Roundup Friday May 28, 2010

Please note:  The Roundup will post on Fridays only until further notice.  Thanks for your interest.

1.  The ‘Jane Goodall of ants’—Lori Kozlowski, Los Angeles Times 5/29/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-ants-20100529,0,2120.story

2.  Ian McEwan collects award for novel that tackles climate change—Alison Flood, The Guardian (UK) 5/28/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/may/28/ian-mcewan-hay-prize-solar

3.  Government’s chief scientific adviser hits out at climate skeptics (UK)—James Randerson, The Guardian (UK) 5/28/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/28/chief-scientific-adviser-criticises-climate-sceptics

4.  UK’s first ‘conservation credit’ scheme launched—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 5/28/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/28/uk-conservation-credits-scheme-thames

5.  Australia to ask international court to ban Japan whaling in Southern Ocean—Justin McCurry, The Guardian (UK) 5/28/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/28/australia-court-ban-whaling-japan

6.  Obama struggling to show he’s in control of oil spill—Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post 5/28/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/27/AR2010052701172.html?hpid=topnews

7.  Louisiana eateries fear oil will scare seafood lovers—Jamie Tarabay, NPR 5/28/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127241034

8.  Obama gets firsthand look at spill devastation—Richard Harris, NPR 5/28/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127232222

9.  Obama defends handling of Gulf oil spill—Ashley Powers, Jim Tankersley, Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times 5/28/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-oil-spill-20100528,0,1234921.story

10.  Gulf oil spill:  Rig captain thwarted emergency disconnect, witness says [updated]—Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times 5/28/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/05/gulf-oil-spill-rig-captain-thwarted-emergency-disconnect.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29

11. Gulf oil spill:  Scientists report finding second oil plume—Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times 5/28/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/05/scientists-reporting-finding-second-oil-plume-.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29

12.  Obama administration extends roadless moratorium—Jeff Barnard, AP, SLT 5/28/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15183599

13.  Former BLM manager charged with child-sex crimes dead in apparent suicide—Mark Havnes, SLT 5/28/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15182189

14.  Utah paleontologists help unearth information on new dinosaur species—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/28/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035898/Utah-paleontologists-help-unearth-information-on-new-dinosaur-species.html

15.  Snails on meth have better memories—Scott Hensley, Shots Health Blog, NPR 5/28/10

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/05/28/127237716/snails-on-meth-have-better-memories

16.  Taking tomatoes back to their tasty roots—Joe Palca, NPR 5/28/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126907678

17.  Countries agree to spend big to save world’s forests—Reuters, The Guardian (UK) 5/27/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/27/oslo-conference-aid-to-save-forests

18.  Indonesia agrees to curb commercial deforestation—Aubrey Belford, The New York Times 5/27/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/28/world/asia/28indo.html?ref=earth

19.  Busy hurricane season spells trouble for oil in Gulf—Jon Hamilton, NPR 5/27/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127213730

20. Gulf oil spill has eclipsed Exxon Valdez disaster—Richard Harris, Melissa Block, NPR 5/27/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127220238

21.  Minerals Management Service Director forced out—AP, NPR 5/27/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127212741

22.  Endangered species interfering with border security (led by Utah Sen. Rob Bishop)—Randy Boswell, Canwest News Service, The Vancouver Sun (Canada) 5/27/10

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Endangered+species+interfering+with+border+security/3076935/story.html

23.  Urban farming, southern Utah renaissance to be discussed at library—DN 5/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035627/Urban-farming-southern-Utah-renaissance-to-be-discussed-at-library.html

24.  Biologists investigate unconfirmed cougar sightings at Hill Air Force Base—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035690/Biologists-investigate-unconfirmed-cougar-sightings-at-Hill-Air-Force-Base.html

25.  Salt Lake third-grader wins Energy Challenge with board game—Elise Bassett, DN 5/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035681/Salt-Lake-third-grader-wins-Energy-Challenge-with-board-game.html

26.  Summer brings ozone alerts—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035304/Summer-brings-ozone-alerts.html

27.  Trenches reveal information about Salt Lake quakes—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035310/Trenches-reveal-information-about-Salt-Lake-quakes.html

28.  New trail opens up wonders of the wetlands—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035688/New-trail-opens-up-wonders-of-the-wetlands.html

29.  Website visitors can help with Plant a Tree program in Utah—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035041/Website-visitors-can-help-with-Plant-a-Tree-program-in-Utah.html

30.  Salt Lake City leaders may ask residents to take care of flowers—Arthur Raymond, DN 5/27/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035123/Salt-Lake-City-leaders-may-ask-residents-to-take-care-of-flowers.html

31.  BP oil spill:  How Gulf’s sensitive and endangered species are faring—Bill Sasser, The Christian Science Monitor 5/28/10

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0526/BP-oil-spill-how-Gulf-s-sensitive-and-endangered-species-are-faring

32.  Oil cleanup workers report illness—Nicole Santa Cruz, Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times 5/26/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-oil-workers-sick-20100526,0,4604887.story

