Roundup Tuesday May 4, 2010

1.  Federal law may limit BP liability in oil spill—Erica Werner, AP, DN 5/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029431/Federal-law-may-limit-BP-liability-in-oil-spill.html

2.  Gulf Coast watches, waits for path of oil spill—AP, DN 5/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029522/Gulf-Coast-watches-waits-for-path-of-oil-spill.html

3.  Mountaintop mining mobilizes coalfields musicians—Vicki Smith, AP, DN 5/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029533/Mountaintop-mining-mobilizes-coalfields-musicians.html

4.  Trial date set for five defendants in Native American artifacts case—Emiley Morgan, DN 5/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029327/Trial-date-set-for-five-defendants-in-Native-American-artifacts-case.html

5.  More than 1,600 file protests over plan to tap Snake Valley aquifer—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029356/More-than-1600-file-protests-over-plan-to-tap-Snake-Valley-aquifer.html

6.  Hogle Zoo to debut new summer ‘Nature’s Nightmares’ exhibit on May 15—DN 5/4/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029578/Hogle-Zoo-to-debut-new-summer-Natures-Nightmares-exhibit-on-May-15.html

7.  UN climate chief lowers treaty expectations—Verena Schmitt-Roschmann, AP, San Francisco Chronicle 5/4/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/04/MNRS1D8POF.DTL

8.  Weather aids crews in oil spill cleanup efforts—Ian Urbina, Liz Robbins, The New York Times 5/4/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/05/us/05spill.html?ref=earth

9.  Banking on fuel-sweating flora—Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times 5/4/10

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/banking-on-fuel-sweating-flora/?ref=earth

10.  States prepare to rise to CO2 challenge as Senate bill collapses—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (UK) 5/4/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/04/climate-bill-senate-us-states-emissions

11.  Deepwater Horizon oil spill:  City slashes another £5bn off BP’s value—Graeme Wearden, The Guardian (UK) 5/4/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/marketforceslive/2010/may/04/deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-bp-cleanup-costs-rising

12.  Modern fishing techniques masking ‘extraordinary’ decline in UK waters—Press Association, The Guardian (UK) 5/4/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/04/fishing-techniques-decline

13.  Lessons for Deepwater Horizon that come directly out of the history books—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 5/4/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/04/deepwater-oil-disaster-ixtoc

14.  New graduation gowns recycle or biodegrade—Holly Ramer, AP, DN 5/3/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029207/New-graduation-gowns-recycle-or-biodegrade.html

15.  Oil spill to keep gushing all this week—Cain Burdeau, Ray Henry, AP, DN 5/3/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029188/Oil-spill-to-keep-gushing-all-this-week.html

16.  A murky picture as seafood industry eyes oil slick—Kevin McGill, AP, DN 5/3/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029263/A-murky-picture-as-seafood-industry-eyes-oil-slick.html

17.  BP says it will pay for Gulf spill’s cleanup—Holbrook Mohr, Allen G. Breed, AP, DN 5/3/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029255/BP-says-it-will-pay-for-Gulf-spills-cleanup.html

18.  Nashville braces for more flooding as river swells—Chris Talbott, Sheila Burke, AP, DN 5/3/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029254/Nashville-braces-for-more-flooding-as-river-swells.html

19.  Idaho scientists find earthworm of legend, but it’s not 3 feet long—Nicholas K. Geranios, AP, DN 5/3/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029210/Idaho-scientists-find-earthworm-of-legend-but-its-not-3-feet-long.html

20. Land trade proposal raises questions about ancient sandbar—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/3/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028748/Land-trade-proposal-raises-questions-about-ancient-sandbar.html

21.  Attention shoppers:  Gulf spill could affect you—Harry R. Weber, Vicki Smith, AP, SLT 5/3/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_15009800

22.  Will sage grouse and wind farms mix?  Researchers to find out—Mark Havnes, SLT 5/3/10

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_14999954

23.  Schwarzenegger attacks ‘greedy oil companies’—Michael Rothfield, Los Angeles Times 5/3/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/05/schwarzenegger-attacks-greedy-oil-companies.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29

