Roundup Tuesday May 11, 2010

1.  Singapore sand demand damaging Cambodia environment—Neil Chatterjee, Reuters, Telegraph.co.uk 5/11/10

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/7710537/Singapore-sand-demand-damaging-Cambodia-environment.html

2.  Chinese media praises (India Environment Minister) Jairam Ramesh—Saibal Dasgupta, The Times of India 5/11/10

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/Chinese-media-praises-Jairam-Ramesh/articleshow/5918324.cms

3.  Oil executives shift blame at Senate hearing—Steven Mufson, David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post 5/11/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/11/AR2010051102231.html?wpisrc=nl_most

4.  Interior secretary calls for splitting offshore-drilling agency in two—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 5/12/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-salazar-offshore-drilling-20100512,0,1124439.story

5.  Water report irritates some (Colorado)—Gary Harmon, Grand Junction Sentinel 5/11/10

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

6.  DWR angling to straighten out anglers on new law—Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio 5/11/10

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=10735238

7.  Yellowstone seeks public’s ideas for Old Faithful—Mead Gruver, AP, DN 5/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031433/Yellowstone-seeks-publics-ideas-for-Old-Faithful.html

8.  Execs grilled on oil spill ‘cascade of failures’—H. Josef Hebert, AP, DN 5/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031529/Execs-grilled-on-oil-spill-cascade-of-failures.html

9.  Salt Lake City plans mandatory yard-waste recycling collection—Aaron Falk, DN 5/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700029670/Salt-Lake-City-plans-mandatory-yard-waste-recycling-collection.html

10.  A miracle garden in South Salt Lake—Elise Bassett, DN 5/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031382/A-miracle-garden-in-South-Salt-Lake.html

11.  Pesticide disposal offered at several locations in Utah—DN 5/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031522/Pesticide-disposal-offered-at-several-locations-in-Utah.html

12.  UTA to celebrate annual Bike Bonanza—DN 5/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031520/UTA-to-celebrate-annual-Bike-Bonanza.html

13.  Supreme Court pick seen as ‘thoughtful’ about enviro law, but views on issues are a mystery—Gabriel Nelson, Greenwire, The New York Times 5/10/10

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/05/10/10greenwire-supreme-court-pick-seen-as-thoughtful-about-en-91341.html

14.  UN fears ‘irreversible’ damage to natural environment—AFP, Google News 5/10/10

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jE1B4h3jvFNR4Uxlov2QdNuFgmRw

15.  Finland’s 100,000 year plan to banish its nuclear waste—Dennis Overbye, The New York Times 5/10/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/11/science/11nuclear.html?ref=science

16.  One way to save the wolf?  Hunt it.—Hal Herring, High Country News 5/10/10

http://www.hcn.org/issues/42.8/one-way-to-save-the-wolf-hunt-it/article_view?b_start:int=0&-C=

17.  Swarms of grasshoppers predicted to plague the West this year—Richard Cockle, The Oregonian 5/10/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/swarms_of_grasshoppers_predict.html

18.  Utahns donate hair to help with oil spill—John Hollenhorst, KSL Newsradio 5/10/10

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=10717768

19.  Feds focus on future of conservation areas in Utah—Mike Stark, AP, KSL Newsradio 5/10/10

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=10721029

20.  Animal advocacy group works for Hurricane dog park—AP, KSL Newsradio 5/10/10

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=10721244

21.  With new law, its guns vs. grizzlies in national parks—Mead Gruver, AP, SLT 5/10/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15055040

22.  BP shareholder sues executives over Gulf oil spill—Kevin McGill, AP, DN 5/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031148/BP-shareholder-sues-executives-over-Gulf-oil-spill.html

23.  BP searching for way to plug Gulf gusher—Harry R. Weber, Ray Henry, AP, DN 5/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031121/BP-searching-for-way-to-plug-Gulf-gusher.html

24.  Abruptly unemployed fishermen struggling to get by—Vicki Smith, Holbrook Mohr, AP, DN 5/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031156/Abruptly-unemployed-fishermen-struggling-to-get-by.html

25.  Will BP’s Washington connections help it now?—Alan Fram, Sharon Theimer, AP, DN 5/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031176/Will-BPs-Washington-connections-help-it-now.html

26.  BP struggles with list of ways to plug Gulf gusher—Harry R. Weber, John Curran, AP, DN 5/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031157/BP-struggles-with-list-of-ways-to-plug-Gulf-gusher.html

