Roundup Friday February 5, 2010

ESR would like to thank Headwaters News for links to a number of stories.

http://www.headwatersnews.org/

1.  Environmental groups split over calls for IPCC boss to resign—John Vidal, The Guardian (UK) 2/4/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/04/ipcc-rajendra-pachauri-resignation

2.  An environmental setback (Quebec)—Henry Aubin, Montreal Gazette 2/4/10

http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/environmental+setback/2519894/story.html

3.  Watch Yes Men stick it to Archer Daniels Midland—Tom Philpott, Grist.org 2/4/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-04-yes-men-stick-it-to-archer-daniels-midland/

4.  How much will nuclear cost US citizens?—Sue Sturgis, Grist.org 2/4/10

http://www.grist.org/article/how-much-will-nuclear-cost-us-citizens/

5.  Feed-in tariffs legal in US when certain conditions met—Paul Gipe, Grist.org 2/4/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-04-feed-in-tariffs-legal-in-u.s.-when-certain-conditions-met/

6.  More than a quarter of world’s poorest states ‘associate’ with Copenhagen Accord—Stacy Feldman, SolveClimate.com 2/4/10

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100204/more-quarter-world-s-poorest-states-associate-copenhagen-accord

7.  Water vapor slowed global warming over past decade—Suzanne B. Bopp, SolveClimate.com 2/4/10

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100204/water-vapor-slowed-global-warming-over-past-decade

8.  A toxic century:  Mining giant must clean up mess—John Burnett, NPR 2/4/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122779177

9.  Timeline:  History of Asarco in El Paso—Katherine Bascuas, NPR 2/4/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123107232

10.  Behind the weather:  Strongest El Niño in a decade—Christopher Joyce, NPR 2/4/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123380157

11.  Climate debate in Senate keeps coming back to limits on power plants—Darren Samuelsohn, ClimateWire, The New York Times 2/4/10

http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/02/04/04climatewire-climate-debate-in-senate-keeps-coming-back-to-9841.html

12.  New biofuels regs could still face fight from Capitol Hill—Allison Winter, Greenwire, The New York Times 2/4/10

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/02/04/04greenwire-new-biofuels-regs-could-still-face-fight-from-80948.html

13.  Chronicle printing plant wins green designation—Robert Selna, San Francisco Chronicle 2/4/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/04/BU3U1BS59M.DTL

14.  Study finds a link between plastics chemical BPA and childhood asthma—Geoff Mohan, Los Angeles Times 2/4/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/02/study-finds-a-link-between-plastics-chemical-bpa-and-asthma.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+(Greenspace)

15.  EPA official visits Kettleman City, meets mothers whose babies had birth defects—Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times 2/4/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-toxic4-2010feb04,0,5338184.story

16.  Colorado river basin levels low—Yesenia Robles, The Denver Post 2/4/10

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14329519

17.  Gov. talks energy in D.C. (Wyoming)—Jeremy Pelzer, Casper Star-Tribune 2/4/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_2de7a705-0987-584c-9c85-368bbb0c129b.html

18.  Bark beetles rocked by sound—Bonnie Stevens, The Arizona Daily Sun 2/4/10

http://www.azdailysun.com/news/local/article_e4870127-95b0-5298-8994-597b80c9262a.html

19.  What’s our worst case? (Wyoming water report and climate change)—Mead Gruver, AP, Casper Star-Tribune 2/4/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_42bb348a-d4a0-5085-a6a4-624800175afe.html

20.  DNRC to schedule hearing on water rights protections (Montana)—Linda Halstead-Acharya, Billings Gazette 2/4/10

http://www.billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_02e0f6ea-1194-11df-8504-001cc4c002e0.html

21.  EPA thwarts Utah on air quality rules—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006907/EPA-thwarts-Utah-on-air-quality-rules.html

22.  Legislative committee passes climate-change resolution—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007114/Legislative-committee-passes-climate-change-resolution.html

23.  Prehistoric rodents from Utah highlighted—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006835/Prehistoric-rodents-from-Utah-highlighted.html

