May 2010

Headlines 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

Headlines Friday May 21, 2010

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1.  Economic report into biodiversity crisis reveals price of consuming the planet—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 5/21/10

2.  Indonesian rangers catch notorious poacher who ‘killed 100 tigers’—Jonathan Watts, The Guardian (UK) 5/21/10

3.  Bovine TB found in wild boar for first time in UK—James Meikle, The Guardian (UK) 5/21/10

4.  Economic impacts of biodiversity loss:  case studies—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 5/21/10

5.  BP oil spill reaches delicate wetlands of Louisiana—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (UK) 5/21/10

6.  Debate heats up over climate impact on malaria spread—Mico Tatalovic,, The Guardian (UK) 5/21/10

7.  International Day for Biological Diversity-our top 10 events—Celia Cole, Environment Blog, The Guardian (UK) 5/21/10

8.  Gulf oil spill:  Kevin Costner comes to the rescue—Hadley Freeman, Lost in Showbiz Blog, The Guardian (UK) 5/21/10

9.  Obama takes tougher line on oil spill—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (UK) 5/21/10

10.  Can we really put a price tag on nature?—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 5/21/10

11.  UN says case for saving species ‘more powerful than climate change’—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 5/21/10

12.  Trouble on horizon if hurricanes hit oil spill in gulf—Jon Hamilton, NPR 5/21/10

13.  Oil spill tests Obama vow to use scientific approach—Ari Shapiro, NPR 5/21/10

14.  Oil threatens brown pelican off Louisiana coast—Melissa Block, NPR 5/21/10

15.  Anger simmers over spreading Gulf oil slick—NPR 5/21/10

16.  Offshore drilling regulator under scrutiny after spill—Peter Overby, NPR 5/21/10

17.  Obama eyes future auto fuel standards—AP, NPR 5/21/10

18.  Hair donated for oil cleanup gets pulled—NPR 5/21/10

19.  The wildlife conundrum—Leslie Kaufman, Green Blog, The New York Times 5/21/10

20. Gulf oil spill:  ‘Top kill’ effort to seal well delayed until at least Tuesday—AP, Los Angeles Times 5/21/10

21.  Gulf oil spill:  Wildlife officials predict widespread impact on birds, food web—Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times 5/21/10

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

23.  Conservation groups to celebrate Endangered Species Day—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/21/10

24.  National River Rally slated at Snowbird—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/21/10

25.  Greenpeace activists scale BP’s London headquarters in oil protest—Press Association, The Guardian (UK) 5/20/10

26.  Gulf oil spill chemical dispersant too toxic, EPA orders—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (UK) 5/20/10

27.  Louisiana sandbar plan worries some scientists—Elizabeth Shogren, NPR 5/20/10

28.  BP recasts spill size as oil fouls Louisiana marshes—NPR 5/20/10

29.  BP’s own numbers prove spill greater than estimate—Richard Harris, NPR 5/20/10

30.  Scientist:  BP’s oil spill estimates improbable—Richard Harris, NPR 5/20/10

31.  Conflict of interest worries raised in spill tests—Ian Urbina, The New York Times 5/20/10

32.  Paper bags or plastic bags?  New proposals like neither—Sabra Chartrand, The New York Times 5/20/10

33.  Tesla to build electric cars at Northern California plant—Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times 5/20/10,0,4035370.story

34.  Bogus lease bidder’s trial delayed again—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 5/20/10

35.  A Seattle Biologist’s cookbook research—Michele Norris, NPR 5/19/10

36.  Arctic drilling proposal advanced amid concern—William Yardley, The New York Times 5/19/10

37.  National Academy of Sciences urges strong action to cut greenhouse gases—Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times 5/19/10,0,3397580.story

38.  Soundscapes:  Roadrunner—Jeff Rice, KUER 5/19/10

39.  Logan man sentenced in animal torture case—AP, DN 5/19/10

40.  Litigation over oil and gas reforms?—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/19/10

41.  Bennett, state seek to block drilling reforms—Patty Henetz, SLT 5/19/10

42.  Widow of Wallace Stegner dies—Ben Fulton, SLT 5/19/10

43.  Chaffetz:  BLM should sell extra acreage—Thomas Burr, SLT 5/19/10

44.  Canadian logging campaigners end protest with unprecedented forest truce—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (UK) 5/18/10