27.  BP sprays more chemicals into main Gulf oil leak—Harry R. Weber, John Curran, AP, DN 5/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031168/BP-sprays-more-chemicals-into-main-Gulf-oil-leak.html

28.  UN report:  Planet still losing too many species—John Heilprin, AP, DN 5/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031185/UN-report-Planet-still-losing-too-many-species.html

29.  Oil spill threatens already weakened wetlands—John Flesher, Mary Foster, AP, DN 5/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031159/Oil-spill-threatens-already-weakened-wetlands.html

30.  853,000 trees yet to count—Lee Benson, DN 5/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031041/853000-trees-yet-to-count.html

31.  Spring books yield a bounteous crop of gardening advice—Jessica Harrison, DN 5/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030946/Spring-books-yield-a-bounteous-crop-of-gardening-advice.html

32.  A feast for the eyes:  Growing vegetables in containers—Mariana Greene, The Dallas Morning News, DN 5/10/10

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

33.  Squash plants bring tasty variety through fall—Larry A. Sagers, DN 5/10/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030949/Squash-plants-bring-tasty-variety-through-fall.html

34.  Prospects of breakthrough at Cancun climate meet very remote:  Jairam Ramesh—DNA India 5/9/10

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_prospects-of-breakthrough-at-cancun-climate-meet-very-remote-jairam-ramesh_1381089

35.  Interior Department opening Colorado’s North Park to gas and oil drilling—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 5/9/10

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_15047935

36.  Yellowstone bison drive planned through this week—Matthew Brown, AP, SLT 5/9/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15050830

37.  Blooms from a box:  The dos and don’ts for container gardening—Maggie Wolf, SLT 5/9/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_15039620

38.  Sugar plantation, Native Hawaiians in water battle—Audrey McAvoy, AP, DN 5/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031013/Sugar-plantation-Native-Hawaiians-in-water-battle.html

39.  Former Interior Secretary, Alaska Gov. Walter Hickel dies at 90—Mark Thiessen, AP, DN 5/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030785/Former-Interior-Secretary-Alaska-Gov-Walter-Hickel-dies-at-90.html

40.  Blowout preventers repeatedly fail, AP probe finds—Jeff Donn, Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 5/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030807/Blowout-preventers-repeatedly-fail-AP-probe-finds.html

41.  New setback in containing oil spill—Campbell Robertson, New York Times News Service, DN 5/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030808/New-setback-in-containing-spill.html

42.  Protesters rally against drilling after oil spill—AP, DN 5/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030809/Protesters-rally-against-drilling-after-oil-spill.html

43.  Oil spill grows to 3.5 million gallons as BP scrambles—Harry R. Weber, AP, DN 5/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030979/Oil-spill-grows-to-35-million-gallons-as-BP-scrambles.html

44.  BP plans to park oil box; unload new equipment—Harry R. Weber, Sarah Larimer, AP, DN 5/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030938/BP-plans-to-park-oil-box-unload-new-equipment.html

45.  April was cool and wet compared with historical averages for the month in Utah—Lynn Arave, DN 5/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030479/April-was-cool-and-wet-compared-with-historical-averages-for-the-month-in-Utah.html

46.  Walter Hickel, Nixon Interior Secretary, Dies at 90—Dennis Hevesi, The New York Times 5/8/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/09/us/09hickel.html?ref=todayspaper

47.  An interview with Walter Hickel, October 15, 2003, by Patricia Limerick and Charles Wilkerson, Headwaters News

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

48.  Everyday Organic:  Edible flowers:  A feast for the senses—MaryJane Butters, SLT 5/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_15033911

49.  One cheap chick:  Rebates galore for going energy efficient—Lesley Mitchell, SLT 5/8/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_15033987

50.  Tainted nuclear plant water reaches New Jersey aquifer—Wayne Parry, AP, DN 5/8/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030606/Tainted-nuclear-plant-water-reaches-New-Jersey-aquifer.html

51.  Series of failures led to rig explosion—Noaki Schwartz, Harry R. Weber, AP, DN 5/8/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030616/Series-of-failures-led-to-rig-explosion.html

52.  Ice crystals form inside oil box, cause problems (Gulf oil spill)—AP, DN 5/8/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030742/Ice-crystals-form-inside-oil-box-cause-problems.html

53.  Why it’s hard to parse the environment-cancer connection—Katherine Hobson, Health Blog, The Wall Street Journal 5/7/10

http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2010/05/07/why-its-hard-to-parse-the-environment-cancer-connection/

