Roundup Friday November 20, 2009

1.  Radioactive waste contaminating Canadian water supply:  Report—Mike De Souza, Canwest News Service, National Post (Canada) 11/20/09

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2245401

2.  Burning peat in Borneo pollutes the atmosphere—Andrew Higgins, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle 11/20/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/20/MNUS1ANAV1.DTL

3.  Ecologist questions logging as a response to beetles—Eve Byron, Helena Independent Record 11/20/09

http://www.helenair.com/news/local/article_7c6a6d1a-d5a9-11de-b3db-001cc4c002e0.html

4.  Nuke plant progresses:  Elmore County to draft comprehensive-plan changes—Nate Poppino, Twin Falls Times-News 11/20/09

http://www.magicvalley.com/news/local/article_1d92bce9-0387-5199-9fea-ea15e01c858c.html

5.  Canyon officials to tackle warming—Cyndy Cole, Arizona Daily Sun 11/20/09

http://azdailysun.com/articles/2009/11/20/news/20091120_front_207842.txt

6.  Pennsylvania residents sue over gas drilling—Jon Hurdle, Reuters, KUER 11/20/09

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1580479/US/Pennsylvania.residents.sue.over.gas.drilling

7.  Utah lake toll bridge proposal angers environmentalists—Jeff Robinson, KCPW News 11/20/09

http://kcpw.org/blog/local-news/2009-11-20/utah-lake-toll-bridge-proposal-angers-environmentalists/

8.  House advances bill to ban foreign nuke waste—Thomas Burr, SLT 11/20/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13823989

 

9.  Problem that caused huge Wyoming refinery spill happened before—Mead Gruver, AP, SLT 11/20/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13832166

 

10.  Bison get more tolerance in Montana, but fix elusive—AP, SLT 11/20/09

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_13814383

 

11.  Wyoming study examines lead ingestion in eagles—AP, SLT 11/20/09

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_13815260

 

12.  Committee approves ban on foreign waste to Utah—Lee Davidson, Deseret News 11/20/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345671/Committee-approves-ban-on-foreign-waste-to-Utah.html?linkTrack=rss-30

13.  Scientists baffled by global warming’s time out—Gerald Traufetter, Der Spiegel, Salon.com 11/19/09

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/11/19/cooling/index.html?source=newsletter

14.  Senate panel debates offshore drilling—Siobhan Hughes, The Wall Street Journal 11//19/09

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125866085773556175.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

15.  Companies ranked on efforts to cut emissions—David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle 11/19/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/19/BU2S1AMM81.DTL

16.  Study:  Oceans less efficient at absorbing CO2—Sindya N. Bhanoo, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle 11/19/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/19/MNCC1AMS6P.DTL

17.  Many Colorado water waivers revoked after taint—David Olinger, The Denver Post 11/19/09

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_13819870

18.  Idaho extends wolf hunt 3 more months—AP, Idaho Statesman 11/19/09

http://www.idahostatesman.com/531/story/980013.html

19.  One town’s efforts to rebuild green—Jennifer Napier-Pearce, KUER 11/19/09

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1579655/KUER.Local.News/One.Town%27s.Efforts.to.Rebuild.Green

20.  DeChristopher lawyer says “We are not dead yet!”—Ross Becker, ABC4News Salt Lake City 11/19/09

http://www.abc4.com/news/local/story/DeChristopher-lawyer-says-We-are-not-dead-yet/Yg5lGD1g6E-SZ5a2D3TDeA.cspx?rss=1451

21.  Utah auction draws few oil and gas drillers—Paul Foy, AP, KSL Newsradio 11/19/09

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=8728839

22. City OKs use of eminent domain/Land to be used for Ogden River Redevelopment Project area—Roy Burton, Ogden Standard-Examiner 11/19/09

http://www.standard.net/topics/ogden-city-council/2009/11/18/city-oks-use-eminent-domain-land-be-used-ogden-river-redevelopm

23.  Feds back removal of 5M pounds of Utah lake carp—Mike Stark, AP, SLT 11/19/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13825448

24.  Environmental groups move to stop strip mine—Mark Havnes, SLT 11/19/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13828122

25.  EPA wants to get more lead out of the air—Judy Fahys, SLT 11/19/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13827244

26.  Energy efficiency hot issue—Jasen Lee, DN 11/19/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345574/Energy-efficiency-hot-issue.html

27.  Judge links negligence to Katrina flooding—AP, DN 11/19/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345603/Judge-links-negligence-to-Katrina-flooding.html

28.  Huge flash in the night may have been meteor—Lynn Arave, DN 11/19/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345378/Huge-flash-in-the-night-may-have-been-meteor.html

