Roundup Friday December 11, 2009

1.  Climate change in northern China:  The evaporating tourist trade—Jonathan Watts, The Guardian 12/11/09

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2009/dec/11/climate-change-mongolia

2.  Towards a global life-cycle economy?—Euractiv.com 12/11/09

http://www.euractiv.com/en/sustainability/global-life-cycle-economy/article-187768#

3.  Danish police arrest 68 climate protesters; major protest planned for Saturday—Agence France-Presse, Grist.com 12/11/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-12-11-danish-police-arrest-68-climate-protesters-major-protest-planned/

4.  Climate activists blitz media in Copenhagen—Jonathan Hiskes, Grist.com 12/11/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-12-10-climate-activists-blitz-media-in-Copenhagen-avaaz/

5.  Something is funny in the state of Denmark—Eugene Mirman, Grist.com 12/11/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-12-10-eugene-mirman-reports-from-trash-can-in-copenhagen

6.  Big news from Copenhagen:  Radical cuts urged, deal in jeopardy—Mark Hertsgaard, Grist.com 12/11/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-12-11-big-news-from-copenhagen-radical-cuts-urged-deal-in-jeopardy/

7.  Employees rage against the Coke machine in Copenhagen (The Yes Men)—Jonathan Hiskes, Grist.com 12/11/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-12-11-employees-rage-against-coke-machine-copenhagen-yes-men/

8.  EU commits billions in climate aid for poor nations—AP, NPR 12/11/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121334878

9.  Climate change trends:  Carbon emissions giants—NPR 12/11/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121240453

10.  Climate conundrum over nuclear energy—Richard Harris, NPR 12/11/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121309061

11.  Florida faces drastic change from sea level rise—Greg Allen, NPR 12/11/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120498442

12.  Europe pledges billions in climate aid for poor nations—James Kanter and Andrew C. Revkin, The New York Times 12/11/09

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

13.  Alberta’s environment minister discusses Copenhagen and oil sands—John Lorinc, The New York Times 12/11/09

http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/albertas-environment-minister-discusses-copenhagen-oil-sands/

14.  New drafts bring more hope to Copenhagen—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 12/11/09

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2009/12/global-warming-treaty-copenhagen.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+(Greenspace)

15.  Assessing carbon storage on public lands—John Collins Rudolf, The New York Times 12/11/09

http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/assessing-carbon-storage-on-public-lands/

16.  Enforcement of nations’ reduction promises is an obstacle at climate talks—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 12/11/09

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-climate-monitor11-2009dec11,0,2101884.story

17.  Rise in sea levels threatens California ports—Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times 12/10/09

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports-warming10-2009dec10,0,3094074.story

18.  Eastern Europe pressed press on climate fund—John Heilprin, AP, San Francisco Chronicle 12/11/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/11/MN971B2EC4.DTL

19.  Senate negotiators outline climate-change plan—Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Hearst Washington Bureau, San Francisco Chronicle 12/11/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/11/MNH21B2GSB.DTL

20.  Launder environmentally—Chantal Lamers, San Francisco Chronicle 12/11/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/11/HORN1ACD1E.DTL

21.  Great lakes try to stop giant carp invasion—John Flesher, AP, San Francisco Chronicle 12/11/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/11/MNH21B2B22.DTL

22.  UN talks:  Rich nations must make big emission cuts—AP, The Oregonian 12/11/09

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/12/un_talks_rich_nations_must_mak.html

23.  Defunct copper miner to pay $1.8 billion in cleanups—AP, The Oregonian 12/11/09

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/12/un_talks_rich_nations_must_mak.html

24.  EPA names Lake Oswego a ‘green power’ community for high green energy purchasing—Dylan Rivera, The Oregonian 12/11/09

http://www.oregonlive.com/lake-oswego/index.ssf/2009/12/epa_names_lake_oswego_a_green_power_community_for_high_green_purchasing.html

25.  Seattle, Portland charge up for electric cars—The Oregonian 12/11/09

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/12/seattle_charges_up_for_electri.html

26.  Spring Chinook salmon forecast for the Columbia River is strongest in 70 years—Abby Haight, The Oregonian 12/11/09

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/12/spring_chinook_salmon_forecast.html

27.  Judge tentatively invalidates Western states’ water pact—AP, The Billings Gazette 12/11/09

http://www.billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_add8ef96-e663-11de-b594-001cc4c03286.html

28.  Judge tentatively invalidates West water pact—Elliot Spagat, AP, SLT 12/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13976397

