News Clips | August 7-10, 2021

Bad news for the West in a new international climate change report

Utah, the West face more fires, less snow, and an uncertain water future.

Utah researchers examine impact extreme wildfires will continue to have on air quality

The haze from wildfires on the west coast is expected to linger in Utah through at least the end of the week.

Air quality remains poor as West Coast smoke continues to linger over much of Utah

Salt Lake City air quality is no longer worst in the world, but still pretty nasty with little relief in sight.

As Northeast Temperatures Rise, Low-Income Neighborhoods and Ethnic, Racial Minorities are Expected to Feel the Heat More

The report released Aug. 9 by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) raised alarm over rapidly rising global temperatures, and, according to researchers at the University of Utah, some neighborhoods in the Northeast are already feeling the heat more than others.

After Pandemic Changes, Some Re-Examining the Bar Exam

The pandemic changed how Utah law graduates were admitted to the bar in 2020.

Attempted sexual assault reported near University of Utah campus

Police at the University of Utah continue to investigate an attempted sexual assault that was reported on August 8, and have increased patrols in the area.

Students at Utah universities priced out of housing

Property manager Derek Morton calls his local housing market in Cedar City, Utah, “Insanity.” He owns Netgain Property Management, and said his vacant units were filled months ago, within the same week as graduation. In a typical year, he said, this would have taken all summer.

Do you need a COVID-19 antibody test? Medical experts explain why it won’t be helpful

More and more Utahns are expressing interest in getting tested for COVID-19 antibodies, but health care experts, including federal authorities, advise against using the tests to determine how much protection they have against the deadly virus.