Roundup Tuesday September 29, 2009

1.  Wal-Mart best symbolizes America, a new poll finds—AP, SLT 9/28/09

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_13437003

2.  Utah political elite to fight ‘Red Rock bill’ in Congress—Matt Canham, SLT 9/28/099

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13428299

3.  Hurricane leaders deny climate change—AP, SLT 9/28/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13436996

4.  Construction begins on environment-friendly BLM office in Fillmore—AP, Fox 13 Now 9/28/09

http://www.fox13now.com/news/sns-bc-ut–blmbuilding,0,6931850.story

5.  Uranium policy poll—Maile Tua’one, Fox 13 Now 9/28/09

http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-uranium-policy-poll,0,5468405.story?track=rss

6.  Wildfires expand in area’s national parks—Tim Dudley and AP, Jackson Hole Daily 9/28/09

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5107

7.  Climate-change study cites role of ancient farming—David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post 9/28/09

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/27/AR2009092701949.html?sub=AR

8.  Glass proves itself a recycling challenge—AP, The Denver Post 9/28/09

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_13434832

9.  Aspen bears are in for a shock—Carolyn Sackariason, The Aspen Times, The Denver Post 9/28/09

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_13437544

10.  Site helps chefs find farmers, fresh produce—Beth Hoffman, NPR 9/28/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113219549

11.  California rules on flat screen TVs worry some retailers—Ina Jaffe, NPR 9/28/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113274397

12.  Solar plan ignites some environmental concerns—Jeff Brady, NPR 9/28/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112860913

13.  As oil enriches Australia, spill seen as a warning—Meraiah Foley, The New York Times 9/27/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/28/world/asia/28timor.html?hp

14.  New green cookware—Lynne Char Bennett, The San Francisco Chronicle 9/27/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/27/FDS819SC8B.DTL

15.  Photographer compiles unusual views of popular and lesser known wonders—Tom Wharton, SLT 9/26/09

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_13413255

16.  Nelson supports bill to protect ethanol from EPA ruling—Robert Pore, [Nebraska] The Grand Island Independent 9/26/09

http://www.theindependent.com/articles/2009/09/26/news/ag/10662553.txt

17.  Smuggling Europe’s waste to poorer countries—Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times 9/26/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/science/earth/27waste.html

18.  E.P.A. ordered to reconsider New Mexico power plant permit—AP, The New York Times 9/26/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/science/earth/27plant.html

19.  Top state emitters of greenhouse gases face fees—Wyatt Buchanan, The San Francisco Chronicle 9/26/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/26/MN6O19SPHD.DTL

20.  Environment crusader Holyfield is the new Green Machine—Daniel Lane, [Australia] The Sydney Morning Herald 9/26/09

http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/environment-crusader-holyfield-is-the-new-green-machine/2009/09/26/1253813653711.html

21.  Drinking water unsafe at thousands of schools—Garance Burke, AP, SLT 9/25/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13419455

22.  Bogus bidder’s green defense may be blocked—Patty Henetz, SLT 9/25/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13421133

23.  Guv rejects call for immediate N-waste ban—Mark Havnes, Dan Harrie, SLT 9/25/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13423152

24.  Governor insists deal will protect Utah’s water—Mark Havnes, SLT 9/25/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13424513

25.   Senate endorses plan to block ‘cow tax’—Ledyard King, [Sioux Falls, S.D.] Argus Leader 9/25/09

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20090925/NEWS/909250305/1001/news

26. State, landowners negotiate in easement suit—Ben Neary, AP, Casper Star-Tribune 9/25/09

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_3492a9cb-53ec-59dc-937e-c78d134e4a56.html

27.  Recession barely dents ‘eco-debt’—Judith Burns, BBC News 9/25/09

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8273791.stm

28.  New groups revive the debate over causes of climate change—Steven Mufson, The Washington Post 9/25/09

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/24/AR2009092404797.html

29.  New analysis brings dire forecast of 6.3-degree temperature increase—Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post 9/25/09

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/24/AR2009092402602.html

30.  G-20 leaders agree to phase out fossil fuel subsidies—Juliet Epstein, The Washington Post 9/25/09

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/25/AR2009092502453.html

31.  Why Feinstein seeks review of delta findings—Diane Feinstein, Open Forum, San Francisco Chronicle 9/25/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/25/EDK619SBTF.DTL

See related story:  Feinstein’s unnecessary opinion—Chronicle Editorials, San Francisco Chronicle 9/23/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/23/EDJD19QRPR.DTL

