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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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The energy industry and close to two dozen GOP-led states are celebrating what they say is a significant victory with a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on power plant pollution. The high court said the EPA was...
Ten new 20-ton culverts anchored like a chain of building blocks will enable safe passage for native fish as part of an ambitious watershed restoration project involving the upper reaches of Mill Creek.
What costs $2,000, solves a big headache for the Salt Lake City School District and comes with 400 legs? One hundred hungry goats are clearing a hillside the environmentally friendly way — one chomp at a ...
A news conference on the steps of the Utah Capitol was held Saturday under the glare of the summer's first heat wave by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest civil rights organization for gay, lesbian...
As Utah works through its lengthy process to establish the parameters for the possible disposal of large quantities of depleted uranium, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a briefing on the issue on...
As the summertime smog problem begins to heat up along the Wasatch Front, researchers and state air quality officials are launching a study to determine what role the Great Salt Lake has in the formation of gro...
Landscape requirements. Pricing water tied to consumption. Putting in new meters, and putting off big projects. Lawmakers on Wednesday were awash in a variety of topics dealing with the state's water supply and...
The Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands voted to have the state's Constitutional Defense Council conduct a legal review of San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's Recapture Canyon trespass case. Th...
Intense heat and horrible drought plagued the equatorial regions of Earth more than 200 million years ago. You wouldn't want to endure that type of climate, and neither did the big, plant-eating dinosaurs that ...
A recent analysis of the seven Colorado River basin states and their use of water for agricultural purposes shows a potential to cut usage by 1 million acre-feet of water or more, and underscores savings that h...