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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  • 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

    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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Buried Hazards Buried Hazards Contamination cleanup on inland port site could be possible, but it won’t be easy—or cheap. July 11, 2018
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. August 23, 2018

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