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The Clear the Air Challenge is a statewide effort toward better air quality. Photo credit: Weber State University

The air outside is frightful

Rebecca Baggett February 2, 2022

February marks the start of Weber’s month-long Clear the Air Challenge. The primary goal of this event is to reduce emissions and improve air quality. The statewide Clear the Air initiative has been...

White smoke pours out of a Salt Lake City factory, contributing to the pollution of the Utah air. Photo credit: istock photos

Clearing the air: Sustainability series tackles Utah pollution

Rebecca Baggett November 22, 2021

Hal Crimmel, professor of English and author of "Utah's Air Quality Issues: Problems and Solutions," presented his lecture "Summer Wildfire Smoke and Wintertime Inversions" for Weber State University's...

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Police blotter Nov. 17

Joshua Kamp November 17, 2021

Medical incidentsWSU police responded to two medical incidents on Nov. 15. A patient began feeling shaky and lightheaded before fainting shortly before 10 a.m. Medical personnel arrived and assessed the...

West Coast fires settle in the Utah Valley, causing smoke inhalation symptoms to people with preexisting heart and lung conditions during the months of August and September 2020. (Sarah Earnshaw / The Signpost) Photo credit: Sarah Earnshaw

West Coast and local fires harm more than just Utah’s scenery

Sarah Earnshaw September 30, 2020

Over the last few months, Utah has seen an abundance of smoke from local fires drifting over from West Coast blazes.In the months of August and September, Utah saw a smoke haze settle across the valley...

The state-wide primary elections for governor are on June 30.

Whose position is it anyway?

Jennifer Greenlee June 22, 2020

With the state-wide election primaries drawing near, many are looking at their ballot and wondering who to vote for. With a record four gubernatorial primary candidates on the Republican ballot for the...

The Clear the Air Challenge was designed to lower Utah air pollution and lasts all of February. (Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash)

Drive less, win money

Francia Benson January 30, 2020

The Clear the Air Challenge is a month long challenge held every February, which has been taken up by Weber State University to help motivate its students. This year's challenge is aiming to eliminate...

Dr. Gannet Hallar, Associate Professor, Atmospheric Sciences The U -Presenting acknowledgments (Adam Rubin / The Signpost)

The importance of aerosol awareness

Adam Rubin November 1, 2019

Dr. Gannet Hallar, director of Storm Peak Laboratory and associate professor at The University of Utah’s Department of Atmospheric Science, gave a lecture about aerosols and their impact on earth’s...


Quality air needs quality care

Brittany Fuhs April 4, 2018

“I really love the idea of being able to breathe in clean air,” Analeah Vaugn said. “I came today to hear what others have to say regarding our air and learn about what we can do to change...

The Ogden City Idle-Free initiative aims to reduce the poor air quality in Utah. (Source: Tribune News Service) Photo credit: MCT

Idle engines are the inversion’s playthings

Leah Higginbotham February 15, 2017

Utah is well-known for many things: national parks, great snow and the Jazz, but Utah is especially known for its bad air quality.While there are numerous contributors to the Wasatch Front's poor air quality,...

Jonathan Johnson se postula como gobernador

Michael Grennell November 2, 2015

El próximo año , el gobernador de Utah , Gary Herbert cumplirá con el mandato de su segundo termino. Herbert se enfrentará a un rival por la nominación republicana en las elecciones primarias del...

Lichen or not, air quality in Utah is bad

Christopher Murphy October 23, 2015

A new research project by Heather Root, assistant professor of botany at Weber State University, may shed light onto Utah’s air quality. Root and her team of students will study lichens—simple and...

Support the solution, reduce your contribution

January 27, 2015

This Utah winter has been quite unusual. The warm weather and the absence of snow is enticing, making it an easy choice to go hiking, bicycling and even, for some, a motorcycle ride. However, just because...

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