Roundup Tuesday January 12, 2010

1.  Judge declines to step aside in mink-release case—Pamela Manson, Salt Lake Tribune 1/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14172641

2.  Hearing on proposed Utah nuke plant zeroes in on water needs—Christopher Smart, Salt Lake Tribune 1/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14172842

3.  Wyoming cites Sinclair for refinery spill—Mead Gruver, AP, Salt Lake Tribune 1/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14171544

4.  Becker to talk about ‘livability’ in Tuesday’s State of City address—Aaron Falk, Deseret News 1/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357752/Becker-to-talk-about-livability-in-Tuesdays-State-of-City-address.html

5.  Bad air over Wasatch Front to continue through Wednesday—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News 1/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357744/Bad-air-over-Wasatch-Front-to-continue-through-Wednesday.html

6.  State aims to protect Utah farmland—Josh Smith, Deseret News 1/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357795/State-aims-to-protect-Utah-farmland.html

7.  Water hearing today for proposed Emery County nuclear plant—Deseret News 1/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357155/Water-hearing-today-for-proposed-Emery-County-nuclear-plant.html

8.  Northern Utah water outlook is dismal—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News 1/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357790/Northern-Utah-water-outlook-is-dismal.html

9.  Bird-plane collisions may pass 10,000, a first—Joan Lowy, Ted Bridis, AP, Deseret News 1/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357933/Bird-plane-collisions-may-pass-10000-a-first.html

10.  Commission denies wind ordinance—Jennifer Weaver, St. George Spectrum 1/12/10

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20100112/NEWS01/100112007/Commission+denies+wind+ordinance

11.  Cuts force shuttering of parks—Casey Newton, The Arizona Republic 1/12/10

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2010/01/12/20100112stateparks0112.html

12.  Gov takes protest to D.C.—Jeremy Pelzer, Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) 1/12/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_14d91d2b-25f5-5150-80e4-7dddafd65371.html

13.  Ford says it will sell an electric Focus next year—Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times 1/12/10

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ford-focus12-2010jan12,0,4371346.story

14.  Vancouver engineers its own urban dream—Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times 1/12/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-vancouverism12-2010jan12,0,3186139.story

15.  Common herbicide might affect frogs—Margaret Shapiro, The Washington Post 1/12/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/11/AR2010011103384.html

16.  States want delay on emission rules—Stephen Power, Ian Talley, The Wall Street Journal 1/12/10

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126317107565923971.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

17.  US eyes new nuclear plants in climate battle—Jeff Mason, Reuters 1/12/10

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKN1115335020100112

18.  Talk of sustainability was everywhere at consumer electronics show—Leslie Berliant, SolveClimate.com 1/12/10

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100112/talk-sustainability-was-everywhere-consumer-electronics-show

19.  As the crow flies, Tokyo battles avian pest—Louisa Lim, NPR 1/12/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122291084

20.  Pacific islanders bid to stop Czech coal plant—Reuters 1/12/10

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/01/12/world/international-uk-czech-coal-micronesia.html?_r=1

21.  Aviation and shipping emissions after Copenhagen—EurActiv.com 1/12/10

http://www.euractiv.com/en/transport/aviation-shipping-emissions-copenhagen/article-188767

22.  How the big freeze has brought some unusual visitors (UK)—Stephen Moss, The Guardian 1/12/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/12/big-freeze-wildlife

23.  Lundy Island becomes England’s first marine conservation zone—Press Association, The Guardian 1/12/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/12/lundy-island-marine-conservation-zone

24.  Bad air drags on, but there’s hope—Judy Fahys, Salt Lake Tribune 1/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14166153

25.  County is ready to dismiss roads lawsuit—Patty Henetz, Salt Lake Tribune 1/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14169959

26.  Iron County works on wind law—Mark Havnes, Salt Lake Tribune 1/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14169960

27.  Bill aims to protect Utah’s farmlands—Dawn House, Salt Lake Tribune 1/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14169403

28.  Rare arctic sea bird spotted at Glen Canyon—AP, Deseret News 1/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357689/Rare-arctic-sea-bird-spotted-at-Glen-Canyon.html

29.  Activists, officials take on puppy mills—AP, Deseret News 1/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357642/Activists-officials-take-on-puppy-mills.html

30.  Spain hopes to halt peat fire by flooding park—Harold Heckle, AP, Deseret News 1/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357617/Spain-hopes-to-halt-peat-fire-by-flooding-park.html

31.  Farmers fight back against animal rights groups—Shannon Dininny, AP, Deseret News 1/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357690/Farmers-fight-back-against-animal-rights-groups.html

