‘Not the type of record we like to break’: Great Salt Lake hits all-time low, again

The Great Salt Lake as seen on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The lake reached a new low, officials confirmed Tuesday. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes Editor’s note: This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education and media organizations to help inform … Read more

Great Salt Lake hits another new low — ‘this is not the type of record we like to break’

And the drop is expected to stretch into the fall. (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dust obscures Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The lake has hit another record low. | July 5, 2022, 8:32 pm | Updated: 9:03 pm For the second time in less than … Read more

The future of Great Salt Lake

University of Utah president Taylor Randall and Brad Wilson, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives, met with legislators, scientists and Great Salt Lake advocates on Thursday, June 23, to spark conversations to help save the lake, which reached its lowest recorded level last year. “It’s a hemispheric event,” Randall said of the decline of … Read more

Will Russia leave the ISS? Take Roscosmos chief’s words with a grain of salt

You may have heard that Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin recently threatened, yet again, to pull his nation out of the International Space Station program. Several media outlets reported that news last weekend, basing their stories on an interview that Rogozin – the head of Russia federal space agency Roscosmos – gave recently to Russian … Read more

Remind me again, why is salt bad for you?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Despite most of us knowing we should cut down on salt, Australians consume on average almost twice the recommended daily maximum per day. Salt has been used in food preservation for centuries, and idioms like “worth your weight in salt” indicate how valuable it was for preserving food to ensure survival. … Read more

Salt substitute could effectively prevent stroke

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study from the University of New South Wales found among individuals with prior stroke or uncontrolled high blood pressure, replacing regular salt with a salt substitute is a cost-saving intervention to reduce the risk for stroke. The study is published in Circulation and was conducted by Ka-Chun Li et … Read more

Common Arthritis Drug Offers New Hope For Treating Severe Alopecia

Rheumatoid arthritis and a severe form of hair loss called alopecia areata might not seem like they have much in common. One causes joint pain and swelling, while the other leads to dramatic, patchy hair loss. But in both cases, the immune system has decided that the body’s own cells are a threat – in … Read more

How to eat less salt to protect your blood pressure and heart health

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Chances are you consume too much sodium, which can cause high blood pressure. Putting away the saltshaker is never a bad idea, but the vast majority of the sodium we consume comes from packaged foods and restaurant meals. Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked food manufacturers and restaurants … Read more