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 5/29/10,0,2120.story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9.  Obama defends handling of Gulf oil spill—Ashley Powers, Jim Tankersley, Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times 5/28/10,0,1234921.story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32.  Oil cleanup workers report illness—Nicole Santa Cruz, Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times 5/26/10,0,4604887.story

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

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

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

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

37.  Federal report slams drilling inspectors—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 5/25/10,0,362204.story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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