Roundup Tuesday March 16, 2010

1.  Copenhagen activist trial:  ‘I can’t see what evidence there is for the charges’—Bibi van der Zee, The Guardian (UK) 3/16/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/16/copenhagen-activist-trial

2.  Ten sites named in £4bn UK marine energy project—Severin Carrell, The Guardian (UK) 3/16/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/16/wave-and-tidal-power-scotland

3.  Sanyo sets up solar parking lots for electric bikes—Agence France Presse, Grist.org 3/16/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-03-16-sanyo-sets-up-solar-parking-lots-for-electric-bikes/

4.  Jeff Goodell:  ‘It’s a bad idea for geoengineering to be the equivalent of the Pompeii sex room’—David Roberts, Grist.org 3/16/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-03-11-jeff-goodell-geoengineering/

5.  For green homes, should energy trump everything else?—Jonathan Hiskes, Grist.org 3/16/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-03-16-for-green-homes-should-energy-trump-everything-else/

6.  Mormon church partners with local agencies on biofuel project—Lois M. Collins, DN 3/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016758/Mormon-church-partners-with-local-agencies-on-biofuel-project.html\

7.  Tim DeChristopher not target of discrimination, judge rules—Emiley Morgan, DN 3/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016756/Tim-DeChristopher-not-target-of-discrimination-judge-rules.html

8.  Widespread spring flooding forecast—Randolph E. Schmid, AP, DN 3/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016953/Widespread-spring-flooding-forecast.html

9.  DeChristopher loses again in preparing defense—Patty Henetz, SLT 3/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14680017

10.  UN climate envoy expects dual-track negotiations—Arthur Max, AP, SLT 3/16/10

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_NETHERLANDS_CLIMATE_CHANGE?SITE=UTSAC&SECTION=INTERNATIONAL&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

11.  Climate activists predict direct action against Scotland’s ‘Kingsnorth’—Severin Carrell, Tim Webb, The Guardian (UK) 3/15/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/15/ayrshire-power-station-new-kingsnorth

12.  Money spent on tar sands projects could decarbonise western economies—Terry MacAlister, The Guardian (UK) 3/15/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/mar/15/bp-shell-tar-sands-green-energy

13.  UN criticizes Russia over Sochi Winter Olympics construction—AP, The Guardian (UK) 3/15/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/15/russia-sochi-olympics-un-report

14.  How going green may make you mean—Kate Connolly, The Guardian (UK) 3/15/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/15/green-consumers-more-likely-steal

15.  IPCC under fire in blogosphere for ‘sealevelgate’—RealClimate, Guardian Environment Network, The Guardian (UK) 3/15/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/15/ipcc-sea-level

16.  Animal rights activist using FOI laws to target universities—David Adam, The Guardian (UK) 3/15/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/mar/15/animal-rights-freedom-information-universities

17.  Thin wallets, thick waistlines:  New USDA effort targets link between obesity and food stamps—Lynne Peeples, Scientific American 3/15/10

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=food-stamps-obesity

18.  Summit on the summit:  Celebrity Kilimanjaro climb premieres on MTV (global clean water crisis)—The Huffington Post 3/15/10

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/15/summit-on-the-summit-vide_n_498942.html

19.  NASA finds shrimp-like creature, jellyfish beneath Antarctic ice sheet:  ‘We were just gaga over it’—Seth Borenstein, AP, The Huffington Post 3/15/10

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/15/nasa-finds-shrimp-like-cr_n_499155.html

20.  Naked animal rights activists rally against bullfighting in Madrid—The Huffington Post 3/15/10

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/15/naked-animal-rights-activ_n_499629.html

21.  Why making healthful foods cheaper isn’t enough—Allison Aubrey, NPR 3/15/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124610428

22.  What’s killing the great forests of the American West?—Jim Robbins, Environment 360 3/15/10

http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2252

23.  Bureau of Land Management proposes Wyoming cricket plan—AP, The Billings Gazette 3/15/10

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_ff6ab0a6-303c-11df-8481-001cc4c03286.html