45.  Reliance on oil sands grows despite environmental risks—Clifford Krauss, Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times 5/18/10

46.  Horse, burro festival set for this weekend—DN 5/18/10

47.  Salazar finalizing oil and gas development reforms—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/18/10

48.  Utah BLM director stepping down—DN 5/18/10

49.  Volunteers sought in statewide lake monitoring project—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/18/10

50.  BLM bars vehicles in burned western Utah area—Patty Henetz, SLT 5/18/10

51.  Gulf Indians’ lament:  Spill just latest clash for tribes with big oil—Cain Burdeau, AP, SLT 5/18/10

52.  Farmers’ Market expanding at Pioneer Park—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 5/18/10

53.  Salt Lake mayors to hold Bike to Work Day—DN 5/17/10

54.  Matheson hears cheers, jeers on Wasatch wilderness bill—Brandon Loomis, SLT 5/16/10

55.  Interior adopts new rules for onshore drilling—Judy Fahys, SLT 5/17/10

56.  New Utah BLM director picked—Judy Fahys, Robert Gehrke, SLT 5/17/10

57.  Bison released into the Book Cliffs at last—Brett Prettyman, SLT 5/17/10

58.  Wyoming nervous as demand grows on Colorado River—Ben Neary, AP, DN 5/16/10

59.  Stringent rules apply to asbestos-which is still used in some goods—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/16/10

60.  Earthfest celebrates amazing earth—Mark Havnes, SLT 5/16/10

61.  Idaho authorizes wolf kill—AP, SLT 5/16/10

62.  Open house Monday on wildlands protection act—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/15/10

63.  Salmonella outbreak linked to raw milk sold in Orem and Heber—Lois M. Collins, DN 5/15/10

64.  Utah biologist lends expertise to Gulf spill response—Judy Fahys, SLT 5/15/10

65.  Animal views (images)—The Washington Post May 12, 2010

Headlines 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29.  Riveting testimony on oil rig rescue effort—Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times 5/12/10,0,6962995.story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38.  Senate’s delayed climate change-energy bill set for unveiling—and uncertainty—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 5/11/10,0,4185136.story

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

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

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


42.  Climate change is the true crisis—Editorial, Los Angeles Times 5/10/10,0,5993736.story

Headlines Tuesday May 11, 2010

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

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

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

4.  Interior secretary calls for splitting offshore-drilling agency in two—Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 5/12/10,0,1124439.story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Headlines Friday May 7, 2010

1.  BP site was spared environment tests as spill ‘unlikely’—Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald 5/6/10

2.  British summer is coming earlier each year, study finds—David Adam, The Guardian (UK) 5/6/10

3.  Global IT brands urged to be more accountable for pollution in China supply chain—Jonathan Watts, The Guardian (UK) 5/6/10

4.  Chemical dispersants being used in Gulf clean-up are potentially toxic—Tom Philpott, 5/6/10

5.  BP executives called to testify before senate committee—US News and World Report 5/6/10

6.  Cancers from environment ‘grossly underestimated’—Emily Walker, ABC News 5/6/10

7.  BP gives Congress gloomy outlook on gulf oil spill—Richard Fausset, Jill Leovy, Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times 5/6/10,0,776164.story

8.  Senate hopefuls talk earmarks, radioactive waste, marijuana—Robert Gehrke, SLT 5/6/10

9.  Growling sea lion pup pulled from under police car—AP, SLT 5/6/10

10.  Federal rule change exempted BP from filing spill plan—AP, DN 5/6/10

11. Gulf oil spill threatens entire ocean food chain—Cain Burdeau, Harry R. Weber, AP, DN 5/6/10

12.  Boat with containment box at oil spill site—Harry R. Weber, Cain Burdeau, AP, DN 5/6/10

13.  Arctic oil drilling arguments due in federal court—AP, DN 5/6/10

14.  University of Utah students make campus a greener place—Wendy Leonard, DN 5/6/10

15.  Germany claims progress in half-way climate talks—Ethiopian Review 5/5/10

16.  US exempted BP’s Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study—Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post 5/5/10

