Today’s Headlines

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

1.  Sea Shepherd activists free hundreds of threatened Bluefin tuna off Libya—John Vidal, The Guardian (UK) 6/18/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/18/sea-shepherd-release-bluefin-tuna-libya

2.  Congress’s key accusations against BP—The Guardian (UK) 6/18/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jun/18/tony-hayward-congressional-committee

3.  Gardeners driving green makeover for US lawns—Adrianne Appel, The Guardian (UK) 6/18/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/18/ethical-living-climate-change

4.  Five tonnes of illegal ‘bushmeat’ being smuggled into Europe each week—Press Association, The Guardian (UK) 6/18/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/18/illegal-bushmeat-smuggled-europe

5.  Hard oil: Nigeria’s sad lesson in environmental devastation—Adam Frank, NPR 6/18/10

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2010/06/17/127917637/easy-oil-hard-oil-and-nigeria-s-lesson

6.  Gulf oil spill worsens-but what about the safety of gas fracking?—Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times 6/18/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/06/gulf-oil-spill-bp-hydraulic-fracturing-gas-fracking-.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29

7.  Liberty Park’s fouled fowls to get new home—Brett Prettyman, SLT 6/18/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15320992

8.  BP oil spill: Tony Hayward stonewalls Congress—Suzanne Goldberg, The Guardian (UK) 6/17/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/17/bp-oil-spill-tony-hayward-congress

9.  Gas power stations ‘should have carbon capture’ (UK)—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 6/17/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jun/17/gas-power-carbon-capture

10.  Oil imperils Native American town, and way of life—John Burnett, NPR 6/17/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127902879

11.  Tracking a ‘Sisterhood’ of traveling ants—Fresh Air, NPR 6/17/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127238974

12.  Nuclear Agency weighs a plan to dilute waste—Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times 6/17/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/business/energy-environment/18nuke.html?ref=todayspaper

13.  Wetlands restoration plan is huge undertaking for White House—Julie Cart, Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 6/17/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-wetlands-20100617,0,2513487.story

14.  BP to create $20 billion compensation fund—Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Andrew Aylward, Hearst Washington Bureau, San Francisco Chronicle 6/17/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/17/MNGP1E0COJ.DTL

15.  Pine beetle infestation intensifies (Wyoming)—Tom Morton, Casper Star-Tribune 6/17/10

http://trib.com/news/local/article_1eb1de9b-ebb4-5800-b298-88992d514edf.html

16.  Chevron: We won’t be difficult on oil-spill cleanup—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 6/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15320863

17.  Nevada pipeline plan plugged, authorities instruct a look elsewhere for water—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 6/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700041191/Nevada-pipeline-plan-plugged-authorities-instruct-a-look-elsewhere-for-water.html

18.  UDOT looking for public input for West Davis Corridor study—Brice Wallace, DN 6/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700041155/UDOT-looking-for-public-input-for-West-Davis-Corridor-study.html

19.  Tracy Aviary to open new exhibit with rare birds—Daniel Ng, DN 6/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700041143/Tracy-Aviary-to-open-new-exhibit-with-rare-birds.html

20.  Chevron to begin compensating Salt Lake City for oil spill cleanup costs—Arthur Raymond, Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 6/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700041186/Chevron-to-begin-compensating-Salt-Lake-City-for-oil-spill-cleanup-costs.html

21.  On language: Obama talks of desperate Gulf residents—Mark Memmott, Political Junkie blog, NPR 6/16/10

http://www.npr.org/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/06/16/127885912/on-language-obama-talks-of-desperate-gulf-residents

22.  Check the cloud to ‘see’ Obama’s oval office address—Mark Memmott, Political Junkie blog, NPR 6/16/10

http://www.npr.org/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/06/16/127880528/obama-s-oval-office-address-in-a-cloud-format

23.  Cutting trees in the Amazon triggers a jump in malaria—Chao Deng, Shots Blog, NPR 6/16/10

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/06/16/127882027/cutting-trees-in-the-amazon-triggers-a-jump-in-malaria-cases

24.  EPA concerned about Monsanto pollution control dam (Idaho)—John Miller, AP, The Idaho Statesman 6/16/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/06/16/1234134/monsanto-captures-water-to-stop.html

25.  A call to reduce fossil fuels, without specifics—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 6/16/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-oil-facts-20100616,0,7572358.story

26.  Alaska officials object to federal polar bear plans—AP, Los Angeles Times 6/16/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-0616-polar-bears-20100616,0,7385981.story

27.  Yellow air quality alert issued for parts of Utah—AP, SLT 6/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15308375

28.  Matheson calls for speedy oil spill probe, cleanup—Judy Fahys, SLT 6/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15310680

29.  Plan may not be out, but oil spill cleanup continues—Judy Fahys, Derek P. Jensen, Mike Gorrell, SLT 6/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15313171

30.  Wind kicks up air quality worries—Daniel Ng, DN 6/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040831/Wind-kicks-up-air-quality-worries.html

31.  Chevron replaces section of Red Butte pipe—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 6/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040818/Chevron-replaces-section-of-Red-Butte-pipe.html

32.  Native American legends form mountain landscapes nationwide—Lynn Arave, DN 6/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040742/Native-American-legends-form-mountain-landscapes-nationwide.html

33.  De-greasing fowl after spill a big task for county, zoo workers—Amy K. Stewart, DN 6/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040975/De-greasing-fowl-after-spill-a-big-task-for-county-zoo-workers.html

