Roundup Tuesday December 15, 2009

1.  Toyota to start selling plug-in hybrids in 2011—Combined News Services, SLT 12/15/09

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_13995999

2.  Exxon Mobil makes 30B bet on natural gas—Combined News Services, SLT 12/15/09

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_13995586

3.  Streetcars could pump more life into downtown Salt Lake City—Aaron Falk, DN 12/15/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351576/Streetcars-could-pump-more-life-into-downtown-Salt-Lake-City.html

4.  BLM backs Nevada wild-horse roundup—Sandra Chereb, AP, DN 12/15/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351591/BLM-backs-Nevada-wild-horse-roundup.html

5.  US-China showdown looms over climate talks—John Heilprin, AP, DN 12/15/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351691/US-China-showdown-looms-over-climate-talks.html

6.  Canada victim of hoax by climate activists—Michael Casey, AP, DN 12/15/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351617/Canada-victim-of-hoax-by-climate-activists.html

7.  Giant iceberg off Australia is breaking up—Kristen Gelineau, AP, DN 12/15/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351618/Giant-iceberg-off-Australia-is-breaking-up.html

8.  Tense atmosphere clouds UN talks—Arthur Max, AP, DN 12/15/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351619/Tense-atmosphere-clouds-UN-talks.html

9.  Energy department gives appliance makers 30 days to provide more accurate information—Steve Everly, McClatchy Newspapers, DN 12/15/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351721/Energy-Department-gives-appliance-makers-30-days-to-provide-more-accurate-information.html

10.  Yes Men pranksters suggest they’re not through picking on Canada—Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press, Google News 12/15/09

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iDpvK8aXGTg5F5VzcSEr0jB9AkSQ

11.  Who are the Yes Men, and why did they punk us at Copenhagen?—The Toronto Star, 12/15/09

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/738933–who-are-the-yes-men-and-why-did-they-punk-us-at-copenhagen

12.  Schwarzenegger calls for UN climate summit for cities—Agence France-Presse, Grist.org 12/15/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-12-15-un-climate-warming-schwarzenegger-schwarzenegger-calls-for-un-cl/

13.  Radiation from CT scans may raise cancer risk—Richard Knox, NPR 12/15/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121436092

14.  In one Brazilian farm town, reviving the forest—Juan Forero, NPR 12/15/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121095308

15.  Utah concerns have a small presence at world climate talks—Judy Fahys, SLT 12/14/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13986882

16.  Genola’s mayor-elect wants planned ATV trails away from orchards—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 12/14/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350688/Genolas-mayor-elect-wants-planned-ATV-trails-away-from-orchards.html

17.  EPA proposes settlement in Utah air quality case—AP, DN 12/14/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351541/EPA-proposes-settlement-in-Utah-air-quality-case.html

18.  Drilling may lead to re-opening Eureka mines—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 12/14/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351549/Drilling-may-lead-to-re-opening-Eureka-mines.html

19.  Wyoming gets supercomputer for climate studies—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, DN 12/14/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351459/Wyoming-gets-supercomputer-for-climate-studies.html

20.  Yellowstone magma plume 500 miles long—AP, DN 12/14/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351444/Yellowstone-magma-plume-500-miles-long.html

21.  Is 350 the magic climate number?—Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 12/14/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351438/Is-350-the-magic-climate-number.html

22.  Gore at climate talks:  Polar ice may go in 5 years—Charles J. Hanley, AP, DN 12/14/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351528/Gore-at-climate-talks-Polar-ice-may-go-in-5-years.html

23.  California aquifers seen rapidly losing water—Steve Gorman, Reuters, KUER 12/14/09

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1588897/US/California.aquifers.seen.rapidly.losing.water

24.  Underused drilling practices could avoid pollution—Wire News Sources, Herald de Paris 12/14/09

http://www.heralddeparis.com/underused-drilling-practices-could-avoid-pollution-2/66532

25.  Confirmed:  Yes Men behind prank of Canada at COP15—Katherine Goldstein, The Huffington Post 12/14/09

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/14/canada-gets-punkd-in-cope_n_390992.html

26.  Heading into the second week of Copenhagen…the arc of the negotiations—Jake Schmidt, Grist.org 12/14/09

http://www.grist.org/article/heading-into-the-second-week-of-copenhagenthe-arc-of-the-negotiations/

27.  Climate negotiators eye the ‘forgotten 50%’ of greenhouse gas pollutants—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 12/14/09

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-climate-emissions14-2009dec14,0,4164470.story

