Tag: University of Utah

Utah Scientists Using Sewage to Track Coronavirus

Utah Scientists Using Sewage to Track Coronavirus

In April, a pilot program was launched to determine whether monitoring sewage for coronavirus could provide a useful tool for public health officials for early detection of rising infections, monitoring overall community infection trends, and confirmation of low infection rates.

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Air Quality Researchers Hunt for PM2.5 Precursors

Researchers from DEQ, EPA, the University of Utah, Utah State University, and BYU joined forces for the Wasatch Front Ammonia and Chloride Observations (WaFACO) study. The study is looking for sources of ammonia on the Wasatch Front—a precursor to PM2.5.

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ZOOm Go Electric: Clean Transportation at a Discount Price

By Clayton Johnson, Guest Blogger DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community. Local nonprofit organizations Utah Clean Energy and Utah’s Hogle Zoo have joined forces to offer the ZOOm Go Electric program, …

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Utah Clean Cities Fuels National Discussion on Clean Transportation

By Tammie Bostick-Cooper, Guest Blogger, Utah Clean Cities DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community.           Each year, the Energy Independence Summit hosts various Clean Cities organizations and …

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Employer-Based Trip Reduction Programs Improve Air Quality

By Mat Carlile Last week’s inversion wasn’t the kind of “present” any of us wanted for the holidays. We know that fine particulates caused by the buildup of  pollutants under the inversion’s “lid” create poor air quality and poses a health risk, particularly to the young, elderly, and those with respiratory and heart disease. We …

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Idling Gets Us Nowhere Fast!

by Tammie Bostick Cooper, Guest Blogger DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community. Ten years ago, my niece came to my mountain home and announced her class was campaigning to stop the …

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Air Quality: Asthma Research Will Help Kids Breathe Easier

By Kathy Sward, PhD, RN, and Kerry Kelly, PhD, PE, Guest Bloggers DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community. Asthma is one of the most common childhood illnesses in the U.S. and …

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