33.  Trial sets precedent (grizzly bear killing)—Cory Hatch, Sarah Lison, Jackson Hole News and Guide (Wyoming) 5/26/10

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6025

34.  National Trails System:  River Mountains Loop joins network—Keith Rogers, Las Vegas Review-Journal 5/26/10

http://www.lvrj.com/news/trail-joins-national-network-94898059.html

35.  Western Soundscapes:  Prairie Dogs—Jeff Rice, KUER 5/26/10

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1655041/KUER.Local.News/Western.Soundscapes.Prairie.Dogs

36.  Utah pollution forecasts include 2 new counties—AP, SLT 5/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_15164546

37.  Federal report slams drilling inspectors—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 5/25/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-oil-company-gifts-20100526,0,362204.story

38.  Colorado Plateau yields another new dino species—Brian Maffly, SLT 5/25/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15160548

39.  BLM offers reward in Kanab-area vandalism case—DN 5/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035099/BLM-offers-reward-in-Kanab-area-vandalism-case.html

40.  Biologists study otters as they adapt to new home—Sam Penrod, KSL, DN 5/25/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035038/Biologists-study-otters-as-they-adapt-to-new-home.html

41.  Researcher fears oil-covered bears—Elise Stolte, The Edmonton Journal (Canada) 5/24/10

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Researcher+fears+covered+bears/3064814/story.html

42.  Nature Conservancy faces potential backlash from ties with BP—Joe Stephens, The New York Times 5/24/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/23/AR2010052302164.html

43.  Inspector General’s inquiry faults regulators (Minerals Management Service)—Ian Urbina, The New York Times 5/24/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/us/25mms.html?ref=todayspaper

44.  Shaky rule in Madagascar threatens trees—Barry Bearak, The New York Times 5/24/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/world/africa/25madagascar.html?ref=earth

45.  Officials scrutinize BP’s ability to close oil leak—AP, NPR 5/24/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127085335

46.  BP hard to pin down on oil spill claims—Yuki Noguchi, NPR 5/24/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127038021

47.  Biologists scramble to stop population decline of bighorn sheep—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 5/24/10

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_15148614

48.  Archaeologists work on ancient ruins as dam construction begins—Mark Havnes, SLT 5/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15153724

49.  Snowmelt to raise Lake Powell, keep shortcut open—AP, SLT 5/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15150454

50.  New recycling center opening in Layton—SLT 5/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15150466

51.  Beetles begin munching in southern Utah tamarisk project—SLT 5/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15150905

52.  Orem resident asks for pygmy goat zoning—AP, SLT 5/24/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15150444

53.  Wet, cold spring is taking a toll on the state’s fruit crops—Rodger L. Hardy, James Thalman, DN 5/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700034768/Wet-cold-spring-is-taking-a-toll-on-the-states-fruit-crops.html

54.  Rainbow Bridge considered a ‘wonder’ by many—Marc Haddock, DN 5/24/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700034688/Rainbow-Bridge-considered-a-wonder-by-many.html

55.  Despite moratorium, drilling projects move ahead—Ian Urbina, The New York Times 5/23/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/us/24moratorium.html?ref=todayspaper

56.  Robots provide undersea eyes, hands in Gulf spill—Yuki Noguchi, NPR 5/23/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127042269

57.  Drilling advocate frustrated by handling of oil—Debbie Elliott, NPR 5/23/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127057393

58.  Frustration grows over Gulf oil spill—NPR 5/23/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127074988

59.  Thirsty farmers in Sanpete County may get dam soon—Mark Havnes, SLT 5/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15147031

60.  Suspected quagga mussel found in S. Utah—Brett Prettyman, SLT 5/23/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15146839

61.  Invasive quagga mussel found in Utah reservoir—AP, DN 5/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700034625/Invasive-quagga-mussel-found-in-Utah-reservoir.html

62.  Reclamation could pit residents against landowners—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 5/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700034005/Reclamation-could-pit-residents-against-landowners.html

63.  New Idaho sawmill to open in Emmett—AP, DN 5/23/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700034456/New-Idaho-sawmill-to-open-in-Emmett.html

64.  Oil’s arrival affirms Louisiana community’s fears—David Schaper, NPR 5/22/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127054196

65.  Graham, Reilly to head panel on Gulf spill—AP, NPR 5/22/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127044888

66.  Environmental groups attack approval for strip mine near Bryce Canyon—AP, DN 5/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700034412/Environmental-groups-attack-approval-for-strip-mine-near-Bryce-Canyon.html

67.  Wild horse, burro show on weekend agenda—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/22/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700034306/Wild-horse-burro-show-on-weekend-agenda.html

68.  Feds tweak Columbia salmon plan—Rocky Barker, The Idaho Statesman 5/21/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/05/21/1201072/feds-tweak-columbia-salmon-plan.html

69.  Prairie dogs damage private development as habitat disappears—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/21/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700033659/Prairie-dogs-damage-private-development-as-habitat-disappears.html

70.  Obama seeking more nuclear energy loan guarantees—Erica Werner, AP, The Idaho Statesman 5/20/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/05/20/1200561/obama-seeking-more-nuclear-energy.html

71.  US science body urges action on climate—John M. Broder, The New York Times 5/19/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/20/science/earth/20climate.html?ref=science

Commentary

72.  Amateur biologists—Editorial, SLT 5/26/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15164484

73.  Shrimp boaters face classic Catch 22 situation—A. Robert Thurman, SLT 5/22/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15136429

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