Roundup Friday November 13, 2009

1.  The monkey-wrench prank:  An interview with Tim DeChristopher—Bryan Farrell, Mother Jones 11/13/09

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2009/11/monkeywrench-prank-interview-tim-dechristopher

2.  Jumping the Snark (The Yes Men)—Dave Gilson, Mother Jones November/December issue

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2009/11/jumping-snark

3.  Nuclear scars:  Tainted water runs beneath Nevada desert—Ralph Vartabedian, The Los Angeles Times 11/13/09

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-radiation-nevada13-2009nov13,0,3038881.story

4.  US weighs backing interim international climate agreement—Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post 11/13/09

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/12/AR2009111209127.html?wprss=rss_politics

5.  The EPA’s paranoid style—Kimberly Strassel, Real Clear Politics 11/13/09

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/11/13/the_epas_paranoid_style_99145.html

 

6.  CSKT:  Wolf behavior will guide management on Flathead Indian Reservation—Vince Devlin, The Missoulian 11/13/09

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_6ae31df4-d017-11de-bbe6-001cc4c03286.html

7.  CO­2 pollution soars in Ariz., new study says—Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic 11/13/09

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2009/11/13/20091113air-carbon1113.html

8.  PETA unhappy with animal-adoption law at public shelters—Lynn Arave, Deseret News 11/13/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705344020/PETA-unhappy-with-Utah-laws.html

9.  Desal dominates discourse on dam decision (Queensland)—Annie Guest, ABC Online 11/12/09

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2009/s2740803.htm

10.  From hopeful climate to climate of despair—Geoffrey Lean, Grist.org 11/12/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-11-12-from-hopeful-climate-to-climate-of-despair/

11.  Like cloud lifted, drought eases—Oren Dorell, USA Today 11/12/09

http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20091112/drought12_st.art.htm

12.  Fast-tracked solar project could speed Mojave Desert’s demise—Scott Streater, Greenwire, The New York Times 11/12/09

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/11/12/12greenwire-fast-tracked-solar-project-could-speed-mojave-95100.html

13.  Interior Secretary details solar energy projects in the pipeline—Nate Lew, Cooler Planet 11/12/09

http://solar.coolerplanet.com/News/19458186-interior-secretary-details-solar-energy-projects-in-the-pipeline.aspx

14.  Irrigators fed up with state over increased water rights (Washington state)—Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald 11/12/09

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/kennewick_pasco_richland/story/789757.html

15.  Utah OHV land closures—James Holter, Polaris RZR Forums 11/12/09

http://www.rzrforums.net/public-lands-advocacy/19879-utah-ohv-land-closures.html

16.  Paleontologist links prehistoric climate change to present day global warming—Jeff Robinson, KCPW News 11/12/09

http://kcpw.org/blog/local-news/2009-11-12/paleontologist-links-prehistoric-climate-change-to-present-day-global-warming/

17.  Environmentalists protest against Snowbird owner Dick Bass—Elizabeth Ziegler, KCPW News 11/12/09

http://kcpw.org/blog/local-news/2009-11-12/environmentalists-protest-snowbird-owner-dick-bass/

18.  Protest targets Snowbird founder’s coal mine—Mike Gorrell, SLT 11/12/09

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_13773948

19.  Incinerator racks up fines for environmental violations—Judy Fahys, SLT 11/12/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13775195

20.  Alta stops Albion Basin subdivision—Rosemary Winters, SLT 11/12/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13774002

21.  Animal rights group sues Morgan officials—Emiley Morgan, Deseret News 11/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705343896/Animal-rights-group-sues-Morgan-Co.html

22.  PETA targeting U. laboratories—Wendy Leonard, Deseret News 11/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705343790/PETA-targeting-U-laboratories.html

23.  Utah OKs settlement with waste incinerator—AP, Deseret News 11/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705344018/Waste-incinerator-settlement-OKd.html

24.  Uttarakhand women making paper bags to rid environment of polythene—ANI, DailyIndia.com 11/11/09

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/343802.php

25.  PNG (Papua New Guinea) not prepared for Copenhagen talks—Firmin Nanol, Australia Network News 11/11/09

http://australianetworknews.com/stories/200911/2740070.htm?desktop

26.  Texas oil baron sees gas as a game changer—Shaun Polczer, Calgary Herald 11/11/09

http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Texas+baron+sees+game+changer/2209930/story.html

