Roundup Friday February 5, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15.  EPA official visits Kettleman City, meets mothers whose babies had birth defects—Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times 2/4/10,0,5338184.story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

36.  Industries sue to void California’s low-carbon fuel regulations—Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times 2/3/10,0,4569077.story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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