24.  Replace a window, get a federal tax credit, save energy—Laurie Robinson, The Oregonian 5/3/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2010/05/replace_a_window_get_a_tax_cre.html

25.  Survey of beekeepers shows hive loss remains high and the cause remains a mystery—Eric Mortensen, The Oregonian 5/3/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2010/05/survey_of_beekeepers_shows_hiv.html

26.  Idaho environmental group files new lawsuit over sage grouse—AP, The Oregonian 5/3/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2010/05/idaho_environmental_group_file.html

27.  PGE, PacifiCorp rank high in national survey of green-power programs—Ted Sickinger, the Oregonian 5/3/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/05/pge_pacificorp_rank_high_in_na.html

28.  Yuma desalting plant will add water for Arizona—Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic 5/3/10

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/05/03/20100503desalting-plant-yuma.html

29.  Gates Foundation CEO calls for efficient water use—Eric Olson, AP, The Yakima Herald (Washington State) 5/3/10

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NE_GATES_FOUNDATION_WAOL-?SITE=WAYAK&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

30.  On defensive, BP readies dome to contain oil spill—Ian Urbina, Justin Gillis, Clifford Krauss, The New York Times 5/3/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/us/04spill.html?ref=earth

31.  Environmental certification becoming increasingly crowded and contested field—Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post 5/3/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/02/AR2010050203005.html?hpid=moreheadlines

32.  Farmers cope with roundup-resistant weeds—William Neuman, Andrew Pollack, The New York Times 5/3/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/business/energy-environment/04weed.html?ref=todayspaper

33.  Oil slick could move up East Coast—Allen G. Breed, Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 5/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028997/Oil-slick-could-move-up-East-Coast.html

34.  Oil spill is spawning a stream of lawsuits—Curt Anderson, Thomas Watkins, AP, DN 5/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028996/Oil-spill-is-spawning-a-stream-of-lawsuits.html

35.  Gulf coast oil spill grows, with little success stopping flow—Allen G. Breed, Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 5/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029127/Gulf-Coast-oil-spill-grows-with-little-success-stopping-flow.html

36.  Spill spurs big questions about future of offshore drilling—Jad Mouawad, New York Times News Service, DN 5/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029003/Spill-spurs-big-questions-about-future-of-offshore-drilling.html

37.  Obama heads to Gulf; government defends spill operation—AP, DN 5/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029129/Obama-heads-to-Gulf-government-defends-spill-operation.html

38.  Hogle Zoo send away three bears to make way for construction—Lynn Arave, DN 5/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028669/Hogle-Zoo-send-away-three-bears-to-make-way-for-construction.html

39.  Minor quake hits Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park—AP, DN 5/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029197/Minor-quake-hits-Utahs-Capitol-Reef-National-Park.html

40.  Gardening fairs and plant sales—SLT 5/2/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14978612

41.  Idaho at forefront of collaboration on public land use—Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman 5/2/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/05/02/1175346/idaho-at-forefront-of-collaboration.html

42.  Schweitzer:  Oilfield transportation project will help Montana recovery—Kim Briggeman, The Missoulian 5/2/10

http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_b3b8d954-563d-11df-879d-001cc4c03286.html

43.  A grolar?  A pizzly?  Scientists confirm grizzly-polar bear cross—Canwest News Service, Toronto National Post 5/2/10

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2978186

44.  B.C.’s native languages at risk of extinction (Canada)—Wendy Stueck, Toronto Globe and Mail 5/2/10

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bcs-native-languages-at-risk-of-extinction/article1554253/

45.  BP spends millions lobbying as it drills ever deeper and the environment pays—Antonia Juhasz, The Observer, The Guardian (UK) 5/2/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/may/02/bp-deepwater-horizon-oil-spills

46.  Lawyers flock to Gulf Coast for oil spill lawsuits—Curt Anderson, Thomas Watkins, AP, DN 5/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028919/Lawyers-flock-to-Gulf-Coast-for-oil-spill-lawsuits.html

