News Clips for March 24, 2021

Fossil fuel divestment considered by University of Utah

University of Utah might divest itself of its billion-dollar endowment from fossil fuels, according to a draft report stating that this would help align its financial support with its values, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

Where does your mental health stand a year into the pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic has officially passed its year mark. When the pandemic first hit Utah back in March of 2020 mental health became a concern for everyone.

Black Art in Utah Highlights Systemic Racism in the Beehive State

"Black Refractions," a touring exhibition now at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, throws into vivid relief the state’s shameful record on race.

Community questions gun safety in Utah after mass shootings

Gun control is sparking heavy debates after seven mass shootings in as many days; most recently 10 people shot dead in Boulder, Colo., Monday.

There’s a plan to improve Zion for tourists and boost the economy

Major development proposed for an east entrance would deliver millions to Kane County.

Utah’s tech sector is still booming: 5 tips for landing a great job

Utah’s tech sector supports as many as 1 in 7 Utah jobs and as much as one-sixth of worker earnings in the entire state, says a report by University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

With a million more soon eligible for COVID-19 shots, appointments going fast in Utah

All 16 and older able to get vaccinated — if they can schedule a time.

Li-ion batteries have learned to charge 5 times faster

Research from the University of Utah has revealed new possibilities for fast-charging lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are widely used for portable electronics, electric vehicles and portable electrical appliances, and for storing solar energy.

Who can save Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears from political chaos, vacillation?

Former President Donald Trump was not the first to cut down national monuments. Most recently in 1962, President John F. Kennedy changed the borders of Utah's Natural Bridges National Monument. In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower reduced the size of the Hovenweep National Monument, and in 1960 changed the boundaries of the then-Arches National Monument.