29.  Salazar calls for high flows into Colorado River—Felicia Fonseca, AP, SLT 12/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13978734

30.  Dispute over radioactive dirt going to Calif. site; Utah possible backup—Noaki Schwartz, AP, SLT 12/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13979266

31.  Wild horses shot to death on range in Nevada—Martin Griffith, AP, SLT 12/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13978731

32.  UN climate talks draft agreement:  Rich nations must make big emission cuts—Arthur Max, AP, DN 12/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350816/UN-climate-talks-draft-agreement-Rich-nations-must-make-big-emission-cuts.html

33.  Depleted uranium approved for storage at EnergySolutions site—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 12/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350710/Depleted-uranium-approved-for-storage-at-EnergySolutions-site.html

34.  BYU bug to aid in soil cleanup—Sara Israelson-Hartley, DN 12/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350929/BYU-bug-to-aid-in-soil-cleanup.html

35.  IRS gets new, green building in Ogden—Lois M. Collins, DN 12/11/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350753/IRS-gets-new-green-building-in-Ogden.html

36.  Saudi Arabia tries to stall global emissions limits—Kelly McEvers, NPR 12/10/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121282056

37.  Scientists help ranchers wrangle carbon emissions—Christopher Joyce, NPR 12/10/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121200619

38. Islands rebuffed on stronger climate action—Charles J. Hanley, AP, San Francisco Chronicle 12/10/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/10/MN931B1O3N.DTL

39.  ‘Greenhouse Britain’ and ‘The Force Majeure’—Nirmala Nataraj, San Francisco Chronicle 12/10/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/10/NS7R1B1257.DTL

40.  US plays good cop, bad cop at climate talks—Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post 12/10/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/10/MN5S1B1ND0.DTL

41.  Rise in sea levels threatens California ports—Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times 12/10/09

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports-warming10-2009dec10,0,3094074.story

42.  To catch an American jaguar—Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times 12/10/09

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2009/12/arizona-jaguar-endangered.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+(Greenspace)

43.  Wings of hope:  Big Creek property could help endangered Oregon silverspot butterfly thrive again—Abby Haight, The Oregonian 12/10/09

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/12/wings_of_hope_big_creek_proper.html

44.  China, US trade climate barbs at Copenhagen—Arthur Max, AP, DN 12/10/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350486/China-US-trade-climate-barbs-at-Copenhagen.html

45.  The number:  Global warming—DN 12/10/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350553/The-number-Global-warming.html

46.  EU seeks to preserve united front on climate—Mike Corder, AP, DN 12/10/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350600/EU-seeks-to-preserve-united-front-on-climate.html

47.  Utah part of nation’s largest environmental settlement—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 12/10/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350664/Utah-part-of-nations-largest-environmental-settlement.html

48.  Solar power coming to a store near you—Chris Kahn, AP, DN 12/10/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350475/Solar-power-coming-to-a-store-near-you.html

49.  Climate deal price tag:  Trillions of dollars—John M. Broder, The New York Times, SLT 12/9/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13960030

50.  Leaked proposals heat up talk of  emission cuts—John Heilprin, Charles J. Hanley, AP, San Francisco Chronicle 12/9/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/09/MNUG1B163U.DTL

51.  Researcher’s lie could threaten diesel rules (California)—Wyatt Buchanan, San Francisco Chronicle 12/9/09

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/09/MNQR1B123E.DTL

52.  Standing ‘O’ for EPA head in Copenhagen—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 12/9/09

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2009/12/standing-o-for-epa-head-in-copenhagen.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+(Greenspace)

53.  New Mexico dairy pollution sparks ‘manure war’—John Burnett, NPR 12/9/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121173780

54.  DOE:  Nevada not an option for Utah-bound depleted uranium—Brock Vergakis, AP, SLT 12/9/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13961486

55.  St. George stimulus money geared toward energy—AP, SLT 12/9/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13960043

56.  EPA chief:  US will regulate carbon dioxide, other greenhouse gases with common sense—John Heilprin, AP, DN 12/9/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350279/EPA-chief-US-will-regulate-carbon-dioxide-other-greenhouse-gases-with-common-sense.html

57.  Utah environmental director honored for his leadership—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 12/9/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350085/Utah-environmental-director-honored-for-his-leadership.html

58.  Ansel Adams ‘Moonrise’ print sold for $360K in NYC—DN 12/9/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350315/Ansel-Adams-Moonrise-print-sold-for-360K-in-NYC.html

