Roundup Tuesday January 26, 2010

1.  Davis residents upset about proposed express bus cuts—Laura Hancock, DN 1/26/10

2.  1,271 tiny earthquakes shake Yellowstone—AP, DN 1/26/10

3.  Politics ensnares Idaho water bill—Erika Bolstad, The Idaho Statesman 1/26/10

4.  Mystery surrounds fate of sage grouse:  Agencies could list bird by next month (Idaho)—Nate Poppino, Twin Falls Times-News 1/26/10

5.  Too controversial to change:  Critics push ways to improve the ESA, but politics block major reform (Idaho)—Nate Poppino, Twin Falls Times-News 1/26/10

6.  Rehberg touts wilderness ‘phase in’ (Montana)—Nick Gevock, The Montana Standard 1/26/10

7.  Environment:  Seattle Tilth— (Seattle) 1/26/10

8.  Sequestration plant study goes public—Jeff Gearino, Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) 1/26/10

9.  Turning down the heat caused by meat with Peter Singer— 1/26/10

10.  If polls say ‘yes’ to a climate bill, why do lawmakers say ‘maybe’?—Alex Kaplun, ClimateWire, The New York Times 1/26/10

11.  Wind power grows 39% for the year—Jad Mouawad, The New York Times 1/26/10

12.  Methane causes vicious cycle in global warming—Richard Harris, NPR 1/26/10

13.  IPCC denies newspaper claim that it overstated costs of natural disasters—James Randerson, The Guardian (UK) 1/26/10

14.  WWF nets Marks & Spencer commitment to sustainable fishing—Rebecca Smithers, The Guardian (UK) 1/26/10

15.  Chinese legal experts call for ban on eating cats and dogs—Jonathan Watts, The Guardian (UK) 1/26/10

16.  Green River nuclear power proposal sparks big questions—Christopher Smart, SLT 1/25/10

17.  More melamine-tainted milk products found in China—AP, DN 1/25/10

18.  Nuclear foe targets Utah senators in test ban fight—Paul Koepp, DN 1/25/10

19.  Feds drowning in demand for nuclear power licenses—Judy Pasternak, McClatchy Newspapers, Tri-City Herald (Washington State) 1/25/10

20.  Wyo coal sustains U.S. economy, UW study says—Dustin Bleizeffer, Casper Star-Tribune 1/25/10

21.  Congress, courts shape the act we know today (ESA)—Nate Poppino, Twin Falls Times-News (Idaho) 1/25/10

22.  ExxonMobil, two others seek oil-shale leases (Colorado, Utah)—Dennis Webb, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel 1/25/10

23.  BLM releases study on innovative gas plant—Jeff Gearino, Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) 1/25/10

24.  The government’s deadly mustang roundups—Jen Phillips, Mother Jones 1/25/10

25.  Black lawmakers fight to change tax code for Haiti, environmental justice–Redding News Review 1/25/10

26.  API:  Proposed EPA ozone limits harm oil, gas production—John-Laurent Tronche, Fort Worth Business Press (Texas) 1/25/10

27.  Another State of the Union speech looms, but climate activists want action—Christa Marshall, Climatewire, The New York Times 1/25/10

28.  Senate Dems build case to include clean energy, solar in jobs bill—Katherine Ling, Greenwire, The New York Times 1/25/10

29.  The ozone hole is mending.  Now for the ‘but’—Sindya N. Bhanoo, The New York Times 1/25/10

30.  Sites to refuel electric cars gain a big dose of funds—Nelson D. Schwartz, The New York Times 1/25/10

31.  Shell puts oil sands expansion on back burner—Dave Cooper, Canwest News Service, Toronto Financial Post (Canada) 1/25/10

32.  Power-draining desal plants to tap $1bn environmental fund—Natasha Bita, The Australian 1/25/10

33.  Fears Barack Obama will omit climate change from State of Union speech—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (UK) 1/25/10

