Roundup Tuesday March 30, 2010

1.  Clean out your medicine cabinet during April (safe disposal)—Environmental Connection Newsletter, Utah Department of Environmental Quality March/April 2010

http://www.deq.utah.gov/Newsletter/2010/Mar_Apr/clean_out.htm

2.  Scientists, TV weather reporters at odds over warming—Leslie Kaufman, New York Times News Service, DN 3/30/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020550/Scientists-TV-weather-reporters-at-odds-over-warming.html

3.  Guv supports effort to take on feds over public lands—Lisa Riley Roche, DN 3/30/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020482/Guv-supports-effort-to-take-on-feds-over-public-lands.html

4.  Nominations open for BLM advisory council—DN 3/30/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020433/Nominations-open-for-BLM-advisory-council.html

5.  Earth Energy Resources Inc. eyes Utah’s oil sands—Paul Foy, AP, DN 3/30/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020541/Earth-Energy-Resources-Inc-eyes-Utahs-oil-sands.html

6.  The untold story:  Sheep ranching is a vintage tale of the Old West—Carma Wadley, DN 3/30/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020476/The-untold-story-Sheep-ranching-is-a-vintage-tale-of-the-Old-West.html

7.  Dinosaur monument to limit access to trailhead—KSL Newsradio 3/30/10

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=10201179

8.  Groups vow to sue over grouse—Mead Gruver, AP, Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) 3/30/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_0f9f122b-6a74-5acb-afa9-a5a0d0868328.html

9.  US oil company donated millions to climate skeptic groups, says Greenpeace—John Vidal, The Guardian (UK) 3/30/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/30/us-oil-donated-millions-climate-sceptics

10.  Global water crisis and cheaper technology sparks urge in desalination—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 3/30/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/30/water-desalination-record-droughts

11.  Giraffe calf dies at Hogle Zoo—Matthew D. LaPlante, SLT 3/29/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14780482

12.  Coalition to rally tonight against South Davis light rail—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 3/29/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020442/Coalition-to-rally-tonight-against-South-Davis-light-rail.html

13.  Bishop blasts Obama administration; still wants ‘monument’ documents—Lee Davidson, DN 3/29/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020430/Bishop-blasts-Obama-administration-still-wants-monument-documents.html

14.  Proposal for treated groundwater would affect Great Salt Lake—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 3/29/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020259/Proposal-for-treated-groundwater-would-affect-Great-Salt-Lake.html

15.  University of Utah plans net-zero renovation for architecture building—Aaron Falk, DN 3/29/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020375/University-of-Utah-plans-net-zero-renovation-for-architecture-building.html

16.  Clinton rebukes Canada on Arctic meeting—Rob Gillies, AP, DN 3/29/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020390/Clinton-rebukes-Canada-on-Arctic-meeting.html

17.  Two plead guilty in ‘isolated’ Indian artifacts deal—Emiley Morgan, DN 3/29/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020487/Two-plead-guilty-in-isolated-Indian-artifacts-deal.html

18.  Minks pose threats to pets, farm animals—Wina Sturgeon, DN 3/29/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020282/Minks-pose-threat-to-pets-farm-animals.html

19.  Baby giraffe dies at Hogle Zoo—Aaron Falk, DN 3/29/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020414/Baby-giraffe-dies-at-Hogle-Zoo.html

20.  Grasshoppers may plague West this year—Matt Joyce, AP, DN 3/29/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020257/Grasshoppers-may-plague-West-this-year.html

21.  Students turning architecture building green—KSL Newsradio (video) 3/29/10

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=10194934

22.  EPA:  Ogden 21st in nation with green buildings—KSL Newsradio 3/29/10

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=10195003

23.  New EPA scrutiny is set for a chemical in plastics—John M. Broder, The New York Times 3/29/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/30/science/earth/30epa.html?ref=todayspaper

24.  Rio workers get ‘harsh’ sentences (China)—Elaine Kurtenbach, Toronto Globe and Mail 3/29/10

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rio-workers-get-harsh-sentences/article1515465/

25.  Study warns of environment tipping points—UPI 3/29/10

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2010/03/29/Study-warns-of-environment-tipping-points/UPI-99571269872246/

26.  Japanese with mercury poisoning agree to govt deal—Mari Yamaguchi, AP, Google News 3/29/10

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h4BegxZT-6P4D6nC-uoBqhZijaxQD9EOBCTG0

27.  New rules target air pollution from Pacific ships—Judy Fahys, SLT 3/28/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14768401

28.  Herbert has family ties with stream bill proponents—Robert Gehrke, SLT 3/28/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14770932

29.  Gardening:  Bare (root) essentials—Maggie Wolf, SLT 3/28/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14751671

30.  Utah governor OKs eminent domain use on federal land—Brock Vergakis, AP, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020242/Utah-governor-OKs-eminent-domain-use-on-federal-land.html

31.  BLM transfers 277 acres to southern Utah governments—AP, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020009/BLM-transfers-277-acres-to-southern-Utah-governments.html

32.  No further action needed in Hill Air Force Base PCB cleanup—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700018954/No-further-action-needed-in-Hill-Air-Force-Base-PCB-cleanup.html