28.  Sen. Tester’s plan for wilderness, logging roils Big Sky country—Noelle Straub, Greenwire, The New York Times 12/14/09

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/12/14/14greenwire-sen-testers-plan-for-wilderness-logging-roils-b-4200.html

29.  Climate change poses threat to Columbian coast—Tom Gjelten, NPR 12/14/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121426071

30.  Copenhagen boycott averted; cash for trees on table—Christopher Joyce, NPR 12/14/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121432081

31.  Developing nations end boycott at UN climate talks—AP, NPR 12/14/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121405009

32.  Pentagon, CIA eye new threat:  Climate change—Tom Gjelten, NPR 12/14/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121352495

33.  Silver Valley’s next economic chapter:  Cleanup—Rocky Barker, The Idaho Statesman 12/14/09

http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/1008384.html

34.  Guzzlers create rift between agencies—Sandra Chereb, AP, Reno Gazette-Journal 12/14/09

http://www.rgj.com/article/20091214/NEWS/912140332/1321/NEWS/Guzzlers-create-rift-between-agencies

35.  Water concerns could dry up solar plans—K. Kaufmann, The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Ca.) 12/14/09

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20091214/NEWS07/912140314/Water+concerns+could+dry+up+solar+plans

36.  Sentencing for man who raided South Jordan mink farm may be delayed—Emiley Morgan, DN 12/13/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350991/Sentencing-for-man-who-raided-South-Jordan-mink-farm-may-be-delayed.html

37.  Poll shows fewer Utahns believe in global warming—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 12/13/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351166/Poll-shows-fewer-Utahns-believe-in-global-warming.html

38.  The push for 350:  Contradictions and carbon levels—Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 12/13/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351325/The-push-for-350-Contradictions-and-carbon-levels.html

39.  Climate pact will hurt US competitiveness, GOP says—AP, DN 12/13/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351222/Climate-pact-will-hurt-US-competitiveness-GOP-says.html

40.  BLM looks to raise fees at Little Sahara sand dunes—John Hollenhorst, KSL News 12/13/09

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9020064

41.  India flexible, but will not cut carbon emissions—Chetan Chauhan, Samar Halarnkar, Hindustan Times 12/13/09

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-cuts-differences-won-t-cut-emissions/H1-Article3-486146.aspx

42.  Eugene Mirman tackles the big issues…and climate—Eugene Mirman, Grist.org 12/13/09

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-12-13-eugene-mirman-copenhagen-protest-march/

43.  Denmark:  Nearly 1,000 climate protesters released—Karl Ritter, AP, Google News 12/13/09

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i9TuMrvrknh-ZXwqmZ2N-48kff3wD9CIAV2G0

44.  200 detained in crackdown on climate protest—Karl Ritter, AP, Google News 12/13/09

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i9TuMrvrknh-ZXwqmZ2N-48kff3wD9CIGCHO2

45.  Climate progress eludes ministers, protesters held—Anna Ringstrom, Richard Cowan, Reuters 12/13/09

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BC0S520091213

46.  No progress in Little Valley talks—David DeMille, St. George Spectrum 12/13/09

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20091213/NEWS01/912130324/1002/news01/No-progress-in-Little-Valley-talks

47.  Quichipa may be water source—Samantha Arnold, St. George Spectrum 12/13/09

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20091213/NEWS01/912130302/1002/news01/Quichipa-may-be-water-source

48.  Air quality alerts issued—SLT 12/12/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13984665

49.  Time to pay Utah Navajos what they are owed—Peg McEntee, SLT 12/12/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13985901

50.  Poor women being turned away from free cancer screenings—Valerie Bauman, AP, SLT 12/12/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13985452

51.  Tests show no invasive mussels in Utah waters—AP, DN 12/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351025/Tests-show-no-invasive-mussels-in-Utah-waters.html

52.  The number:  56%–Do Americans know where scientists stand on global warming?—DN 12/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351033/The-Number-56–2–Do-Americans-Know-Where-Scientists-Stand-on-Global-Warming.html

53.  Draft proposal reached on climate; hard bargaining to begin—John Heilprin, Arthur Max, AP, DN 12/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351048/Draft-proposal-reached-on-climate-hard-bargaining-to-begin.html

54.  600 detained at climate rally urging bold pact—John Heilprin, AP, DN 12/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351122/600-detained-at-climate-rally-urging-bold-pact.html

55.  Climate change science not faked, but not pretty—Seth Borenstein, Raphael Satter, Malcolm Ritter, AP, DN 12/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351090/Climate-change-science-not-faked-but-not-pretty.html

