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Dallin Rima: It's Utah’s turn to rule in favor of youth climate activists

The case against Montana and the case against Utah share commonalities. The key to our argument against the state of Utah is that their insistence upon the maximization of fossil fuel extraction poses a direct threat to the constitutional right to life promised to the plaintiffs.

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Dio Tararrel: Smokestacks at planned stadium site is a perfect metaphor for what Utah is today

When the renderings of a new Major League Baseball ballpark were unveiled this month, the first thing I noticed was something dominating — yet perfectly fitting — in straightaway center field. Three massive brown smokestacks.

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Terry Tempest Williams: I am haunted by what I have seen at Great Salt Lake

Evaporation from heat and drought accelerated by climate change, combined with overuse of the rivers that feed it, have shrunk the lake’s area by two-thirds.

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Salt Lake City’s efforts to fight pollution face a new challenge: Toxic dust

Declining water levels exposed much of the Great Salt Lake's bed and created conditions for storms of dust laden with toxic metals that now threaten 2 million people.
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How experts in Salt Lake City are addressing climate change in Utah

The Utah Climate Action Network is creating partnerships to fight climate-related issues like worsening air quality and diminishing water supplies.
Utah wildfire blamed on man burning spider on Salt Lake City trail

Utah wildfire blamed on man burning spider on Salt Lake City trail

“Don’t do drugs kids (and don’t start spiders on fire during a drought),” Utah Gov. Spencer Cox tweeted Tuesday in response to the incident.
‘We have to take action’ — Salt Lake City mayor discusses climate change, ‘electrification’ in Tribune talk

‘We have to take action’ — Salt Lake City mayor discusses climate change, ‘electrification’ in Tribune talk

In Utah, the majority of transportation and buildings are still powered by non-renewable energy sources, making them the two largest contributors to air pollution along the Wasatch Front.

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