Roundup Tuesday February 23, 2010

1.  Interior Department faulted for preservation lapses—Lee Davidson, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011373/Interior-Department-faulted-for-preservation-lapses.html

2.  Utah Legislature:  Bill allowing access to rivers washes out—Arthur Raymond, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011340/Utah-Legislature-Bill-allowing-access-to-rivers-washes-out.html

3.  N. Utah’s snowpack running below level—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010460/N-Utahs-snowpack-running-below-level.html

4.  Utah Legislature:  Clean-air resolution moves past committee—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011355/Utah-Legislature-Clean-air-resolution-moves-past-committee.html

5.  Hatch, Bennett seek to block more Utah national monuments—Lee Davidson, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011297/Hatch-Bennett-seek-to-block-more-Utah-national-monuments.html

6.  3 condors found dead in Arizona—DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011432/3-condors-found-dead-in-Arizona.html

7.  Clean N.M. coal plant, say groups—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011398/Clean-NM-coal-plant-say-groups.html

8.  Herbert derails Utah-bound shipments of depleted uranium—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011309/Herbert-derails-Utah-bound-shipments-of-depleted-uranium.html

9.  Utah Legislature:  Bill seeks to reclaim certain lands—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011468/Utah-Legislature-Bill-seeks-to-reclaim-certain-federal-lands.html

10.  Utah lawmakers seeking to seize federal land—Robert Gehrke, SLT 2/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14454802

11.  Guv blocks two depleted uranium shipments—Judy Fahys, Thomas Burr, SLT 2/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14451065

12.  U. of U. scientists improve snowfall forecasts—Brian Maffly, SLT 2/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14450403

13.  Denver-based Ice Core Laboratory studies Earth’s climate through Antarctic ice—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 2/23/10

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14451598

14.  Alternatives to BPA containers not easy for US foodmakers to find—Lyndsey Layton, The Washington Post 2/23/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/22/AR2010022204830.html?hpid=topnews

15.  New research:  synthetic nitrogen destroys soil carbon, undermines soil health—Tom Philpot, Grist.org 2/23/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-23-new-research-synthetic-nitrogen-destroys-soil-carbon-undermines-/

16.  EPA’s Jackson establishes deliberative path to control global warming pollution—Daniel J. Weiss, Grist.org 2/23/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-23-epas-jackson-establishes-deliberative-path-to-control-global/

17.  Air pollution ‘may cause 35,000 premature deaths a year in Britain’—John Vidal, The Guardian (UK) 2/23/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/23/air-pollution-deaths-sooty-particles

18.  Democrats launch desperate effort to resurrect climate bill in Congress (USA)—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (UK) 2/23/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/23/climate-bill-congress

19.  I knew nothing, says embattled Garrett (Australia)—Nicola Berkovic, Matthew Franklin, The Australian 2/23/10

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/i-knew-nothing-says-embattled-garrett/story-e6frg6n6-1225833208292

20.  UN says emissions vows not enough to avoid rise of 2 degrees C—Sunanda Creagh, Reuters 2/23/10

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61M23G20100223

21.  Gas heading above $3 a gallon by this summer—Chris Kahn, AP, DN 2/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011265/Gasoline-heading-above-3-a-gallon-by-this-summer.html

22.  UN warns about tech waste in developing world—Jim Gomez, Rod McGuirk, AP, DN 2/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011182/UN-warns-about-tech-waste-in-developing-world.html

23.  Businessman says Utah Lake bridge is nigh—AP, DN 2/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011162/Businessman-says-Utah-Lake-bridge-is-nigh.html

24.  Judge orders sage grouse decision—AP, DN 2/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011161/Judge-orders-sage-grouse-decision.html

25.  Utah Legislature:  Farmers, ranchers gather for tasty rally—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011302/Utah-Legislature-Farmers-ranchers-gather-for-tasty-rally.html

26.  Senators seek to prevent Utah monuments—Lee Davidson, DN 2/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011297/Senators-seek-to-prevent-Utah-monuments.html

27.  No new Utah monuments before input, Ken Salazar tells Gov. Gary Herbert—Paul Koepp, DN 2/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011068/No-new-Utah-monuments-before-input-Ken-Salazar-tells-Gov-Gary-Herbert.html

28.  National plan aims to increase water supply in West—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011300/National-plan-aims-to-increase-water-supply-in-West.html

29.  Herbert derails Utah-bound shipments of depleted uranium—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011309/Herbert-derails-Utah-bound-shipments-of-depleted-uranium.html

30.  Utah Legislature:  Bill would protect Utah’s vanishing farmlands—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011166/Utah-Legislature-Bill-would-protect-Utahs-vanishing-farmlands.html

