Roundup Tuesday February 2, 2010

1.  Fifty-five countries pledge to cut greenhouse emissions—John Vidal, The Guardian (UK) 2/2/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/02/55-countries-greenhouse-emissions-pledge

2.  Climate scientist at centre of email row defends his research—Press Association, The Guardian (UK) 2/2/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/02/phil-jones-climate-scientist-hacked-email

3.  Brazil grants environmental licence for Belo Monte dam—Gary Duffy, BBC News 2/2/10

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8492577.stm

4.  Climate accord gets boost, but key elements still missing—Agence France-Presse, Grist.org 2/2/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-02-climate-accord-gets-boost-but-key-elements-still-missing/

5.  Obama talks about ‘clean coal’ and solar during YouTube Q&A—Tyler Falk, Grist.org 2/2/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-01-obama-on-why-he-supports-nuclear-and-coal/

6.  Kosher and halal meat is no safer or better for the environment than other meat—Nina Shen Rastogi, The Green Lantern, Slate, The Washington Post 2/2/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/01/AR2010020103209.html

7.  L.A. takes a shine to another Owens Valley product:  sun—Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times 2/2/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-owens-solar2-2010feb02,0,2677831.story

8.  US, China, others join Copenhagen accord on climate—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 2/2/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-climate-accord2-2010feb02,0,4597990.story

9.  Wind energy job growth isn’t blowing anyone away—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 2/2/10

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-green-jobs2-2010feb02,0,6156904.story

10.  Silverton’s heli-skiing’s thrills include dealing with avalanche danger—Jason Blevins, The Denver Post 2/2/10

http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_14313860

11.  Pneumonia confirmed in Upper Rock Creek bighorn sheep herd (Montana)—Rob Chaney, The Missoulian 2/2/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_499a2690-0f84-11df-bbc0-001cc4c002e0.html

12.  Support for wolf management bill splits along party lines—Whittney Evans, KCPW 2/2/10

http://kcpw.org/blog/local-news/2010-02-02/support-for-wolf-management-bill-splits-along-party-lines/

13.  Idaho closes another wolf hunting area—AP, SLT 2/2/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14317230

14.  Wyo. easement deal opens pronghorn migration route—AP, SLT 2/2/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14317244

15.  Man sentenced to prison in artifacts case—Linda Thomson, DN 2/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006338/Man-sentenced-to-prison-in-artifacts-case.html

16.  Soil Association confronts image of organic food as elitist and expensive—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 2/1/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/01/soil-association-organic-food-elitist

17.  Clean up your act, oilsands:  Environment Minister Prentice (Canada)—Jason Fekete, Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette 2/1/10

http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Clean+your+oilsands+Environment+Minister+Prentice/2509398/story.html

18.  Protect caribou in oil sands area, wilderness group pleads (Alberta)—Martin Mittelstaedt, Toronto Globe and Mail 2/1/10

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/protect-caribou-in-oils-sands-area-wilderness-group-pleads/article1452579/

19. Forest industry’s future looks green (Canada)—Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun 2/1/10

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Forest+industry+future+looks+green/2509865/story.html

20.  Digging into Obama’s 2011 budget on energy and the environment—David Roberts, Grist.org 2/1/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-01-digging-into-obamas-2011-budget/

21.  Obama’s 2011 Budget trims environment, fattens energy spending—Environment News Service 2/1/10

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2010/2010-02-01-02.html

22.  Countries submit emissions goals—John M. Broder, The New York Times 2/1/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/02/science/earth/02copenhagen.html?ref=science

23.  Blue whales are singing in a lower key—Jill Leovy, Los Angeles Times 2/1/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-whale1-2010feb01,0,6269463.story

24.  National environmental group brings second lawsuit against rail hub (Missouri)—Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star 2/1/10

http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1721160.html

25.  Feds plan more protection for jaguar, bird—Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic 2/1/10

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/02/01/20100201endangered0201.html

26.  Idaho, four other western states named in EPA lawsuit—Cynthia Sewell, The Idaho Statesman 2/1/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/environment/story/1064215.html

27.  Hunting initiative aims for access to wildlife (Montana)—Michael Babcock, Great Falls Tribune 2/1/10

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100201/NEWS01/2010301/1002/Hunting-initiative-aims-for-access-to-wildlife

28.  Proposal would eliminate funding for Yucca Mountain—Steve Tetreault, Las Vegas Review-Journal 2/110

http://www.lvrj.com/news/proposal-would-eliminate-funding-for-yucca-mountain-83230447.html

29.  Oregon could get two new wilderness areas—Kelly Bleyer, KBND News (Oregon) 2/1/10

http://www.yournews.com/copyroom/mynews.asp

30.  Senate passes bill governing collection of rainwater—Robert Gehrke, SLT 2/1/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14311871

31.  Poll:  Radioactive waste not welcome here—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/1/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14312334

32.  Bill would ask to delist wolf in Utah—Robert Gehrke, SLT 2/1/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14310875

33.  Obama hopes nuclear power can lift climate bill—Dina Cappiello, Matthew Daly, AP, DN 2/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006197/Obama-hopes-nuclear-power-can-lift-climate-bill.html

34.  Utah legislature:  Senate Demos howl at plan to remove wolves from list—Josh Smith, DN 2/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006377/Utah-Legislature-Senate-Demos-howl-at-plan-to-remove-wolves-from-list.html

