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New study questions the importance of meat eating in shaping our evolution – J. Tyler Faith Report on pre-planning for public housing recovery in Utah – Divya Chandrasekhar New research outlines how pine needles offer a simple, low-cost means of assessing particulate matter pollution – Pete Lippert Dust threatens to destroy Utah’s snow – McKenzie […]


Brown smoke obscures a building with the sign "...D CENTRAL BAKERY". People in masks wait in line outside. Barricades with "road closed" sign block the adjacent street.

Wildfire smoke trends worsening for Western U.S.

The warming climate has made wildfires and smoke increasingly common. Researchers in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences evaluated data from a number of sources to look at air quality trends in the West. A new paper by doctoral student Kai Wilmot with Gannet Hallar and John Lin (GCSC-affiliated faculty) and Derek Mallia (past GCSC fellow) […]


A coyote jumping over tall grass

Researching wildlife during the pandemic

Excerpted from an article by Paul Gabrielsen in AtTheU. Read the full story here. The coronavirus pandemic shut down a lot of research, including field research. But not so for Austin Green, a doctoral student in the Şekercioğlu research group in the School of Biological Sciences.  A 2019 recipient of a National Geographic Society Early […]


Rescuer on a water craft in front of a flooded home where a man wearing waders is carrying items out of the house.

GCSC seminar: disaster resilience in an unjust world

By Maria Archibald, Sustainability Office As climate-induced wildfires rage across the West and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten our communities, many of us have disaster on the mind. How will we respond when disaster strikes close to home? How will we recover? How can we build our communities to be resilient in the face […]


trees in forest

Anderegg: Know the Risks of Investing in Forests

William Anderegg, Assistant Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, has a central research question: What is the future of ecosystems in a changing climate? His lab studies how drought and climate change affect forest ecosystems, and seeks to gain a better mechanistic understanding of how climate change will affect forests around the world. In a […]