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.
A cautionary tale on how a similar project wreaked havoc on a small Illinois town.
by Emma Penrod | Apr 10, 2019
Utah's search for Gold King Mine waste in Lake Powell raises questions about the role of politics in science.
by Emma Penrod | Mar 27, 2019
Inside the local connection that helped put Utah on the craft chocolate map. Hint: It's the Mormons.
by Emma Penrod | Feb 6, 2019
Officials in Utah’s fastest-growing county are obscuring details of what a high-stakes project will cost taxpayers.
by Emma Penrod | Nov 28, 2018
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.
by Emma Penrod | Aug 23, 2018
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