News Clips for Dec. 7, 2018

How colleges are preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet

Eighty-five percent of the jobs that today’s students will do in 2030 don’t exist yet, the Institute for the Future has predicted. That might seem like a high number to reach in only 12 years. But think about the now-mainstream careers that did not exist just a handful of years ago: drone operator, social media manager, app developer and cloud computing engineer, among others.

Study Links Air Pollution to a Higher Risk of Miscarriage

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Utah and published in Fertility and Sterility suggests short-term exposure to high levels of air pollution increases miscarriage risk. Air pollution has been linked to a number of adverse health effects — from asthma to sleep disorders and diabetes — and studies show pollutants in the air breathed in by expectant mothers can reach their unborn babies and lead to pre-term birth. Also appears in The Times of India, News18, All4Women, The Health Site, The Week, The Koz Post

Prop 2 lawsuit: Advocates want law 'reinstated;' law professor doubts it'll happen

A lawsuit now challenges state changes to voter-approved Prop 2, the medical marijuana initiative, which lawmakers altered and Gov. Herbert signed — just two days after the proposition took effect.

Air quality in dispute: How Utahns can find collaborative solutions to the air quality problem

Collaboration is about finding common ground, and there is nothing Utah residents hold in common more than the air we breathe, said Alan Matheson, executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, at an event Thursday at the University of Utah.

Subsidies to reduce emissions may be part of plan for $100 million to improve Utah's air

Governor Gary Herbert’s budget recommendation calls for $100 million to be spent on improving Utah’s air quality during the next fiscal year. Plans for how that money would be used have not yet been drafted, but the governor voiced support Thursday morning for providing subsidies to replace wood-burning stoves.