Roundup Tuesday January 19, 2010

1.  Obama faces emissions U-turn with new Congress challenge—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (UK) 1/19/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/19/obama-emissions-congress-murkowski

2.  Extreme migrations spell safety for Arctic shorebirds—Nell Greenfield Boyce, NPR 1/19/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122550556

3.  Advocates push for a no-car day Wednesday—Laura Hancock, DN 1/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705359339/Advocates-push-for-a-no-car-day-Wednesday.html

4.  What’s in a cigarette?  FDA to study ingredients—Michael Felberbaum, AP, DN 1/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705359468/Whats-in-a-cigarette-FDA-to-study-ingredients.html

5.  Utah raising money to save pets in Haiti—Elaine Jarvik, DN 1/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705359393/Utahn-raising-money-to-save-pets-in-Haiti.html

6.  Researchers report Yellowstone earthquake swarm—AP, SLT 1/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14221536

7.  Simple Green:  China’s development strategy—Ann Danylkiw, SolveClimate.com 1/18/10

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100118/simple-green-china-s-development-strategy

8.  Lucy Wisdom obituary (Orangutan activist)—Anne Boston, The Guardian (UK) 1/18/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/18/lucy-wisdom-obituary

9.  Shell faces shareholder revolt over Canadian tar sands project—Terry Macalister, The Guardian (UK) 1/18/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jan/18/shell-shareholders-fury-tar-sands

10.  Pants for progress:  Chinese climate protesters strip off on train—Jonathan Watts, The Guardian (UK) 1/18/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/18/chinese-campaigners-pants-train

11.  UN panel’s glacier warning is criticized as exaggerated—Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times 1/18/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/19/science/earth/19climate.html?ref=earth

12.  A Pacific Island challenge to European air pollution—James Kanter, The New York Times 1/18/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/19/business/global/19power.html

13.  Early closure of Oregon’s only coal-fired power plant has national implications—Stacy Feldman, SolveClimate.com 1/18/10

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100118/early-closure-oregons-only-coal-fired-power-plant-has-national-implications

14.  Rock layers trap Exxon Valdez oil, study finds—AP, Los Angeles Times 1/18/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-exxon-valdez18-2010jan18,0,2370930.story

15.  Wal-Mart completes a megawatt solar project in Apple Valley (California)—Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times 1/18/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/01/walmart-completes-1-megawatt-solar-project-in-apple-valley.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+(Greenspace)

16.  US will credit light rail and streetcars for environmental, economic, livability benefits—Dylan Rivera, The Oregonian 1/18/10

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

17.  Oregon biologists start DNA study on rare weasel—AP, The Oregonian 1/18/10

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

18.  Oregon coast spotters count hundreds of migrating whales—Lori Tobias, The Oregonian 1/18/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/01/oregon_coast_spotters_count_hu.html

19.  Activist Tim DeChristopher seeks candidate to challenge Jim Matheson—Josh Smith, DN 1/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705358289/Activist-Tim-DeChristopher-seeks-candidate-to-challenge-Jim-Matheson.html

20.  FDA debates tougher cancer warning on tanning beds—Lauran Neergaard, AP, DN 1/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705359390/FDA-debates-tougher-cancer-warning-on-tanning-beds.html

21.  Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan pushes for aquarium instead of Broadway-style theater—Rebecca Palmer, DN 1/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705358886/Sandy-Mayor-Tom-Dolan-pushes-for-aquarium-instead-of-Broadway-style-theater.html

22.  Judge denies William James Viehl’s motion in South Jordan mink farm case—Emiley Morgan, DN 1/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705358006/Judge-denies-William-James-Viehls-motion-in-South-Jordan-mink-farm-case.html

23.  UDOT to kick off $8M Davis County study on ‘Legacy North’—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 1/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705358069/UDOT-to-kick-off-8M-Davis-County-study-on-Legacy-North.html

24.  Navajo leaders OK Big Boquillas Ranch wind energy deal—DN 1/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705359276/Navajo-leaders-OK-Big-Boquillas-Ranch-wind-energy-deal.html

25.  Juab County animal rendering plant plagued by fines, family squabbles—Paul Koepp, DN 1/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705359264/Juab-County-animal-rendering-plant-plagued-by-fines-family-squabbles.html

26.  Land scars, memories still fresh 5 years after flood—Mark Havnes, SLT 1/18/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14212228

27.  Experts:  Egypt’s wall will destroy Gaza’s aquifer—Ma’an News Agency 1/17/10

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=254812

28.  Chief constable accused of undermining power station protest—Rob Evans, Paul Lewis, The Guardian (UK) 1/17/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/17/policing-kingsworth-climate-camp-protest

29.  Greenpeace to build £14M flagship—John Vidal, The Observer, The Guardian (UK) 1/17/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/17/greenpeace-builds-new-rainbow-warrior

30.  EU nations spar over climate policy after UN summit deadlock—Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg Business Week 1/17/10

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-01-17/eu-nations-spar-over-climate-policy-after-un-summit-deadlock.html

31.  Therapists report increase in green disputes—Leslie Kaufman, The New York Times 1/17/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/18/science/earth/18family.html?ref=earth

