Roundup Tuesday February 9, 2010

1.  UTA proposes reducing TRAX routes this spring—AP, SLT 2/9/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14364395

2.  Utah zoo preps for leopard’s high-tech root canal—AP, SLT 2/9/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14364388

3.  EcoHousing:  Utah company makes temporary homes for disaster victims—Jasen Lee, DN 2/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008186/EcoHousing-Utah-company-makes-temporary-homes-for-disaster-survivors.html

4.  Study says chemical, tobacco merge to form carcinogens—Suzanne Bohan, Contra Costa Times, DN 2/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008243/Study-says-chemical-tobacco-merge-to-form-carcinogens.html

5.  Fed plans to control Asian carp reach $78 million—John Flesher, Matthew Daly, AP, DN 2/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008204/Fed-plans-to-control-Asian-carp-reach-78-million.html

6.  India halts genetically modified eggplant release—Erika Kinetz, AP, DN 2/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008295/India-halts-genetically-modified-eggplant-release.html

7.  Birth defect rate in Kettleman City, California not unusual—Garance Burke, AP, DN 2/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008348/Birth-defect-rate-in-Kettleman-City-California-not-unusual.html

8.  Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail to be completed in 2010—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 2/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008156/Denver-and-Rio-Grande-Western-Rail-trail-to-be-completed-in-2010.html

9.  Tooele board delays decision on power line for a month—Amelia Nielson-Stowell, DN 2/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007128/Tooele-board-delays-decision-on-power-line-for-a-month.html

10.  Hill AFB proposes $15.6 million for the environment—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 2/9//10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008136/Hill-AFB-proposes-156-million-for-environment.html

11.  Plans call for second Utah radioactive waste site in Tooele County—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008320/Plans-call-for-second-Utah-radioactive-waste-site-in-Tooele-County.html

12.  Hogle Zoo leopard to undergo root canal—DN 2/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008124/Hogle-Zoo-leopard-to-undergo-root-canal.html

13.  1.1 million more by 2040/Council predicts population boom for Wasatch Front—Mitch Shaw, Ogden Standard Examiner 2/9/10

http://www.standard.net/topics/utah/2010/02/08/11-million-more-2040-council-predicts-population-boom-wasatch-front

14.  Chinese farms cause more pollution than factories, says official survey—Jonathan Watts, The Guardian (UK) 2/9/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/09/china-farms-pollution

15.  Bt brinjal:  Note by Ministry of Environment and Forests (India, genetically modified crops)—The Hindu 2/9/10

http://beta.thehindu.com/news/national/article103839.ece

16.  Provo lawmaker wants to monkey with ban on primates—Robert Gehrke, SLT 2/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14360459

17.  S.L. County poised to oppose N-waste—Jeremiah Stettler, SLT 2/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14360981

18.  What you need to know about phosphine—SLT 2/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14361033

19.  Depleted uranium:  Both sides sound off—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14361707

20.  71 post offices to install recycling bins—DN 2/8/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008122/71-Post-Offices-to-install-recycling-bins.html

21.  Ranger wolf:   Predators pushed as park stewards—Matthew Brown, AP, DN 2/8/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008210/Ranger-Wolf-predators-pushed-as-park-stewards.html

22.  Utah Legislature:  Measure may open door to garbage as energy source—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008012/Utah-Legislature-Measure-may-open-door-to-garbage-as-energy-source.html

23.  Clean energy backers tout jobs at Tri-City conference—Kevin McCullen, The Tri-City Herald (Washington State) 2/8/10

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/kennewick_pasco_richland/story/893449.html

24.  Wolves pushed as “park stewards,” neutered and transplanted nationwide—Matthew Brown, AP, The Missoulian 2/8/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_49e1d4c0-13ff-11df-b395-001cc4c002e0.html

25.  Basalt mulls building micro-hydro project (Colorado)—Scott Condon, The Aspen Times 2/8/10

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100208/NEWS/100209838/1077&ParentProfile=1058

26.  Monning pushes feds to release pesticide ingredients (California)—Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News 2/8/10

