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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 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)

Cowley: Rip Out Your Lawns

By Elle Cowley, Multimedia Managing Editor February 5, 2022

  I have never lived in a place that didn’t experience some stage of drought. As a person living in a metro area, it’s hard to wrap my head around the damages of prolonged droughts, not only...

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: Xeriscape Public Buildings to Save Water

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer July 7, 2021

  If you walked through Salt Lake City, you’d still see green lawns for every building all around despite the current drought plaguing Utah. In the U.S., 30-60% of urban water use goes toward...

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