Tag Archives: Climate Change

As climate warnings grow more dire, Oregon struggles to live up to emissions promises

As climate warnings grow more dire, Oregon struggles to live up to emissions promises. Oregon is not on track to meet the emissions goals it set for itself, and as the U.S. plans to leave the world climate stage, environmentalists worry the state is falling behind. Source: As climate warnings grow more dire, Oregon struggles […]
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A New Study Warns of Increased Health Costs From Oregon Wildfires as the Climate Crisis Progresses

The wildfires that ripped through California over the last two weeks are an example of what’s to come as climate change progresses. A new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council warns of the increased health costs of wildfires on the West Coast as the climate crisis progresses. Source: A New Study Warns of Increased […]
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Does climate change threaten the Oregon wine industry?

As the Oregon climate shifts, winemakers are discovering ways to mitigate the perplexing industry issue. Source: Does climate change threaten the Oregon wine industry?

Debate over snowpack gets hot, politically charged

The snowpack that irrigates Northwest crops has been measured extensively, studied deeply and politicized thoroughly. Yet, it won’t easily reveal its past or the outlook for its future. Source: Debate over snowpack gets hot, politically charged;

Oregon voters may decide climate change question

To Alan Journet, a founding member of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, the Oregon Legislature’s momentum on a bill to cap carbon emissions earlier this year had the trappings of a watershed moment. But legislators dropped the hotly contested bill after controversy exploded into a walkout by Senate Republicans, letting the air out of Journet’s […]
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Sea urchin explosion off California, Oregon decimates kelp

Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending the delicate marine ecosystem off the shore into such disarray that other critical species are starving to death. Source: Sea urchin explosion off California, Oregon decimates kelp

Communities weigh in on Oregon’s 100-year water vision

Faced with climate change, a growing population and aging infrastructure, the state of Oregon is reaching out to local communities for ideas to ensure clean and abundant water supplies over Source: Communities weigh in on Oregon’s 100-year water vision

Voting By Phone | Glaciers | E. Portland Art Exhibit – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Jackson and Umatilla counties will be giving their citizens who live overseas the opportunity to vote in special elections this November with smartphones. The Oregon counties are only the 4th and 5th U.S. jurisdictions respectively to do this, partnering with Tusk Philanthropy. We talk with the Jackson County elections clerk Christine Walker and Deak Kersey, the […]
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As The Climate Warms, Companies Scramble To Calculate The Risk To Their Profits

Every year, the company Ingredion buys millions of tons of corn and cassava from farmers and turns them into starches and sugars that go into foods like soft drinks, yogurt and frozen meals. Lots of things can go wrong along the way. Weather can destroy crops. Machinery can break. Source: As The Climate Warms, Companies Scramble […]
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Guest View: Oregon’s forests crucial to fighting climate change

As Oregonians, we cherish the forests that cover nearly half our state, because they provide clean air and water, wildlife habitat, natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Another great reason to love Oregon’s forests? Their key role in helping us solve the climate crisis. Source: Guest View: Oregon’s forests crucial to fighting climate change