfires,...

(Graphic by Emily Christensen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The Legislature’s Attempt to Ban Target Shooting During Fire Season Doesn’t Do Much

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer February 2, 2022

  The 2021 fire season started two weeks earlier than normal in Utah. Hotter and drier summers continue to bring severe drought conditions. And our neighboring state, Colorado, just suffered a...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Dear Local Officials, Save Utah’s Air

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor August 19, 2021

  I have lived in Salt Lake City for 19 years, but I’ve never experienced worse air quality than during the first week of August 2021. When I opened my window, I thought my neighbors just lit...

A view of the smoke covered peak of Mt. Olympus. Image was taken on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Brown: Wildfires Aren’t Just a Climate Change Issue

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 13, 2021

  One of my earliest memories is driving home from a family reunion in southern Utah during a raging wildfire. The stinging smell of smoke and the heat radiating throughout the car is imprinted...

(Fire in Neff Canyon on Sept. 22, 2020 | Photo Courtesy of Sue Oldroyd)

Shadley: How To Address Utah’s Wildfires, Air Quality, and Climate Change All at Once

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer January 30, 2021

  Last summer, outdoor activities were the only refuge from COVID-19, but the 2020 wildfire season made even that a danger to our health. Whether indoors or out, every breath posed a threat. While...

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McGrath: Thought the Pandemic Was Bad? Wait Till You See Climate Genocide

By Mackenzie McGrath, Opinion Writer September 3, 2020

  It might feel like 2020 is out to get us. In addition to Trump’s impeachment and acquittal and rumors — not to mention memes — of an imminent World War III, the year began amid the Australian...

The Amazon Rainforest (Courtesy Flickr)

Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

By Jacob Rueda September 3, 2019

  As fires in the Amazon rainforest continue to steadily grow, political upheaval in Brazil's government is preventing any immediate action to take place to help control these fires. Brazil’s...

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Barron: Indigenous People and Climate Change

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer December 4, 2018

  By 1996, the Hopi people had already endured a 10-year drought, but the drought’s grasp kept tightening. Only an inch of rain had fallen since the previous August. Shungopavi, one of the three...