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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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A new survey by Envision Utah shows a significant majority of Utah residents rank poor air quality as the No. 1 threat to quality of life, threatening family, the economy and even the vibrancy of the state's pr...
A number of measures addressing air quality will be introduced in the 2015 Legislature, and Gov. Gary Herbert has requested significant new funding to replace older, polluting school buses. The governor also wa...
It is sweater weather, or at least light jacket weather with highs that reached 52 on Sunday and again predicted for Monday. These temperatures are 10 to 15 degrees higher than normal, meaning haze sticks aroun...
A man fled after he robbed a West Jordan Chevron, forcing the clerk to the ground and taking off with items. The incident at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at 7000 South and 1300 West. Police said the clerk was not seriousl...
One man was critically injured in an early Sunday morning accident. The Utah Highway Patrol said the truck driven by Robert Feland, 37, went out of control on the ramp to I-15 at 600 North. The truck crashed in...
A man fled after he robbed a West Jordan Chevron, forcing the clerk to the ground and taking off with items. The incident at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at 7000 South and 1300 West. Police said the clerk was not seriousl...
The atypical warmer weather is encouraging mice to move about — and move into — people's homes if there is just a narrow opening for them to find food and shelter. Utah State University Extension Se...
Land and Water Conservation funding directed at Sugarhouse Park has helped to fuel $200 million in new housing, retail and commercial development. The park was among those highlighted in a national report and c...
A national inventory conducted by the EPA details the amount of toxic chemicals handled by companies in the manufacturing process, including how much is recycled and how much is released into the environment. U...
A new foundation made up of more than a dozen business leaders has the goal to have 2,000 electric vehicle charging stations at businesses that collectively employ 100,000 employees. Leaders for Clean Air uses ...