See related story:  What we got here is a failure to collaborate:  Gary Nabhan defends collaborative conservation—Gary Paul Nabhan, High Country News 7/27/09

http://www.hcn.org/issues/41.13/what-we-got-here-is-a-failure-to-collaborate

See related letter to the editor:  A ‘consummate community collaborator’:  Bill Wade, Gary Nabhan, High Country News 8/17/09

http://www.hcn.org/issues/41.14/a-consummate-community-collaborator

32.  Schwarzenegger backs strong state climate bill—Kelly Zito, San Francisco Chronicle 9/25/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/25/MNEO19SA8F.DTL

33.  Boulder-based Sunflower Farmers Market operating its own farm—Steve Raabe, The Denver Post 9/25/09

http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_13415335

34.  Saving turtles from the wrong side of the tracks—Science Friday, Talk of the Nation 9/25/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113208985

35.  Board says no moratorium on depleted uranium—Tim Gillie, Tooele Transcript Bulletin 9/24/09

http://www.transcriptbulletin.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Board+says+no+moratorium+on+depleted+uranium%20&id=3703832-Board+says+no+moratorium+on+depleted+uranium&instance=secondary_stories_left_column

36.  Finding way to control emissions stirs debate—Jasen Lee, Deseret News 9/24/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705332303/Finding-way-to-control-emissions-stirs-debate.html?linkTrack=rss-30

37.  Initiative aims to boost safety of Utah’s canals—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News 9/24/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705332266/Initiative-aims-to-boost-safety-of-Utahs-canals.html?linkTrack=rss-30

38.  Activist’s ‘necessity’ defense may get the boot—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News 9/24/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705332369/Activists-necessity-defense-may-get-the-boot.html?linkTrack=rss-30

39.  Last trainload of contaminated sediments leaves Milltown Superfund site—Keila Szpaller, The Missoulian 9/24/09

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_89606ca2-a950-11de-872c-001cc4c002e0.html

40.  Droughts, melts signal climate change quickening—UN—Timothy Gardner, Reuters 9/24/09

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN24424898

41.  Behind the furor over a climate change skeptic—John M. Broder, The New York Times 9/24/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/25/science/earth/25epa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

42.  Satellite reveals faster melting of polar ice—David Perlman, San Francisco Chronicle 9/24/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/24/MNMM19R00D.DTL

43.  With little clout, natural gas lobby strikes out—Peter Overby, NPR 9/24/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113138252

44.  Officials fight to clear the air—Di Lewis [Ogden] Standard-Examiner 9/23/09

http://www.standard.net/topics/news/2009/09/23/officials-fight-clear-air

Commentary

45.  What’s wrong with the national parks?—The Editors, The New York Times 9/27/09

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/whats-wrong-with-the-national-parks/

46.  America needs more crown jewels—Erica Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times 9/27/09

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-rosenberg27-2009sep27,0,6122559.story

47.  Red Rock riches—Tribune Editorial, SLT 9/26/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13422291

48.  Ron Whitney:  Conservation is good for the economy and the environment—Ron Whitney, The Idaho Statesman 9/26/09

http://www.idahostatesman.com/readersopinion/story/913521.html

49.  Wharton:  Park debates continue—Tom Wharton, SLT 9/25/09

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_13394894

50.  Open wide, Utah—Tribune Editorial, SLT 9/25/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13422249 “Feds force feed depleted uranium”

51.  Risk of foreign nuclear waste disposal offset by benefits—Gary Sandquist, SLT 9/25/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13422262

52.  Water pact gambles with health of Utah families—Brian Moench, SLT 9/25/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13422261

53.  How polluted is Washington’s drinking water?—Rita R. Robison, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 9/25/09

http://www.idahostatesman.com/readersopinion/story/913521.html

54.  Look—conservatives who believe in global warming!—Joe Conason, Salon.com 9/25/09

http://www.salon.com/opinion/conason/2009/09/25/global_warming_conservatives/index.html?source=newsletter

55.  Place-based forest law—Martin Nie, Headwaters News 9/24/09

http://www.headwatersnews.org/p.ForestJobsAct092809.html

56.  If they cap and trade, we could pay triple the price—Rolf D. Koecher, Davis County Clipper 9/24/09

http://www.clippertoday.com/pages/full_story/push?article-If+they+cap+and+trade-+we+could+pay+triple+the+price%20&id=3701385-If+they+cap+and+trade-+we+could+pay+triple+the+price&instance=InsideS

57.  Surviving Kyoto’s ‘do or die’ summit—Gracelia Chichilnisky, BBC News 9/15/09

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8254212.stm

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