34.  Food prices to rise by up to 40% over next decade, UN report warns—Katie Allen, The Guardian (UK) 6/15/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jun/15/food-prices-rise-un-report

35.  Obama’s remarks to the nation on oil spill—NPR 6/15/10

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127868342&ps=rs

36.  Keeping Gulf seafood safe to eat poses a big challenge—April Fulton, Shots health blog, NPR 6/15/10

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/06/15/127862321/keeping-gulf-seafood-safe-poses-a-big-challenge

37.  Oil spill could be Gulf’s biggest ever, new flow estimate suggests—Pete Spotts, The Christian Science Monitor 6/15/10

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0615/Oil-spill-could-be-Gulf-s-biggest-ever-new-flow-estimate-suggests

38.  Obama picks official to head oil oversight agency—AP, Los Angeles Times 6/15/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-naw-mms-director-061510,0,7708173.story

39.  Today in Missoula: Wolf case a test for endangered species nationwide—Matt Volz, AP, The Missoulian (Montana) 6/15/10

http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_96051e70-7809-11df-8a7b-001cc4c002e0.html

40.  Groups begin call for ouster of interior secretary Salazar—Dennis Webb, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Colorado) 6/15/10

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

41.  Cemetery counts on spill cleanup to keep grounds green—Mike Gorrell, SLT 6/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15305558

42.  Post-spill anger, angst growing in Yalecrest—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 6/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15305585

43.  Oil spotted in Great Salt Lake wetlands—Judy Fahys, SLT 6/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15302904

44.  Jordan River access cut off for oil cleanup—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Arthur Raymond, DN 6/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040539/Jordan-River-access-cut-off-for-oil-cleanup.html

45.  Group touts benefits of ‘green’ schools at Utah Charter School Conference—Elizabeth Stuart, DN 6/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040593/Group-touts-benefits-of-green-schools-at-Utah-Charter-School-Conference.html

46.  ‘One in a million’ electrical arc may have caused Red Butte spill—Derek P. Jensen, Mike Gorrell, SLT 6/14/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15294714

47.  Oil leak: Residents press Chevron for answers—Mike Gorrell, Derek P. Jensen, SLT 6/14/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15298350

48.  Aftermath of the S.L. oil spill: Did power line cause the break?—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Arthur Raymond, DN 6/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040179/Aftermath-of-the-SL-oil-spill-Did-power-line-cause-the-break.html

49.  Red Butte oil spill cleanup continues—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Paul Koepp, DN 6/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040021/Red-Butte-oil-spill-cleanup-continues.html

50.  California’s legendary oil spill—Steve Harvey, Los Angeles Times 6/13/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-me-then-20100613,0,1750048.story

51.  Oil coats 300 birds near Salt Lake after pipeline breach—AP, Los Angeles Times 6/13/10

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/06/oil-coats-300-birds-near-salt-lake-after-pipeline-breach.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29

52.  Plan calls for 40-year redevelopment of Geneva site—AP, SLT 6/13/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15289730

53.  Containment the goal of initial oil spill cleanup (SLC)—Mike Gorrell, SLT 6/13/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15291031

54.  SLC residents angry, sad over oil-fouled yards—Sheena McFarland, SLT 6/13/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15289393

55.  Broken pipeline spills crude oil—Dan Bammes, KUER 6/12/10

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1662374/KUER.Local.News/Broken.Pipeline.Spills.Crude.Oil

56.  Weapons dump in Utah west desert is a deadly ‘cache’ 22—Matthew D. LaPlante, SLT 6/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15235273

57.  Leak stopped, but pipeline questions still flow—Steven Oberbeck, Rosemary Winters, SLT 6/12/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15286704

58.  Farmers market has something for everyone—Elise Bassett, DN 6/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700039849/Farmers-market-has-something-for-everyone.html

59.  Morning fire kills 14 baby animals at This is the Place Heritage Park—Josh Smith, DN 6/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700039790/Morning-fire-kills-14-baby-animals-at-This-Is-the-Place-Heritage-Park.html

60.  Oil spill in Red Butte Creek threatens waters, wildlife—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Josh Smith, DN 6/12/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700039797/Oil-spill-in-Red-Butte-Creek-threatens-waters-wildlife.html

61.  Satellite eye on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (images)—The Guardian (UK)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2010/jun/18/bp-oil-spill-deepwater

62.  Disease threatens Japan’s beef trade—Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times 6/11/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/12/business/global/12beef.html?adxnnl=1&ref=todayspaper&adxnnlx=1276884141-qifVs90QagDTr9DFzEjN/g

63.  Swollen Columbia River churns so much electricity BPA is giving some away—Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian 6/11/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/06/swollen_columbia_river_churns.html

Commentary

64.  Kicking oil habit is a great, difficult, expensive idea—Lois Collins, DN 6/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040931/Kicking-oil-habit-is-a-great-difficult-expensive-idea.html

65.  Foiled by oil—Editorial, SLT 6/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15303946

66.  Farmer’s market—Editorial, SLT 6/15/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15303945

67.  Utah’s own oil disaster—Editorial, DN 6/15/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040304/Utahs-own-oil-disaster.html

68.  When regulations aren’t enforced, disaster can strike—John Florez, DN 6/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040068/When-regulations-arent-enforced-disaster-can-strike.html

69.  Why no public access?—Dale McFeatters, Scripps Howard News Service, DN 6/14/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700040066/Why-no-public-access.html

70.  Nuclear cocktail—Editorial, SLT 6/13/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15280641

71.  Energy task force—Editorial, SLT 6/13/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_15280620

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