59.  Oilsands tainting watershed:  U of A study—Hanneke Brooymans, Edmonton Journal 12/8/09

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Oilsands+tainting+watershed+study/2313109/story.html

60.  What Copenhagen climate treaty might look like—Richard Harris, NPR 12/8/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121220373

61.  Scientist:  Urgency needed on climate change action—NPR 12/8/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121191147

62.  EPA is preparing to regulate emissions in Congress’s stead—Steven Mufson, David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post 12/8/09

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/07/AR2009120701645.html?wprss=rss_politics

63.  EPA clears a path for emission limits—Christi Parsons, Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 12/8/09

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-epa-climate8-2009dec08,0,1581027.story

64.  Global warming’s doomsday prophets—Rich Lowry, Real Clear Politics 12/8/09

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/12/08/global_warmings_doomsday_prophets_99452.html

65.  Beetle epidemic strikes Yellowstone—Mead Gruver, Casper Star-Tribune 12/8/09

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_cd329045-8b66-5608-8dd7-83f29103697e.html

66.  New wilderness in Emery County?—Dan Bammes, KUER 12/8/09

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1585981/KUER.Local.News/New.Wilderness.in.Emery.County

67.  US plan for wild horse roundup faces opposition—Martin Griffith, AP, SLT 12/8/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13950731

68.  Millions in US drink dirty water—Charles Duhigg, The New York Times, SLT 12/8/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13952177

69.  Government agrees to settle billion-dollar Indian lawsuit—Thomas Burr, Robert Gehrke, SLT 12/8/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13951253

70.  DOE contemplating next move on depleted uranium—Judy Fahys, SLT 12/8/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13952772

71.  Idaho man charged with animal cruelty—AP, DN 12/8/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705349977/Idaho-man-charged-with-animal-cruelty.html

72.  EPA to unveil new policies on water at schools—Kevin Freking, AP, DN 12/8/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350098/EPA-to-unveil-new-policies-on-water-at-schools.html

73.  U.N.:  2000-2009 likely warmest decade on record—Charles J. Hanley, AP, DN 12/8/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350044/UN-2000-2009-likely-warmest-decade-on-record.html

74.  US:  $3 Billion to end royalty dispute with American Indian tribes—Matthew Daly, AP, DN 12/8/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350125/US-3-billion-to-end-royalty-dispute-with-American-Indian-tribes.html

75.  Nominations sought for Earth Day awards—DN 12/8/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350083/Nominations-sought-for-Earth-Day-awards.html

76.  Energy efficiency grants available—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 12/8/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350081/Energy-efficiency-grants-available.html

77.  Board moves to regulate depleted uranium—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 12/8/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350170/Board-moves-to-regulate-depleted-uranium.html

78.  US Climate change plan is idea rich, cash poor—Christopher Joyce, NPR 12/7/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121166917

79.  Dark side of a natural gas boom—Jad Mouawad, Clifford Krauss, The New York Times 12/7/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/08/business/energy-environment/08fracking.html?ref=todayspaper

80.  Kennedy calls mountaintop removal mining in W. Va. a crime against people, nature—Vicki Smith, AP, Los Angeles Times 12/7/09

http://www.latimes.com/business/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-us-mountaintop-mining-kennedy,0,931761.story

81.  Seattle most congested city in nation; Portland 18th—Cynthia Sewell, The Idaho Statesman 12/7/09

http://www.idahostatesman.com/environment/story/1000352.html

Commentary

82.  Global, real-world politics emerge in Denmark—Gwynne Dyer, SLT 12/9/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13961533

83.  Dishonest global warming scientists feeding us lies—Walter E. Williams, George Mason University, DN 12/9/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350160/Dishonest-global-warming-scientists-feeding-us-lies.html?pg=2

84.  Coal power—Tribune editorial, SLT 12/8/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13954315

85.  The EPA, Congress and greenhouse gases—New York Times Editorial, SLT 12/8/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13953463

86.  Copenhagen and the new American reality—Randy Udall, Writers on the Range, SLT 12/8/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13953462

87.  Why the climate talks will be a disaster—Bill McKibben, TomDispatch.com, Salon.com 12/7/09

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/12/07/copenhagen/index.html?source=newsletter

88.  They don’t come greener than Obama—Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Der Spiegel, Salon.com 12/7/09

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/12/07/green_president/index.html?source=newsletter

89.  Obama’s Copenhagen present—Andrew Leonard, Salon.com 12/7/09

http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2009/12/07/the_big_global_warming_stick/index.html?source=newsletter

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