Roundup 5/5: Tiny Bubbles Edition

A federal judge in San Francisco, California, put off a ruling in a key case on genetically modified beets.

The methane emissions discovered in the Arctic may or not portend disaster, but it's clear they certainly signal the need for a better observational network there, says Andy Revkin of The New York Times.

The federal government has decided not to list the sage grouse as endangered or threatened though its numbers have fallen to low enough numbers to be a candidate for protection.