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Chemists’ HAT trick for greener chemical synthesis

An interdisciplinary collaboration borrows a technique from energy storage chemistry to improve chemical synthesis.


Climate change increases risks of tree death

Threats from fire, drought and insects could reshape U.S. forests.


What we’re still learning about how trees grow

Fundamental questions remain about what factors limit tree growth. A new study may hold answers.


Humans of the U: Annie Giokas

“Participating in undergraduate research helped me gain skills as an independent thinker and the courage to improve at public speaking after presenting at multiple conferences.”


Campaign reduces car idling at two elementary schools

Air monitoring also found variation in air pollution levels between the schools’ playgrounds and the pick-up/drop-off lines.


Exposed sediments reveal decades of Lake Powell history

As Lake Powell shrinks, the sediment that built up over the lake’s six-decade history is being revealed.


Celebrate 50 years of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Outgoing dean Cindy Berg reflects on the importance, history and future of the social sciences in addressing societal challenges.


New potentially painkilling compound found in deep-water cone snails

Results show the rich biochemical diversity of animal venoms.


A surprisingly soft mineral may control how Earth recycles rocks

Knowing this is important for understanding what happens to slabs of rock as they sink into the Earth, which in turn teaches us about how and why earthquakes and volcanoes happen on the surface.


Study measures indoor air quality in two Salt Lake City high schools

Indoor air still reflects trends in outdoor air quality with a delay, depending on pollution type, of about an hour.