NEWS: Utah study: Even slight bump in pollution affects young lungs

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News April 13th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — The largest study of its kind tracked more than 100,000 Utah patients and found even a slight uptick in fine particulate pollution triggers childhood lung infections. Researchers at the University of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare and Brigham Young University…

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NEWS: Even brief exposure to air pollution increases risk of flu and other respiratory infections in children, Utah-based study finds

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune April 12th, 2018 Utah’s children are more likely to contract viral respiratory infections such as the flu and RSV after exposure to air pollution during the state’s infamous inversions — but it’s not entirely clear why. According to a new study, Utah patients were more…

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NEWS: Brief exposure to air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections, study conducted in Utah finds

Fox 13 News and Max Roth Fox 13 News April 13th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — A new study indicates that even the briefest exposure to tiny pollution-causing particles is associated with Acute Lower Respiratory Infections in young children in Utah. According to a press release from Intermountain Healthcare, the…

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NEWS: Despite more than a hundred complaints by residents, Utah regulators still struggle to find wood-smoke offenders

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune April 12th, 2018 Holladay resident Nick Smyrniotopoulos has a problem. One of his neighbors has repeatedly reported him for burning trash in violation of state and county air-quality policies — even calling the police and fire department out to his house. But, Smyrniotopoulos says, he’s…

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NEWS: Salt Lake City rises above many other American cities for solar energy

Ashley Imlay Deseret News April 6th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — A national environment organization says Salt Lake City is a rising star in solar energy development, as Utah’s capital city has seen the number of completed projects grow from dozens in 2007 to hundreds in 2017. On Wednesday, Environment…

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NEWS: Utah solar industry hopes new government regulations will bring order to the sector’s frenzied growth

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune March 28th, 2018 Utah is one of the fastest-growing markets in the U.S. for rooftop solar, which is why industry advocates say they’re glad the state Legislature has begun to impose regulations on their businesses. According to a recent trade-association report by The Solar Foundation,…

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OP-ED: What will be the environmental impact of an inland port in Salt Lake City?

Brian Moench Deseret News April 7th, 2018 All of a sudden everyone seems to be scrambling to get on board the runaway train of turning Salt Lake City into an “inland port.” The port has been declared a “generational opportunity,” will elevate Salt Lake City from the “Crossroads of the…

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NEWS: Utah regulators say lax Trump EPA rules actually helping air quality

Leia Larsen Standard-Examiner April 9th, 2018 OGDEN — Despite alarms being sounded nationally by environmental advocates, Utah regulators say the Trump administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t done much to derail efforts in improving the state’s air quality. This week, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality fielded numerous questions from concerned citizens and reporters…

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LTE: A spot near the Capitol is perfect for a megawatt-size solar installation

Darrell Prows Salt Lake Tribune March 4th, 2018 The cost of solar in all of its varieties is low and heading down. Canopy/carport-type structures are becoming popular and affordable because they provide other amenities along with pollution-free electricity. Have you ever tried to rally between the Capitol and Third North…

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