24.  IEA says US must adopt carbon pricing system—Daniel Flynn, Reuters India 2/3/10

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-45884220100203

25.  Energy giants battle over costs of oil sands pipeline—Nathan VanderKlippe, Toronto Globe and Mail 2/3/10

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/energy-giants-battle-over-costs-of-oil-sands-pipeline/article1455350/

26.  Researcher on climate is cleared in inquiry—John M. Broder, The New York Times 2/3/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/science/earth/04climate.html

27.  Report:  Key Cape Wind review rushed, still sound—Jay Lindsay, AP, Yahoo Finance 2/3/10

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Report-Key-Cape-Wind-review-apf-1263394648.html?x=0&.v=3

28.  EPA on track to release automobile, ‘tailoring’ rules in March—Robin Bravender, Greenwire, The New York Times 2/3/10

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/02/03/03greenwire-epa-on-track-to-release-automobile-tailoring-r-57486.html

29.  Obama pushes energy plan that GOP may support—AP, The New York Times 2/3/10

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/02/03/us/politics/AP-US-Obama-Energy.html?_r=1

30.  How much gas do we pass?—Andrew Leonard, Salon.com 2/3/10

http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2010/02/03/how_much_gas_do_we_pass/index.html?source=newsletter

31.  President touts his alternative fuels plan—John M. Broder, The New York Times 2/3/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/business/energy-environment/04biofuel.html?ref=us

32.  House trio moves to block EPA greenhouse gas regulation—Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones 2/3/10

http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/02/house-trio-moves-block-epa

33.  Schools:  US history out, environment in—Lee Ross, Fox News 2/3/10

http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/02/03/schools-u-s-history-out-environment-in/?test=latestnews

34.  In Texas, resistance over stricter U.S. smog limits—James C. McKinley Jr., The New York Times 2/3/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/03/science/earth/03smog.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

35.  Evolution impacts environment, study finds—National Science Foundation, US News and World Report 2/3/10

http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2010/02/03/evolution-impacts-environment-study-finds.html

36.  Industries sue to void California’s low-carbon fuel regulations—Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times 2/3/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-oil-suit3-2010feb03,0,4569077.story

37.  Conservationists, sportsmen agree with plan (Wyoming)—Cory Hatch, Jackson Hole News and Guide 2/3/10

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5590

38.  Wyo BLM:  No public access to meetings—Mead Gruver, AP, Casper Star Tribune (Wyoming) 2/3/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_5b607c81-4ad3-54fc-9c70-a9175ce30086.html

39.  CAFO verdict upholds county’s authority—Nate Poppino, Twin Falls Times News (Idaho) 2/3/10

http://www.magicvalley.com/news/local/article_f286b33b-ce97-584c-ac0e-8735c036def7.html

40.  Senate committee considers ban on plastic bags (Oregon)—Peter Wong, The Statesman Journal 2/3/10

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20100203/LEGISLATURE/2030414/1001/news

41.  Kennedy:  Environment not a partisan issue—Amanda Alexander, Milton Standard Journal (Pennsylvania) 2/3/10

http://www.standard-journal.com/articles/2010/02/03/news/doc4b699639afc73029633615.txt

42.  Wash. gov says nuclear energy must be considered—Matthew Daly, AP, Yakima Herald 2/3/10

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WA_OBAMA_ENERGY_GREGOIRE_WAOL-?SITE=WAYAK&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

43.  Schweitzer, other governors discuss ‘clean energy’ push with president—Mike Dennison, The Missoulian (Montana) 2/3/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_585b8ef8-113c-11df-856e-001cc4c002e0.html

44.  Legal fight over wolves in Northern Rockies a question of numbers—Rob Chaney, The Missoulian 2/3/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_dd632f76-113b-11df-8019-001cc4c002e0.html

45.  12-year-old pushes for prairie dog protection—Joe Pyrah, Provo Daily Herald 2/3/10

http://heraldextra.com/legislature/article_c9151f89-e91d-5971-95f3-98ac33d79aab.html