33.  Wolves back in cattle country (Montana)—Carl Puckett, Great Falls Tribune 3/28/10

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100328/NEWS01/3280302/1002/news01/Wolves-back-in-cattle-country

34.  Rio Tinto exec admits taking bribes from Chinese steel mills, lawyer says—David Barboza, New York Times News Service, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020032/Rio-Tinto-exec-admits-taking-bribes-from-Chinese-steel-mills-lawyer-says.html

35.  Cancer question complicates 9/11 compensation deal for sick workers—David B. Caruso, AP, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020078/Cancer-question-complicates-911-compensation-deal-for-sick-workers.html

36.  Farmers face off with chemical maker over rice—Tom Parsons, AP, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020191/Farmers-face-off-with-chemical-maker-over-rice.html

37.  Plans to move Provo River could save June Sucker—Sara Lenz, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019833/Plans-to-move-Provo-River-could-save-June-Sucker.html

38.  Grasshopper outlook strikes fear on Western range—Matt Joyce, AP, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020196/Grasshopper-outlook-strikes-fear-on-Western-range.html

39.  Small energy company eyes Utah’s oil sands—AP, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020161/Small-energy-company-eyes-Utahs-oil-sands.html

40.  Centerville Council to take up chicken question—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019503/Centerville-Council-to-take-up-chicken-question.html

41.  Duchess the orangutan turns 50 at Phoenix Zoo—Amanda Lee Myers, AP, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020065/Duchess-the-orangutan-turns-50-at-Phoenix-Zoo.html

42.  Breathtaking vistas:  Artists create ‘The Continuing Allure’ of southern Utah red rock country—Carma Wadley, DN 3/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019772/Breathtaking-vistas-Artists-create-The-Continuing-Allure-of-southern-Utah-red-rock-country.html

43.  Yucca Mountain out:  Hanford nuke waste has nowhere to go—Craig Welch, The Seattle Times 3/28/10

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011467984_yucca29m.html

44.  Elk reproduction woes tied to wolves (Idaho)—Becky Kramer, The Spokesman-Review 3/27/10

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/mar/27/elk-reproduction-woes-tied-to-wolves/

45.  Proposal would support corporate leaders who pick environment over profit (Maryland)—Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun 3/28/10

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-md.briefs280mar28,0,7408004.story

46.  Colo. gas-coal fight could preview national battle—Colleen Slevin, The Victoria Advocate (Texas) 3/28/10

http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/mar/28/bc-co-gas-versus-coal1st-ld-writethru/?business&business-wire

47.  Curiosity rises with trees’ strange growth spurt—NPR 3/28/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125261271

48.  Sea lion pups starving along California shoreline—Guy Raz, NPR 3/28/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125280004

49.  Cameron (film director) warns of urgency to protect environment—AP, The Taiwan News 3/28/10

http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1214281&lang=eng_news

50.  Government certified phony products as ‘energy efficient’—Frederic J. Frommer, AP, DN 3/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019873/Government-certified-phony-products-as-energy-efficient.html

51.  Landmarks go dark, millions unplug for Earth Hour—Rohan Sullivan, AP, DN 3/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019968/Landmarks-go-dark-millions-unplug-for-Earth-Hour.html

52.  Lights off for an hour to recognize Earth Hour 2010—Abigail Shaha, DN 3/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019846/Lights-off-for-an-hour-to-recognize-Earth-Hour-2010.html

53.  Nominations sought for conservation award—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 3/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700018647/Nominations-sought-for-conservation-award.html

54.  Task force to deal with possible tick infestation—KSL Newsradio 3/27/10

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=10172173

55.  Fate of desert flower hangs in court’s hands (Colorado, Utah)—David Frey, NewWest.net 3/27/10

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

56.  Green and clean:  Innovators hope to build plant in Montana to turn trees, shoes into fuel—Keila Szpaller, The Missoulian 3/27/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_0b5f6d2a-3a29-11df-8b58-001cc4c002e0.html

57.  BLM turns land over to cities—Mark Havnes, SLT 3/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14765841

58.  Reward offered by BLM in assault case—Mark Havnes, SLT 3/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14764677

59.  Outdoor notebook:  See sage grouse strut their stuff—Brett Prettyman, SLT 3/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14749610

60.  Bird sighting:  Snow goose—Bill Fenimore, SLT 3/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14749643

61.  US to ban wild-harvest shrimp imports from Mexico—AP, DN 3/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019563/US-to-ban-wild-harvest-shrimp-imports-from-Mexico.html

62.  Tracy Aviary expands enclosure for family of rare birds—Lynn Arave, DN 3/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019450/Tracy-Aviary-expands-enclosure-for-family-of-rare-birds.html

63.  New penguin exhibit opens at The Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy—Lynn Arave, DN 3/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019487/New-penguin-exhibit-opens-at-The-Living-Planet-Aquarium-in-Sandy.html

64.  Police:  Drunk Pa. man tried to revive dead opossum—AP, DN 3/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019724/Police-Drunk-Pa-man-tried-to-revive-dead-opossum.html

