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News Clips | March 18-20, 2023

The Colorado River Is Running Dry, but Nobody Wants to Talk About the Mud

It’s difficult to fathom how the Colorado River could possibly carve the mile-deep chasm that is the Grand Canyon. But if one thinks of the river as a flume of liquid sandpaper rubbing the land over millions of years, it begins to make sense.

Utah is flush with snow and money. It might not be enough to save the Great Salt Lake.

Intense snowfall will lead to extra water this spring, and $400 million from the state government will help ongoing concerns. Some still worry Utah is wasting a blessing.

At Great Salt Lake symposium, Gov. Cox urges scientists to ease up on ‘doom and gloom’ messaging

The two-day event brought scientists, activists and politicians together to talk about the future of the lake.

The Mormon Church is dipping its toe into environmentalism as Utah grapples with drought

Donating a small reservoir’s worth of water rights to Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Replacing grass with rocks and water-wise landscaping around neatly manicured churches.

The Supreme Court will hear a 20-year-old case on giving the Navajo Nation access to a water source

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to Heather Tanana of the University of Utah to learn how a Supreme Court case could change the Navajo Nation's ability to draw water from the Colorado River Basin.

The brewing war over who goes hungry in America—and how to feed them

The Republican fight over SNAP benefits has deep historical roots.

Utah among top 10 states with highest levels of white supremacist propaganda

The Beehive State had the seventh highest level of white supremacist propaganda incidents in the country during 2022, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League.

3 years after Magna earthquake, here’s how Utah’s preparing for an even bigger one

Brady Cox's career in civil engineering and earthquake engineering has taken him all over the world in the past 20 years.

USU UWLP reports on health implications of social belonging for Utah women

Report author Lisa Diamond, distinguished professor of psychology and gender studies at the University of Utah Department of Psychology, and her research team conducted an analytic sample of 398 Utah women.

ChatGPT Provides Accurate Information on Cancer Myths, Misconceptions

ChatGPT provides accurate information when asked about cancer myths and misconceptions, but patients could misinterpret these answers.

The robot will see you now: Why experts say AI in health care is not to fear

In the 1992 movie "Wayne's World," the character Garth is working on a robotic arm when Benjamin comes to ask him about making a change to his show. "We fear change," Garth says. He then looks down at the mechanical hand and begins to repeatedly smash it with a hammer.

A Match Made Indigenous: Celebrating Incoming Native Resident-Physicians

Amidst this anxious yet joyous occasion in a medical student’s life, Indigenous nations across the country are celebrating their community members who matched, representing the rising generation of Indigenous physicians who will make lasting contributions to the health of Indigenous peoples.

Republican bills push cash bail, subvert Democratic changes

Just two days before he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing six people and injuring more than 60, Darrell Brooks Jr. had posted bail for charges of domestic violence.

Women and Minority Business Owners Relied on Silicon Valley Bank When Other Banks Turned Them Away. Now What?

SVB was one of the few that would give venture-backed start-ups led by women, people of color and LGBTQ+ people a line of credit. After the bank’s collapse, they are now being hit the hardest.

SR-22 Insurance Guide

What is SR-22 insurance? Jerry Basford from the University of Utah has some answers.

Big new Salt Lake City park is certainly good news for neighbors—or is it?

Glendale Regional Park will be a welcome west-side amenity, but could gentrification end up displacing locals?

Are there benefits to putting olive oil in your coffee?

A new caffeinated concoction has stirred-up conversation on the internet in response to a newer line of drinks from Starbucks called Oleato, which blend olive oil and coffee.

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