47.  Iowa hearing begins marathon farm bill process—Michael J. Crumb, AP, DN 5/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028804/Iowa-hearing-begins-marathon-farm-bill-process.html

48.  Choppy seas foil efforts to fight oil spill in Louisiana—Cain Burdeau, Holbrook Mohr, AP, DN 5/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028818/Choppy-seas-foil-efforts-to-fight-oil-spill-in-Louisiana.html

49.  Experts say oil spill has makings of total disaster—Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 5/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028817/Experts-say-oil-spill-has-makings-of-total-disaster.html

50.  Expert:  surface area of gulf oil spill has tripled—Cain Burdeau, Holbrook Mohr, AP, DN 5/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028921/Expert-Surface-area-of-gulf-oil-spill-has-tripled.html

51.  Obama heading to Gulf Sunday for oil spill update—AP, DN 5/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028894/Obama-heading-to-Gulf-Sunday-for-oil-spill-update.html

52.  6.0 quakes rumble under Bering Sea off Alaska—AP, DN 5/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028873/60-quakes-rumble-under-Bering-Sea-off-Alaska.html

53.  League of American Bicyclists lauds Salt Lake City—Aaron Falk, DN 5/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028825/League-of-American-Bicyclists-lauds-Salt-Lake-City.html

54.  Groups float water right idea for Great Salt Lake—AP, DN 5/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028958/Groups-float-water-right-idea-for-Great-Salt-Lake.html

55.  Nectar plants a must for butterflies—Norman Winter, McClatchy Newspapers, DN 5/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028934/Nectar-plants-a-must-for-butterflies.html

56.  More gardeners opting for organic lawns—Carole Feldman, AP, DN 5/1/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028938/More-gardeners-opting-for-organic-lawns.html

57.  Climate bill could be harmed by Gulf spill—Matthew Daly, Noaki Schwartz, AP, The Kansas City Star (Missouri) 5/1/10

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/01/1915997/climate-bill-could-be-harmed-by.html

58.  Offices raided and 21 held as EU probe into carbon trading intensifies—Felicity Carus, The Guardian (UK) 5/1/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/01/europe-carbon-trading-alleged-fraud

59.  Obama:  New oil leases will need safeguards—H. Josef Hebert, Julie Pace, AP, DN 4/30/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028654/Obama-New-oil-leases-will-need-safeguards.html

60.  Plan for Jordan River rehabilitation moves forward—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 4/30/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028424/Plan-for-Jordan-River-rehabilitation-moves-forward.html

61.  SLC awarded silver status as bike-friendly community—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 4/30/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14994650

62.  Groups say Great Salt Lake needs help staying wet—Judy Fahys, SLT 4/30/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14995239

63.  Green gospel?  Some Mormons welcome faith’s eco-push—Kristen Moulton, SLT 4/30/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14984487

64.  BP’s oil containment problem is unprecedented—Jill Leovy, Los Angeles Times 4/30/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-fix-20100501,0,5376328.story

65.  Obama administration plans to reduce mercury emissions—Clement Tan, Los Angeles Times 4/30/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-epa-mercury-20100501,0,4093234.story

66.  Utah uses eminent domain to seize land of…Uncle Sam—Michael B. Farrell, The Christian Science Monitor 4/30/10

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0430/Utah-uses-eminent-domain-to-seize-land-of-Uncle-Sam

Commentary

67.  Gulf catastrophe a reminder of why Earth Day came to be—Paul Krugman, The New York Times, SLT 5/4/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15013618

68.  Shrinking lake—Editorial, SLT 5/3/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15009315

69.  A perfect storm—Editorial, SLT 5/3/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15009317

70.  Pioneers were right:  Don’t build homes in Northwest Quadrant—Jim Catano, DN 5/2/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700028677/Pioneers-were-right-Dont-build-homes-in-Northwest-Quadrant.html

71.  Salazar comes to Utah with mixed message—Heidi McIntosh, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, SLT 4/30/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14994201

72.  Congress must allow energy innovation—David Brooks, The New York Times 4/30/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14994202

73.  Climate, energy laws key to protecting America—Samuel R. Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, SLT 4/30/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14994200

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