65.  ‘Heroes’ actress Hayden Panettiere visits Japan dolphin hunt town—Jay Alabaster, AP, DN 3/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019720/Heroes-actress-Hayden-Panettiere-visits-Japan-dolphin-hunt-town.html

66.  Yardsmart:  Plants that sip but never guzzle—Maureen Gilmer, Scripps Howard News Service, DN 3/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019695/Yardsmart-Plants-that-sip-but-never-guzzle.html

67.  Vandals deface southern Utah red rock with graffiti—Jennifer Stagg, KSL Newsradio 3/26/10

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=10164006

68.  Governor signs bill requiring antifreeze additive—KSL Newsradio 3/26/10

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=10153462

69.  Gov. Herbert struggling with decision over Stream Access Bill—Richard Piatt, KSL Newsradio 3/26/10

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=10155232

70.  Wilderness bill goes into effect (Utah)—David DeMille, St. George Spectrum 3/26/10

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20100326/NEWS01/3260356

71.  Water concerns delay Wyoming uranium projects—Dustin Bleinzeffer, Casper Star-Tribune 3/26/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_489c1c0b-10cf-5007-a325-03088186a4ec.html

72.  Job losses expected in plan to reduce pollution at coal-fired plants—Mark Jaffe, The Denver Post 3/26/10

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_14760390?source=email

73.  Proposed initiative would let utility customers opt out of renewables (Colorado)—Lynn Bartels, The Denver Post 3/25/10

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14752862

74.  How Republicans learned to reject climate change—Alan Greenblatt, NPR 3/25/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125075282

75.  ‘Cap and Trade’ loses its standing as energy policy of choice—John M. Broder, The New York Times 3/25/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/26/science/earth/26climate.html?ref=todayspaper

76.  Medicated bath products to blame for worsening water pollution—Fox News 3/25/10

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,589976,00.html

77.  Burn trees, save planet—Cyndy Cole, The Arizona Daily Sun 3/24/10

http://www.azdailysun.com/news/local/education/article_989b61f1-e831-5e4a-8418-75f5cd8707ab.html

78.  Light dims on B.C.’s wild spotted owls—Larry Pynn, The Vancouver Sun 3/24/10

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Light+dims+wild+spotted+owls/2722270/story.html

79.  Los Angeles tops EPA’s Energy Star buildings list—Tiffany Hsu, Greenspace, Los Angeles Times 3/23/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/03/los-angeles-tops-epas-energy-star-buildings-list.html

80.  Coal opponents pleased power plant to be fired by gas—Mark Havnes, SLT 3/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14743251

81.  Nev. power-plant developers opt for gas, solar—Robin Bravender, Greenwire, The New York Times 3/23/10

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/03/23/23greenwire-nev-power-plant-developers-opt-for-gas-solar-93219.html?emc=eta1

82.  Hong Kong government under fire as pollution soars to record—Frederik Balfour, Sophie Leung, Bloomberg Business Week 3/23/10

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-03-23/hong-kong-government-under-fire-as-pollution-soars-update3-.html

83.  Wolf protest draws 200 to downtown Jackson (Wyoming)—Cory Hatch, Jackson Hole News and Guide 3/22/10

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5769

84.  Biomass subsidies threaten Oregon wood plants’ supplies—Amy Hsuan, The Oregonian 3/21/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/03/biomass_subsidies_threaten_ore.html

85.  Stewart Udall, 90; was Interior Secretary (remembrance)—Jason Blevins, The Denver Post 3/20/10

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14724259

86.  Stewart Udall, environmental icon, dies at 90—Matt Schudel, Post Mortem Blog, The Washington Post 3/20/10

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postmortem/2010/03/stewart-udall-environmental-ic.html

87.  Interview with Stewart Lee Udall—Patricia Limerick, Charles Wilkinson, Headwaters News 9/24/2003

http://www.headwatersnews.org/p.udall.html

88. State takes sides in greenhouse gas ‘endangerment brawl—Robin Bravender, Greenwire, The New York Times 3/19/10

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/03/19/19greenwire-states-take-sides-in-greenhouse-gas-endangerme-29019.html

Commentary

89.  Don’t wait for certainty on climate change—Brian Moench, President, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, DN 3/30/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700020492/Dont-wait-for-certainty-on-climate-change.html

90.  Pine beetles are accomplished ecosystem engineers—George Wuerthner, author and ecologist, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle 3/29/10

http://bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/guest_columnists/article_bf43fc58-3ac3-11df-aa79-001cc4c03286.html

91.  Salt Lake City dog owners unheard in park planning—Jean Walker-Faison, SLT 3/27/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14764978

92.  Beyond climate change:  Reframing the dialogue over environmental issues—John M. Wallace, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, The Seattle Times 3/26/10

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2011453141_guest28wallace.html

93.  Sustainable future—Editorial, SLT 3/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14766105

94.  Evaluate risks to chickens before allowing them in communities—Karen Davis, President, United Poultry Concerns, McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, DN 3/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700019527/Evaluate-risks-to-chickens-before-allowing-them-in-communities.html

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