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News Clips | August 25-28, 2023

The Great Salt Lake Is Becoming Too Salty to Support Life

From brine flies to brine shrimp to eared grebes to pronghorn and buffalo, the lake supports an exquisite ecosystem whose collapse is literally making people sick.

Opinion: Why come to Utah? You can’t beat our education system

Utah has been prioritizing education from its pioneer beginnings as a state.

All in a Day’s Work: Supporting Student Club Flourishing

Two higher education practitioners share their experiences promoting student success in extracurricular activity support and what it taught them about their role.

Economic output of Utah's national parks reaches $2.6B. Here's how it compares to other states

Visitation to Utah's national parks sparked a total economic output of about $2.6 billion in 2022, a slight increase from the previous year and the third-highest in the nation, according to a new report from the National Park Service.

4 months for an OB-GYN appointment. 6 months for a sleep study. Why does it take so long to see a doctor in Utah?

The state’s major health care systems cite staffing shortages and COVID-19 (still) as reasons for the delays.

Move over, teenagers—older folks fall in love just as hard as you do

It wasn’t love at first sight when Oleta met Melvin. They didn’t meet at a high school dance. Rather, love blossomed over dinners at a senior’s retirement home. Oleta Diamond is 80 years old and Melvin Barham, her new boyfriend, is 92.

Salt Lake City has more households with dogs than children, survey says

It should be called "Bark Lake City." A survey conducted for the city's public lands agency says that Salt Lake City has more households with dogs than it has households with children.

There’s a vast source of clean energy beneath our feet. And a race to tap it.

In a sagebrush valley full of wind turbines and solar panels in western Utah, Tim Latimer gazed up at a very different device he believes could be just as powerful for fighting climate change—maybe even more.

Environmentalists weigh in on ‘flower bombing,’ and how to do it wisely

The ‘guerrila gardening’ may appeal as a way to save the planet, but it can be illegal and an environmental risk.

Utah professor says genetics, personalized medicine aren't a 'magic bullet' for many diseases

Major scientific breakthroughs like mapping the human genome have given researchers the ability to isolate specific genetic markers that can increase one's risk for developing certain diseases.

Advocates thank lethality-assessment law for increase in calls

There's promising new data about Utah's new law that requires law enforcement to conduct lethality assessments on domestic violence calls. The law, which took effect May 3, requires lethality-assessment training concurrent with domestic violence response training for all certified law enforcement officers in Utah.

The ADHD drug market is already stretched thin. Now it’s facing a back-to-school supply strain

It’s been 10 months since the Food and Drug Administration first announced a nationwide shortage of Adderall—one of the most widely used medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—and the supply strain could potentially worsen in the months ahead.

Utah gymnastics under outside review after emotional abuse allegations

Former gymnasts and parents allege coach Tom Farden verbally and emotionally abused athletes, others defend coach.

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