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14361166

27.  Palin likens global warming studies to ‘snake oil’—Judy Lin, AP, San Jose Mercury News (California) 2/8/10

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_14361335

28.  PAWG prepares for redefined role by BLM (Wyoming)—Derek Farr, Sublette Examiner 2/8/10

http://www.subletteexaminer.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=72&story_id=1372

29.  GreenSpace:  The chemicals within:  Just how safe are they?—Sandy Bauers, The Philadelphia Enquirer 2/8/10

http://www.philly.com/philly/living/green/83783972.html

30.  BLM delays eastern Nevada wild horse roundup—Ken Ritter, AP, The Washington Post 2/8/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/08/AR2010020803030.html

31.  Arctic melting triple threat:   Less winter ice means more summer melt, it’s all happening faster than thought + it’s going to cost us—Matthew McDermott, Treehugger.com 2/8/10

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/02/arctic-melting-happening-faster-than-expected.php

32.  IPCC error was a typo, argues UN environment chief—OneIndia News 2/8/10

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/02/08/un-environment-chier-backs-ipcc-glacier-error.html

33.  Utah company wants to turn caverns into batteries—AP, SLT 2/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14353801

34.  Toxic chemical may have killed girl, 4—Erin Alberty, SLT 2/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14355731

35.  Whalers, activists clash again—Rohan Sullivan, AP, DN 2/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007750/Whalers-activists-clash-again.html

36.  Even if you’re careful, drugs can end up in water—Clarke Canfield, AP, DN 2/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007874/Even-if-youre-careful-drugs-can-end-up-in-water.html

37.  In Utah, Magnum Gas Storage aims to store energy in air—Paul Foy, AP, DN 2/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007824/In-Utah-Magnum-Gas-Storage-aims-to-store-energy-in-air.html\

38.  Smarter farming key to saving Amazon rainforest—Bradley Brooks, AP, DN 2/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007920/Smarter-farming-key-to-saving-Amazon-rainforest.html

39.  No:  Landfill a danger to the environment—Seth Shteir, The Desert Sun (California) 2/7/10

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20100207/COLUMNS26/2060383/1026

40.  What’s next for Yucca?  Restoration—Stephanie Tavares, Las Vegas Sun 2/7/10

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/feb/07/whats-next-yucca-restoration/

41.  Director:  EPA has eyes on drilling (Texas)—Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, The Denton Record-Chronicle 2/7/10

http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/localnews/stories/DRC_epa_0207.f25b6184.html

42.  DOL looks at stemming bison migration (Montana)—Daniel Person, Bozeman Daily Chronicle 2/7/10

http://bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2010/02/08/news/100bison.txt

43.  Obama’s budget for Indians would boost health, cut housing (Montana)—Ledyard King, Great Falls Tribune 2/7/10

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100207/NEWS01/2070302/1002/news01/Obama-s-budget-for-Indians-would-boost-health-cut-housing

44.  Southwestern Colorado turns to sunflowers for energy—Nancy Lofholm, The Denver Post 2/7/10

http://www.denverpost.com/technology/ci_14346721?source=email

45.  To survive, dairy farmers go co-op (New York)—Peter Applebome, The New York Times 2/7/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/08/nyregion/08towns.html?ref=business

46.  Silver jewelry cleaners can harm people, environment—Vlademir Jose Brul Sr., The Philippine Star 2/7/10

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=547255&publicationSubCategoryId=77

47.  Gazette notification adds to outrage against Bt brinjal (genetically modified crops)—Sharath S. Srivatsa, The Hindu (India) 2/7/10

http://www.hindu.com/2010/02/07/stories/2010020760530900.htm

48.  Whaler, activist ship collide again off Antarctica—Rob Sullivan, AP, DN 2/6/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007630/Whaler-activist-ship-collide-again-off-Antarctica.html

49.  Utah fishermen make a splash at Capitol rally to support public fishing bill—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/6/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007528/Utah-fisherman-make-a-splash-at-Capitol-rally-to-support-public-fishing-bill.html

50.  January one of driest months in Salt Lake—Lynn Arave, DN 2/6/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007498/January-one-of-driest-months-in-Salt-Lake.html

51.  Utah groups challenge water plans for proposed uranium mill—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/6/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006802/Utah-groups-challenge-water-plans-for-proposed-uranium-mill.html