27.  The night I slept with Jim Hansen—Ken Ward, Grist.org 11/11/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-11-11-the-night-i-slept-with-jim-hansen/

28.  EPA tells workers to tone down YouTube clip about climate bill—David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post 11/11/09

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/10/AR2009111011231.html

29.  EPA study says mercury-tainted fish found in 49% of US lakes and reservoirs—Jim Esfstathiou Jr., Bloomberg News, Chicago Tribune 11/11/09

http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/chi-wed-nw-fish-mercurynov11,0,386594.story

30.  9th Circuit rules against plant to build large landfill near Joshua Tree National Park—AP, The Washington Examiner 11/11/09

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/economy/ap/69725147.html

31.  Marcellus shale, climate change, money, politics and the environment—Sharon Corderman, Free Press-Courier, The Wellsboro Gazette (Pennsylvania) 11/11/09

http://www.tiogapublishing.com/articles/2009/11/11/news/doc4afb0de738485370663215.txt

32.  Environmental group names New River 2nd most polluted waterway in America (Virginia)—AP, WSLS Roanoke 11/11/09

http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/new_river_valley/article/environmental_group_names_new_river_2nd_most_polluted_waterway_in_america/61682/

33.  Veterans for environment—Joe Copeland, Seattle Post Globe 11/11/09

http://www.seattlepostglobe.org/2009/11/11/veterans-for-environment

34.  Trial could result in first conviction under new animal torture law—Jeff Robinson, KCPW News 11/11/09

http://kcpw.org/blog/local-news/2009-11-11/trial-could-result-in-first-conviction-under-new-animal-torture-law/

35.  Interior boss has eye on Utah’s new land-use panel—Thomas Burr, SLT 11/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13763202

36.  U. animal labs earned clean USDA inspections—Brian Maffly, SLT 11/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13765488

37.  Feds bring charges against SUWA trustee’s company—Patty Henetz, SLT 11/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13765559

38.  Planned hazmat explosion goes awry—Lindsay Whitehurst, SLT 11/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13765606

39.  Green homes sprout all over Utah—Judy Fahys, SLT 11/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13765607

40.  Company opens Salt Lake City office with recycling event for e-waste—SLT 11/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_13765133

41.  Guv stresses public lands on DC trip—Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News 11/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705343559/Herbert-talks-land-issues-in-DC.html

42.  Turner could receive dozens of Montana bison—Deseret News 11/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705343664/Turner-could-receive-Montana-bison.html

43.  Russia launches program to save tigers worldwide—Gary Peach, AP, Deseret News 11/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705343697/Russia-launches-program-for-tigers.html

44.  Gov’t says brown pelicans are endangered no longer—Dina Cappiello, AP, Deseret News 11/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705343711/Brown-pelicans-off-endangered-list.html

45.  Utah’s biggest wind-energy project goes online—Jasen Lee, Deseret News 11/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705343555/Mega-wind-project-goes-online.html

46.  Refinery’s neighbors tell city they want to feel safe—Joseph M. Dougherty, Deseret News 11/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705343653/Refinery-neighbors-want-to-feel-safe.html

47.  Utah rock art canyon up for historic designation—Mike Stark, AP, Deseret News 11/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705343693/Utah-canyon-up-for-designation.html

48.  Board reverses on uranium storage—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News 11/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705343550/Board-reverses-on-uranium-storage.html

49.  Environmental advocate Kennedy at Goucher—Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun 11/10/09

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/features/green/2009/11/environmental_advocate_kennedy.html

50.  Lugar warns Democrats:  ‘I don’t see any climate bill…that I can support’—Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post 11/10/09

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2009/11/lugar_warns_democrats_i_dont_s.html

51.  Lawmakers to Salazar:  Rescind Utah wilderness agreement—AP, UtahPolicy.com 11/10/09

http://utahpolicy.com/featured_article/lawmakers-salazar-rescind-utah-wilderness-agreement

52.  Hatch on Cap-and-Trade:  Too much cost, not enough benefit—UtahPolicy.com 11/10/09

http://utahpolicy.com/featured_article/hatch-cap-and-trade-too-much-cost-not-enough-benefit

 

53.  EPA ready to dole out ‘environmental justice’ grants for budding activists—Susan Jones, Cybercast News Service 11/10/09