17. Gulf oil spill could ‘devastate’ South Florida’s environment—David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel, Los Angeles Times 5/6/10,0,109347.story

18.  Feds asking ski areas, water utilities for help with beetle-ravaged forests—Bruce Finley, The Denver Post 5/5/10

19.  Group appeals coal lease based on reclamation concerns (Wyoming)—Dustin Bleizeffer, Casper Star-Tribune 5/5/10

20.  Worst air puts Pinal County at center of dust storm (Arizona)—Lindsey Collom, The Arizona Republic 5/5/10

21.  Beetle outbreak may close forests (Colorado, Wyoming)—Joan Barron, Casper Star-Tribune 5/5/10

22.  Wolf recovery target has changed, feds acknowledge (Wyoming)—Cory Hatch, Jackson Hole News and Guide 5/5/10

23.  Wilderness bill revised, reintroduced (Idaho)—Jason Kauffman, Idaho Mountain Express and Guide 5/5/10

24.  Talking trash:  Seeking ways to take out persistent problem (Nevada)—Stephanie Tavares, Las Vegas Sun 5/5/10

25.  Promises, promises:  Rich farmers get most cash—Mary Clare Jalonick, AP, SLT 5/5/10

26.  Pentagon OKs Guard troops to help states deal with oil—AP, DN 5/5/10

27.  Paranoia, anxiety grow over oil spill—Vicki Smith, Allen G. Breed, AP, DN 5/5/10

28.  Crews prepare to take contraption to Gulf oil leak—Harry R. Weber, AP, DN 5/5/10

29.  Giant dome for Gulf oil leak is next best solution—Vicki Smith, Allen G. Breed, AP, DN 5/5/10

30.  Senate committee will hold hearing on oil spill—AP, DN 5/5/10

31.  Salt Lake City considers offering free charging spots for electric cars—Aaron Falk, DN 5/5/10

32.  Meeting on Springville water pipe project is Thursday—DN 5/5/10\

33.  Salt Lake City leaders seek ways to promote development along North Temple TRAX line—Aaron Falk, DN 5/5/10

34.  Bio-refinery planned for Vegreville plant (Canada)—The Edmonton Journal 5/4/10

35.  Ecologist finds toxic metals increasing in Athabasca River (Canada)—Hanneke Brooymans, The Calgary Herald 5/4/10

36.  NWT natives fight to hunt dwindling caribou (Canada)—Patrick White, Toronto Globe and Mail 5/4/10

37.  The greenest high:  Which illegal drug is best for the environment?—Brendan Borrell, Slate Magazine 5/4/10

38.  Citing BP oil spill Schwarzenegger drops offshore drilling plan—Daniel B. Wood, The Christian Science Monitor 5/4/10

39.  Winter wet, but farmers left dry—Mike Taugher, Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News 5/4/10

40.  US Fish and Wildlife Service reopens debate on Arctic refuge—Erika Bolstad, McClatchy Newspapers, The Idaho Statesman 5/4/10

41.  EPA postpones decision that would toughen coal ash rules—Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers, The Idaho Statesman 5/4/10

