Roundup Tuesday April 20,2010

1.  Supreme Court overturns anti-animal cruelty law in First Amendment case—Robert Barnes, The Washington Post 4/21/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/20/AR2010042001980.html?wpisrc=nl_most

2.  Greenpeace criticizes Facebook over Oregon data center—AP, The Oregonian 4/20/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/04/greenpeace_criticizes_facebook.html

3.  San Jose car burial put ecological era in gear—Sam Whiting, The San Francisco Chronicle 4/20/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/20/DDG21BST18.DTL

4.  Green MBA degrees sprout up on campuses—Carolyn Said, The San Francisco Chronicle 4/20/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/20/BU3A1CVGEQ.DTL

5.  ‘Dirt!  The Movie’ focuses on the soil beneath our feet—Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times 4/20/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/04/dirt-the-movie.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29

6.  Ritter OKs bill on natural-gas power plants (Colorado)—Joe Hanel, The Durango Herald 4/20/10

http://durangoherald.com/sections/News/2010/04/20/Ritter_OKs_bill_on_naturalgas_power_plants/

7.  FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons—Lyndsey Layton, The Washington Post 4/20/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/19/AR2010041905049.html?wpisrc=nl_most

8.  Court voids law aimed at animal cruelty videos—Mark Sherman, AP, DN 4/20/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025970/Court-voids-law-aimed-at-animal-cruelty-videos.html

9.  Bill seeks to triple downwinder compensation; Hatch opposes it—Lee Davidson, DN 4/20/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700026087/Bill-seeks-to-triple-downwinder-compensation-Hatch-opposes-it.html

10.  Threat of new, larger Icelandic eruption looms—Carlo Piovano, AP, DN 4/20/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700026011/Threat-of-new-larger-Icelandic-eruption-looms.html

11.  Bidding process on huge Amazon dam suspended again—Marco Sibaja, AP, DN 4/20/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700026013/Bidding-process-on-huge-Amazon-dam-suspended-again.html

12.  Uranium payments may rise—Gary Harmon, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Colorado) 4/19/10

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

13.  ExxonMobil favors fracing disclosure—Katie Burford, The Durango Herald (Colorado) 4/19/10

http://durangoherald.com/sections/News/2010/04/19/ExxonMobil_favors_fracing_disclosure/

14.  NY:  Adirondack environment much improved since ’70—AP, The Times Herald-Record 4/19/10

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100419/NEWS90/100419548/-1/SITEMAP

15.  Gallup says Americans are not behaving greener—Jessica Durando, Wendy Koch, USA Today 4//19/10

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/04/poll-green-behaviors-in-us-not-growing/1

16.  For Earth Day, 7 new rules to live by—John Tierney, The New York Times 4/19/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/science/20tier.html?ref=todayspaper

17.  B.C. opens floodgates with third Peace River dam (British Columbia)—Mark Hume, Toronto Globe and Mail 4/19/10

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-opens-floodgates-with-third-peace-river-dam/article1540014/

18.  Iceland volcano causes fall in carbon emissions as eruption grounds aircraft—David Adam, The Guardian (UK) 4/19/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/19/eyjafjallajokull-volcano-climate-carbon-emissions

19.  Malaysia, Japan announce initiative for environment, energy—Khairdzir Yunus, Bernama.com 4/19/10

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=491836

20.  Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend to help Chernobyl kids—AP, DN 4/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025759/Mel-Gibsons-ex-girlfriend-to-help-Chernobyl-kids.html

21.  African woman wins environmental award—DN 4/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025665/African-woman-wins-environmental-award.html

22.  New protection incentives announced for sage grouse; Utah begins study—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 4/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700024602/New-protection-incentives-announced-for-sage-grouse-Utah-begins-study.html

23.  Earth Day events abound in Utah—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 4/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025803/Earth-Day-events-abound-in-Utah.html

24.  Elk Ridge to fence its new water tank—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 4/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700024495/Elk-Ridge-to-fence-its-new-water-tank.html

25.  Bountiful arsenic finding spurs water study—AP, DN 4/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025677/Bountiful-arsenic-finding-spurs-water-study.html

26.  E. coli tests prompt recall of WinCo ground beef—AP, DN 4/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025757/E-coli-tests-prompt-recall-of-WinCo-ground-beef.html

27.  Vegetable garden, grow what your family will eat—Debbie Arrington, McClatchy Newspapers, DN 4/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025748/Vegetable-garden-grow-what-your-family-will-eat.html

28.  A feast for the eyes:  Growing vegetables in containers—Mariana Greene, The Dallas Morning News, DN 4/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025744/A-feast-for-the-eyes-Growing-vegetables-in-containers.html

29.  A sample of some gardening books—Susan Banks, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, DN 4/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025747/A-sample-of-some-gardening-books.html

30.  Root crops a good choice during fickle spring—Larry A. Sagers, DN 4/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025584/Root-crops-a-good-choice-during-fickle-spring.html

31.  Utah homeowners can earn thousands by shifting to solar, wind—Patty Henetz, SLT 4/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14916393