52.  All aboard-but not as often or as late for FrontRunner, Utah’s commuter train—Mitch Shaw, Ogden Standard Examiner 2/6/10

http://www.standard.net/topics/transportation/2010/02/06/all-aboard-not-often-or-late-frontrunner-utahs-commuter-train

53.  Rain gardens are easy on the environment—Miriam Jabour, The Vicksburg Post (Mississippi) 2/6/10

http://www.vicksburgpost.com/articles/2010/02/06/features/doc4b6c80af03471794057144.txt

54.  Earth, wind and wire:  going beyond solar panels—Chip Jacobs, Los Angeles Times 2/6/10

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cover-beyond-solar7-2010feb07,0,7685140.story

55.  D.C. posts new regulations to clarify bag tax—Tim Craig, Washington Post 2/6/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/05/AR2010020501624.html

56.  Earth and the balance of powers:  What the Citizens United ruling means for the environment—Lisa Kaas Boyle, The Huffington Post 2/6/10

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-kaas-boyle/earth-and-the-balance-of_b_451994.html

57.  Battling for India’s environment—Rick Westhead, The Toronto Star (Canada) 2/6/10

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/india/article/761478–battling-for-india-s-environment

58.  An environment policy that hurts women (Canada)—Peter Gorrie, The Toronto Star 2/6/10

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/761408–gorrie-an-environment-policy-that-hurts-women

59.  Anglers rally at Capitol in support of steam access—Tom Wharton, SLT 2/5/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14343096

60.  Utah House approves easier natural-gas conversions for cars—Brandon Loomis, SLT 2/5/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14341985

61.  US attorney seeks to block another DeChristopher defense—Patty Henetz, SLT 2/5/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14344003

62.  Wasatch foul air linked to Arctic—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/5/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14345046

63.  Outdoor notebook:  Day to feast your eyes on bald eagles—Brett Prettyman, SLT 2/5/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14317568

64.  A historical look at the heaviest snowfall in Utah—Brett Prettyman, SLT 2/5/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14318560

64.  Contentious Nevada wild-horse roundup ends—Martin Griffith, AP, DN 2/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007456/Contentious-Nevada-wild-horse-roundup-ends.html

65.  Senate passes bill to manage Utah wolves—Josh Smith, DN 2/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007262/Senate-passes-bill-to-manage-Utah-wolves.html

66.  Utah lawmaker Mike Noel targets global warming lawsuits—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007226/Utah-lawmaker-Mike-Noel-targets-global-warming-lawsuits.html

67.  Gov. Gary Herbert defends meeting with Alton Coal Development—Bob Bernick Jr., DN 2/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007527/Gov-Gary-Herbert-defends-meeting-with-Alton-Coal-Development.html

68.  Zion National Park attendance breaks record—DN 2/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007187/Zion-National-Park-attendance-breaks-record.html

69.  Utah legislative panel OKs resolution on climate change—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/5/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700007114/Utah-legislative-panel-OKs-resolution-on-climate-change.html

70.  Tester announces changes to Montana jobs, wilderness bill—Rob Chaney, The Missoulian 2/5/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_66d05fde-12b5-11df-97c2-001cc4c002e0.html

71.  Manchin says coal talk was a start (South Carolina)—George Hohmann, Charleston Daily Mail 2/5/10

http://www.dailymail.com/News/statenews/201002040714

72.  Grasshopper invasion expected in northern Nevada—KTVN 2 News Reno 2/5/10

http://www.ktvn.com/Global/story.asp?S=11942555

73.  Energy chief defends Yucca Mountain determination—Steve Tetreault, Stephens Washington Bureau, Las Vegas Review-Journal 2/5/10

http://www.lvrj.com/news/breaking_news/energy-chief-defends-yucca-mountain-determination-83561607.html

74.  The price tag for a melting arctic:  $2.4 trillion—Joel Connelly, Seattle Post Intelligencer 2/5/10

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/archives/193606.asp?from=blog_last3

75.  Brown pelicans struggling to survive—Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times 2/5/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-dying-pelicans5-2010feb05,0,3591984.story