31.  Bill would aid creation of transit-oriented districts—Brandon Loomis, SLT 2/22/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14450798

32.  Anglers seeking access up a creek—Brandon Loomis, SLT 2/22/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14450751

33.  UDOT taking comment on West Davis Corridor—Brandon Loomis, SLT 2/22/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14450534

34.  Bennett:  No monuments without Congress’ OK—Thomas Burr, SLT 2/22/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14450119

35.  House kills ‘green’ schools recommendation—Brandon Loomis, SLT 2/22/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14449510

36.  St. George to explore using methane for electricity—Mark Havnes, SLT 2/22/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14437189

37.  Plastic bags in US-to pay or not to pay—Melissa Eddy, AP, SLT 2/22/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14448077

38.  Farmers celebrate healthy, affordable food—Dawn House, SLT 2/22/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14450545

39.  Groups left out of forest bill cry foul (Montana)—Jennifer McKee, The Helena Independent Record 2/22/10

http://www.helenair.com/news/article_f96f19f6-1f81-11df-8a4d-001cc4c03286.html

40.  Congress shake-ups affect Indian country—Rob Capriccioso, Indian Country Today 2/22/10

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/home/content/84776317.html

41.  EPA plans to phase in regulation of emissions—John M. Broder, The New York Times 2/22/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/23/business/energy-environment/23epa.html?ref=todayspaper

42.  Goodbye to killer peanut allergies?—Thomas Rogers, Salon.com 2/22/10

http://www.salon.com/food/feature/2010/02/22/peanut_allergies/index.html?source=newsletter

43.  Marijuana use by seniors goes up as boomers age—Matt Sedensky, AP, Salon.com 2/22/10

http://www.salon.com/news/2010/02/22/us_seniors_marijuana/index.html?source=newsletter

44.  Obama mounts a last-ditch attempt to pass a ‘hybrid’ climate and energy bill—Joel Kirkland, ClimateWire, The New York Times 2/22/10

http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/02/22/22climatewire-obama-mounts-a-last-ditch-attempt-to-pass-a-15868.html

45.  EPA budget hearings to serve as battleground for climate policies—Robin Bravender, Greenwire, The New York Times 2/22/10

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/02/22/22greenwire-epa-budget-hearings-to-serve-as-battleground-f-11853.html

46.  Absence of e-waste controls poses environmental threat (Indonesia)—Fidelis E. Satriastanti, Jakarta Globe 2/22/10

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/absence-of-e-waste-controls-poses-environmental-threat/360169

47.  WabiSabi puts renewability into fashion (photos)—DN 2/21/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011116/WabiSabi-puts-renewability-into-fashion.html

48.  Study:  Warming to bring stronger hurricanes—Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 2/21/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011029/Study-Warming-to-bring-stronger-hurricanes.html

49.  Saving the planet mixes well with religion, Yale scholar says—Sara Israelson-Hartley, DN 2/21/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010469/Saving-the-planet-mixes-well-with-religion-Yale-scholar-says.html

50.  Spanish Fork prepares to permit chickens—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 2/21/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010948/Spanish-Fork-prepares-to-permit-chickens.html

51.  Activist panel urges civil disobedience—Steve Luhm, SLT 2/21/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14445404

52.  Herbert told that feds won’t do land grab in Utah—Thomas Burr, SLT 2/21/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14444545

53.  Activists rally to nudge BLM over roundups (Nevada)—Karren Rhodes, Reno Gazette-Journal 2/21/10

http://www.rgj.com/article/20100221/NEWS/2210335/1321/news/Activists-rally-to-nudge-BLM-over-roundups

54.  Roan drilling foes bring ozone rule into fight (Colorado)—Dennis Webb, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel 2/21/10

http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/roan_drilling_foes_bring_ozone/

55.  Much at stake as decision on sage grouse endangered status nears—AP, The Billings Gazette (Montana) 2/21/10

http://www.billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_ff929634-1f7a-11df-9867-001cc4c002e0.html

56.  A base for war training, and species preservation—Leslie Kaufman, The New York Times 2/21/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/22/science/earth/22endangered.html?ref=todayspaper

57.  Assistance extended to displaced insulation workers (Australia)—ABC News 2/21/10

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/21/2825694.htm?section=business

58.  Lead pollution data could be wrong:  govt (Australia)—AAP, Sydney Morning Herald 2/21/10

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/lead-pollution-data-could-be-wrong-govt-20100222-oo8l.html

59.  Utah Legislature:  State Senate committee urges EPA to cease regulating greenhouse gases—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/20/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010614/Utah-Legislature-State-Senate-committee-urges-EPA-to-cease-regulating-greenhouse-gases.html

