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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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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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
A 19-year-old woman from Minnesota suffered a critical head injury when she fell Sunday while hiking in Weber County's Waterfall Canyon.
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.
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 ...