Emma Penrod
Emma Penrod

Emma Penrod

The independent science writer has covered water regulation and policy for nearly a decade, starting out in rural Utah, where water shortages have become something of an annual ritual. She’s currently on the hunt for an air freshener that makes her house smell like afternoon thunderstorms in the high desert all the time.

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  • Attack of the 20,000-Acre Inland Port!
  • Attack of the 20,000-Acre Inland Port!

    A cautionary tale on how a similar project wreaked havoc on a small Illinois town.
      But that was before developers left it strewn with broken promises—low-wage jobs, crumbling infrastructure, insane traffic and, in a first for a largely rural community, air pollution.
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  • Missing Metals
  • Missing Metals

    Utah's search for Gold King Mine waste in Lake Powell raises questions about the role of politics in science.
      Two years after the spill, the EPA concluded that the San Juan and Animas rivers had essentially returned to normal, and that, in fact, the 2015 spill had been relatively minimal—the equivalent, the agency estimated, to just four to seven days of normal discharge from the Gold King Mine.
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  • Golden Ticket
  • Golden Ticket

    Inside the local connection that helped put Utah on the craft chocolate map. Hint: It's the Mormons.
      Mormons already had a longstanding history of candy making, Seguine says.
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  • The Precarious Plan for the Lake Powell Pipeline
  • The Precarious Plan for the Lake Powell Pipeline

    Officials in Utah’s fastest-growing county are obscuring details of what a high-stakes project will cost taxpayers.
      While proponents argued that the project was necessary to stave off water shortages, Lozada warned that it might trigger an economic crisis.
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  • Oasis Lost
  • Oasis Lost

    With urbanization sprawling west, one of the most important landscapes in the western hemisphere—the wetlands of the Great Salt Lake—is at risk of disappearing.
      According to Neville, humans began modifying the Great Salt Lake’s wetlands almost as soon as they arrived on the scene, and very few of Utah’s wetlands remain untouched.
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  • Buried Hazards
  • Buried Hazards

    Contamination cleanup on inland port site could be possible, but it won’t be easy—or cheap.
      A number of reasons are emerging as to why development plans in Salt Lake's Northwest Quadrant have rarely been realized.
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