Amy Joi O'Donoghue
Recent Articles by Amy Joi O'Donoghue
Published: Monday, May 4, 2015 6:22 pm MDT
An event Monday at the University of Utah unveiled a sophisticated computer model that tracks specific sources of air pollution at an hourly rate in the Salt Lake Valley. The model is designed to help better un...
Published: Monday, May 4, 2015 4:36 pm MDT
A prolonged drought in the West is prompting a visit from the director of the Bureau of Land Management and his deputy director. Multiple meetings will be held in Utah, Nevada and Idaho.
Published: Sunday, May 3, 2015 12:32 pm MDT
A new analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey examines the increased rates of seismic activity in eight central U.S. states. It found that man-induced, ground-shaking events are in many cases linked to the injec...
Published: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:40 pm MDT
Reps. Chris Stewart and Rob Bishop, R-Utah, launched the Federal Land Action Group, which is a congressional group developing the "legislative framework" to transfer federal public lands to local control. Stewa...
Published: Monday, April 27, 2015 5:11 pm MDT
A new report commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trust shows that greater sage grouse populations in 11 Western states have declined more than 50 percent over the last six years, indicating the imperiled bird is...
Published: Monday, April 27, 2015 12:36 pm MDT
The HollyFrontier Refinery expansion is being challenged by Western Resource Advocates, which claims any increase in pollutants should not be allowed given the area's problems with air quality.
Published: Sunday, April 26, 2015 7:47 pm MDT
Members of Utah's TIbetan community came together Sunday in prayer for those impacted by the devastating earthquake in Nepal. A leader of the Utah Tibetan Association says there are about 30,000 TIbetans in Nep...
Published: Sunday, April 26, 2015 7:10 pm MDT
A 19-year-old woman from Minnesota suffered a critical head injury when she fell Sunday while hiking in Weber County's Waterfall Canyon.
Published: Sunday, April 26, 2015 7:07 pm MDT
The Utah Highway Patrol reports that Conor Wilson, 23, of Kaysville, died in a Sunday crash while riding his motorcycle. The motorcycle slammed into the back of a slow moving semitrailer hauling a tanker.
Published: Friday, April 24, 2015 7:04 pm MDT
National parks and monuments in Utah are a big economic driver, landing the state among the top 10 in the country for the amount of money visitors pump into the economy. Spending, like visitation, is up. A new ...