24.  Native farmers eagerly watch Obama African-American deal—Rob Capriccioso, Indian Country Today 3/15/10

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/home/content/87462167.html

25.  Utah County plans Hazardous Waste Day—Sara Lenz, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016802/Utah-County-plans-Hazardous-Waste-Day.html

26.  Want to eat local?  BYU student’s site tracks milk’s origins—Sara Israelson-Hartley, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700013449/Want-to-eat-local-BYU-students-site-tracks-milks-origins.html

27.  Report details climate change dangers to Utah’s migratory birds—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016602/Report-details-climate-change-dangers-to-Utahs-migratory-birds.html

28.  BYU and University of Utah professors wanted Legislature to listen to them on climate change—Sara Israelson-Hartley, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016605/BYU-and-University-of-Utah-professors-wanted-Legislature-to-listen-to-them-on-climate-change.html

29.  BYU professor Barry Bickmore’s letter to Utah legislators (climate change denial bill)—Sara Israelson-Hartley, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016608/BYU-professor-Barry-Bickmores-letter-to-Utah-legislators.html

30.  Plans in place to enclose 100-year-old Provo canal—Marc Haddock, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015275/Plans-in-place-to-enclose-100-year-old-Provo-canal.html

31.  Federal money will be used for Utah County trail—Sara Lenz, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015014/Federal-money-will-be-used-for-Utah-County-trail.html

32.  Governors seek wind energy boost—Frederick J. Frommer, AP, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016753/AP-Governors-seek-wind-energy-boost.html

33.  NASA finds shrimp dinner on ice beneath Antarctica—Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016682/NASA-finds-shrimp-dinner-on-ice-beneath-Antarctica.html

34.  UN Agency:  Tiger on verge of extinction—AP, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016677/UN-Agency-Tiger-on-verge-of-extinction.html

35.  Prince Charles to visit Polish bison reserve—DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016626/Prince-Charles-to-visit-Polish-bison-reserve.html

36.  In rural New Hampshire, deer-car crashes mean free meal—John Curran, AP, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016622/In-rural-New-Hampshire-deer-car-crashes-mean-free-meal.html

37.  Growing good seed takes work, expertise—Larry A. Sagers, DN 3/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016554/Growing-good-seed-takes-work-expertise.html

38.  Many western nations have distorted IPCC reports:  Jairam (Mumbai, India)—The Hindu 3/14/10

http://beta.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/article244879.ece

39.  Chinese PM rebuts criticism over Copenhagen role—Tania Branigan, Jonathan Watts, The Guardian (UK) 3/14/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/14/china-wen-jiabao-copenhagen-currency

40. River Eden study aims to reduce farm pollution (UK)—BBC News 3/14/10

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8566874.stm

41.  Farming is mainly to blame for the loss of our native plants and wildlife—Robin McKie, The Observer, The Guardian (UK) 3/14/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/14/threat-english-plants-species-wildlife

42.  George W. Bush presidential library’s blueprints filled with green, following trend of other big public buildings—Randy Lee Loftis, The Dallas Morning News 3/14/10

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/parkcities/stories/031410dnmetgreenprez.4a15b95.html

43.  Old Salt Lake buildings turned into green, affordable housing—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 3/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016403/Old-Salt-Lake-buildings-turned-into-green-affordable-housing.html

44.  Centerville proposes green waste program—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 3/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015959/Centerville-proposes-green-waste-program.html

45.  Long-held water rights in Nevada could be invalid—Sandra Chereb, AP, SLT 3/14/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14671783

46.  Solar by Ian McEwan (book review)—Christopher Tayler, The Guardian (UK) 3/13/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/mar/13/solar-ian-mcewan

47.  Bill Maher:  The environment is the ultimate health care issue (video)—The Huffington Post 3/13/10

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/13/bill-maher-the-environmen_n_497781.html

48.  Feds pledge aid for grouse—Ben Neary, AP, Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) 3/13/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_75de00af-62d3-5041-9eb9-1f7d9ac876c0.html

