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News Clips | September 20-21, 2022

University of Utah updating climate action plan as it sets new goal to reach net-zero emissions

The University of Utah has a new goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, moving up the old target date of 2050 by a full decade.

All of northern Utah at risk for toxic dust from shrinking Great Salt Lake, scientist tells lawmakers

All of northern Utah faces risk from dust storms laced with arsenic and other chemicals from a shrinking Great Salt Lake, a scientist warned a panel of lawmakers on Tuesday night.

Puerto Ricans in Utah collecting supplies for Hurricane Fiona relief efforts

Puerto Ricans in Utah are banding together to support Puerto Rico after yet another catastrophe has hit the island.

Contraceptives are still in high demand in Utah 3 months after Supreme Court’s Roe decision

Demand for contraceptive care has been steadily increasing in Utah since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. A recent spike in appointments at the University of Utah’s Rapid Access Contraception Clinic reflects the need.

As Congress splits over Sen. Manchin’s permitting reform bill, Utah scholars ask lawmakers to look at the data

After President Richard Nixon signed the National Environmental Policy Act in 1970, it was hailed as the “Magna Carta” of United States environmental law. The statute, commonly referred to by the acronym NEPA, has been credited with helping mitigate environmental, health and safety impacts of major federal actions by requiring agencies to “look before they leap,” according to Jamie Pleune, a professor of law at the University of Utah and a NEPA expert.

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