32.  Deal signed to protect ancient art in Utah canyon—Mike Stark, AP, Native American Times 1/11/10

http://nativetimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2869:deal-signed-to-protect-ancient-art-in-utah-canyon&catid=56&Itemid=32

33.  SUWA:  Dust storms causing climate change—UtahPolicy.com 1/11/10

http://utahpolicy.com/featured_article/suwa-dust-storms-causing-climate-change

34.  1973:  The year environmental filmmaking was born—Karl Burkart, Mother Nature Network, San Louis Obispo tribune (California) 1/11/10

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/environment/story/984610.html

35.  An earth-sheltered house takes shape on a coastal hillside—Ruth Mullen, The Oregonian 1/11/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2010/01/an_earth-sheltered_house_takes.html

36.  Steelhead returning to northwest Oregon streams in large numbers—Matthew Preusch, The Oregonian 1/11/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2010/01/steelhead_returning_to_northwe.html

37.  Damaged coral reefs can recover in marine reserves, study finds—Scott Learn, The Oregonian 1/11/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2010/01/damaged_coral_reefs_can_recove.html

38.  Is California’s new green building code green enough?—Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times 1/11/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/01/green-building-code-california.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+(Greenspace)

39.  California cap-and-trade:  A political gamble?—Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times 1/11/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/01/cap-and-trade-california.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+(Greenspace)

40.  Green guide to electronics is disputed, but influential—Tom Zeller Jr., The New York Times 1/11/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/11/business/energy-environment/11green.html

41.  Montana oversight panel blocks greenhouse gas rules—Matt Gouras, AP/Great Falls Tribune, Greenwire 1/11/10

http://www.eenews.net/Greenwire/2010/01/11/9/

42.  Seeking sustainability, finding skeptics at the American Farm Bureau meeting—Tyler Falk, Grist.org 1/11/10

http://www.grist.org/article/seeking-sustainability-finding-skeptics-at-american-farm-bureau-meeting/

43.  Industrial farming head just says ‘no’ to call for civility—Tom Laskawy, Grist.org 1/11/10

http://www.grist.org/article/industrial-farming-head-just-says-no-to-call-for-civility/

44.  Ford Fusion Hybrid wins 2010 Car of the Year, no green spin needed—Ashley Braun, Grist.org 1/11/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-01-11-ford-fusion-hybrid-wins-2010-car-of-the-year-no-green-spin/

45.  Not all ski slopes are environmentally equal, study concludes—Sindya N. Bhanoo, The New York times 1/11/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/science/12slopes.html?ref=earth

46.  Pope denounces failure at Copenhagen—Nicol Winfield, AP, Salon.com 1/11/10

http://www.salon.com/news/2010/01/11/eu_vatican_climate/index.html?source=newsletter

47.  Global cooling on the brain—Andrew Leonard, Salon.com 1/11/10

http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2010/01/11/global_cooling/index.html?source=newsletter

48.  Mann at center of climate e-mail controversy—Faye Flam, Philadelphia Inquirer, Greenwire 1/11/10

http://www.eenews.net/Greenwire/2010/01/11/7/

49.  Yucca haunts admin’s lagging efforts on study panel—Katherine Ling, Greenwire 1/11/10

http://www.eenews.net/Greenwire/2010/01/11/2/

50.  Small businesses see devil in details of EPA emissions ruling—Robin Bravender, Greenwire 1/11/10

http://www.eenews.net/Greenwire/2010/01/11/1/

51.  E-The Environmental Magazine celebrates 20th anniversary with new design, new directions—PR Newswire 1/11/10

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/e—the-environmental-magazine-celebrates-20th-anniversary-with-new-design-new-directions-81140502.html

52.  The EPA, science and mountaintop mining—Matthew Berger, SolveClimate.com 1/11/10

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100111/epa-science-and-mountaintop-mining

53.  Bell Labs launches global effort to make internet 1,000 times greener by 2015—Stacy Feldman, SolveClimate.com 1/11/10

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100111/bell-labs-launches-global-effort-make-internet-1-000-times-greener-2015

54.  Cap-and-trade, California style:  Who gets the  money?—SolveClimate Staff, SolveClimate.com 1/11/10

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100111/cap-and-trade-california-style-who-gets-money

55.  Next 40 years key for climate change:  Study—AFP, Yahoo News 1/11/10

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/climatewarmingus

56.  Environmental groups threaten to sue Massey Energy—Tim Huber, AP, Yahoo News 1/11/10

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_massey_lawsuit_west_virginia;_ylt=App0zVRCPFwbICm4r9bewmppl88F;_ylu=X3oDMTM2ZXNtdDdwBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMTExL3VzX21hc3NleV9sYXdzdWl0X3dlc3RfdmlyZ2luaWEEcG9zAzE0BHNlYwN5bl9wYWdpbmF0ZV9zdW1tYXJ5X2xpc3QEc2xrA2Vudmlyb25tZW50YQ–