56.  Vitriol shows in climate scientist e-mails—AP, DN 12/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351091/Vitriol-shows-in-climate-scientist-e-mails.html

57.  Ken Salazar calls for high flows into the Colorado River—Felicia Fonseca, AP, DN 12/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351027/Ken-Salazar-calls-for-high-flows-into-the-Colorado-River.html

58.  Climate talks advance in Copenhagen amid protests—Karl Ritter, Arthur Max, AP, Google News 12/12/09

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i9TuMrvrknh-ZXwqmZ2N-48kff3wD9CHN6IO0

59.  Mystery volcano may have triggered mini ice age—NPR 12/12/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121377379

60.  Giant lobsters from rising greenhouse gases?—NPR 12/12/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121378547

61.  Rich nations slam climate draft as thousands protest—AP, NPR 12/12/09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121375491

62.  State board moves to set regulation threshold for CO2 greenhouse gases—Karl Puckett, Great Falls Tribune (Montana) 12/12/09

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20091212/NEWS01/912120301/1002/news01/State-board-moves-to-set-regulation-threshold-for-CO2-greenhouse-gases

63.  Commissioners suggest different kind of tour for Sheryl Crow—Dee Holzel, Silver Pinyon Journal (Nevada) 12/12/09

http://silverpinyon.com/government-a-politics/regional/203-commissioners-suggest-different-kind-of-tour-for-sheryl-crow

64.  Death of wild horses probed as possibly linked to roundup debate—AP, Las Vegas Review-Journal 12/12/09

http://www.lvrj.com/news/deaths-of-wild-horses-probed-as-possibly-linked-to-roundup-debate-79119622.html

65.  Count on the Audubon Christmas bird count—Brett Prettyman, SLT 12/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_13962632

66.  DEQ veteran retires—Judy Fahys, SLT 12/11/09

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13981148

67.  Hurdles remain even if climate deal is reached—Ravi Nessman, Rod McGuirk, AP, Google News 12/11/09

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5io6ILf3kYH6NzdNDMj9F9rIpClgQD9CH1P1O0

68.  “Copenhagen is about doing as little as possible”:  An interview with Dennis Meadows, whose 1972 book “The Limits of Growth” was an early warning of global crisis—Christian Schwagerl, Der Spiegel, Salon.com 12/11/09

http://www.salon.com/books/2009/12/11/copenhagen_limits_growth/index.html?source=newsletter

69.  What “Climate-gate”?  Majority supports cap-and-trade—Emily Holleman, Salon.com 12/11/09

http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2009/12/11/climate_poll/index.html?source=newsletter

70.  Senators unveil new climate bill draft—Ian Talley, The Wall Street Journal 12/11/09

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126048542176986445.html?mod=rss_Politics_And_Policy

71.  Mass. to continue trash incinerator moratorium—David Abel, The Boston Globe 12/11/09

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/12/mass_to_continu.html

72.  ‘A victory for the environment’—Rick Thomas, Shoshone News Press 12/11/09

http://www.shoshonenewspress.com/articles/2009/12/11/breaking_news/doc4b22790b25ae0941713067.txt

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

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

74.  How policymakers are confronting light pollution—Ross Chambless, KUER 12/10/09

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1587009/KUER.Local.News/How.Policymakers.are.Confronting.Light.Pollution

75.  FERC now looking at Kern River route—Melinda Williams, Davis County Clipper 12/10/09

http://www.clippertoday.com/pages/full_story/push?article-FERC+now+looking+at+Kern+River+route%20&id=5090666-FERC+now+looking+at+Kern+River+route&instance=news_special_coverage_right_column

76.  Hogan:  Biggest threat to agriculture is regulation—Sarah Miley, Tooele Transcript Bulletin 12/10/09

http://www.transcriptbulletin.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Hogan-+Biggest+threat+to+agriculture+is+regulation%20&id=5091333-Hogan-+Biggest+threat+to+agriculture+is+regulation&instance=secondary_stories_left_column

77.  US considers killing owls that migrated from Canada—Jeff Barnard, Toronto Globe and Mail 12/10/09

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/us-considers-killing-owls-that-migrated-from-canada/article1395342/

78.  US climate envoy’s good cop, bad cop roles—John M. Broder, The New York Times 12/10/09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/science/earth/11stern.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

79.  Asarco parent pays $1.79 billion in record environmental bankruptcy settlement—Environment News Service 12/10/09

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2009/2009-12-10-092.asp

80.  Mortal combat:  Tuvalu versus China—Andrew Leonard, Salon.com 12/10/09

http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2009/12/10/tuvalu_versus_china/index.html?source=newsletter