29.  Lindon company recalls freeze-dried meat products over lack of inspection—Lois M. Collins, DN 11/19/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345451/Lindon-company-recalls-freeze-dried-meat-products-over-lack-of-inspection.html

30.  Removal of carp in Utah Lake endorsed by federal agency—Sara Lenz, DN 11/19/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345800/Removal-of-carp-in-Utah-Lake-endorsed-by-federal-agency.html

31.  Industry analysis says Utah oil, gas leases should be reinstated—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 11/19/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345796/Industry-analysis-says-Utah-oil-gas-leases-should-be-reinstated.html

32.  Group fights phragmites at Utah Lake—Sara Lenz, DN 11/19/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345808/Group-fights-phragmites-at-Utah-Lake.html

33.  Group challenges state-issued strip-mining permit—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 11/19/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345771/Groups-challenge-state-issued-strip-mining-permit.html

34.  Environmental concerns over Utah Lake bridge discussed—Sara Lenz, DN 11/19/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345619/Environmental-concerns-about-Utah-Lake-bridge-discussed.html

35.  Environment ministers resigned to political deal, full treaty in 2010—RTT News 11/18/09

http://www.rttnews.com/Content/TopStories.aspx?Node=B1&Id=1133143&Category=Top%20Stories

36.  Storm over the Chamber—John M. Broder, The New York Times 11/18/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/business/energy-environment/19CHAMBER.html?ref=science

37.  Senate bill would require E. Coli testing—Michael Moss, The New York Times 11/18/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/health/19beef.html?ref=todayspaper

38.  Talk of plan B—a power plant only climate bill—emerges in Senate—Darren Samuelsohn, Greenwire, The New York Times 11/18/09

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/11/18/18greenwire-talk-of-plan-b—-a-power-plant-only-climate-b-53083.html

39.  US, China may come to talks with emission-reduction goals—Juliet Eilperin, Steven Mufson, The Washington Post 11/18/09

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/17/AR2009111702931.html?wprss=rss_politics

40.  No agreement on emissions cuts—Lisa Lerer, Politico 11/18/09

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29641.html

41.  China leads rise in global pollution despite recession—Seth Borenstein, AP, The Denver Post 11/18/09

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_13810979?source=email

42.  A 3,700-year old bristlecone pine cannot lie—Andrew Leonard, Salon.com 11/18/09

http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2009/11/18/bristlecone_pines_and_champagne/index.html?source=newsletter

43.  Clean, green…Texas?—Andrew Leonard, Salon.com 11/18/09

http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2009/11/18/texan_wind_power/index.html?source=newsletter

44.  San Bernardino County supervisor opposes solar energy project in Mojave Desert—Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times 11/18/09

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-solar18-2009nov18,0,4549493.story

45.  EPA, BLM dispute slows progress on Superfund site cleanup near Roseburg—Scott Learn, The Oregonian 11/18/09

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/11/epa_blm_dispute_slows_progress.html

46.  Video of meteor flash—Dan Bammes, KUER 11/18/09

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1579582/KUER.Local.News/Video.of.Meteor.Flash

47.  UN:  Fight climate change with free condoms—Maria Cheng, AP, SLT 11/18/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13814367

48.  Court weighs fate of Utah coal mine—Keith Coffman, SLT 11/18/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13818389

49.  Magnesium firm, feds battle in appeals court—Keith Coffman, SLT 11/18/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13817689

50.  SLC commission gives nod to pet crematorium—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 11/18/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13819662

51.  Salt Lake City puts recycling bins along Jordan River—SLT 11/18/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13816702

52.  Utah Farm Bureau membership hits high—AP, SLT 11/18/09

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_13814382

53.  Oops, it’s a boy:  Zoo tortoise reveals mistaken identity—AP, SLT 11/18/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13814359

54.  Hogle Zoo opens new health-care center—Lynn Arave, DN 11/18/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345222/Hogle-Zoo-opens-new-health-care-center.html

55.  Climate change and you—Julian Graff, The Guardian (UK) 11/17/09

http://www.guardian.co.uk/climate-change-and-you/party-policies-environment

56.  Where can I juice up my ride?—Peter Whoriskey, The Washington Post 11/17/09

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/16/AR2009111603706.html?hpid=topnews

57.  Environment or economy?  Obama’s balancing act—Don Gonyea, NPR 11/17/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120483112

58.  In Senate, coal fuels climate deals—Lisa Lerer, Politico 11/17/09

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29596.html

 

59.  EPA, Florida agree to limit fertilizer, animal waste in state waters—Environment News Service 11/17/09

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2009/2009-11-17-092.asp

60.  Green Wave Energy is trying to turn wind power market on its axis—Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times 11/17/09

