Roundup Friday May 14, 2010

Please Note:  The Roundup will be on hiatus Tuesday May 18, 2010, and will return Friday May 21, 2010.  Thanks for your interest!

1.  Obama to force BP to pay more cleanup costs for Deepwater disaster—Matthew Weaver, The Guardian (UK) 5/13/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/13/us-to-force-bp-to-pay-more-cleanup-costs

2.  Coalition environment ministers:  Who’s who (UK)—Allegra Stratton, David Adam, The Guardian (UK) 5/13/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/13/coalition-environment-ministers

3.  Liberal Democrats abandon pledge to oppose new nuclear power plants (UK)—Terry Macalister, The Guardian (UK) 5/13/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/13/liberal-democrats-nuclear-power-stations

4.  Gulf spill could be much worse than believed—Richard Harris, NPR 5/13/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126809525

5.  Transocean seeks to limit liability for oil rig blast—NPR 5/13/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126798122

6.  Oil rig evidence points to lack of regulation—AP, NPR 5/13/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126794082

7.  N.M. salt beds could become nation’s nuclear dump—Christopher Joyce, NPR 5/13/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126229739

8.  Lizard starvation, extinction tied to climate change—Christopher Joyce, NPR 5/13/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126797405

9.  Want to phase out a hazardous substance?  Dump it in the Gulf!—Tom Philpott, Grist.org 5/13/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-05-13-want-to-phase-out-a-hazardous-substance-dump-it-in-the-gulf/

10.  Recycling exhibit helps New Yorkers let go, get smashed—Ashley Braun, Grist.org 5/13/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-05-13-recycling-exhibit-helps-new-yorkers-let-go-get-smashed/

11.  Poll results on energy, climate and offshore drilling are all over the map—Randy Rieland, Grist.org 5/13/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-05-13-poll-results-on-energy-climate-offshore-drilling-all-over-map/

12.  Another reason why Elena Kagan might be a green Supreme Court justice—Jonathan Hiskes, Grist.org 5/13/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-05-13-another-reason-why-elena-kagan-might-be-a-green-supreme-court-ju/

13.  [updated] Lisa Murkowski (R-ExxonValdez) opposes forcing oil companies to pay to clean up oil spills—David Roberts, Grist.org 5/13/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-05-13-lisa-murkowski-opposes-forcing-oil-companies-pay-clean-oil-spill/

14.  ‘I Capped the Well Competition’—Andrew C. Revkin, Dot Earth, The New York Times 5/13/10

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/i-capped-the-well-competition/?ref=earth

15.  EPA unveils rule to regulate greenhouse gases—Sindya N. Bhanoo, The New York Times 5/13/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/14/science/earth/14permit.html?ref=earth

16.  Gulf oil spill:  Mexico worries about oil reaching its waters, hints it may sue BP—Los Angeles Times 5/13/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/05/gulf-oil-spill-mexico-threatens-to-sue-bp.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29

17. Gulf oil spill:  Natural-gas rig sinks off Venezuela—AP, Los Angeles Times 5/13/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/05/gulf-oil-spill-natural-gas-rig-sinks-off-venezuela.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29

18.  BP’s next attempt to stem oil gusher:  Inserting a smaller tube—AP, The Oregonian 5/13/10

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

19.  9th US Circuit Court OKs approval of Shell Arctic drilling plan—AP, The Oregonian 5/13/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/9th_us_circuit_court_oks_appro.html

20.  Fast-growing invasive species discovered along Oregon’s coast—Scott Learn, The Oregonian 5/13/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2010/05/fast-growing_invasive_species.html

21.  Wasatch students, mentor advance to national environmental competition—DN 5/13/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700032141/Wasatch-students-mentor-advance-to-national-environmental-competition.html

22.  Global warming leads to lizard extinction, BYU professor says—Sara Israelson-Hartley, DN 5/13/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700032118/Global-warming-leads-to-lizard-extinction-BYU-professor-says.html

23.  Alpaca’s savage beating death enrages ranchers—Lisa Cornwell, AP, SLT 5/13/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15076834

24.  Gray whale nicknamed Lily is back in Calif. harbor—AP, SLT 5/13/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15078677

25.  Investigators find slew of problems at oil rig—NPR 5/12/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126785173

26.  Senate gets a climate and energy bill, modified by a Gulf spill that still grows—John M. Broder, The New York Times 5/12/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/science/earth/13climate.html?ref=earth

27.  Sunbathing, and keeping an eye out for tar balls—Shaila Dewan, The New York Times 5/12/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/us/13beach.html?ref=earth

28.  US clears a test of bioengineered trees—Andrew Pollack, The New York Times 5/12/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/business/energy-environment/13tree.html?ref=earth

29.  Riveting testimony on oil rig rescue effort—Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times 5/12/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-na-oil-spill-kenner-20100512,0,6962995.story

30.  Eagle wounded near Rainier could be a sign of an unfortunate trend—Lynne Terry, The Oregonian 5/12/10

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

31.  Goshen residents object to proposed cleanup ordinance—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 5/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031727/Goshen-residents-object-to-proposed-cleanup-ordinance.html

32.  Boy Scouts to do conservation work along Wasatch Front in Utah County—DN 5/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031886/Boy-Scouts-to-do-conservation-work-along-Wasatch-Front-in-Utah-County.html

33.  Great Salt Lake Bird Festival starts Thursday—Joseph M. Dougherty, DN 5/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031767/Great-Salt-Lake-Bird-Festival-starts-Thursday.html

34.  Open house to showcase Utah wilderness bill—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031784/Open-house-to-showcase-Utah-wilderness-bill.html

35. National Park Foundation turns Bryce Canyon into virtual classroom—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031781/National-Park-Foundation-turns-Bryce-Canyon-into-virtual-classroom.html

36.  Pesticide disposal offered at several locations in Utah—DN 5/12/10

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

37.  Legal complications grow as Gulf oil spill expands—Yuki Noguchi, NPR 5/11/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126743863

38.  Senate’s delayed climate change-energy bill set for unveiling—and uncertainty—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 5/11/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-na-climate-change-20100512,0,4185136.story

39.  BLM making plans for S. Utah land—AP, DN 5/11/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700031340/BLM-making-plans-for-S-Utah-land.html

40.  A streetcar behind the Gateway?  SLC says maybe—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 5/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15065890

41. Land managers seek Utahns’ help to halt invasive myrtle spurge—Brett Prettyman, SLT 5/11/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15064629

Commentary

42.  Climate change is the true crisis—Editorial, Los Angeles Times 5/10/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-oil-20100511,0,5993736.story

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