54.  Oil spill inquiries heat up—Jake Sherman, Politico 5/7/10

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36943.html

55.  50 puncture type devices found on Pacific Crest Trail (California)—KERO News 5/7/10

http://www.turnto23.com/news/23489364/detail.html

56.  Libby Dam spill test for sturgeon planned in June (Montana)—Jim Mann, Daily Inter Lake 5/7/10

http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_4b12ce00-598f-11df-99ee-001cc4c03286.html

57.  Wyoming senator’s clean coal bill passes panel—Bob Moen, AP, Casper Star-Tribune 5/7/10

http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_1293f908-2ef8-5acf-8f27-3836ffe84a13.html

58.  Groups sue over BLM drilling plan (Wyoming)—Mead Gruver, AP, Casper Star-Tribune 5/7/10

http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_7922aedd-b4c3-5196-bf5c-b2604907a53c.html

59.  Falling flakes in May:  Forest Service hopes pheromones will drive off beetles (Idaho)—Karen Bossick, Twin Falls Times-News 5/7/10

http://www.magicvalley.com/news/local/article_b4da403a-6849-501c-bddc-db9a101762c8.html

60.  Recycling program advances Utah students for prize—AP, SLT 5/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15038561

61.  New state law on clean-fuel cars could invite federal fines—Brandon Loomis, SLT 5/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15041533

62.  Depleted uranium delay proves costly for Energy Department—Judy Fahys, SLT 5/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15041654

63.  Bird sighting:  Burrowing owl—Bill Fenimore, SLT 5/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_15025114

64.  Shell Oil is ready to drill in the Arctic, court told—William McCall, AP, DN 5/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030325/Shell-Oil-is-ready-to-drill-in-the-Arctic-court-told.html

65.  British Petroleum to use containment vessel on Gulf oil leak—Harry R. Weber, Tamara Lush, AP, DN 5/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030351/British-Petroleum-to-use-containment-vessel-on-Gulf-oil-leak.html

66.  Sens. John Kerry, Joe Lieberman press climate bill without Lindsey Graham—Frederic J. Frommer, Matthew Daly, AP, DN 5/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030487/Sens-John-Kerry-Joe-Lieberman-press-climate-bill-without-Lindsey-Graham.html

67.  Robots position giant box over oil-spewing well in Gulf of Mexico—Harry R. Weber, AP, DN 5/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030418/Robots-position-giant-box-over-oil-spewing-well-in-Gulf-of-Mexico.html

68.  Oil spill may endanger human health, officials say—John Flesher, AP, DN 5/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030472/Oil-spill-may-endanger-human-health-officials-say.html

69.  Like a video game:  Big box lowered over Gulf well—Harry R. Weber, AP, DN 5/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030517/Like-a-video-game-Big-box-lowered-over-Gulf-well.html

70.  Senator Lindsey Graham says ‘impossible’ to pass climate bill now—Frederic J. Frommer, AP, DN 5/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030409/Sen-Lindsey-Graham-says-impossible-to-pass-climate-bill-now.html

71.  Lettuce recalled in 23 states; E. coli suspected—Mary Clare Jalonick, AP, DN 5/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030405/Lettuce-recalled-in-23-states-E-coli-suspected.html

72.  Salt Lake County gets award for animal services—DN 5/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030524/Salt-Lake-County-gets-award-for-animal-services.html

73.  Alternate Ogden-Riverdale trail complete—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 5/7/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030565/Alternate-Ogden-Riverdale-trail-complete.html

74. Gulf spill makes oilsands more appealing (Canada)—Sheldon Alberts, Canwest News Service, Edmonton Journal 5/6/10

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Gulf+spill+makes+oilsands+more+appealing/2995247/story.html

75. Gulf oil spill:  Interior secretary extends drill freeze to Arctic—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 5/6/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/05/gulf-oil-spill-interior-secretary-extends-drill-freeze-to-arctic.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29

Commentary

76.  We need balanced approach to energy, environment—Robert McCartney, The Washington Post 5/9/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/08/AR2010050803185.html?hpid=sec-metro

77.  Energy projects threaten Utah’s water resources—Harold Shepherd, Executive Director, Red Rock Forests, DN 5/9/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700030456/Energy-projects-threaten-Utahs-water-resources.html

78.  Panel sets off new alarm bells about chemicals and cancer—Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times, SLT 5/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15041650

79.  Some discouraging words heard on the range—Brett Prettyman, SLT 5/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_15031658

80.  Protecting grouse decision an opportunity—Michael L. Wolfe, professor, Utah State University, SLT 5/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15041644

81.  Expand recycling—Editorial, SLT 5/7/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15040677

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