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Just One Question About Water, Dust at the Great Salt Lake

April 27, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Looking north, toward Great Salt Lake, from Mile Marker 97 on Interstate 80.

Looking north, toward Great Salt Lake, from Mile Marker 97 on Interstate 80.

The waterline keeps dropping at the Great Salt Lake, which brings up just one question from listener Rosalie Winard:

“I’m gravely concerned about the Great Salt Lake and the dust on the lake that is going to be horrendous over the summer when the winds come up. The lake is at an almost all-time record low, and the Salt Lake Valley is going to be inundated with dust. So I have just one question: what’s in the salt playa?”

Rosalie isn’t asking a random question. She’s an award-winning photographer who is creating a photographic archive of the wild birds of Great Salt Lake for the Special Collections at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library. Through her work, Winard regularly observes environmental changes and the impact on birds at the Great Salt Lake. Although the exhibition in this video is no longer on view, you can find her book at NHMU or The King’s English Bookshop.

To answer Rosalie’s question, KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with Bonnie Baxter of the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College.

 

J1Q Salt Playa at the Great Salt Lake     

 

If  you have just one question, let Lara find the answer. Email it to justonequestion@krcl.org. Then listen for the answer here on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

 

 

 

Just One Question: How to ride one’s bike during inversion season

January 14, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

It’s winter, the inversion is in full effect, and we can all see, maybe even taste, the chunky gunk we’re breathing. So we have just one question: how can bike riders protect their lungs on a red air quality day? To find the answer, Lara Jones recently paid a visit to David Eyre Davis of the Bike Collective. He says cyclists may want to think pink.

Check it out:

Just One Question 1/14/15     

Michael Holden, daytime volunteer coordinator, and David Eyer Davis, executive director at the Bike Collective, demo the pink mask.

Michael Holden, daytime volunteer coordinator, and David Eyer Davis, executive director at the Bike Collective, demo the pink mask.

Closeup of 3M respirator with P100 filters.

Closeup of 3M respirator with P100 filters.

The 411 on the Bike Collective's operation.

The 411 on the Bike Collective’s operation.

 

 

 

Solar Day

July 8, 2013 in The Beehive by KrclAdmin Beehive_336x280
The Beehive - Solar Day     

 

Solar Day, on July 27th,  is an opportunity for the community to learn about the mechanics and benefits of increasing usage of solar power. Despite the state’s problems with pollution, Utah is still one of the highest coal-burning states, and a switch to renewable solar energies could help address the winter smog and other problems.

LiveGreen Festival

April 22, 2013 in The Beehive by KrclAdmin Beehive_336x280

The Beehive - Live Green Festival     

This year, the Downtown SLC LiveGreen Festival celebrates 10 years of providing resources for community members to enjoy sustainable lifestyles. Kicking off the summer with a family-friendly outdoor event, the festival hosts vendors and entertainment.

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