32.  How can a road be green?  Analysts say they have found a way—Dylan Rivera, The Oregonian 1/17/10

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

33.  Oregon held to account for failing to protect coastal waterways—Matthew Preusch, The Oregonian 1/17/10

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

34.  Ted Turner’s bid for Yellowstone bison stokes wildlife debate—Matthew Brown, AP, DN 1/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705359155/Ted-Turners-bid-for-Yellowstone-bison-stokes-wildlife-debate.html

35.  Hogle Zoo event to kick off ‘Year of the Tiger’—DN 1/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705358777/Hogle-Zoo-event-to-kick-off-Year-of-the-Tiger.html

36.  Utah appeals decision on radioactive waste from Italy—Judith Kohler, AP, DN 1/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705358570/Utah-appeals-decision-on-radioactive-waste-from-Italy.html

37.  Readers hurl rocks at column on rock art—Lee Benson, DN 1/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705359101/Readers-hurl-rocks-at-column-on-rock-art.html

38.  What happens to polar bears as Arctic ice shrinks?—Guy Raz, NPR 1/16/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122650964

39.  The Pulse:  Forget the scarf, but think about the frogs—Jessica Reaves, Chicago News Cooperative, The New York Times 1/16/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/us/17cncpulse2.html?ref=earth

40.  A clear coating, with green applications—Anne Eisenberg, The New York Times 1/16/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/business/17novel.html?ref=earth

41.  Bisphenol A:  Should there be laws?—Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times 1/16/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/01/bpa-bisphenol-baby-bottles-fda-chemicals.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+(Greenspace)

42.  Maryland to sue Mirant over water pollution from fly ash—AP, The Baltimore Sun 1/16/10

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-md.briefs162jan16,0,4721017.story

43.  Salt Lake businesses begin glass recycling—Aaron Falk, DN 1/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705358796/Salt-Lake-businesses-begin-glass-recycling.html

44.  Renewable energy incubator operating—DN 1/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705358916/Renewable-energy-incubator-operating.html

45.  Sierra Club supports mustang roundup in Nevada—AP, SLT 1/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14207003

46.  Largest load of uranium tailings shipped from Moab—AP, SLT 1/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14209240

47.  Don’t trust a bureaucrat with your mercury—Paul Rolly, SLT 1/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14209392

48.  Animal expert plans 10-day Vegas stay with snakes—AP, SLT 1/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14206894

49.  Australian water crisis offers clues for California—Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times 1/15/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/01/australian-water-crisis-provides-clues-for-california-at-gday-usa.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+(Greenspace)

50.  Climate advocates on the defensive as Congress returns—Matthew Berger, SolveClimate.com 1/15/10

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100115/climate-advocates-defensive-congress-returns

51.  California oil company under scrutiny in Alaska—Geoff Mohan, Los Angeles Times 1/15/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/01/australian-water-crisis-provides-clues-for-california-at-gday-usa.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+(Greenspace)

52.  Environmentalits:  Richardson leaves green legacy—Susan Montoya Bryan, AP, Las Cruces Sun-News (New Mexico) 1/15/10

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_14200629

53.  Wyoming BLM reports sharp decline in oil, gas drilling permits—Mead Gruver, AP, The Washington Examiner 1/15/10

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/economy/81697142.html

54.  BLM fast-tracks Nevada renewable projects—Reno Gazette-Journal 1/15/10

http://www.rgj.com/article/20100115/BIZ/1150395/1003/CARSON/BLM-fast-tracks-Nevada-renewable-projects

55.  UDOT, state senator Karen Morgan differ on HOV-lane alternatives—Laura Hancock, DN 1/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705358565/UDOT-state-senator-Karen-Morgan-differ-on-HOV-lane-alternatives.html

56.  Judge voids landmark California water agreement—AP, SLT 1/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14199714

57.  Montana wolf attacks spike in ’09, sparking backlash—Matthew Brown, AP, SLT 1/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14199713

58.  Kennecott tailings pose no threat to homes—Jeremiah Stettler, SLT 1/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14200171

59.  Foundation gives Park City nature preserve to USU—Brian Maffly, SLT 1/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14202864

60.  Eleven SLC businesses engaged in curbside glass recycling—Dawn House, SLT 1/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14201245

61.  New American Girl doll encourages girls to get outdoors—Brett Prettyman, SLT 1/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14182338

Commentary

62.  Step up, help avert climate disaster—Brian Moench, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, DN 1/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705359405/Step-up-help-avert-climate-disaster.html

63.  Utah has battled bad-air problems for many decades—Jay Evensen, DN 1/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705358832/Utah-has-battled-bad-air-problems-for-many-decades.html?pg=2

64.  Snake valley pumping very hard to monitor—John D. Bredehoeft, SLT 1/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14202904

65.  Climate:  Copenhagen’s useful failure—Bjorn Lomborg, The Washington Post, SLT 1/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14202758

66.  Mythmaking on both sides of wild horse issue—Willis Lamm, Alliance of Wild Horse Advocates, SLT 1/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14200871

67.  10 reasons not to give Utah water to Nevada—Ruppert Steele, Terry Marasco, Brian Moench, SLT 1/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14201199

68.  Farm Bureau spreads it on thick—Casey Jones, SLT 1/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14202799

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