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/56934

54.  US calls for more action to restore Chesapeake Bay—Timothy B. Wheeler, Baltimore Sun 11/10/09

http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/bal-md.gr.bay10nov10,0,2960746.story

55.  EPA head says “proud” of US climate efforts—Tom Doggett, Reuters 11/10/09

http://in.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idINTRE5A85J820091109

56.  Buddies battle over climate change bill—Lisa Lerer, Politico 11/10/09

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29334.html

57.  Veterans join front lines of climate fight—Jen DiMascio, Politico 11/10/09

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29329.html

58.  Groups file lawsuit over Yellowstone-area bison—Cory Hatch and AP, Jackson Hole Daily 11/10/09

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5273

59.  Wyo argues for control of wolves—Matt Joyce, AP, Casper Star-Tribune 11/10/09

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_fc16345a-32f4-5409-8751-b52bd017ef04.html

60.  Phoenix makes it easy to go solar at home—Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic 11/10/09

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2009/11/10/20091110biz-solarphoenix1110.html

61.  Event to benefit resort town fight—Di Lewis, Ogden Standard Examiner 11/10/09

http://www.standard.net/topics/business/2009/11/09/event-benefit-resort-town-fight

62.  Energy agency warns of falling investment—AP, SLT 11/10/09

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_13756926

63.  Federal judge asked to end Yellowstone bison kills—Matthew Brown, AP, SLT 11/10/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13753565

64.  PETA spy infiltrates U. animal-research labs, documents alleged suffering—Brian Maffly, Tony Semerad, SLT 11/10/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13758496

65.  Utah’s pound seizure law implicated in PETA probe—Tony Semerad, SLT 11/10/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13758700

66.  Radiation board requires safety report on depleted uranium—Judy Fahys, SLT 11/10/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13759465

67.  Wind farm fans green hopes—Mark Havnes, SLT 11/10/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13758356

68.  Senate climate battle shifts onto new turf—Darren Samuelsohn, ClimatWire, The New York Times 11/9/09

http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2009/11/09/09climatewire-senate-climate-battle-shifts-onto-new-turf-83157.html

69.  ON environmental brink, Haiti scrambles for a lifeline—Nathanial Gronewold, GreenWire, The New York Times 11/9/09

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/11/09/09greenwire-on-environmental-brink-haiti-scrambles-for-a-l-56869.html

70.  EPA may need more time on raising ethanol blend—Tom Doggett, Reuters 11/9/09

http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-GreenBusiness/idUSTRE5A84XO20091109

71.  EPA CO2 endangerment finding to White House—Tom Doggett, Reuters 11/9/09

http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-GreenBusiness/idUSTRE5A84FN20091109

72.  NCGA pushes for responsible and responsive watershed legislation—CattleNetwork 11/9/09

http://www.cattlenetwork.com/NCGA-Pushes-For-Responsible—Responsive-Watershed-Legislation/2009-11-09/Article.aspx?oid=933397&fid=CN-LATEST_NEWS_&aid=760

73.  Pueblo living gone mod—Ana Maria Trujillo, The New Mexican 11/9/09

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/Pueblo-living-gone-mod

74.  Conservation report card:  Utah trying to cut use, but still a top water guzzler—Patty Henetz, SLT 11/9/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13750549

Commentary

75.  Depleted uranium—Tribune Editorial, SLT 11/13/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13779722

76.  Should yard waste go into landfills again?  Yes.—Chuck Hersey, Detroit Free Press 11/12/09

http://www.freep.com/article/20091112/OPINION05/911120365/1068/opinion/Should-yard-waste-go-into-landfills-again?-Yes.

77.  Put water deal on hold—Editorial, Deseret News 11/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705343803/Editorial-Put-water-deal-on-hold.html

 

78.  Defining scientific consensus for climate change—Frederic Wagner, professor emeritus, College of Natural Resources, Utah State University; Coordinator, Rocky Mountain-Great Basin Regional Climate Change Assessment, SLT 11/10/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13756765

 

79.  Utah Lake bridge—Editorial, KSL 11/09/09

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=238&sid=8553552

80.  Hold On—Tribune Editorial, SLT 11/9/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13749221

81.  Listen to scientists—Tribune Editorial, SLT 11/09/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13749220

 

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