34.  Chief of U.N. climate panel moves past error—The Washington Post, DN 1/24/10

35.  ‘Tiger summit’ aims to halt critical decline—Michael Casey, AP, DN 1/24/10

36.  Farmer’s widow wants to keep farm going—AP, DN 1/24/10

37.  Crews try to protect wildlife from Texas oil spill—Schuyler Dixon, AP, DN 1/24/10

38.  Coast Guard:  Oil spill in Texas waterway contained—Juan A. Lozano, AP, DN 1/24/10

39.  China to rich nations:  Hand out climate money now—Ashok Sharma, AP, DN 1/24/10

40.  Utah legislature 2010:   Water issues inundate Capitol Hill—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 1/24/10

41.  North Ogden lawmaker Allen Christensen says wandering wolves not welcome—Mike Stark, AP, DN 1/24/10

42.  WildEarth Guardians pushes for Gila Monster protection in Utah—AP, DN 1/24/10

43.  Endangered species clashes:  far from extinct—Nate Poppino, Twin Falls Times-News (Idaho) 1/24/10

44.  Hanford among Manhattan Project sites being considered for national park status—AP, The Oregonian 1/24/10

45.  Global warming will require changes at northwest dams—Matthew Preusch, The Oregonian 1/24/10

46.  Group puts Medicine Bow Forest wood to work—Bridget Manley, Rawlins Daily Times, Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) 1/24/10

47.  Prairie burning forces Kansas lawmakers to find a balancing act—David Klepper, Kansas City Star 1/24/10

48.  Pregnant Mare Rescue steps up fundraising, creates board of directors—Laura Copeland, Santa Cruz Sentinel (California) 1/24/10

49.  BLM to auction steam beneath Chalk Creek Valley landowners (Colorado)—Mark Jaffe, The Denver Post 1/24/10

50.  Roseburg BLM to bring owls, logging to table (Oregon)—DD Bixby, The Douglas County News Review 1/24/10

51.  Basic environment ministers come out in support of IPCC—Press Trust of India 1/24/10

52.  Climate change opens up Arctic for undersea cable—Dan Joling, AP, SLT 1/23/10

53.  Everyday organic:  Countertop carrot crop—MaryJane Butters, SLT 1/23/10

54.  UN panel chief won’t quit for Himalayan melt error—Ashok Sharma, AP, DN 1/23/10

55.  Hogle Zoo’s World of the Wildart exhibition starts Jan. 30—DN 1/23/10

56.  Bill aims to save wilderness areas—Mike Cipra, The San Bernardino Sun (California) 1/23/10

57.  Judge denies horse advocates’ appeal (Montana)—Brett French, The Billings Gazette 1/23/10

58.  BLM criticized over mustang deaths in NV roundup—AP, San Jose Mercury News (California) 1/23/10

59.  Ed Begley Jr.:  Big green man—Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times 1/23/10,0,3695499.column

60.  Aussies hopping mad at govt stance on toad-busting—Kristen Gelineau, AP, The Washington Post 1/23/10

61.  Drilling at lowest level in 18 years (Canada)—Dan Healing, Calgary Herald 1/23/10

62.  Gov. Crist proposes $2.1 billion for environment (Florida)—Brian Skoloff, AP, 1/22/10

63.  More horses face abandonment in wake of economy—AP, The Maryland Daily Record (Baltimore) 1/22/10

64.  Gov’t roundup kills more wild horses as helicopter contractor runs foal so hard hooves destroyed and foal killed—In Defense of Animals 1/22/10

65.  Counties push for roads in Breaks—AP, Great Falls Tribune (Montana) 1/22/10

66.  Riverside East solar projects face red tape, delays—K. Kaufmann, The Desert Sun (California) 1/22/10

67.  Arizona intentionally snared last jaguar, study finds—Leslie Kaufman, The New York Times 1/22/10

68.  Copenhagen ‘fails forest people’—Mark Kinver, BBC News 1/22/10


69.  Farms are back—Editorial, SLT 1/26/10

70.  Big gulp (The Green River pipeline)—Editorial, SLT 1/25/10

71.  The clean, green desert—Editorial, San Francisco Chronicle 1/25/10\

72.  Welcome to Utah—Just don’t breathe—Eric C. Ewert, Professor of Geography, Weber State University, Ogden Standard Examiner 1/24/10

73.  Adler:  Myths overlook seriousness of unhealthy air—Robert W. Adler, Professor of Environmental Law, S.J. Quinney Law School, SLT 1/23/10

74.  Fowlke bill a good compromise on stream access—John H. Weis, SLT 1/22/10


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