Tag Archives: Climate Change

Opinion: Legislators’ world doesn’t reflect the reality that loggers, truckers face

As a board member for #TimberUnity Association, a grass-roots group, I recently attended the annual economic summit of coastal legislators in Florence. I wanted to hear firsthand lawmakers’ plans for the February session, specifically any attempts to revive the cap-and-trade tax that failed earlier this year. Source: Opinion: Legislators’ world doesn’t reflect the reality that […]
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Marine Heat Wave Similar To ‘The Blob’ Returns To West Coast

Scientists have detected a marine heat wave off the West Coast that they say is reminiscent of the massive stretch of warm water nicknamed “the Blob” in 2014-15. The warm water stretches from Alaska to California, covering an area that’s almost as large as the Blob and still growing. Source: Marine Heat Wave Similar To ‘The Blob’ Returns To […]
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Oregon wildlife officials concerned with return of warm water ‘Blob’

One of the most notorious threats to fish and wildlife may be returning to the Oregon Coast. Federal scientists said Thursday that another warm-water heatwave in the Pacific Ocean, similar to “The Blob” of 2014 and ’15, is forming and could bring major concerns for the state’s fish and wildlife. Source: Oregon wildlife officials concerned with […]
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To fight climate change, one winemaker wants to think about more than the grapes 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Can you produce quality wine while helping the planet? The answers may lie in the soil. Sustainable, […]
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The Legislature’s Unfinished Business on Climate | Opinion

Out of more than four million Oregonians, 90 of us are blessed and fortunate to serve our fellow citizens in Oregon’s Legislature. We swear an oath to serve. We strive to move our state forward and do the most good for the most people. Our representative democracy only works with mutual trust and dedication to […]
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After cap-and-trade failure, look to Oregon’s forests, waterways to help address climate change | Opinion

Carbon sequestration can be a reasonable first step for Oregon to take action on climate change, Rob Harris and Sal Peralta with the Independent Party of Oregon write. Source: Opinion: After cap-and-trade failure, look to Oregon’s forests, waterways to help address climate change

Climate change could cost the U.S. 10.5 percent of GDP by 2100

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Extreme weather events will be a major source of future losses. Extreme weather events, cuts to worker […]
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Climate Change Activists Push On With Lawsuit Claiming Constitutional ‘Right To Wilderness’

Animal and environmental activists are filing an appeal after a Portland based judge dismissed their case against the U.S. government, which claims they have violated their constitutional rights to a safe and sustainable environment. Last month, Portland-based U.S. District Judge Michael McShane dismissed the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Seeding Sovereignty’s lawsuit after failing to […]
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Washington Post analysis reveals two Oregon counties are among the fastest-warming in the country

Lake and Harney counties have seen increases of 3.8 and 3.9 degrees Farenheit, respectively, since the early 20th century. Source: Washington Post analysis reveals two Oregon counties are among the fastest-warming in the country

Editorial: Urban, rural Oregon are interdependent | Editorials |

Our colleagues at the Oregon Capital Bureau did a thorough job of reporting last week on the subtle realities of the state’s urban-rural divide. The story was written in the context of the defeat of House Bill 2020, the signature climate change legislation backed by Oregon’s Democrat party, following protests by timbermen, truckers, farmers and […]
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