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Amy Joi O'Donoghue
Amy Joi O'Donoghue is the environmental reporter the Deseret News, specializing in coverage of issues that affect land, air, water and energy development. She has worked here since 1998 and has been an assistant city editor and reported on the governorís office, health and human services and criminal justice issues. In Ogden, she worked at the Standard-Examiner for 15 years as a reporter and editor. A native of Ogden, Amy Joi started writing while still in grade school and went on to attend Weber State University as an honors student in political science and communications. She has won multiple awards over her career and would like to go onto graduate school.

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One man was killed inside a Carbon County mine early Tuesday morning. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause.
A showdown between Western states and the federal government is brewing over a proposal by the U.S. Forest Service to consider groundwater resources when it issues certain permits. Critics say it could affect s...
A round of federal funding aimed at bolstering protections for key wetlands, prairie and Western ranges delivers $4.4 million to Utah from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bulk of that money, $2.6 millio...
A Utah County-based environmental stewardship organization says cities like Lehi, Lindon and Eagle Mountain are starting to adopt more earth-friendly policies that curb air pollution, preserve open space and em...
A disagreement over costs has led to a suspension of the wild horse training program at the Central Utah Correctional Facility at Gunnison, meaning the 1,500 horses stabled there will have to be moved to new lo...
From the dank tunnel burrowing under Soldier Creek Dam to the roaring machinery of the Jordanelle Hydropower station, a Thursday tour underscored the complexity and critical nature of Utah's water infrastructur...
EnergySolutions has been given a two-month extension to answer questions raised in an independent analysis over "deep geologic time" issues surrounding the storage of depleted uranium at its Clive site. The rev...
It was wet and cool in August, a welcome change for a state stuck in a two-year drought cycle. Last August was drier than normal, while this August has seen twice the amount of rain as is typical in Salt Lake C...
Rocky Mountain Power wanted to charge residential rooftop solar customers a $4.65 monthly fee to cover its distribution costs of energy for times when solar is not putting power in the grid. But the Utah Public...
As Utah continues on the path of its goal to gain control of lands from the federal government, a wide array of strategies loom as possibilities. A meeting of the Commission on the Stewardship of Public Lands o...