Roundup Tuesday December 1, 2009

1.  Antarctica turns green—Cathy Alexander, The Sydney Morning Herald 12/1/09

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/antarctica-turns-green-20091201-k24r.html

2.  Major sea level rise likely as Antarctic ice melts—Richard Black, BBC News 12/1/09

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8387137.stm

 

3.  Iraq sees alarming rise in cancers, deformed babies—Suadad al-Salhy, Reuters, The Washington Post 12/1/09

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/01/AR2009120100558.html

 

4.  Europeans could save the planet for $3 a day:  Study—Pete Harrison, Reuters 12/1/09

http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-GreenBusiness/idUSTRE5B01VD20091201

 

5.  Amid droughts and failed crops, a cycle of poverty worsens—Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times 12/1/09

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-climate-loanshark1-2009dec01,0,6707832.story

6.  Dreaming of a green holiday?—Jim Williams, The Baltimore Sun 12/1/09

http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/sns-health-holiday-eco-friendly-green,0,7123178.story

7.  Conservation law helps preserve properties—Drew Joseph, San Francisco Chronicle 12/1/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/01/BANT1A8ATG.DTL

 

8.  A view from the land-use trenches:  The story of how Oregon’s planning system came to be—Eric Mortenson, The Oregonian 12/1/09

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/12/a_view_from_the_land-use_trenc.html

 

9.  Idaho raises the bar on climate change with a permit that may set the national standard on clean coal—Rocky Barker, The Idaho Statesman 12/1/09

http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/992457.html

10.  Bighorn sheep die-off worsens—Perry Backus, Ravalli Republic (Montana) 12/1/09

http://www.ravallirepublic.com/articles/2009/12/01/news/news63.txt

11.  Mayors Ralph Becker, Peter Corroon urge buying local—Lois M. Collins, DN 12/1/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705348154/Mayors-Ralph-Becker-Peter-Corroon-urge-buying-local.html

12. Forest Service may OK night flying in fight against fires—Michael R. Blood, AP, DN 12/1/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705348255/Forest-Service-may-OK-night-flying-in-fight-against-fires.html

13.  Gas pipeline gets preliminary OK—AP, DN 12/1/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705348313/Gas-pipeline-gets-preliminary-OK.html

14.  Environmental group leery of Utah Lake bridge—Sara Lenz, DN 12/1/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705348298/Environmental-group-leery-of-Utah-Lake-bridge-plan.html

 

15.  Commuter rail:  Once a gamble, Trax ingrained in Wasatch Front’s future—Maria Villasenor, SLT 12/1/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13896363

16.  Save ‘special’ carnivores plea—Matt Walker, Earth News, BBC News 11/30/09

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8383000/8383070.stm

17.  Solar panel costs ‘set to fall’—Roger Harrabin, BBC News 11/30/09

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8386460.stm

18.  As increasingly early puberty ups breast cancer risk, researchers search environment for clues—Katherine Harmon, Scientific American 11/30/09

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=as-increasingly-early-puberty-ups-b-2009-11-30

19.  Copenhagen climate summit (part 1): the expectations—Jake Schmidt, Grist.org 11/30/09

http://www.grist.org/article/copenhagen-climate-summit-part-1-the-expectations/

20.  Making buildings more efficient:  It helps to understand human behavior—David Roberts, Grist.org 11/30/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-11-30-making-buildings-efficient-it-helps-to-understand-human-behavior/

21.  Do diesel-based farmers dream of electric tractors?—Tom Laskawy, Grist.org 11/30/09

http://www.grist.org/article/do-diesel-based-farmers-dream-of-electric-tractors/

22.  Soil carbon—a blind spot in the debate on carbon—Emma Hockridge, Grist.org 11/30/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-11-25-soil-carbon-a-blind-spot-in-the-debate-on-carbon/

 

23.  Why buying cheap energy certificates worsens climate change—Auden Schendler, Grist.org 11/30/09

http://www.grist.org/article/why-buying-cheap-energy-certificates-worsens-climate-change/

24.  Solar panels causing some storms (California)—Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times 11/30/09

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-solar-panels30-2009nov30,0,5567208.story

25.  E-mail fracas shows peril of trying to spin science—John Tierney, The New York Times 11/30/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/science/01tier.html?_r=1&ref=earth

26.  Filthy conditions in meat warehouse (Fort Worth, Tx.)—Leigh Sanders, Courthouse News Service 11/30/09

http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/11/30/Filthy_Conditions_in_Meat_Warehouse.htm

27.  Environment:  WildEarth Guardians—Courthouse News Service 11/30/09

http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/11/30/New_Complaints.htm#Environment

28.  N.C. can’t blame Georgia for pollution problems—Avery Fellow, Courthouse News Service 11/30/09

http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/11/30/N_C_Can_t_Blame_Georgia_for_Pollution_Problems.htm

