Environmental Defense Fund: New Tool Shows Air Pollution’s Path. “Environmental Defense Fund today unveiled Air Tracker, a first-of-its-kind web-based tool that allows users to plot the likely path of air pollution. Run on real-time, trusted scientific models and coupled with air pollution and weather data and developed in partnership with the University of Utah and the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Air Tracker helps users learn more about the air they’re breathing, including pollution concentrations and its potential sources.” Currently only available for Houston, Salt Lake City, and Pittsburgh, which is why it’s under Research instead of New Resources.
University of Utah: Digitizing 133 years of Salt Lake Tribune newspapers. “Researchers, historians and genealogists now have an additional 1.6 million pages of The Salt Lake Tribune, at their fingertips. The recent digitizing process added issues dating from 1920 to 2004, to the existing online collection of issues between 1871 and 1919. All 133 years are now keyword searchable and available to the public thanks to a partnership between the U’s J. Willard Marriott Library, Newspapers.com, a division of Ancestry and The Salt Lake Tribune.”
Salt Lake Tribune: In plot twist, preservationists sue Salt Lake City to save the Utah Theater. “Historic preservationists, film buffs and other residents allege city officials failed to comply with Utah law requiring a more thorough study and reports to state officials before they sold the disused property at 144 S. Main to developer Hines last year.”
Deseret News: Salt Lake County orders mask mandate. Will it stand?. “Salt Lake County has imposed a mask mandate after Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall urged county leaders Friday to put the ‘lifesaving’ requirement in place to combat the dramatic spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant that’s resulted in record case counts in Utah.”