49.  Wyo ranchers prevail in state CBM water case—Mead Gruver, Casper Star-Tribune 3/13/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_61a9ee4e-eeb3-5fc6-b511-32112ccdfd72.html

50.  Study:  Humans are too noisy for nature—Julie Sutor, The Aspen Times (Colorado) 3/13/10

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100313/NEWS/100319895/1077&ParentProfile=1058

51.  Idaho’s wolf population at least 843—The Spokesman Review (Washington State) 3/13/10

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/mar/13/idahos-wolf-population-at-least-843/

52.  Hundreds gather in Salt Lake City for sustainability symposium—Emily James, DN 3/13/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016082/Hundreds-gather-in-Salt-Lake-City-for-sustainability-symposium.html

53.  Salt Lake County Council is redrafting ordinance allowing residents to keep chickens—Abigail Shaha, DN 3/13/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015533/Salt-Lake-County-Council-is-redrafting-ordinance-allowing-residents-to-keep-chickens.html

54.  £3bn coal power plant will test strength of Ed Miliband’s environment rules—Tim Webb, The Guardian (UK) 3/12/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/12/coal-power-environment-kingsnorth-miliband

55.  UN:  Environmental degradation in Haiti made worse by earthquake—Lisa Schlein, Voice of America 3/12/10

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/americas/UN-Environmental-Degradation-In-Haiti-Made-Worse-By-Earthquake-87489167.html

56.  Battle over ivory, tuna expected at wildlife meeting—Christopher Joyce, NPR 3/12/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124592439

57.  Ground Zero workers weigh $657 million settlement—NPR 3/12/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124628690

58.  Md. Dept. of Environment opposes bag tax—Sabri Ben-Achour, WAMU News, NBC Washington 3/12/10

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/green/MD_Department_Of_Environment_Opposes_Bag_Tax-87449377.html

59.  Water shortages may hit northern Rockies—John S. Adams, USA Today 3/12/10

http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20100312/lowsnowpack12_st.art.htm

60.  Organizers of World Environment Day unveil theme of the six-week event—Joyce Gannon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania) 3/12/10

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10071/1042148-28.stm

61.  Lawmakers urge against Marcellus Shale permits (Pennsylvania)—Alex Rose, The Delaware County Daily Times 3/12/10

http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2010/03/12/news/doc4b99aec2ac798422750797.txt

62.  Wolf population growing, but slowly (Montana)—Karl Puckett, Great Falls Tribune 3/12/10

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100312/NEWS01/3120302/1002/Wolf-population-growing-but-slowly

63.  Plan will send some Bonner Mill toxic waste to Missoula landfill, worst out of state (Montana)—Kim Briggeman, The Missoulian 3/12/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_4b8a5e94-2d9c-11df-a6b8-001cc4c03286.html

64.  No coal plant for Mesquite (Nevada)—Bob Challinor, Desert Valley Times, St. George Spectrum 3/12/10

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20100312/NEWS01/3120318/No-coal-plant-for-Mesquite

65.  Genola leaders may revive pheasant hunting—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 3/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016064/Genola-leaders-may-revive-pheasant-hunting.html

66.  Genola fails to act on proposed Utah Lake Bridge—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 3/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016101/Genola-fails-to-act-on-proposed-Utah-Lake-bridge.html

67.  Utah Legislature:  Animal euthanasia not limited to lethal injection—Rebecca Palmer, DN 3/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015818/Utah-Legislature-Animal-euthanasia-not-limited-to-lethal-injection.html

68.  Warnings of cougar sightings on University of Utah campus not BYU-related—Lana Groves, DN 3/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015605/Warnings-of-cougar-sightings-on-University-of-Utah-campus-not-BYU-related.html

69.  Utah Legislature:  Lawmakers scream at feds over environmental issues—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 3/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015957/Utah-Legislature-Lawmakers-scream-at-feds-over-environmental-issues.html