29. Public school closed by factory’s pollution—Melissa Thomas, Courthouse News Service 11/30/09

http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/11/30/Public_School_Closed_by_Factory_s_Pollution.htm

30.  China, US give Copenhagen negotiators some targets—Lisa Friedman, ClimateWire 11/30/09

http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2009/11/30/1/

 

31.  Health officials say cost of inaction in climate talks could be severe—Lauren Morello, ClimateWire 11/30/09

http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2009/11/30/4/

32.  Energy, transportation and agriculture groups build ‘access’ to fence sitting senators—Christa Marshall, ClimateWire 11/30/09

http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2009/11/30/2/

 

33.  Climate change could devastate arid Arab world-report—Dina Zayed, Reuters, ClimateWire 11/30/09

http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2009/11/30/8/

34.  Entrepreneurs make wind turbines that fly—Annie Jia, ClimateWire 11/30/09

http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2009/11/30/3/

35.  Forest Service ‘dramatically reshaping’ plans in response to global warming—Noelle Straub, Greenwire 11/30/09

http://www.eenews.net/Greenwire/2009/11/30/2/

 

36.  Russia’s carbon credit surplus could threaten climate pact—Philip P. Pan, Washington Post, Greenwire 11/30/09

http://www.eenews.net/Greenwire/2009/11/30/6/

 

37.  Document reveals UN’s goal of becoming rule-maker in global environmental talks—George Russell, Fox News 11/30/09

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,577827,00.html

38.  Report calls for new measures of national development, beyond GDP—Matthew Berger, SolveClimate.com 11/30/09

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20091130/report-calls-new-measures-national-development-beyond-gdp

39.  Colorado resorts incorporate environment—Scott N. Miller, Summit Daily News (Colorado) 11/30/09

http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20091130/NEWS/911299980/1078&ParentProfile=1055

40.  Senator won’t support legislation on ‘fracking’—Cory Hatch, Jackson Hole News and Guide 11/30/09

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5345

41.  Idaho puts up hazard lights where wildlife and traffic too often collide—The Oregonian 11/30/09

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

42.  Review:  ‘Grow Smart, Grow Safe’—Kym Pokorny, The Oregonian 11/30/09

http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2009/11/review_grow_smart_grow_safe.html

43.  US Supreme Court to hear Florida beach dispute—Curt Anderson, Melissa Nelson, AP, DN 11/30/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705348177/US-Supreme-Court-to-hear-Florida-beach-dispute.html

44.  Alta rejects plan for canyon subdivision—Rebecca Palmer, DN 1130/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705348199/Alta-rejects-plan-for-canyon-subdivision.html

45.  Nature’s Way saying goodbye to Utah County—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 11/30/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705348172/Natures-Way-saying-goodbye-to-Utah-County.html

46.  Salt Lake City weighs open-space parcels—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 11/30/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13895018

47.  SLC to roll out big bike changes in spring—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 11/30/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13895209

 

48.  Hopi hotel showcases Arizona tribe’s culture—Felicia Fonseca, AP, SLT 11/30/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13893021

49.  Environment ministry to rank polluted industrial clusters—The Times of India 11/29/09

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/pollution/Environment-ministry-to-rank-polluted-industrial-clusters/articleshow/5281155.cms

50.  India nuclear plant leak under investigation—BBC News 11/29/09

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8384894.stm

 

51.  Climate change denier Nick Griffin to represent EU at Copenhagen—Toby Helm, The Observer, Guardian.Co.UK 11/29/09

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/29/nick-griffin-bnp-copenhagen-summit

52.  Reversal haunts federal health agency—Mireya Navarro, The New York Times 11/29/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/30/science/earth/30agency.html?ref=earth

53.  Tree harvester offers to save Indonesian forest—Norimitsu Onishi, The New York Times 11/29/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/30/science/earth/30climate.html?ref=earth

54.  USU helps in the development of alternative renewable energy resources—Trent Toone, Ogden Standard-Examiner 11/29/09

http://www.standard.net/topics/environment/2009/11/29/usu-helps-development-alternative-renewable-energy-sources

55.  Northeast scallopers decry cuts as stocks boom—Jay Lindsay, AP, DN 11/29/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347945/Northeast-scallopers-decry-cuts-as-stocks-boom.html

56.  Leaders say momentum is building on climate change—Ben Fox, AP, DN 11/29/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347869/Leaders-say-momentum-is-building-on-climate-change.html

57.  Carbon credits spell new future for forests—Jeff Barnard, AP, DN 11/29/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347874/Carbon-credits-spell-new-future-for-forests.html

58.  National parks seek share of profitable science—Mead Gruver, AP, DN 11/29/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347921/National-parks-seek-share-of-profitable-science.html