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-smallbiz-greenwave17-2009nov17,0,7969097.story

61.  Wolverine settles in Colorado; more may follow—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 11/17/09

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_13803771

62.  State forester, Schweiter look to put pine beetle in Western governors’ sights—Rob Chaney, The Missoulian 11/17/09

http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_483742a8-d3f5-11de-b76d-001cc4c002e0.html

63.  13 restaurants enter fray over wild Alaska salmon—Mary Pemberton, AP, The Seattle Times 11/17/09

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/foodwine/2010284962_wildsalmon17.html

64.  Sen. Specter talks about the environment—Eileen Faust, The Pottstown Mercury (Pennsylvania) 11/17/09

http://www.pottstownmercury.com/articles/2009/11/17/news/green/doc4b01b8b09cf8c474394996.txt

65.  Idaho Gov. Otter objects to listing slickspot peppergrass as threatened—Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman 11/17/09

http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/976028.html

66.  Montana shuts down wolf hunt—Kalispell Daily Interlake 11/17/09

http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_3aca6db2-d304-11de-8fc7-001cc4c03286.html

67.  Lawsuit wants uranium mine on Strip halted—Cyndy Cole, Arizona Daily Sun 11/17/09

http://azdailysun.com/articles/2009/11/17/news/20091117_front_207613.txt

68.  Bishop:  Environmental rules impeding border security—Thomas Burr, SLT 11/17/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13809527

69.  EPA offers grants for environmental justice projects—Judy Fahys, SLT 11/17/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13809527

70.  Bountiful struggling to deal with suburban deer—Maria Villasenor, Tom Wharton, SLT 11/17/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13810829

 

71.  Energy Dept. walks the walk with smart building—Judith Kohler, AP, DN 11/17/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345154/Energy-Dept-walks-the-walk-with-smart-building.html

72.  Critics say UN food summit wasteful, ineffective—Ariel David, Frances D’Emilio, AP, DN 11/17/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345215/Critics-say-UN-food-summit-wasteful-ineffective.html

73.  Led by China, carbon pollution up despite economy—Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 11/17/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345156/Led-by-China-carbon-pollution-up-despite-economy.html

74.  Denmark seeks specific pledges at climate talks—Jan M. Olsen, AP, Deseret News 11/17/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345158/Denmark-seeks-specific-pledges-at-climate-talks.html

75.  Poll:  Sometimes it isn’t easy being green—H. Josef Hebert, AP, Deseret News 11/17/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345177/Poll-Sometimes-it-isnt-easy-being-green.html

76.  Conference touts locally grown foods—Arthur Raymond, Deseret News 11/17/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705344980/Conference-touts-locally-grown-foods.html

77.  Endangered fish released in Virgin River—Deseret News 11/17/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345070/Endangered-fish-released-in-Virgin-River.html

78.  U. students protest animal testing—Wendy Leonard, Deseret News 11/17/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345238/U-students-protest-animal-testing.html

79.  ‘No rush’ on Snake Valley—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News 11/17/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705344943/No-rush-on-Snake-Valley.html

80.  Judge rejects DeChristopher’s ‘necessity defense’—Emiley Morgan, Deseret News 11/17/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705344956/Judge-rejects-DeChristophers-necessity-defense.html

 

81.  Paying extra for green power, and getting ads instead—Kate Galbraith, The New York Times 11/16/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/17/business/energy-environment/17power.html?ref=todayspaper

82.  No ‘Choice of Evils’ defense in oil lease case, judge rules—Kirk Johnson, The New York Times 11/16/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/17/us/17leases.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

83.  Top 4 energy and environment untruths in Sarah Palin’s ‘Going Rogue’—Brian Merchant, Treehugger.com 11/16/09

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/11/top-4-energy-environment-untruths-sarah-palin-going-rogue.php

84.  Interior, Forest Service buy key private land holdings—David Frey, NewWest.net 11/16/09

http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/interior_forest_service_buy_key_private_land_holdings/C41/L41/

85.  Utah farms taking root in Salt Lake County—Jennifer Napier-Pearce, KUER 11/16/09

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1578048/KUER.Local.News/Urban.Farms.Taking.Root.in.Salt.Lake.County

 

Commentary

86.  Wild Cards:  What we’re really doing by reintroducing wolves—George Sibley, Missoula Independent 11/19/09

http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/missoula/wild-cards/Content?oid=1188080

87.  What deniers of climate change really believe—Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, SLT 11/18/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13817121

88.  Trying to catch the wind—Deseret News Editorial, DN 11/17/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705344970/Trying-to-catch-the-wind.html

 

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