Roundup Tuesday April 27, 2010

1.  LDS Church unveils its first-ever solar powered meetinghouse—Scott Taylor, DN 4/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027829/LDS-Church-unveils-its-first-ever-solar-powered-meetinghouse.html

2.  Hill wins Air Force environmental award—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 4/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027642/Hill-wins-Air-Force-environmental-award.html

3.  Utah sovereign lands program manager remembered as dedicated public servant—Sara Lenz, DN 4/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027624/Utah-sovereign-lands-program-manager-remembered-as-dedicated-public-servant.html

4.  Milford energy fair is set for April 29—DN 4/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027710/Milford-energy-fair-is-set-for-April-29.html

5.  ICC hears SITLA swap proposal—Jennifer Weaver, St. George Spectrum 4/27/10

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20100427/NEWS01/4270324

6.  Glacier releases proposed bear management changes in wake of sow, cub deaths—Michael Jamison, The Missoulian 4/27/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_c0d6b622-51bc-11df-aeb5-001cc4c002e0.html

7.  Judge sets hearing on wolf delisting (Montana)—Eve Byron, The Helena Independent Record 4/27/10

http://helenair.com/news/article_b598fff4-51c1-11df-aa83-001cc4c002e0.html

8.  The deaths of lodgepole pine trees have a silver lining—Mark Jaffe, The Denver Post 4/27/10

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14964107

9.  Crews work to limit leak from Gulf Coast rig blast—Debbie Elliott, NPR 4/27/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126312816

10.  Climate bill appears stalled in Senate—Christopher Joyce, NPR 4/27/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126292166

11.  Australia puts carbon trading scheme on hold—David Adam, The Guardian (UK) 4/27/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/27/australia-carbon-trading

12.  Experts call for hike in global water price—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 4/27/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/27/water-price-rise

13.  Millionaire to build island eco-home off Dorset coast—Steven Morris, The Guardian (UK) 4/27/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/27/eco-home-green-island-dorset

14.  Interior boss eager to compromise on Utah land issues—Brandon Loomis, SLT 4/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14962400

15.  Official:  Water deal critical—Patty Henetz, SLT 4/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14957795

16.  China’s automakers aim for ‘green’ market niche—AP, SLT 4/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14963389

17.  St. George failed as a Western cotton capital—Marc Haddock, DN 4/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027493/St-George-failed-as-a-Western-cotton-capital.html

18.  Oil leak from sunken rig could hurt Gulf Coast—Cain Burdeau, AP, DN 4/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027583/Oil-leak-from-sunken-rig-could-hurt-Gulf-Coast.html

19.  Ukraine leader says Chernobyl reactor a threat—Anna Melnichuk, AP, DN 4/26/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027559/Ukraine-leader-says-Chernobyl-reactor-a-threat.html

20.  Salazar looks for compromise—Jenny Brundin, KUER News 4/26/10

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1641833/KUER.Local.News/Salazar.Looks.For.Compromise

21.  Townsend residents voice concern over MSTI, substation (Montana)—Eve Byron, The Montana Standard 4/26/10

http://www.mtstandard.com/news/local/article_c0f82114-50e4-11df-9ad1-001cc4c002e0.html

22.  Nitrate exceeds standards in 1 of 5 Lower Valley wells (Washington State)—Leah Beth Ward, Yakima Herald-Republic 4/26/10

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2010/04/26/nitrate-exceeds-standards-in-1-of-5-lower-valley-wells

23.  Why the Senate climate bill is on life support—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 4/26/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/04/why-the-senate-climate-bill-is-on-life-support.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29

24.  China debates whether human activity or climate change is to blame for drought—Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times 4/26/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-fg-china-drought-20100426,0,2423807.story

25.  Senator hopes climate bill backers will regroup—AP, San Francisco Chronicle 4/26/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/26/MNT91D4NTA.DTL

26.  KBR files motion to dismiss hexavalent chromium lawsuit filed by Oregon soldiers—Julie Sullivan, The Oregonian 4/26/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/04/kbr_files_motion_to_dismiss_he.html

27.  Not all solar power plants totally ‘green’—UPI 4/26/10

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2010/04/26/Not-all-solar-power-plants-totally-green/UPI-15941272309770/

28.  One farmer acts to save environment from factory farms—Yvonne Zipp, The Christian Science Monitor 4/26/10

http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2010/0426/One-farmer-acts-to-save-environment-from-factory-farms

29. How cap-and-trade was’trashed’—Alan Greenblatt, NPR 4/26/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126280761

30.  Environment can suffer amid panic of a film set, says actor Colin Firth—The Canadian Press, CTV 4/26/10

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100426/ent-firth-toronto-100426/20100426?hub=EntertainmentV2

31.  Colombian government wants Greystar to file new environment impact study (Canada)—The Canadian Press, Winnipeg Free Press 4/26/10

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/greenpage/environment/colombian-government-wants-greystar-to-file-new-environment-impact-study-92091464.html

32.  When green isn’t green enough (British Columbia dam)—Mark Hume, Toronto Globe and Mail 4/26/10

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/when-green-isnt-green-enough/article1546590/