59.  Upfront money needed to ease UN climate deal—Charles J. Hanley, AP, DN 11/29/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347943/Upfront-money-needed-to-ease-UN-climate-deal.html

60.  Air quality ‘red’ in Salt Lake, Davis Counties—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 11/29/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347757/Air-quality-red-in-Salt-Lake-Davis-counties.html

61.  Partnership to fight Russian olive—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 11/29/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347844/Partnership-to-fight-Russian-olive.html

62.  Bicycle boost:  Salt Lake City wheels forward with initiative to donate bicycles—Aaron Falk, DN 11/29/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347829/Bicycle-boost-Salt-Lake-City-wheels-forward-with-initiative-to-donate-cycles.html

63.  Ruby pipeline gets Cache County approval—AP, SLT 11/29/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13889609

 

64.  This season, gift givers think green—Judy Fahys, SLT 11/29/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13885816

65.  Experts:  Nations’ emissions pledges fall short—Arthur Max, AP, San Francisco Chronicle 11/28/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/28/MN6I1ARCLQ.DTL

66.  Protecting the forests, and hoping for payback—William Yardley, The New York Times 11/28/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/science/earth/29trees.html?ref=earth

67.  Portland issues Westside water-boil alert after E. coli found in reservoir—Susan Goldsmith, The Oregonian 11/28/09

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/11/water_bureau_issues_boil_water.html

68.  Questions about health, environment, safety drive debate over ‘dark skies’—Georgia Garvey, Chicago Tribune, KansasCity.com 11/28/09

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics/story/1599110.html

 

69.  Morgan turns out to support its mink farmers—Deanne Winterton, Ogden Standard-Examiner 12/28/09

http://www.standard.net/topics/protest/2009/11/28/morgan-turns-out-support-its-mink-farmers

70.  Mink protest miffs Morgan—Dan Weist, Ogden Standard-Examiner 11/28/09

http://www.standard.net/topics/featured/2009/11/28/mink-protest-miffs-morgan

71.  Ansel Adams print up for auction—Wire Services, DN 11/28/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347715/Iconic-Ansel-Adams-print-up-for-auction.html

72.  Yardsmart:  A naturally ‘green’ Christmas—Maureen Gilmer, Scripps Howard News Service, DN 11/28/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347760/Yardsmart-A-naturally-green-Christmas.html

73.  Butters:  Welcoming winter’s birds—MaryJane Butters, SLT 11/28/09

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_13879372

74.  Climate activism soars planetwide ahead of Copenhagen climate talks—Stacy Feldman, SolveClimate.com 11/27/09

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20091127/climate-activism-soars-planetwide-ahead-copenhagen-climate-talks

75.  Ranching, recreation collide in the great outdoors—Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times 11/27/09

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-sheepdog-attack27-2009nov27,0,7742604.story

 

76.  Group sues to list cutthroat trout—Jeff Gearino, Casper Star-Tribune 11/27/09

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_6a77d777-208f-5016-a198-95cba8c9384c.html

77.  Aerial-gunning foes ask Obama to ban practice—John Miller, AP, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wa.) 11/27/09

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/nov/27/aerial-gunning-foes-ask-obama-ban-practice/

78. Park profit-sharing gets mixed reviews—Cory Hatch, Jackson Hole News & Guide 12/25/09

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5335

 

Commentary

79.  Gaming the system in Copenhagen—Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Writers Group, San Francisco Chronicle 12/1/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/01/EDS21ASKNR.DTL

80.  When scientists behave like bullies—Debra J. Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle 12/1/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/01/EDV01ASHN5.DTL

81.  Copenhagen’s missing ingredient:  Water—James G. Workman, Los Angeles Times 11/30/09

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-workman30-2009nov30,0,1355625.story

82.  Global warming consensus:  Garbage in, garbage out—Michael Barone, Real Clear Politics 11/30/09

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/11/30/global_warming_consensus_garbage_in_garbage_out__99333.html

83.  Feds should leave land-use issues to the area’s residents—Utah State Rep. Don L. Ipson, St. George Spectrum 11/29/09

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20091129/OPINION/911290315/1014/OPINION/Feds+should+leave+land-use+issues+to+the+area+s+residents

84.  Climate science’s credibility gap—Editorial, Provo Daily Herald 11/29/09

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/opinion/editorial/article_d4013dbd-78c6-5918-acb1-06cceea6a557.html

85.  Climate change proving a hard sell—Matthew R. Auer, McClatchy-Tribune News Service, DN 11/29/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347604/Climate-change-is-proving-a-hard-sell.html

86.  Economic pain, little environmental gain—Ben Lieberman, McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, DN 11/29/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705347603/Economic-pain-little-environmental-gain.html

87.  Bike rules—Tribune Editorial, SLT 11/29/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13880331

88.  Herrod chooses science based on ideology—Thomas C. Edwards, Utah State University, SLT 11/28/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13879415

 

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