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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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Riverton City leaders convened an emergency meeting Friday to discuss health concerns and test results on water contaminated with cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. They voted to turn secondary water back on a...
Chevron is asking the Utah Division of Water Quality to stop requiring any monitoring of Red Butte Creek, six years after 800 barrels of oil from a ruptured pipeline contaminated the urban waterway. The company...
The giant algal bloom with cyanobacteria cell counts that are off the charts is underscoring the state Division of Water Quality's desire to embark on an expansive study of Utah Lake and how to reduce phosphoru...
The Utah Court of Appeals ruled that a district court judge did not err when he upheld the state engineer's decision granting the diversion of water from Green River for use at a planned nuclear power plant. HE...
PacifiCorp said it will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's June decision to impose federal restrictions on a pair of Utah power plants to reduce emissions as part of an effort to reduce regional ...
Some canals are once again delivering water to crops in southern Salt Lake County as state agencies, health experts and local farmers struggle to determine what threats, if any, exist from using water contamina...
The Moab area is an outdoor recreation mecca, but it is also home to a rich array of mineral resources, including potash deposits, and vast oil and gas reserves. The Bureau of Land Management released a plannin...
Concern over contaminated water from a toxic algal bloom persists among multiple agencies, with worry that harmful levels of cyanobacteria may have infected farmers crops.
Tesoro's Salt Lake refinery has to reduce its emissions by 1,000 tons a year under terms of a $425 million settlement agreement involving Clean Air Act violations at refineries in six states. The settlement als...
A toxic algal bloom at Utah Lake that spread to the Jordan River system is suspected of sickening more than 300 people and possibly killing 100 ducks and a goat. Major concerns persist for Salt Lake County farm...