Roundup Friday February 26, 2010

1.  New Utah elk plan generating controversy—Tom Wharton, SLT 2/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14440806

2.  Pneumonia outbreak kills 79 bighorn sheep in NV—AP, SLT 2/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14477099

3.  Outdoor notebook:  Ogden Nature Center contest is ‘for the Birds’—Brett Prettyman, SLT 2/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14463063

4.  Biologists find three dead condors—Tom Wharton, SLT 2/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14451090

5.  Bird sighting:  Cackling goose—Bill Fenimore, SLT 2/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14463767

6.  Salt Lake City receives grant to curb greenhouse emissions—DN 2/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012427/Salt-Lake-City-receives-grant-to-curb-greenhouse-emissions.html

7.  Utah Legislature:  House committee approves animal euthanasia regulations—Rebecca Palmer, DN 2/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012460/Utah-Legislature-House-committee-approves-animal-euthanasia-regulations.html

8.  Utah Legislature:  Cyclists could run stop signs if bill becomes law—Bob Bernick Jr., DN 2/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012087/Utah-Legislature-Cyclists-could-run-stop-signs-if-bill-becomes-law.html

9.  Utah Legislature:  House backs bill to ‘take over’ roads—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012165/Utah-Legislature-House-backs-bill-to-take-over-roads.html

10.  U.S. Chamber wants Antiquities Act changed—Lee Davidson, DN 2/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012242/US-Chamber-wants-Antiquities-Act-changed.html

11.  Two huge icebergs let loose off Antarctica’s coast—Owen Pye, AP, DN 2/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012292/Two-huge-icebergs-let-loose-off-Antarcticas-coast.html

12.  End to bickering urged to achieve new climate pact—Jim Gomez, AP, DN 2/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012290/End-to-bickering-urged-to-achieve-new-climate-pact.html

13.  Utah officials kill 26 sick bighorn sheep—AP, The Denver Post 2/26/10

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/UT_BIGHORN_SHEEP_PNEUMONIA_UTOL-?SITE=CODEN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

14.  Report claims water contamination from Four Corners Power Plant (New Mexico)—James Monteleone, The Farmington Daily Times 2/26/10

http://www.daily-times.com/ci_14474953

15.  Many factors account for Otter Creek coal prices (Montana)—Mike Dennison, The Helena Independent Record 2/26/10

http://www.helenair.com/news/local/state-and-regional/article_a2e26d02-22a3-11df-aa6b-001cc4c002e0.html

16.  Yemen threatens to chew itself to death over thirst for narcotic quat plant—Hugh MacLeod, John Vidal, The Guardian (UK) 2/26/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/26/yemen-qat-water-drought

17.  Giant Antarctic iceberg could affect global ocean circulation—James Sturcke, The Guardian (UK) 2/26/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/26/antarctica-iceberg-global-ocean-circulation

18.  Britain’s green spaces under threat from water shortages and house prices—The Guardian (UK) 2/26/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/26/uk-land-management

19.  Learn about community supported agriculture—SLT 2/25/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14472386

20.  House passes bill letting cyclists yield at stop signs—Brandon Loomis, SLT 2/25/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14472194

21.  Environmental group sues over lack of notice on Utah Lake plan—Donald W. Meyers, SLT 2/25/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14472603

22.  Utah House mounts new federal lands challenge—Brandon Loomis, SLT 2/25/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14472634

23.  Governor rebuts EnergySolutions’ claim that waste will end up in Utah—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/25/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14469538

24.  Senate rejects move to bar new monuments—Thomas Burr, SLT 2/25/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14473112

25.  Anti-CO2 reduction resolution advances in Senate—Cathy McKitrick, SLT 2/25/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14473225

26.  Utah Legislature:  Climate change resolution advances in Senate—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012160/Utah-Legislature-Climate-change-resolution-advances-in-Senate.html

27.  Utah Legislature:  Rainwater could be legally yours—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012023/Utah-Legislature-Rainwater-could-be-legally-yours.html