35.  Utah scientists scan air for mercury sources—Mike Stark, AP, DN 2/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006208/Utah-scientists-scan-air-for-mercury-sources.html

36.  Herbie the elm’s rings may reveal climate data—David Sharp, AP, DN 2/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006181/Herbie-the-elms-rings-may-reveal-climate-data.html

37.  Artifacts dealer was paid $162,000—AP, DN 2/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006236/Artifacts-dealer-was-paid-162000.html

38.  Water vulnerable to climate change (Wyoming)—News Services, The Billings Gazette (Montana) 1/31/10

http://www.billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_319146b8-0ec7-11df-8703-001cc4c002e0.html

39.  Boardman coal-burning power plant may have a future after all:  biomass (Oregon)—Matthew Preusch, The Oregonian 1/31/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/01/coal-burning_power_plant_in_bo.html

40.  Environmental group challenges logging plans (California)—Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle 1/31/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/30/BAG31BOGTE.DTL

41.  Gas groups start filing for water rights (Colorado)—Katie Burford, The Durango Herald 1/31/10

http://durangoherald.com/sections/News/2010/01/31/Gas_groups_start_filing_for_water_rights/

42. Canal and records are best when open to public inspection—Allison Barlow Hess, Ogden Standard-Examiner 1/31/10

http://www.standard.net/topics/opinion/2010/01/31/canal-and-records-are-best-when-open-public-inspection

43.  Salt Lake City street lights go green to save energy—Maile Tua’one, Fox 13 Now 1/31/10

http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-salt-lake-city-street-lights-environmental,0,6164432.story?track=rss

44.  Documentary:  Strong views on Utah wilderness—Tom Wharton, SLT 1/31/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14303177

45.  Informant in artifact looting case paid $162,000—AP, DN 1/31/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14306418

46.  Animal control worker says ex-boss hostile to pets—Nate Carlisle, SLT 1/31/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14303064

47.  Great Salt Lake’s mercury source can’t hide forever—Mike Stark, AP, SLT 1/31/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14306402

48.  Obama pushes nuclear energy to boost climate bill—Dina Cappiello, Matthew Daly, AP, DN 1/31/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006078/Obama-pushes-nuclear-energy-to-boost-climate-bill.html

49.  Nature Conservancy buys Utah land to protect rare poppy—AP, DN 1/31/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700005929/Nature-Conservancy-buys-Utah-land-to-protect-rare-poppy.html

50.  Objections raised over Nine Mile Canyon agreement—DN 1/31/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700005906/Objections-raised-over-Nine-Mile-Canyon-agreement.html

51.  Eco travel:  Getting and going green—Terri Bennett, McClatchy Newspapers, DN 1/31/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700005714/Eco-travel-getting-and-going-green.html

52.  Environment-Asia:  Future of China’s tiger farms in the balance—Marwaan Macan-Markar, Inter Press Service News Agency 1/30/10

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=50166

53.  In Portland, growing vertical—William Yardley, The New York Times 1/30/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/us/31portland.html?ref=todayspaper

54.  In a toxic town, promises that a buyout will proceed—AP, The New York Times 1/30/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/us/31treece.html

55.  Chevron’s fight with Richmond intensifies—David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle 1/30/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/29/BUS51BNU1H.DTL

56.  Wyoming urges judge to end federal wolf management—Ben Neary, AP, SLT 1/30/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14301499

57.  A celebration in the shadow of the Deep Creeks—Peg McEntee, SLT 1/30/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14302364

58.  Everyday organic:  controlling household mold naturally—MaryJane Butters, SLT 1/30/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14281046

59.  Plans for off-road trail get mixed reviews from Payson residents—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 1/30/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705361764/Plans-for-off-road-trail-get-mixed-reviews-from-Payson-residents.html

60.  Utahns urged to take ‘Clean Air Challenge’—Aaron Falk, DN 1/30/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700005670/Utahns-urged-to-take-Clean-Air-Challenge.html

61.  Obama acts to ease way to construct reactors—Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times 1/29/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/30/science/earth/30nuke.html?ref=todayspaper

62.  Obama puts government on low-carbon diet—Michael Burnham, Greenwire, The New York Times 1/29/10

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/01/29/29greenwire-obama-puts-government-on-low-carbon-diet-53501.html

63.  Governor Herbert:  ‘Do more to improve air quality’—Dan Weist, Ogden Standard-Examiner 1/29/10

http://www.standard.net/topics/environment/2010/01/29/governor-herbert-do-more-improve-air-quality

64.  Bill targets wolves—Patrick Parkinson, The Park Record (Utah) 1/29/10

http://www.parkrecord.com/summit_county-news/ci_14296425

65.  Per-cow fee would hurt cattlemen, says Utah Farm Bureau boss—Donald W. Meyers, SLT 1/29/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14295570

66.  Nevada top court reverses ruling on water deal—Arthur Raymond, DN 1/29/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700005505/Nevada-top-court-reverses-ruling-on-water-deal.html

67.  Deal considered as attorneys focus on ‘Source’ in artifacts case—Emiley Morgan, DN 1/29/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705361777/Deals-considered-as-attorneys-focus-on-Source-in-artifacts-case.html

Commentary

68.  Coal industry must adapt to changing environment—Editorial, Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) 1/31/10

http://www.trib.com/news/opinion/editorial/article_838f7ed1-fdb5-5a78-91c9-153270a0d6d4.html

69.  Support mining reform now—Don Gibbs, Denver Post 1/31/10

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_14295316

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