57.  World’s biodiversity ‘crisis’ needs action, says UN—Richard Black, BBC News 1/11/10

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8449506.stm

58.  Arctic tern’s epic journey mapped—Jonathan Amos, BBC News 1/11/10

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8451908.stm

59.  White House climate advisor offers hope after Copenhagen—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian 1/11/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/11/copenhagen-emissions-obama-climate

60.  How will the snow and ice affect the public’s attitudes to climate change?—Ben Page, The Guardian 1/11/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/cif-green/2010/jan/11/snow-ice-climate-change

61.  9-Mile deal was long time coming—Patty Henetz, Salt Lake Tribune 1/10/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14111555

62.  Northern Utah air worst in nation—Lindsay Whitehurst, Salt Lake Tribune 1/10/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14162675

63.  Utah’s exotic species, the good, the bad and the ugly—Tom Wharton, Salt Lake Tribune 1/10/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14108536

64.  Utahns urged to get homes tested for radon gas—Carrie A. Moore, Deseret News 1/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705356649/Utahns-urged-to-get-homes-tested-for-radon-gas.html

65.  Researchers say Kennecott tailings pile is no longer a threat—Josh Smith, Deseret News 1/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357376/Researchers-say-Kennecott-tailings-pile-is-no-longer-a-threat.html

66.  Dirty air has Utahns fleeing—Sara Lenz, Deseret News 1/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357352/Dirty-air-has-Utahns-fleeing.html

67.  MAG official disputes EPA air quality proposal for Utah County—Sara Lenz, Deseret News 1/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357379/MAG-official-disputes-EPA-air-quality-proposal-for-Utah-County.html

68.  Sheryl Crow tries to ride to rescue of wild horses—Martin Griffith, Deseret News 1/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357481/Sheryl-Crow-tries-to-ride-to-rescue-of-wild-horses.html

69.  EPA sees Port Arthur as ‘environmental justice’ showcase—Dan Wallach, San Antonio Express 1/10/10

http://www.mysanantonio.com/livinggreensa/81087532.html

70.  Time of change for coal industry—Dustin Bleizeffer, Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) 1/10/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_c64e7471-008e-523f-86ce-141caa20a97f.html

71.  Freeze threatens Florida’s tropical fish—Damien Cave, The New York Times 1/10/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/11/us/11fish.html?ref=earth

72.  Teaching green, beyond recycling—Mireya Navarro, Sindya N. Bhanoo, The New York Times 1/10/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/11/nyregion/11green.html

73.  New rules for mining will impact caribou habitat—Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun (Canada) 1/10/10

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/rules+mining+will+impact+caribou+habitat/2426975/story.html

74.  The unintended ripples from the biomass subsidy program—Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post 1/10/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/09/AR2010010902023.html

75.  Return to small farms could help alleviate social and environmental crises—Max Ajl, SolveClimate.com 1/10/10

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100110/return-small-farms-could-help-alleviate-social-and-environmental-crises

76.  Irrational fears give nuclear power a bad name, says Oxford scientist—Alok Jha, Sarah Boseley, The Guardian 1/10/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/10/nuclear-power-irrational-fears

77.  Is Washington’s orca baby boom a fluke?—George Tibbits, AP, Deseret News 1/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357325/Is-Washingtons-orca-baby-boom-a-fluke.html

78.  US Fish and Wildlife misses deadline on jaguar recovery plan—Susan Montoya Bryan, AP, The Arizona Republic 1/9/10

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2010/01/09/20100109jaguar.html

79.  Dairy gold vanishes—Phil Ferolito, Yakima Herald-Republic 1/9/10

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2010/01/09/dairy-gold-vanishes

80.  US bird listing to hit energy, wind industries—Reuters 1/9/10

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60643G20100107

81.  Garrett to allow Uluru climbs—Lindsay Murdoch, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) 1/9/10

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/garrett-to-allow-uluru-climbs-20100108-lyvi.html

82.  Activists decry coyote-hunting tournament in Nevada—Martin Griffith, AP, Salt Lake Tribune 1/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14150431

83.  Becker to push for ‘livability’ for rest of term—Derek P. Jensen, Salt Lake Tribune 1/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14151080

84.  Utah Farm Bureau launches counterattack on ‘eco-propaganda’—Dawn House, Salt Lake Tribune 1/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14151675

85.  Questions raised about depleted uranium safety—Judy Fahys, Salt Lake Tribune 1/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14152071