32.  Third landslide in North Salt Lake worries residents—Maria Villasenor, SLT 4/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14915498

33.  Earth Day:  University of Utah to recycle electronic waste—AP, SLT 4/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14913552

34.  USU scientist discovers 2 bee species—AP, SLT 4/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14911006

35.  Pop Top:  Before ‘Avatar’:  More big-screen environmentalism—Vince Horiuchi, SLT 4/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14914174

36.  Lawmakers urge road access in forest to vent methane from mine (Colorado)—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 4/18/10

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14906643

37.  Agricultural runoff has harsh impact on environment (Ohio)—Tom Beyerlein, Dayton Daily News 4/18/10

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/agricultural-runoff-has-harsh-impact-on-environment-658902.html

38.  On a dusty mesa, no water or electricity, but boundless space—Erik Eckholm, The New York Times 4/18/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/us/19mesa.html?ref=todayspaper

39.  Decision looms on $6.6 billion Site C dam project (Peace River, British Columbia)—Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun 4/18/10

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Decision+looms+billion+Site+project/2922559/story.html

40.  Bolivia climate change talks to give poor a voice—John Vidal, Andres Schipiani, The Guardian (UK) 4/18/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/18/bolivia-climate-change-talks-cochabamba

41.  Gas drilling debate rages in Del. River watershed—Michael Rubinkam, AP, DN 4/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025574/Gas-drilling-debate-rages-in-Del-River-watershed.html

42.  Early apple blossom triggers fears of killer frost—Bob Salsberg, AP, DN 4/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025553/Early-apple-blossom-triggers-fears-of-killer-frost.html

43.  D.C. neighborhood yields WWI chemicals—Brett Zongker, AP, DN 4/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025460/DC-neighborhood-yields-WWI-chemicals.html

44.  Iceland’s farmers try to save herds from toxic ash—Carlo Piovano, AP, DN 4/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025550/Icelands-farmers-try-to-save-herds-from-toxic-ash.html

45.  Peru town copes with being devoured by mine—Andrew Whalen, AP, DN 4/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025556/Peru-town-copes-with-being-devoured-by-mine.html

46.  Counting sea life, sometimes little things are big—Randolph E. Schmid, AP, DN 4/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025549/Counting-sea-life-sometimes-little-things-are-big.html

47.  Clinton postpones decision on chicken ordinance—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 4/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700024514/Clinton-postpones-decision-on-chicken-ordinance.html

48.  EPA to cut mercury emissions from Nevada gold mines—AP, DN 4/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025380/EPA-to-cut-mercury-emissions-from-Nevada-gold-mines.html

49.  Salt Lake meetings focus on enhancing bicycle accommodation—Aaron Falk, Arthur Raymond, DN 4/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025145/Salt-Lake-meetings-focus-on-enhancing-bicycle-accommodation.html

50.  Kanab-area reservoir expected to spur growth—AP, DN 4/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025636/Kanab-area-reservoir-expected-to-spur-growth.html

51.  UTA ordered to halt work on FrontRunner South section—Laura Hancock, DN 4/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025475/UTA-ordered-to-halt-work-on-FrontRunner-South-section.html

52.  FrontRunner extension on pause for construction violations—AP, SLT 4/18/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14909881

53.  Is Lyme disease striking Utah?—Kirsten Stewart, SLT 4/18/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14900402

54.  CU-Boulder celebrates 40 years of student activism in the Environmental Center—Laura Snider, The Boulder Daily Camera 4/17/10

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/ci_14895199#axzz0lYmGCkXU

55.  Earth Day, now celebrated around the world, turns 40—Mike Ivey, The Capital Times (Wisconsin) 4/17/10

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/environment/article_527b9fec-49d5-11df-893d-001cc4c03286.html

56.  Obama initiates conservation plan—Michael Riley, The Denver Post 4/17/10

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_14901690

57.  Feds consider oil and gas lease changes over climate worries—Matthew Brown, AP, The Missoulian 4/17/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_d167a318-4a30-11df-b834-001cc4c002e0.html

58.  Obama launches America’s Great Outdoors conservation initiative—Juliet Eilperin, Scott Wilson, The Washington Post 4/17/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/15/AR2010041505766.html?hpid=artslot

59.  Obama’s gambit to marry US policies on environment and energy—Mark Clayton, The Christian Science Monitor 4/17/20

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0417/Obama-s-gambit-to-marry-US-policies-on-environment-and-energy

60.  Uganda environment body worried by Tullow’s safeguards—Reuters UK 4/17/10

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE63G16K20100417

61.  Regulators pass rule on depleted uranium—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 4/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700024302/Regulators-pass-rule-on-depleted-uranium.html

62.  Ogden man pleads guilty to 2008 mink farm raid—Emiley Morgan, DN 4/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025019/Ogden-man-pleads-guilty-to-2008-mink-farm-raid.html

63.  Utah earthquakes leading up to volcanic action?—James Thalman, DN 4/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025211/Utah-earthquakes-leading-up-to-volcanic-action.html

64.  Students protest for Westminster green space—Wendy Leonard, DN 4/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025094/Students-protest-for-Westminster-green-space.html