46.  Utahns weigh in on radioactive waste in poll—Salt Lake Tribune, KSL News 2/3/10

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9559492

47.  Wilderness:  The Great Debate—Radio West, KUER 2/3/10

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1607331/RadioWest/2310.Wilderness.The.Great.Debate

48.  Report:  U.S. will fail to meet biofuel goals—Philip Elliott, AP, DN 2/3/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006792/Report-US-will-fail-to-meet-biofuel-goals.html

49.  House committee pumps the brakes on bike bill—Laura Hancock, DN 2/3/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006635/House-committee-pumps-the-brakes-on-bike-bill.html

50.  Utah groups challenge uranium mill’s plan to divert groundwater—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/3/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006802/Utah-groups-challenge-uranium-mills-plan-to-divert-groundwater.html\

51.  Green-jobs training grant to help about 2,000 people—Lois M. Collins, DN 2/3/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006812/Green-jobs-training-grant-to-help-about-2000-people.html

52.  USGS:  Gains from Grand Canyon flooding shortlived—Felicia Fonseca, AP, SLT 2/3/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14323930

53.  Herbert given $10K by coal company seeking permit—Paul Foy, AP, SLT 2/3/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14328840

54.  Rural Utah communities, business fight new EPA regs—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/3/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14329865

55.  EnergySolutions flips on deal not to expand waste site—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/3/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14329478

56.  Puny fossil find is big to science—Mark Havnes, SLT 2/3/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14329387

57.  Yellowstone bison going to Turner’s ranch—Matthew Brown, AP, SLT 2/3/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14323916

58.  Tainted food cases increase in Utah—Dawn House, SLT 2/3/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14328234

59.  Climate change e-mails between scientists reveal flaws in peer review—Fred Pearce, The Guardian (UK) 2/2/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/02/hacked-climate-emails-flaws-peer-review

60.  Pulling carbon out of the air (and out of coal smokestacks) just might be possible—Tom Laskawy, Grist.org 2/2/10

http://www.grist.org/article/pulling-carbon-out-of-the-air-and-out-of-coal-smokestacks-just-might-be-pos/

61.  Green groups oppose Obama on nuclear power—Elizabeth Shogren, NPR 2/2/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123274700

62.  Oil refiners and truckers target California’s global warming initiative—Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times 2/2/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/02/biofuels-lowcarbon-fuel-global-warming.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+(Greenspace)

63.  Vermont tritium leaks stir debate over aging N-plants—Dave Gram, AP, DN 2/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006444/Vermont-tritium-leaks-stir-debate-over-aging-N-plants.html

64.  Utah Legislature:  Senate passes wolf control bill—Josh Smith, DN 2/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006584/Utah-Legislature-Senate-passes-wolf-control-bill.html

65.  New study aims to capture information on Utah’s inversion—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006699/New-study-aims-to-capture-information-on-Utahs-inversion.html

66.  Utah wildlife officials to reintroduce cutthroat trout to creeks—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 2/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006600/Utah-wildlife-officials-to-reintroduce-cutthroat-trout-to-creeks.html

67.  Utah Legislature:  Murray students push for praises of prairie dogs—Josh Smith, DN 2/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006637/Utah-Legislature-Murray-students-push-for-praises-of-prairie-dogs.html

68.  Utah Legislature:  House committee says Stockton sandbar resolution still needs work—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006638/Utah-Legislature-House-committee-says-Stockton-sandbar-resolution-still-needs-work.html

69.  Glen Canyon flush shows dam remains a sand trap—Patty Henetz, SLT 2/2/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14318519

70.  Bill allowing Utah cyclists to yield at stops dies—Brandon Loomis, SLT 2/2/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14319525

71.  Diesel fuel leaks into SLC pond after crash—Bob Mims, SLT 2/2/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14318316

72.  Food safety, drug access top FDA concerns—Catherine Larkin, Molly Petersen, Bloomberg News, SLT 2/2/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14318810

Commentary

73.  A new health care plan for America-Clean air—Martin Schlageter, Coalition for Clean Air; Bill Magavern, Sierra Club California; San Francisco Chronicle 2/3/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/02/ED3M1BRDG8.DTL

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