28.  SUU students’ project aims to help aquifer—DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012134/SUU-students-project-aims-to-help-aquifer.html

29.  New York Times writer Tom Zeller Jr. to BYU students:  No easy answers for global warming questions—Sara Israelson-Hartley, DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012095/New-York-Times-writer-Tom-Zeller-Jr-to-BYU-students-No-easy-answers-for-global-warming-questions.html

30.  Bennett decries small oil-lease sale—DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011955/Bennett-decries-small-oil-lease-sale.html

31.  State division allows competing bids for use of Utah Lake land—Sara Lenz, DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011650/State-division-allows-competing-bids-for-use-of-Utah-Lake-land.html

32. National park visits boom amid recession—Lee Davidson, DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011542/National-park-visits-boom-amid-recession.html

33.  Official:  Climate change treaty unlikely this year—Jim Gomez, AP, DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011985/Official-Climate-change-treaty-unlikely-this-year.html

34.  Whale that killed its trainer won’t be isolated—Mike Schneider, AP, DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012026/Whale-that-killed-its-trainer-wont-be-isolated.html

35.  Oil slick reaches Parma; farm lobby says food safe—Nicole Winfield, AP, DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700012006/Oil-slick-reaches-Parma-farm-lobby-says-food-safe.html

36.  Maine seeks to prohibit guns in its Acadia National Park—Glenn Adams, AP, DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011916/Maine-seeks-to-prohibit-guns-in-its-Acadia-National-Park.html

37.  Uinta Basin to see oil-patch expansion—AP, DN 2/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011887/Uintah-Basin-to-see-oil-patch-expansion.html

38.  Arizona’s bald eagles may lose endangered status—John Faherty, The Arizona Republic 2/25/10

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/02/25/20100225arizona-bald-eagles.html

39.  Feds testing lower valley wells (Washington State)—Leah Beth Ward, Yakima Herald Republic 2/25/10

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2010/02/25/feds-testing-lower-valley-wells

40.  Report says Wyoming formation could hold 50 years of CO2—AP, The Billings Gazette 2/25/10

http://www.billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_779d8b22-2212-11df-964a-001cc4c03286.html

41.  Environmental group alleges ‘deficiencies’ at Bison Range since agreement with CSKT (Montana)—Vince Devlin, The Missoulian 2/25/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_43d44b54-21c3-11df-bf39-001cc4c002e0.html

42.  Bear hunters target B.C. provincial parks, highways (British Columbia)—Mark Hume, Toronto Globe and Mail 2/25/10

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bear-hunters-target-bc-provincial-parks-highways/article1481340/

43.  Is the climate change movement splintering?—Bibi van der Zee, The Guardian (UK) 2/25/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/feb/25/climate-change-movement

44.  New computing center saves green by being green—Tom Harvey, SLT 2/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14464986

45.  Debut of promising fuel-cell tech light on details—AP, SLT 2/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14464992

46.  American Indian reservation reaping oil benefits—James MacPherson, SLT 2/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14460866

47.  Sugar House streetcar may stall without fed push—Matt Canham, SLT 2/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14463293

48. Canal safety bill evaporates—Patty Henetz, SLT 2/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14464952

49.  Animal shelter bill passes Senate committee—Tony Semerad, SLT 2/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14465112

50.  House seeks to leave Western Climate Initiative—Brandon Loomis, SLT 2/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14465421

51.  Drivers encouraged to avoid idling vehicles—Trent Lowe, SLT 2/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14466526

52.  Bill on environmental boards goes to study—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14466520

53.  Bennett blames Obama for poor oil auction—Lee Davidson, DN 2/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011716/Bennett-blames-Obama-for-poor-oil-auction.html

54.  Utah Legislature:  Trio of bills challenges feds over Utah land—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011498/Utah-Legislature-Trio-of-bills-challenges-feds-over-Utah-land.html

55.  Whale kills SeaWorld trainer as guests watch at Shamu Stadium in Orlando—AP, DN 2/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011769/Whale-kills-SeaWorld-trainer-as-guests-watch-at-Shamu-Stadium-in-Orlando.html