42.  Kane takes its road fight to court-again—Keith Coffman, SLT 5/4/10

43.  At the heart of oil spill, 11 grieving families—Tamara Lush, AP, SLT 5/4/10

44. City stacks garbage rates and recycling efforts—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 5/4/10

45.  Buck wild:  2 rogue deer run amok in Wis. ale house—Dinesh Ramde, AP, SLT 5/4/10

46.  Official says unconfirmed report oil at La. island—Harry R. Weber, Vicki Smith, AP, DN 5/4/10

47.  Texas Gov. Rick Perry:  Don’t speculate about oil spill—Kelley Shannon, AP, DN 5/4/10

48.  Goshen officials want residents to clean up—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 5/4/10

49.  Appeals court hearing arguments in Utah road case—AP, DN 5/4/10

50.  Salt Lake City plans mandatory yard-waste, recycling collection—Aaron Falk, DN 5/4/10

51.  How to improve mood?  Study touts green exercise—Wendy Koch, USA Today 5/3/10

52.  Rush Limbaugh suggests environmentalists planned oil spill—Wendy Koch, USA Today 5/3/10


53.  State sovereignty—Editorial, Las Vegas Review-Journal 5/5/10

54.  Keep it in perspective—Editorial, DN 5/5/10

55.  Gulf oil spill bad for industry and environment—Editorial, Edmonton Journal (Canada) 5/4/10

Headlines Tuesday May 4, 2010

1.  Federal law may limit BP liability in oil spill—Erica Werner, AP, DN 5/4/10

2.  Gulf Coast watches, waits for path of oil spill—AP, DN 5/4/10

3.  Mountaintop mining mobilizes coalfields musicians—Vicki Smith, AP, DN 5/4/10

4.  Trial date set for five defendants in Native American artifacts case—Emiley Morgan, DN 5/4/10

5.  More than 1,600 file protests over plan to tap Snake Valley aquifer—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/4/10

6.  Hogle Zoo to debut new summer ‘Nature’s Nightmares’ exhibit on May 15—DN 5/4/10

7.  UN climate chief lowers treaty expectations—Verena Schmitt-Roschmann, AP, San Francisco Chronicle 5/4/10

8.  Weather aids crews in oil spill cleanup efforts—Ian Urbina, Liz Robbins, The New York Times 5/4/10

9.  Banking on fuel-sweating flora—Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times 5/4/10

10.  States prepare to rise to CO2 challenge as Senate bill collapses—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (UK) 5/4/10

11.  Deepwater Horizon oil spill:  City slashes another £5bn off BP’s value—Graeme Wearden, The Guardian (UK) 5/4/10

12.  Modern fishing techniques masking ‘extraordinary’ decline in UK waters—Press Association, The Guardian (UK) 5/4/10

13.  Lessons for Deepwater Horizon that come directly out of the history books—Juliette Jowit, The Guardian (UK) 5/4/10

14.  New graduation gowns recycle or biodegrade—Holly Ramer, AP, DN 5/3/10

15.  Oil spill to keep gushing all this week—Cain Burdeau, Ray Henry, AP, DN 5/3/10

16.  A murky picture as seafood industry eyes oil slick—Kevin McGill, AP, DN 5/3/10

17.  BP says it will pay for Gulf spill’s cleanup—Holbrook Mohr, Allen G. Breed, AP, DN 5/3/10

18.  Nashville braces for more flooding as river swells—Chris Talbott, Sheila Burke, AP, DN 5/3/10

19.  Idaho scientists find earthworm of legend, but it’s not 3 feet long—Nicholas K. Geranios, AP, DN 5/3/10

20. Land trade proposal raises questions about ancient sandbar—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 5/3/10

21.  Attention shoppers:  Gulf spill could affect you—Harry R. Weber, Vicki Smith, AP, SLT 5/3/10

22.  Will sage grouse and wind farms mix?  Researchers to find out—Mark Havnes, SLT 5/3/10

23.  Schwarzenegger attacks ‘greedy oil companies’—Michael Rothfield, Los Angeles Times 5/3/10

24.  Replace a window, get a federal tax credit, save energy—Laurie Robinson, The Oregonian 5/3/10

25.  Survey of beekeepers shows hive loss remains high and the cause remains a mystery—Eric Mortensen, The Oregonian 5/3/10

26.  Idaho environmental group files new lawsuit over sage grouse—AP, The Oregonian 5/3/10

27.  PGE, PacifiCorp rank high in national survey of green-power programs—Ted Sickinger, the Oregonian 5/3/10

28.  Yuma desalting plant will add water for Arizona—Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic 5/3/10

29.  Gates Foundation CEO calls for efficient water use—Eric Olson, AP, The Yakima Herald (Washington State) 5/3/10

30.  On defensive, BP readies dome to contain oil spill—Ian Urbina, Justin Gillis, Clifford Krauss, The New York Times 5/3/10

31.  Environmental certification becoming increasingly crowded and contested field—Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post 5/3/10

32.  Farmers cope with roundup-resistant weeds—William Neuman, Andrew Pollack, The New York Times 5/3/10

33.  Oil slick could move up East Coast—Allen G. Breed, Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 5/2/10

34.  Oil spill is spawning a stream of lawsuits—Curt Anderson, Thomas Watkins, AP, DN 5/2/10

35.  Gulf coast oil spill grows, with little success stopping flow—Allen G. Breed, Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 5/2/10

