Perspective: The troubling health costs of the ‘energy transition’

Photo: Dust storm over Salt Lake City in 2012 A dramatic increase in lithium mining will have serious consequences for Utah Toxic air pollution already blows around Utah. It is about to get a lot worse.  Dust storms, as seen above, will grow more frequent as plans for lithium mining mature. Toxic air pollution will increase… Continue Reading

Perspective: Climate Change Gave Us the Great Salt Lake, but It’s Not the Reason It’s Shrinking Today

By William Hayden Smith The Great Salt Lake, or the “Bad Water,” as it was known to the Shoshoni, exists thanks to climate change. The present lake was formed from a much larger lake, Lake Bonneville, about 30,000 years ago. A drier climate reduced Lake Bonneville to the Great Salt Lake’s current dimensions. The lake… Continue Reading

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