86.  Herbert pulling back on water deal—Patty Henetz, Salt Lake Tribune 1/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14152206

87.  Snowbird discounting passes on ‘red air days’—Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune 1/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14149418

88.  Outdoors reading:  Learn about John Muir—Salt Lake Tribune 1/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14126147

89.  American Indian energy interns sought—Lee Davidson, Deseret News 1/8/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705356803/American-Indian-energy-interns-sought.html

90.  Fundraiser planned for Jordan River—Rebecca Palmer, Deseret News 1/8/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357158/Fundraiser-planned-for-Jordan-River.html

91.  Ruby pipeline project up for public comment—Deseret News 1/8/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357053/Ruby-pipeline-project-up-for-public-comment.html

92.  Where did San Francisco Bay’s sea lions go?  Try Oregon Coast—Jeff Barnard, AP, Deseret News 1/8/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357061/Where-did-San-Francisco-Bays-sea-lions-go-Try-Oregon-Coast.html

93.  Obama pushes for cash for green jobs—AP, Deseret News 1/8/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357038/Obama-pushes-for-cash-for-green-jobs.html

94.  EPA changes to test county—Keith Rogers, Las Vegas Review-Journal 1/8/10

http://www.lvrj.com/news/epas-changes-to-test-county-80983987.html

95.  EPA increases burden on Denver to reduce smog—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 1/8/10

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14145585

96.  Agency’s push for tougher ozone rules would go beyond big cities—Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic 1/8/10

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/01/08/20100108air-ozone0108.html

97.  Turner bid for Yellowstone bison draws protests—Matthew Brown, AP, The Missoulian (Montana) 1/8/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_f982489c-fc5d-11de-9049-001cc4c002e0.html

98.  Historic ranch becomes preserve—Jeff Gearino, Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) 1/8/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_166bf9f7-dd4d-5e13-9ef9-9fcae6e0857f.html

99.  Coalition for Common Sense joins fight for motorized use—Karl Puckett, Great Falls Tribune (Montana) 1/8/10

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100108/NEWS01/1080320/1002/Coalition-for-Common-Sense-joins-fight-for-motorized-use

100.  Bighorns versus cattle—Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times 1/8/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/09/AR2010010902023.html

101.  EPA proposes nation’s strictest smog limits ever—Jim Tankersley, Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times 1/8/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-epa-smog-rules8-2010jan08,0,7163115.story

102.  EPA proposes stricter limits on smog pollutants—Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post 1/8/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2010/01/07/ST2010010702425.html?hpid=moreheadlines

103.  China tries a new tack to go solar—Keith Bradsher, The New York Times 1/8/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/09/business/energy-environment/09solar.html?ref=earth

104.  Dispute over ‘fracking’ for natural gas—Talk of the Nation 1/8/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122362623

105.  Stashing carbon dioxide in rocks—Talk of the Nation 1/8/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122362619

106.  Tide of Arab-Turk tension rises amid water shortage (Part 2)—Deborah Amos, NPR 1/8/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122365133

107.  China kept tainted milk secret—Gillian Wong, AP, Salon.com 1/7/10

http://www.salon.com/food/2010/01/07/as_china_tainted_milk/index.html?source=newsletter

108.  EPA replacing Bush smog limit—Dina Cappiello, AP, Salon.com 1/7/10

http://www.salon.com/news/2010/01/07/us_epa_smog/index.html?source=newsletter

Commentary

109.  Breathing poison—Editorial, Salt Lake Tribune 1/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14171535

110.  Energy efficiency—Editorial, Salt Lake Tribune 1/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14165293

111.  Should Segways motor in our cycle lanes?—Peter Walker, The Guardian 1/11/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2010/jan/11/segways-bike-lane

112.  Science must end climate confusion—Richard Betts, BBC News 1/11/10

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8451756.stm

113.  Prairie dogs—Editorial, Salt Lake Tribune 1/10/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14162079

114.  EPA should consider air changes carefully—Editorial, Deseret News 1/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357130/EPA-should-consider-air-changes-carefully.html

115.  New mining rules 33 years in making—Editorial, The Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky) 1/10/10

http://www.kentucky.com/editorials/story/1089572.html

116.  Many myths in wild horse management debate—Robert V. Abbey, Director, BLM, Salt Lake Tribune 1/9/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14150996

117.  Air cleanup—Editorial, Salt Lake Tribune 1/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14151785

118.  Score two for the environment—Editorial, Los Angeles Times 1/8/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-environment8-2010jan08,0,562474.story

119.  Snow job leads to a reporter’s exit—Bob Berwyn, Writers on the Range, High Country News 1/5/10

http://www.hcn.org/wotr/snow-job-leads-to-a-reporters-exit

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