56.  Oil spill threatens ‘ecological disaster’ in Italy—Nicole Winfield, AP, DN 2/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011704/Oil-spill-threatens-ecological-disaster-in-Italy.html

57.  UN weather meeting agrees to refine climate data—Jim Gomez, Frank Jordans, AP, DN 2/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011702/UN-weather-meeting-agrees-to-refine-climate-data.html

58.  The number:  28%-not so hot on climate—DN 2/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011611/The-Number-28—Not-so-hot-on-climate.html

59.  Mine safety cases have huge backlog—AP, DN 2/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011616/Mine-safety-cases-have-huge-backlog.html

60.  2010 Salt Lake Sustainable Building Conference April 8—DN 2/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011621/2010-Salt-Lake-Sustainable-Building-Conference-conference-April-8.html

61.  Kennecott reaches deal to explore mining in Eureka—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 2/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011555/Kennecott-reaches-deal-to-explore-mining-in-Eureka.html

62.  Agency seeks sage grouse ruling extension—Mead Gruver, AP, Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) 2/24/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_44c51976-c9ea-5615-941b-d5978dd65ed4.html

63.  Shell:  Oil shale project to go on (Colorado)—Dennis Webb, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel 2/24/10

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

64.  Hanford’s risks are large (Washington State)—Becky Kramer, The Spokesman-Review 2/24/10

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/feb/24/hanfords-risks-are-large/

65.  Energy group wants Yucca Mountain reconsidered—Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald (Washington State) 2/24/10

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/02/24/914308/energy-communities-alliance-wants.html

66.  Report:  Contamination from coal ash waste is worse than EPA says—Mark Clayton, The Christian Science Monitor 2/24/10

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0224/Report-Contamination-from-coal-ash-waste-is-worse-than-EPA-says

67.  Vermont Senate votes to close nuclear plant—Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times 2/24/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/us/25nuke.html?ref=todayspaper

68.  Utah mines contest quarter of their citations—Thomas Burr, SLT 2/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14457729

69.  Suspect says feds didn’t read him his rights (artifacts case)—Patty Henetz, SLT 2/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14456084

70.  Photo exhibit shows early days of Zion National Park—Mark Havnes, SLT 2/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14456883

71.  House passes canal management bill—Brandon Loomis, SLT 2/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14458035

72.  Residents say they need new N-S road west of I-15—Maria Villasenor, SLT 2/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14458742

73.  Utah legislature:  Bill aims to satisfy landowners, recreationists—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011500/Utah-Legislature-Bill-aims-to-satisfy-landowners-recreationists.html

74.  Utah Legislature:  Canal safety measure passes House—Arthur Raymond, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011585/Utah-Legislature-Canal-safety-measure-passes-House.html

75.  Utah Legislature:  Bill seeks to reclaim certain federal lands, provides funding for legal battle—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011468/Utah-Legislature-Bills-seeks-to-reclaim-certain-federal-lands-provides-funding-for-legal-battle.html

76.  Utah Legislature:  Lawmakers, others protest against federal government at the ‘take back Utah’ rally—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011549/Utah-Legislature-Lawmakers-others-protest-against-federal-government-at-the-take-back-Utah-rally.html

77.  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

78.  Farm numbers increase in Idaho by 300 to 25,500—AP, The Idaho Statesman 2/23/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/02/23/1091990/farm-numbers-increase-in-idaho.html

79.  Senate battles EPA in greenhouse gas showdown—Mark Clayton, Christian Science Monitor 2/23/10

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0223/Senate-battles-EPA-in-greenhouse-gas-showdown

Commentary

80.  Will global warming turn out to be the greatest hoax in history?—Walter E. Williams, Professor, George S. Mason University, DN 2/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700011565/Will-global-warming-turn-out-to-be-the-greatest-hoax-in-history.html

81.  Depleted uranium—Editorial, SLT 2/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14464511

82.  Uinta National Forest not following the plan—Brett Prettyman, SLT 2/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14450139

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