News bites: Wind and fish collide, oil companies spend big, and more

The Los Angeles Times visits Oregon to report on an “unexpected collision between two of the Northwest's most treasured environmental assets, wind power and endangered salmon.”

The Wall Street Journal reports on concerns about the safety of nuclear cleanup workers in Japan.

Reuters reports that Royal Dutch Shell views the Gulf of Mexico as a growth target for drilling and possible acquisitions.

MarketWatch reports on a Barclays Capital analysis showing that oil-and-gas companies are headed for record spending levels in 2011.

Reuters asked around about the state of global climate talks amid negotiations in Bonn, Germany. They report:

“Wider public unease about climate change and stronger economic growth are likely to be needed to revive sluggish U.N. talks after hopes for quick agreement on a treaty have fizzled, experts say.”