76.  NM critics:  Emissions bill would hurt businesses—Susan Montoya Bryan, AP, Bloomberg Business Week 2/5/10

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9DM9RFO0.htm

77.  High above, insects travel on sky superhighways—Christopher Joyce, NPR 2/5/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123330735

78.  Nevada:  Wild horse roundup ends—AP, The New York Times 2/5/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/06/us/06brfs-WILDHORSEROU_BRF.html

79.  Spending backlog vexes Energy chief—Ian Talley, Stephen Power, The Wall Street Journal 2/5/10

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703357104575045711444560770.html?mod=rss_Politics_And_Policy

80.  Preparations for Olympic games in Russia not meeting environmental standards—World Wildlife Fund 2/5/10

http://www.panda.org/wwf_news/?188262/Preparations-for-Olympic-games-in-Russia-not-meeting-environmental-standards—WWF

81.  Climate skeptics call on BYU, scientists to say they’re sorry—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/4/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14334331

82.  Corroon to Herbert:  Give back the coal money—Jeremiah Stettler, SLT 2/4/20

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14335859

83.  Lawmaker:  Climate change just ruse to control population—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/4/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14337716

84.  Federal grant aims to stimulate growth in energy jobs—Mike Gorrell, SLT 2/4/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14335393

85.  EnergySolutions calls deal with state ‘unnecessary’—KSL Newsradio 2/4/10

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9572263

86.  House committee seeks to keep global warming laws out of Utah—Richard Piatt, KSL Newsradio 2/4/10

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9575598

87.  Utah Legislature may tell EPA global warming not proven—Chris Vanocur, ABC 4 News 2/4/10

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Utah-Legislature-may-tell-EPA-global-warming-not/k7Hz_SwBKEGm33S_0FJfzA.cspx?rss=1451

88.  EPA:  Ogden air plan a bust; Utah Air Quality Board asks for reconsideration—Di Lewis, Ogden Standard Examiner 2/4/10

http://www.standard.net/topics/weather/2010/02/04/epa-ogden-air-plan-bust-utah-air-quality-board-asks-reconsideration

89.  Cline:  Water, power limiting economic development—Tim Gillie, Tooele Transcript Bulletin 2/4/10

http://www.transcriptbulletin.com/view/full_story/5784330/article-Cline–Water–power-limiting-economic-development?instance=lead_story_left_column

90.  What 60-pound squid mean to anglers, environment—B. Abram, Los Angeles Daily News 2/4/10

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_14338283

91.  Pikas won’t be listed for protection, feds say—Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times 2/4/10

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010986567_pika05m.html

92.  Advisory group gives sportsmen voice on conservation—David Frey, NewWest.net 2/4/10

http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/advisory_group_gives_sportsmen_voice_on_conservation/C41/L41/

93.  Report charts black bear deaths in parks (Canada)—Rob Alexander, Rocky Mountain Outlook 2/4/10

http://www.albertalocalnews.com/rockymountainoutlook/news/83555962.html

94.  Hot springs community clashes with hot energy source in Colo.—Phil Taylor, Greenwire, The New York Times 2/4/10

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/02/04/04greenwire-hot-springs-community-clashes-with-hot-energy-20834.html

Commentary

95.  Air standards ever changing—Editorial, DN 2/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008174/Air-standards-ever-changing.html

96.  Allow rafters to pass through private lands (Colorado)—Editorial, The Denver Post 2/7/10

http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_14336544

97.  Desert monsters—Editorial, SLT 2/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14343442

98.  Fueling conversions—Editorial, SLT 2/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14343598

99.  EnergySolutions ‘rising’ jeopardizes Salt Lake City’s future—Casey Coombs, SLT 2/6/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14342425

100.  Is global warming a plot?  Mm, nah—Peg McEntee, SLT 2/6/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14349470

101.  Privatizing Utah State Parks is a bad idea—Tom Wharton, SLT 2/5/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14317629

102.  Stream access—Editorial, SLT 2/5/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14342636

103.  Why must Utah be kept free of wolves?—Kirk Robinson, Western Wildlife Conservancy, SLT 2/4/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14334576

104.  Yucca Mountain—Editorial, St. George Spectrum 2/4/10

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20100204/OPINION/2040327/1014/OPINION/Yucca+Mountain

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