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Fact Sheets

Air Quality and Agriculture

Air pollution comes from many sources including power plants, factories, cars, trucks, volcanoes, and windblown dust. Air pollutants are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of our national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). ...

Business Sustainability: Moving from Thought to Action

This brief guide will help your businesses develop a sustainability goal, understand the behavior changes necessary to meet your goal, provide successful techniques to achieve those behavior changes, and outline the implementation of a successful plan to ...

How Will Climate Change Affect Freshwater Fishing?

This fact sheet reviews how climate change can affect freshwater fishing in the United States. Climate change can affect the availability and diversity of target species, the environmental and aesthetic quality of fishing sites, as well as the policies us...

Native Community and Climate Views

Indigenous responses to challenges are strongly based on their values, creativity, and ingenuity. It is not enough just to solve a problem, but to solve it in a way that is consistent with such values as ancestral teachings, moral responsibilities, r

Utah Air Quality: PM2.5

In Cache Valley and along the Wasatch Front, tiny PM2.5 particles form and accumulate to unhealthy levels when air is trapped in the bottom of the valley during cold winter days.

Lesson Plans

Videos & Documentaries

Jeff Adams from Terrasophia LLC shows strategies for permaculture and climate resiliency on both a small and large scale.


Climate change scientists Rob Gillies and Rob Davies speak on humanity's effect on the climate and how we can fix it.

Sasha Reed, research ecologist, shows a climate manipulation experiment studying the effects of increased temperature and altered precipitation near Castle Valley, UT.

Jeremy Lynch gives a tour of the permaculture garden on the USU Moab Campus.

Utah Insight meets with organizers of the Utah High School Clean Air Poster Contest, which works to keep students thinking about a cleaner environment.

Trained as a physicist, Dr. Davies’ work focuses on complexity, global change, human vibrancy, and critical science communication.  Rob has delivered hundreds of public lectures ― to policymakers, business leaders, civic organizations and faith communities ― and his “performance science” theatrical collaboration The Crossroads Project | Rising Tide, co-created with the Fry Street Quartet, has been performed across the U.S. and in three countries.  He has served as a scientific liaison for NASA; as a project scientist with Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory; and an officer and meteorologist in the United States Air Force.  Dr. Davies has served on the faculty of three universities, is a past Associate of the Utah Climate Center, and is currently Associate Professor of Professional Practice with Utah State University, where he holds a joint appointment in the  Dep’t of Physics, USU’s Ecology Center, and the Caine College of the Arts.


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Journal Articles & Reports

Rural Connections: Drought and Wildfire in the West

"IN THIS ISSUE: Climate Science in the Rural West; Rural Community Preparation for Climate Change; Food Security Adaptation Planning; State Fiscal Implications of Climate Change Legislation; Rangeland Carbon Sequestration; Anaerobic Digestion in the Pacif...

Rural Connections: Drought and Wildfire in the West

"IN THIS ISSUE: The Energy Future of Rural America; Ten-Year Energy Vision-Western Governors' Association Energy Initiative; Energy in a Global Economy; The Sociology of Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Renewable Energy: Implications for Rural Development and Ru...

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