33.  Parties dispute merits of environmental plans—BBC News 4/26/10

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/8644631.stm

34.  Coal protest shuts down rail route to opencast mine—Bibi van der Zee, The Guardian (UK) 4/26/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/26/coal-protest-ffos-y-fran

35.  Bishop, Chaffetz join water fight in Congress—Lee Davidson, DN 4/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700026301/Bishop-Chaffetz-join-water-fight-in-Congress.html

36.  Provo shows off Energy Smart House—Marc Haddock, DN 4/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700026792/Provo-shows-off-Energy-Smart-House.html

37.  Damaged well is leaking oil in Gulf of Mexico—Cain Burdeau, AP, DN 4/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027253/Damaged-well-is-leaking-oil-in-Gulf-of-Mexico.html

38.  Immigration dispute delaying climate bill in Senate—Matthew Daly, AP, DN 4/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027257/Immigration-dispute-delaying-climate-bill-in-Senate.html

39.  Fast end to gulf oil leak hinges on robot subs—Cain Burdeau, AP, DN 4/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027439/Fast-end-to-gulf-oil-leak-hinges-on-robot-subs.html

40.  Soft winters, no rabies have created a skunk’s paradise—Dan Simmons, Chicago Tribune, DN 4/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027393/Soft-winters-no-rabies-have-created-a-skunks-paradise.html

41.  Glacier National Park has 100 years of stories; the best have both people and critters as characters—Michael Jamison, The Missoulian 4/25/10

http://www.missoulian.com/lifestyles/territory/article_94cbd40c-4f20-11df-9c8a-001cc4c002e0.html

42.  At Pinnacles, looking in on a condor nursery (California)—Tom Bentley, Los Angeles Times 4/25/10

http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-condor-20100425,0,4891947.story

43.  Bill would allow green alternative to cremation (California)—Marisa Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle 4/25/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/25/MNRG1D1QK4.DTL

44.  Turning Danish trash into cheap, clean energy—Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle 4/25/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/25/MNIN1CTOSM.DTL

45.  Developing nations:  Climate change treaty in 2010—AP, Fox News 4/25/10

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04/25/developing-nations-climate-change-treaty/

46.  Could cleaner air actually intensify global warming?—NPR 4/25/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126226938

47.  New brucellosis ‘hot spots’ found in Yellowstone—Matthew Brown, AP, SLT 4/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14952404

48.  On 40th anniversary, Earth Day is big business—Leslie Kaufman, The New York Times, SLT 4/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14937927

49.  Coast Guard:  Oil leaking from well at blast site—Cain Burdeau, AP, DN 4/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027211/Coast-Guard-Oil-leaking-from-well-at-blast-site.html

50.  South Africa hosts developing countries on climate talk—Donna Bryson, AP, DN 4/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027160/South-Africa-hosts-developing-countries-on-climate-talk.html

51.  Rain, choppy seas halt cleanup near sunken oil rig—Cain Burdeau, AP, DN 4/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027162/Rain-choppy-seas-halt-cleanup-near-sunken-oil-rig.html

52.  Study echoes warnings of evolving weeds that weed killers can no longer conquer—Scott Canon, McClatchy Newspapers, DN 4/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027175/Study-echoes-warnings-of-evolving-weeds-that-weed-killers-can-no-longer-conquer.html

53.  Near Blythe, historian sees solar plants as threat to desert carvings (California)—David Kelly, Los Angeles Times 4/24/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-me-blythe-spirits-20100425,0,1829423.story

54.  Graham pulls support for major senate climate bill—John M. Broder, The New York Times 4/24/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/us/politics/25graham.html?ref=todayspaper

55.  State divisions agree on handling bats in uranium mines—Mike Gorrell, SLT 4/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14946770

56.  3 more Utahns plead guilty in artifacts case—Mike Stark, AP, DN 4/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027031/3-more-Utahns-plead-guilty-in-artifacts-case.html

Commentary

57.  Wilderness by committee—Jonathan Thompson, Rachel Waldholz, High Country News 4/26/10

http://www.hcn.org/issues/42.7/wilderness-by-committee

58.  Drying up (Las Vegas water issue)—Editorial, SLT 4/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14963097

59.  Five myths about green energy—Robert Bryce, The Washington Post 4/25/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/23/AR2010042302220.html?referrer=emailarticle

60.  Emigration Canyon—Editorial, SLT 4/25/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14947928

61.  Chaffetz’s sage grouse diet—Casey Jones, SLT 4/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14947585

62.  Will we be ready when drought comes to stay?—Ed Firmage Jr., SLT 4/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14946433

63.  It’s prudent to plan for worst as climate warms—J. Bradford DeLong, professor, U.C. Berkeley, SLT 4/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14946473

64.  Earth Day­TM-Tastes great, less filling—Erich Pica, President, Friends of the Earth, The Huffington Post 4/23/10

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erich-pica/earth-day—-tastes-great_b_549996.html

65.  Bridging Utah Lake—Editorial, SLT 4/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14947923

66.  More slides—Editorial, SLT 4/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14947929

67.  Parleys Historic Nature Park is a city treasure—Denise Boggs, Ty Harrison, Nancy Von Allmen, SLT 4/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14946477

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