36.  Spill spurs big questions about future of offshore drilling—Jad Mouawad, New York Times News Service, DN 5/2/10

37.  Obama heads to Gulf; government defends spill operation—AP, DN 5/2/10

38.  Hogle Zoo send away three bears to make way for construction—Lynn Arave, DN 5/2/10

39.  Minor quake hits Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park—AP, DN 5/2/10

40.  Gardening fairs and plant sales—SLT 5/2/10

41.  Idaho at forefront of collaboration on public land use—Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman 5/2/10

42.  Schweitzer:  Oilfield transportation project will help Montana recovery—Kim Briggeman, The Missoulian 5/2/10

43.  A grolar?  A pizzly?  Scientists confirm grizzly-polar bear cross—Canwest News Service, Toronto National Post 5/2/10

44.  B.C.’s native languages at risk of extinction (Canada)—Wendy Stueck, Toronto Globe and Mail 5/2/10

45.  BP spends millions lobbying as it drills ever deeper and the environment pays—Antonia Juhasz, The Observer, The Guardian (UK) 5/2/10

46.  Lawyers flock to Gulf Coast for oil spill lawsuits—Curt Anderson, Thomas Watkins, AP, DN 5/1/10

47.  Iowa hearing begins marathon farm bill process—Michael J. Crumb, AP, DN 5/1/10

48.  Choppy seas foil efforts to fight oil spill in Louisiana—Cain Burdeau, Holbrook Mohr, AP, DN 5/1/10

49.  Experts say oil spill has makings of total disaster—Seth Borenstein, AP, DN 5/1/10

50.  Expert:  surface area of gulf oil spill has tripled—Cain Burdeau, Holbrook Mohr, AP, DN 5/1/10

51.  Obama heading to Gulf Sunday for oil spill update—AP, DN 5/1/10

52.  6.0 quakes rumble under Bering Sea off Alaska—AP, DN 5/1/10

53.  League of American Bicyclists lauds Salt Lake City—Aaron Falk, DN 5/1/10

54.  Groups float water right idea for Great Salt Lake—AP, DN 5/1/10

55.  Nectar plants a must for butterflies—Norman Winter, McClatchy Newspapers, DN 5/1/10

56.  More gardeners opting for organic lawns—Carole Feldman, AP, DN 5/1/10

57.  Climate bill could be harmed by Gulf spill—Matthew Daly, Noaki Schwartz, AP, The Kansas City Star (Missouri) 5/1/10

58.  Offices raided and 21 held as EU probe into carbon trading intensifies—Felicity Carus, The Guardian (UK) 5/1/10

59.  Obama:  New oil leases will need safeguards—H. Josef Hebert, Julie Pace, AP, DN 4/30/10

60.  Plan for Jordan River rehabilitation moves forward—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 4/30/10

61.  SLC awarded silver status as bike-friendly community—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 4/30/10

62.  Groups say Great Salt Lake needs help staying wet—Judy Fahys, SLT 4/30/10

63.  Green gospel?  Some Mormons welcome faith’s eco-push—Kristen Moulton, SLT 4/30/10

64.  BP’s oil containment problem is unprecedented—Jill Leovy, Los Angeles Times 4/30/10,0,5376328.story

65.  Obama administration plans to reduce mercury emissions—Clement Tan, Los Angeles Times 4/30/10,0,4093234.story

66.  Utah uses eminent domain to seize land of…Uncle Sam—Michael B. Farrell, The Christian Science Monitor 4/30/10


67.  Gulf catastrophe a reminder of why Earth Day came to be—Paul Krugman, The New York Times, SLT 5/4/10

68.  Shrinking lake—Editorial, SLT 5/3/10

69.  A perfect storm—Editorial, SLT 5/3/10

70.  Pioneers were right:  Don’t build homes in Northwest Quadrant—Jim Catano, DN 5/2/10

71.  Salazar comes to Utah with mixed message—Heidi McIntosh, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, SLT 4/30/10

72.  Congress must allow energy innovation—David Brooks, The New York Times 4/30/10

73.  Climate, energy laws key to protecting America—Samuel R. Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, SLT 4/30/10


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