70.  Organics guru Gary Hirschberg touts eating local products during Salt Lake City event—Lois M. Collins, DN 3/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015780/Organics-guru-Gary-Hirshberg-touts-eating-local-products-during-Salt-Lake-City-event.html

71.  Climate change threatens migratory bird populations—Jay Root, AP, DN 3/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015931/Climate-change-threatens-migratory-bird-populations.html

72.  GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz says hybrid trucks are future—Dee-Ann Durbin, Tom Krisher, AP, DN 3/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015882/GM-Vice-Chairman-Bob-Lutz-says-hybrid-trucks-are-future.html

73.  All those births put planet at risk, scholars warn—Patty Henetz, SLT 3/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14666198

74.  Climate-change science panned—Chris Vanderhooft, SLT 3/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14662843

75.  Utah recreation:  As big as its landscape—Tom Wharton, SLT 3/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14648163

76.  Officials consider changes to elk hunting—Brett Prettyman, SLT 3/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14649387

77.  Rapid rise in seed prices draws US scrutiny—William Neuman, The New York Times 3/11/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/12/business/12seed.html?ref=todayspaper

78.  The femivore’s dilemma—Peggy Orenstein, The New York Times 3/11/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/14/magazine/14fob-wwln-t.html

79.  Half-rooster/half-hen helps unlock sex mystery—Joe Palca, NPR 3/11/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124529630

80.  Gallup poll shows Americans less worried about global warming threat—Doug Stanglin, USA Today 3/11/10

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/03/poll-show-americans-less-worried-about-global-warming-threat/1

81.  Reid:  No mining law reform in 2010—Adella Harding, Elko Daily Free Press (Nevada) 3/11/10

http://www.elkodaily.com/articles/2010/03/11/news/local_news/doc4b99217e1dc57544294043.txt

82.  BLM fines conservationists over grazing permit—Rocky Barker, The Idaho Statesman 3/11/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/03/11/1113164/conservationists-fined-over-permit.html

83.  Utah Legislature:  Lawmakers create Great Salt Lake Advisory Council—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 3/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015834/Utah-Legislature-Lawmakers-create-Great-Salt-Lake-advisory-council.html

84.  Utah Legislature:  Lawmakers urge feds to relinquish disputed rural roads—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 3/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015865/Utah-Legislature-Lawmakers-urge-feds-to-relinquish-disputed-rural-roads.html

85.  Power conservation bill passes—Cathy McKitrick, SLT 3/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14660587

86.  Stream access:  Ranchers, property rights trump anglers—Brandon Loomis, SLT 3/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14659857

87.  Waterway dangers can be kept hidden—Patty Henetz, SLT 3/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14659832

88.  Utah Legislature calls on Congress to allow local control of old roads—Brandon Loomis, SLT 3/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14656672

89.  Standard euthanasia methods for shelters rejected—Brandon Loomis, SLT 3/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14655242

90.  Chameleon tongues stay speedy in the cold—Joe Palca, NPR 3/8/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124471846

Commentary

91.  Common English species face extinction—George Monbiot, The Guardian (UK) 3/16/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2010/mar/15/common-english-species-driven-towards-extinction

92.  The federal war on weeds—Carolyn Bolton, The Washington Times 3/15/10

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/15/the-federal-war-on-weeds/

93.  Time to talk dirty (Millenium Development Goals drinking water target)—Sarah Boseley, Global Health Blog, The Guardian 3/15/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/sarah-boseley-global-health/2010/mar/15/water-international-aid-and-development

94.  Anti-grazing advocate comes with a rough edge (Idaho)—Rocky Barker, The Idaho Statesman 3/15/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/03/15/1117703/anti-grazing-advocate-comes-with.html

95.  South Dakota adopts climate creationism—Stephen Stromberg, The Washington Post, SLT 3/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14657131

96.  Nuclear power:  Chameleon of green energy—Chip Ward, Los Angeles Times, SLT 3/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14657129

97.  When a scientist becomes an activist—Auden Schendler, Writers on the Range, SLT 3/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14664836

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