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News Clips | March 9-17, 2023

Can Utah’s Great Salt Lake Be Saved Before It’s Too Late?

Utah’s Great Salt Lake is one of the state’s treasures and is vital to the local ecosystem and economy. But since the 1980s, it’s been drying up—and now the lake’s water level is at a record low.

New Data Links Pandemic’s Origins to Raccoon Dogs at Wuhan Market

Genetic samples from the market were recently uploaded to an international database and then removed after scientists asked China about them.

ChatGPT Libeled Me. Can I Sue?

‘I am programmed to provide objective and factual responses,’ it claims, not under oath.

University of Utah wins fourth straight NCAA Skiing Championship

Over the weekend in Lake Placid, the University of Utah Ski Team took home its fourth consecutive national title.

Pac-12 Player of the Year from University of Utah prepares for March madness

All eyes are on the University of Utah women's basketball team and Alissa Pili, recently named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, as they prepare to kick off March Madness.

After grad students speak out, U offers concessions to those losing their housing

The University of Utah is offering a temporary discount and assembling a graduate student stipend task force.

Why Zions and Utah may dodge the worst of this banking meltdown

State’s fundamentals are strong, but tech startups could face funding challenges. Commercial lending could slow down as well.

This Yellowstone hot spring’s rhythmic thump makes it a geo-thermometer

Silence intervals between the thumping reveal how much heat is entering Doublet Pool.

Why the Kevin Costner production ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ picked Utah

The Legislature increased the tax incentives for filming in the state, which is one reason why Costner picked Washington County.

2,000 Utah student-athletes hear from Nintendo’s Bowser on MAR10 Day at eSports Celebration

On Friday, Bowser returned to his alma mater to help kick off the Ken Garff eSports Spring Celebration at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, much to the delight of a raucous crowd of around 2,000 middle and high school students, educators and coaches.

The diversity, equity and inclusion bills the legislature heard—and what passed

During its final week, the legislative session heard several bills related to topics such as diversity, equity and inclusion with varying levels of success.

Osher Lifelong Learning for 50 and Better

Jill E. Meyer, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Utah, joined us on the show to invite viewers to join the thriving community of lifelong learners aged 50 and over.

2023’s Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S.

Americans are some of the most overweight people in the world, not just stereotypically but statistically too. In fact, over 40% of U.S. adults are obese.

Five cases of Utah crime that shocked the beehive state

Not every murder or kidnapping leads to a societal reckoning of some kind. Although, perhaps they should.

Utah saw "high activity" of white supremacist propaganda in 2022

The spread of white supremacist propaganda reached an all-time high in the U.S. last year, up 38% from 2021, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism released earlier this month.

Opinion: We protect children in the physical world—why not the digital world?

Social media is feeding the mental health crisis faced by America’s children.

Utah’s Silicon Slopes dodged a banking catastrophe, but how do we prevent the next crisis, Robert Gehrke asks

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has some calling for more transparency and stress testing of mid-size regional banks.

EPA proposing costly limit to 'forever chemicals' in Utah water systems

Your drinking water could become even cleaner under the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest attempt to limit ‘forever chemicals.’

How TikTok became public enemy no. 1 in the United States

In typical TikTok fashion, a young person holding a lavalier microphone in one hand walks up to a couple of strangers in a video. Titled “Trivia questions about the U,” it’s one of the University of Utah’s top TikTok videos with over 115 thousand views.

Nationwide survey: 25 percent of parents distorted students' COVID status

More than 25 percent of parents surveyed report they were less than truthful about their children’s COVID-19 status or that they didn’t follow the disease’s preventive guidelines during the pandemic for their offspring, according to a nationwide study.

Is Utah ‘chronically unsafe’ for women? Why nearly half say yes

University of Utah professor Lisa Diamond set out to quantify social safety and to understand its impact on Utah women.

Great Salt Lake symposium evaluates future, impacts of shrinking lake

Talks were underway Thursday on the University of Utah campus about the future of the Great Salt Lake, as part of the annual Stegner Center’s symposium.

Questions still swirl over Paxlovid as FDA full approval nears

Pfizer's antiviral Paxlovid is one step closer to gaining full approval from the Food and Drug Administration, but whether that convinces more doctors to prescribe it is an open question.

The Post District is poised to be the new “it” neighborhood in Salt Lake City

It’s an early Thursday evening inside of Urban Hill, and the recently opened restaurant is bustling.

What Is Cold Fusion? Is It Possible?

The search for the long-discredited cold fusion energy source may be catching its second wind, though questions remain about its legitimacy.

EPA seeking to regulate fumes from local medical facilities

It's estimated 310,000 people live within a five-mile radius of BD Medical in Sandy, along with 163 schools and daycare centers.

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