Roundup Tuesday February 16, 2010

1.  Debate over GM eggplant consumes India—Rina Chandran, Reuters 2/16/10

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61F0RS20100216

2.  Batt-man Environment Minister Peter Garrett escapes (Australia)—Ben Packham, Melbourne Herald Sun 2/16/10

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/batt-man-environment-minister-peter-garrett-escapes/story-e6frf7jo-1225830672344

3.  Federal biologists’ study stalls on missing lynx—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 2/16/10

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14407634

4.  Wildlife advocates want sage grouse on endangered species list (Colorado)—Andrew Travers, Aspen Daily News 2/16/10

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/139278

5.  Utah utility plans upgrades in Cache valley—AP, SLT 2/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14409786

6.  3 big companies leave climate partnership—AP, DN 2/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009905/3-big-companies-leave-climate-partnership.html

7.  Only 1 bison shot in winter hunt near Yellowstone—Matthew Brown, AP, DN 2/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009799/Only-1-bison-shot-in-winter-hunt-near-Yellowstone.html

8.  Humane Society warns of xylitol danger—Lynn Arave, DN 2/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009801/Humane-Society-warns-of-xylitol-danger.html

9.  New evidence of ancient mariners—John Noble Wilford, New York Times News Service, DN 2/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009805/New-evidence-of-ancient-mariners.html

10.  Is tofu bad for the environment?—Leo Hickman, The Guardian (UK) 2/15/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2010/feb/15/ask-leo-tofu-bad-for-environment

11.  Virgin’s Richard Branson takes on peak oil—Ben Quinn, The Christian Science Monitor 2/15/10

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2010/0215/Virgin-s-Richard-Branson-takes-on-peak-oil

12.  $57.7 million fence added to an already grueling illegal immigration route—Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times 2/15/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fence15-2010feb15,0,5691127.story

13.  Proposal puts P.V. water fee vote in landlords’ hands (California)—Donna Jones, San Jose Mercury News 2/15/10

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14406098?nclick_check=1

14.  Project to reduce mercury in lakes gets good reviews—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14405873

15. National park gun ban to end soon—Patty Henetz, SLT 2/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14403334

16.  Music disrupts the savage beetle, Northern Arizona University research shows—Judith Kohler, DN 2/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009604/Music-disrupts-the-savage-beetle-Northern-Arizona-University-research-shows.html

17.  Centerville may offer curbside green-waste pickup—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 2/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008381/Centerville-may-offer-curbside-green-waste-pickup.html

18.  Board grapples with EnergySolutions’ blended-waste proposal—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008419/Board-grapples-with-EnergySolutions-blended-waste-proposal.html

19.  Use wolves to cull game herds, experts say—Matthew Brown, DN 2/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008210/Use-wolves-to-cull-game-herds-experts-say.html

20.  Funding loss could end Bear Lake commission—AP, DN 2/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009598/Funding-loss-could-end-Bear-Lake-commission.html

21.  Utah Legislature:  Limited bighorn sheep hunt debated for Antelope Island—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008928/Utah-Legislature-Limited-bighorn-sheep-hunt-debated-for-Antelope-Island.html

22.  Bids sought in solar project—AP, DN 2/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009696/Bids-sought-in-solar-project.html

23.  Utah Legislature:  Lawmakers explore idea of privatizing state parks—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009643/Utah-Legislature-Lawmakers-explore-idea-of-privatizing-state-parks.html

24.  Tankless water heater nice for Earth and you—Ann Robinson, Annie V. Schwemmer, DN 2/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009545/Tankless-water-heater-nice-for-Earth-and-you.html

25.  At shared offices, how green is my work space—Sindya N. Bhanoo, The New York Times 2/14/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/15/nyregion/15green.html

26.  Wyoming considers becoming first state to tax wind energy production—Matt Joyce, The Washington Post 2/14/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/13/AR2010021303507.html

27.  Cities prepare for life with the electric car—Todd Woody, Clifford Krauss, The New York Times 2/14/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/15/business/15electric.html?ref=todayspaper

28.  Tree deal revives Southwest desert solar plan—Todd Woody, Los Angeles Times 2/14/10

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-solar-water14-2010feb14,0,5301531.story

29.  Environment, agriculture get larger campaign play (Texas)—Jessica Meyers, The Dallas Morning News 2/14/10

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/politics/state/stories/DN-enviroag_14tex.ART.State.Edition1.4bd19e5.html

30.  Water’s value travels through the ages (California)—Kevin Merrill, Santa Maria Times 2/14/10

http://www.santamariatimes.com/business/local/article_e20241d6-1913-11df-85a9-001cc4c002e0.html

31.  Poison death rate is high—Mike Stark, AP, SLT 2/14/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14401198

32.  Fishermen say federal law kills jobs—Jay Lindsay, AP, DN 2/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009507/Fishermen-say-federal-law-kills-jobs.html

33.  Tiger farms in China feed thirst for parts—Andrew Jacobs, New York Times News Service, DN 2/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009409/Tiger-farms-in-China-feed-thirst-for-parts.html

34.  North Salt Lake begins curbside recycling in March—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 2/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009155/North-Salt-Lake-begins-curbside-recycling-in-March.html

35.  Silver Eagle to start refining on Tuesday; resident concerns linger—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 2/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009229/Silver-Eagle-to-start-refining-on-Tuesday-resident-concerns-linger.html

36.  Ecology study ordered for sports complex plan—Aaron Falk, DN 2/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008843/Ecology-study-ordered-for-sports-complex-plan.html

37.  Utah Legislature:  2 bills on stream access pass in committee—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009187/Utah-Legislature-2-bills-on-stream-access-pass-in-committee.html

