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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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Four years of drought has constrained water resources throughout Utah and has farmers and water delivery managers worried. No area is that worry more evident than in Washington County, where a proposed pipelin...
A water conference Tuesday detailed the ugly performance of Utah's water year that began Oct. 1. Experts detailed the dismal amount of snow that fell, the incredibly warm conditions and projected stream flows t...
A spring conference on all things water officially began Tuesday in St. George, attended by nearly 1,000 representatives from multiple agencies and organizations that deal with water resources. The two-day even...
The Utah Department of Agriculture is celebrating National Agriculture Day Wednesday by encouraging Utah's farmers and ranchers to take a snapshot on their ranch or farm to document a "day in the life of agricu...
A two-day workshop hosted by the Utah Water Users Association in St. George is actually one of the biggest, if not the biggest, annual water conferences in the nation. This year, more than ever, its breakout se...
Depleted uranium is less radioactive than naturally occurring uranium ore — but it gets much more radioactive over time, millions of years. How does the state plan for that, should it be buried at EnergyS...
Utah lawmakers overwhelmingly heard the outcry of their constituents on threatened wood-burning restrictions, passing a measure on the final day of 2015 Legislature that prohibits a seasonal ban.
It's a federal move on groundwater that Utah Congressman Rob Bishop and others fear could have far-reaching impacts to the state's water supply. Bishop is urging the Forest Service to withdraw a directive to co...
A bill combining two environmental boards overseeing radiation-related issues and solid and hazardous waste has brought objections from one of the boards and fear by critics that it weakens regulatory oversight...
Several states are fighting back over new EPA regulations aimed at wood stoves. In Utah, the smoke has not even begun to clear over a proposed ban on seasonal residential wood burning. An Associated Press ranki...