65.  April storms help, but Utah’s snowpack remains below average—Lynn Arave, DN 4/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025054/April-storms-help-but-Utahs-snowpack-remains-below-average.html

66.  Bryce Canyon National Park proposes building pullouts for wildlife watching—AP, DN 4/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025370/Bryce-Canyon-National-Park-proposes-building-pullouts-for-wildlife-watching.html

67.  Extend the growing season with your own greenhouse—Susan Zevon, AP, DN 4/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025141/Extend-the-growing-season-with-your-own-greenhouse.html

68.  Documentary studies human-dog bond—Sue Manning, AP, DN 4/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025135/Documentary-studies-human-dog-bond.html

69.  Drop in economy leads to drop in babies—even in Utah—Heather May, SLT 4/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14879540

70.  Reservoir expected to spur Kanab growth—Mark Havnes, SLT 4/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14907624

71.  Quake rattles Wyoming, Utah, Idaho—AP, The Billings Gazette 4/16/10

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_71b4a6c6-4951-11df-ad96-001cc4c002e0.html

72.  Defunct uranium mine contaminating groundwater near reservoir (Colorado)—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 4/16/10

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14894696

73.  Wyoming moves ahead on uranium permits—Dustin Bleizeffer, Casper Star-Tribune 4/16/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_a89e0edc-1301-5610-b593-8cbf97740006.html

74.  Keystone Pipeline report:  Streams, fossils may be damaged (Alberta oilsands to Texas pipeline)—Kim Skornogoski, Great Falls Tribune 4/16/10

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100416/NEWS01/4160325/1002/Keystone-Pipeline-report-Streams-fossils-may-be-damaged

75.  Idaho ranks 4th in geothermal development—Joshua Palmer, Twin Falls Times-News 4/16/10

http://www.magicvalley.com/business/article_9090c09f-9a21-5a16-baa5-19cf695e8592.html

76.  Fishers in Rockies may need protection, U.S. agency says—Matthew Brown, AP, The Helena Independent Record (Montana) 4/16/10

http://helenair.com/news/article_af92b5b8-490c-11df-94fb-001cc4c002e0.html

77.  Rancher’s troubled land just one of several active underground fires (Wyoming)—AP, The Billings Gazette 4/16/10

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_a6388b30-495e-11df-a060-001cc4c002e0.html

78.  Icelandic volcano impacts economy, industry, environment—David Byrd, Voice of America 4/16/10

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/europe/Icelandic-Volcano-Impacts-Economy-Industry-Environment-91104119.html

79.  Amazon defenders succeed in stalling huge dam project—Alan Clendenning, AP, DN 4/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700024915/Amazon-defenders-succeed-in-stalling-huge-dam-project.html

80.  Meteor lights up Midwest sky—Dinesh Ramde, AP, DN 4/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700024921/Meteor-lights-up-Midwest-sky.html

81.  Volcano illustrates world’s interconnectedness—Michael Tarm, AP, DN 4/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025186/Volcano-illustrates-worlds-interconnectedness.html

82.  Volcanic ash spreads high over Europe, Russia—Arthur Max, AP, DN 4/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025000/Volcanic-ash-spreads-high-over-Europe-Russia.html

83.  Solar Cities America project shine light on hope for sun power—Arthur Raymond, DN 4/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700024669/Solar-Cities-America-project-shine-light-on-hope-for-sun-power.html

84.  Dog owners barking about plans to revamp Parleys Historic Nature Park—Aaron Falk, DN 4/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700024930/Dog-owners-barking-about-plans-to-revamp-Parleys-Historic-Nature-Park.html

85.  Agreement reached over euthanizing pets in Heber—Rebecca Palmer, DN 4/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700024907/Agreement-reached-over-euthanizing-pets-in-Heber.html

86.  Conservation grant awarded to Iron County property—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 4/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700024604/Conservation-grant-awarded-to-Iron-County-property.html

87.  Utah cyclists urged to pick up pace in quest for funding—Brandon Loomis, SLT 4/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14900554

88.  Army Corps finds new WWI chemical site in DC yard—Brett Zongker, AP, SLT 4/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14897150

89.  EPA to cut mercury emissions at Nevada gold mines—Judy Fahys, SLT 4/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14900845

Commentary

90.  Colorado River water policy faces an age of limits—Dan McCool, University of Utah, SLT 4/20/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14921852

91.  Anti-fishing law means tourists will stay out of Utah—Jon Heaton, Cerro Coso College, SLT 4/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14913711

92.  Let’s not lose the wetlands—Peg McEntee, SLT 4/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14915910

93.  Depleted uranium—Editorial, SLT 4/18/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14900729

94.  High cost for environmental bankruptcy—Tia Nelson, Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (daughter late US Sen. Gaylord Nelson), The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 4/17/10

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/91087894.html

95.  Federal agencies agree to help protect sage grouse in West—Bob Moen, AP, SLT 4/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14876828

96.  Wouldn’t state have to pay feds for land?—Tom Wharton, SLT 4/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14876719

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