38.  Peter Garrett now faces tough new questions (Australia)—Melbourne Herald Sun 2/13/10

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/peter-garrett-faces-tough-new-questions/story-e6frf7l6-1225829900441

39.  Winter Olympics in Vancouver aim to win green medal from UN agency—UN News Centre 2/13/10

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=33764&Cr=Olympic&Cr1=

40.  Environmental groups oppose plan to fight Asian carp—Mark Guarino, The Christian Science Monitor 2/13/10

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0213/Environmental-groups-oppose-plan-to-fight-Asian-carp

41.  Environmental groups turn to National Park Service to block N.J. $750M power line project (New Jersey)—Lawrence Rangonese, The Star-Ledger, NJ.com 2/13/10

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/02/environmental_groups_turn_to_n.html

42.  Leopard’s root canal highlights spacious new Hogle hospital—Matthew D. LaPlante, SLT 2/13/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14397098

43.  Everyday Organic:  Compact composting for the rural-urban farmgirl—MaryJane Butters, SLT 2/13/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14375651

44.  Definition of what is organic revised—AP, DN 2/13/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009265/Definition-of-what-is-organic-revised.html

45.  Obama expected to announce loan plan for building a new nuclear power plant—Ben Feller, AP, DN 2/13/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009251/Obama-expected-to-announce-loan-plan-for-building-a-new-nuclear-power-plant.html

46.  Watchers hurt by rogue waves at California surfing contest—AP, DN 2/13/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009356/Watchers-hurt-by-rogue-waves-at-California-surfing-contest.html

47.  Utah Legislature:  Professors blast climate-change disbelievers—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/13/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009227/Utah-Legislature-Professors-blast-climate-change-disbelievers.html

48.  BYU professor Paul Savage’s compounds could solve world’s infection problems—Sara Israelsen-Hartley, DN 2/13/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009198/BYU-professor-Paul-Savages-compounds-could-solve-worlds-infection-problems.html

49.  Bidding on Spanish Fork trail to begin in May—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 2/13/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008905/Bidding-on-Spanish-Fork-trail-to-begin-in-May.html

50.  Experts warn that any type of pesticide can be dangerous—Lois M. Collins, DN 2/13/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009286/Experts-warn-that-any-type-of-pesticide-can-be-dangerous.html

51.  TED Eats:  Food, the environment and health—Steve Rosenbaum, The Huffington Post 2/12/10

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-rosenbaum/ted-eats-food-the-environ_b_459601.html

52.  Records sought on Grand Canyon mining—Jamie Ross, Courthouse News Service 2/12/10

http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/02/12/24645.htm

53.  Environmental justice:  Protecting against contaminated fish—Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times 2/12/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/02/environmental-justice-contaminated-fish-consumption.html

54.  Harmonious union of investment, environment—Andrew S. Ross, San Francisco Chronicle 2/12/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/11/MNSJ1BUHFF.DTL

55.  Next legal battle nears for project at Chevron’s Richmond refinery (California)—Katherine Tam, Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News 2/12/10

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14394530

56.  Nevada test site benefits:  Test site workers receive special compensation—Keith Rogers, Las Vegas Review-Journal 2/12/10

http://www.lvrj.com/news/test-site-workers-receive-special-status-for-compensation-84163867.html

57.  Judge OKs extended snowmobile season (Montana)—Jim Mann, Daily Interlake 2/12/10

http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_5e2cc8e8-1799-11df-a9e8-001cc4c002e0.html

58.  SRP strikes deal over Prescott area water—Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic 2/12/10

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/02/12/20100212water-prescott0212.html

59.  Baucus, Tester will introduce legislation banning mining, energy development in North Fork (Montana)—Michael Jamison, The Missoulian 2/12/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_27c4f8ae-176a-11df-bad4-001cc4c002e0.html

60.  Where rubber hits the road:  Enviros to make point with condoms—AP, SLT 2/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14388933

61.  Appeals court to hear Grand Staircase-Escalante road case—AP, SLT 2/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14388914

62.  Power plant opponent fighting to the end—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14392177

63.  House panel wants Utah out of climate coalition—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14390223

64.  Murdock Canal Trail project finally moving forward—Sara Lenz, DN 2/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009006/Murdock-Canal-Trail-project-finally-moving-forward.html

65.  Environmentalists seek alternatives to proposed bridge over Utah Lake—Erica Teichert, DN 2/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009156/Environmentalists-seek-alternatives-to-proposed-bridge-over-Utah-Lake.html

66.  BrightSource alters solar plant plan to address concerns over desert tortoise—Todd Woody, The New York Times 2/11/10

http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/11/brightsource-alters-solar-plant-plan-to-address-concerns-over-desert-tortoise/

67.  Anxious geothermal, solar industries looking to US Interior for a hand—Stacy Feldman, SolveClimate.com 2/11/10

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100211/anxious-geothermal-solar-industries-looking-u-s-interior-hand

68.  Group hits the streets with environmentally conscious condoms—Staci Matlock, The New Mexican 2/11/10

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/Group-hits-the-streets-with-environmentally-conscious-condoms

69.  Another nuclear waste site for Clive?—Tim Gillie, Tooele Transcript Bulletin 2/11/10

http://www.transcriptbulletin.com/view/full_story/6069765/article-Another-nuclear-waste-site-for-Clive-?instance=secondary_stories_left_column

Commentary

70.  We’re in denial of our role in global heating—Kent Stewart Udell, Professor, University of Utah, SLT 2/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14390955

71.  Winter use in Yellowstone sets an example—Alfred Runte, Historian, SLT 2/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14390953

72.  The scientists strike back—Peg McEntee, SLT 2/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14392666

73.  Legislators, open minds to science—George Handley, Professor, Brigham Young University, DN 2/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700008926/Legislators-open-minds-to-science.html

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