1 of 7 View 7 Items Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Logan Mitchell, assistant professor in the University of Utah's Department of Atmospheric Sciences, shows off a Google Street View car equipped with air quality sensors at the U. in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Between now and the end of the year, two Google Street View cars equipped with the sensors will capture not only Street View imaging but street-by-street mapping of air pollution in Salt Lake Valley neighborhoods. SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City has a new tool for measuring air quality. Cars. Cars owned by Google and specially equipped with air quality sensors have begun collecting pollution data, which University of Utah scientists will use to pinpoint where exactly emissions are coming from. The specialty cars, which are primarily used to take photos for the Street View function on Google Maps, were rolled out in April and will be on the road until the end of the year. The initiative, … [Read more...] about Why Salt Lake City is using Google cars to measure air pollution
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Dan Thompson knows the acreage and owner of every parcel of land in the area near his home in northern Salt Lake City, where planes fly overhead and herds of deer run through the long, dry grass. What he doesn’t know is what will become of the relatively rural neighborhood he’s lived in for more than 20 years once development begins on the inland port, a massive distribution hub planned for the city’s northwest side. “This was nothing but fields, cows, that was it” when he moved here, he said. But “things are changing.” Thompson and his wife, Natalie, live near an isolated and relatively minuscule sliver of the port that sits immediately west of I-15 on 2200 West and just north of I-80 on 2100 North. But they and other members of their neighborhood, which is located less than three miles from that future development, share concerns community members have raised about the port at large: that it will increase traffic, hurt wildlife and … [Read more...] about An ‘extinct’ way of life? Residents in one of Salt Lake City’s last rural neighborhoods worry about the inland port paving over paradise.
The ongoing $3.6 billion rebuild of Salt Lake City International Airport should give Delta Air Lines and its hub there a big competitive advantage in the West, a top airline official said Wednesday. “We’re going to look back on it and go, ‘That was money well spent,’” Holden Shannon, Delta’s senior vice president of real estate, told a convention of the Airports Council International, meeting at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. He added that the new airport “is remarkable.” Shannon said Delta is in the process of spending $12 billion to $14 billion through passenger fees nationwide to help upgrade its terminals at airports, including Salt Lake City, New York’s LaGuardia, Seattle, Atlanta and Los Angeles International. Delta and industry observers, he said, figure “the expansion of these key locations will give us a 20-year advantage” by making passengers want to travel to its superior facilities … [Read more...] about Delta Air Lines official says Salt Lake City airport rebuild will give its hub a huge competitive edge in the West
1 of 14 View 14 Items Laura Seitz, Deseret News Lauren Boyack, left, Doug Hofeling and Maxwell Christen, of Squatters and Wasatch Brew Pubs, look at photographs of the food and beverage component for the first phase of the $3.6 billion remodel of the Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Related Links Delta CEO touts service improvements on the horizon as Salt Lake airport expands Decade-old tunnel sees daylight as interior of Salt Lake airport rebuild takes shape SALT LAKE CITY — Travelers and visitors to the revamped Salt Lake City International Airport will find a host of new and familiar dining options when the first phase of the project officially opens late next year. Officials Wednesday announced the roster of food and beverage purveyors that will fill the spaces of the new concourses at the overhauled airport. Among the array of 23 concepts will be local favorites including Blue Lemon, Bruges Belgian … [Read more...] about Salt Lake City announces new food options for revamped airport
Brady Mccombs, Associated Press Updated 2:39 pm PST, Thursday, January 3, 2019 In this Dec. 14, 2018, photo, an inversion settles over Salt Lake City. Inversions hover over Salt Lake City as cold, stagnant air settles in the bowl-shaped mountain basins, trapping tailpipe and other emissions that have no way of escaping to create a brown, murky haze the engulfs the metro area. Doctors warn that breathing the polluted air can cause lung problems and other health concerns, especially for pregnant women and people with respiratory issues. less In this Dec. 14, 2018, photo, an inversion settles over Salt Lake City. Inversions hover over Salt Lake City as cold, stagnant air settles in the bowl-shaped mountain basins, trapping tailpipe and other ... more Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP … [Read more...] about Environmental groups threaten lawsuit over air quality