60.  Make debate on national monuments open, Rep. Rob Bishop tells Obama—Lee Davidson, DN 2/20/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010719/Make-debate-on-national-monuments-open-Rep-Rob-Bishop-tells-Obama.html

61.  Snow geese flock to Delta on journey north—Mark Havnes, SLT 2/20/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14441266

62.  In western Wyoming, gas industry faces crossroads—Mead Gruver, AP, SLT 2/20/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14440075

63.  Rangelands could go off sick list—Dawn House, SLT 2/20/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14429181

64.  Growing program:  Learning is hands-on at college farm—Tim Holt, The Redding Record Searchlight (California) 2/20/10

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/feb/20/growing-program-learning-is-hands-on-at-college/

65.  Packed house attends environmental resources and energy committee hearing on HB 2213 in Clearfield (Pennsylvania)—Aaron T. Evans, Gantdaily.com 2/20/10

http://gantdaily.com/2010/02/20/packed-house-attends-environmental-resources-and-energy-committee-hearing-on-hb-2213-in-clearfield/

66.  State Conservation Corps would aid bay, train students (Maryland)—Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun 2/20/10

http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/bal-md.gr.corps20feb20,0,5185577.story

67.  California’s environmental policy starts in kindergarten—Cheri Carlson, Ventura County Star, San Jose Mercury News 2/20/10

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14441325?nclick_check=1

68.  Bashing federal regulators grows popular in state (Wyoming)—Dustin Bleizeffer, Casper Star-Tribune, Billings Gazette 2/20/10

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_312eeef2-1e92-11df-896c-001cc4c03286.html

69.  Schwarzennegger, Calderon propose relaxing environmental laws for development (California)—Rebecca Kimitch,  San Gabriel Valley Tribune 2/20/10

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_14439856

70.  Group fights Weyerhaeuser’s use of ‘green’ certification (Washington State)—Hal Bernton, Seattle Times 2/20/10

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011140187_forestcetification21m.html

71.  In Wyoming, debate swirls on taxing wind industry—Dan Frosch, The New York Times 2/20/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/21/science/earth/21wind.html?ref=science

72.  Climate change’s impact on forests being measured via expanding tree trunks—David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post 2/20/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/19/AR2010021905405.html

73.  Preservation poor at Interior’s museums—Lee Davidson, DN 2/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010628/Preservation-poor-at-Interiors-museums.html

74.  Zion to close some cliffs to accommodate nesting falcons—DN 2/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010632/Zion-to-close-some-cliffs-to-accommodate-nesting-falcons.html

75.  Former governor says San Rafael Swell ‘should be protected’—Thomas Burr, SLT 2/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14437145

76.  Hatch calls White House to complain about monument plan—Matt Canham, SLT 2/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14435850

77.  Camp Williams to clear surrounding land—Matthew D. LaPlante, SLT 2/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14435762

78.  Agriculture packs big financial punch—Dawn House, SLT 2/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14435538

79.  Oregon lawmakers extend moratorium on offshore drilling—Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times 2/19/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-oregon-drilling19-2010feb19,0,3997830.story

80.  Developer proposes 30,000 solar dishes in Calif. Desert—Scott Streater, Greenwire, The New York Times 2/19/10

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/02/19/19greenwire-developer-proposes-30000-solar-dishes-in-calif-19323.html

81.  New White House guidance ‘straightforward, common sense’-CEQ Chief—Noelle Straub, Greenwire, The New York Times 2/19/10

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/02/19/19greenwire-new-white-house-guidance-straightforward-commo-96518.html

82.  Press Release:  Government Study:  Elevated Uranium Levels in Grand Canyon’s Watershed—Center for Biological Diversity 2/18/10

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2010/grand-canyon-02-19-2010.html

83.  World’s top firms cause $2.2tn of environmental damage, report estimates—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 2/18/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/18/worlds-top-firms-environmental-damage

Commentary

84.  Take a long look at landmarks—Editorial, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011336/Take-long-look-at-landmarks.html

85.  No one is gunning for problems in national parks—Editorial, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Colorado) 2/22/10

http://www.gjsentinel.com/opinion/articles/no_one_is_gunning_for_problems/

86.  Utah monuments—Editorial, SLT 2/22/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14450120

87.  One really bad winter does not disprove global warming—Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post, DN 2/21/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010712/One-really-bad-winter-does-not-disprove-global-warming.html

88.  Global warming’s argument starting to cool down—George F. Will, DN 2/21/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010704/Global-warmings-argument-starting-to-cool-down.html

89.  Growth-here it comes, ready or not—Michael H. Jensen, SLT 2/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14434411

90.  Global doubting:  Scientists need some humility—Editorial, Chicago Tribune, SLT 2/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14434505

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