81.  Power to the people:  Ellensburg’s community solar park, the first of its kind in the country, is joining a ‘smart grid’—Leah Beth Ward, Yakima Herald-Republic (Washington) 12/10/09

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2009/12/10/power-to-the-people

82.  Canadian company claims rich gold find north of Glacier National Park, raising concerns—Michael Jamison, The Missoulian 12/10/09

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_3b052802-e543-11de-b73c-001cc4c002e0.html

83.  Phoenix joins 4 cities in push for bullet trains—Sean Holstege, The Arizona Republic 12/10/09

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2009/12/10/20091210bullettrain-cash.html

84.  Montana says wolf hunt worked, but lawsuit looms—Matthew Brown, AP, The Helena Independent Record 12/10/09

http://www.helenair.com/news/article_3420213c-e551-11de-90c1-001cc4c002e0.html

85.  BLM considers 100-mile ski/bike/foot race in White Mountains—Tim Mowry, Fairbanks News-Miner (Alaska) 12/10/09

http://newsminer.com/pages/full_story/push?article-BLM+considers+100-mile+ski-bike-foot+race+in+White+Mountains%20&id=5079571-BLM+considers+100-mile+ski-bike-foot+race+in+White+Mountains&instance=home_news_window_left_top_4

86.  Animal rights group has priorities for 2010—Adam Thomas, KSL News 12/9/09

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=8971084

87.  Box Elder says ‘bad-air’ designation unfair—Di Lewis, Ogden Standard-Examiner 12/9/09

http://www.standard.net/topics/environment/2009/12/08/box-elder-says-bad-air-designation-unfair

88.  US environment agency chief urges action now on climate change—Merle David Kellerhals Jr., AllAfrica.com 12/9/09

http://allafrica.com/stories/200912100749.html

89.  Alberta’s environment minister ‘proud to talk about’ oil sands—Toronto Star 12/9/09

http://www.thestar.com/news/sciencetech/environment/copenhagensummit/article/736410–alberta-s-environment-minister-proud-to-talk-about-oil-sands

90.  Government to settle suit over Indian land trusts—David A Fahrenthold, The Washington Post 12/9/09

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/08/AR2009120802549.html

91.  Huge Alaska oil spill blamed on ice plugs—Environment News Service 12/9/09

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2009/2009-12-09-094.asp

92.  EPA will review oil, gas pollution standards—Judith Kohler, AP, Casper Star-Tribune 12/9/09

http://www.trib.com/news/updates/article_f3ee5986-e4e1-11de-abc0-001cc4c03286.html

93.  Environmentalists oppose Denver project to divert more water from Western Slope—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 12/9/09

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_13956553

94.  Elk concerns halt gas drilling in NE Wyoming—Mead Gruver, AP, The Houston Chronicle 12/9/09

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6762206.html

95.  ‘Another massive power grab’:  Wyo delegation opposes change to Clean Water Act—Mead Gruver, AP, Casper Star-Tribune 12/9/09

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_be618f3b-a1e2-5d85-be10-203e6b72367f.html

96.  Asarco to exit Montana today—Eve Byron, The Helena Independent Record 12/9/09

http://www.helenair.com/news/article_b2570348-e490-11de-a25e-001cc4c03286.html

97.  New help for beetle fight—Jeff Gearino, Casper Star-Tribune 12/9/09

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_299bfd56-bb32-5851-80c8-c1439c5d8094.html

98.  Rethinking green:  Eat global, not local—Kevin Libin, The National Post (Canada) 12/8/09

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/copenhagen/story.html?id=2318164

99.  Running tells Land Board members burning Otter Creek coal will add to warming—Mike Dennison, The Missoulian (Montana) 12/8/09

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_b090d5d8-e478-11de-a101-001cc4c002e0.html

Commentary

100.  Stop uranium train—Tribune Editorial, SLT 12/15/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13995799

101.  EPA zealots ready to pounce while other threats ignored—Jay Ambrose, Scripps Howard News Service, DN 12/13/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350984/EPA-zealots-ready-to-pounce-while-other-threats-ignored.html

102.  Environmentalism has become the new socialism—Charles Krauthammer, DN 12/13/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350977/Environmentalism-has-become-the-new-socialism.html?pg=1

103.  NIMBYs are equal-opportunity naysayers—Judith Lewis, The Los Angeles Times, SLT 12/12/09

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13980710

104.  Global warming activists need to use science—Jonathan Gurwitz, San Antonio Express-News, DN 12/12/09

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350959/Global-warming-activists-need-to-use-science.html

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