Interview: Fred Pearce, The New Wild

An environmental journalist says we shouldn’t hate invasive species.

You might sit up late these hot summer nights, sweating over the influx of Californians on your block. But according to environmental journalist Fred Pearce’s latest book, The New Wild (Beacon Press   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 ALLIE DONAHUE

Trash Talk In Lents

A mysterious preservation group stirs up opposition to a recycling center in Southeast Portland.

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Something stinks in Lents. In July, glossy brochures showed up at homes in the Southeast Portland neighborhood attacking plans   More
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Where There’s A Spill, There’s A Way

What one group of Oregonians learned from the BP disaster one year ago.

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Last July, Mike Rosen led a 22-member expedition from Portland to document the aftermath of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, on the anniversary of the April 20, 2010, spill, the group i   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Badly Shaken

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The earthquake that struck Japan last week was the fourth largest since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  A magnitude 9.0 quake, the March 11 event spawned a tsunami, left hundred   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Surfrider Foundation Benefit at Lizard Lounge

Lizard Lounge continues its monthly First Thursday events with an evening of local food, beer, art, music, and goodwill. The Pearl District store hosts the Surfrider Foundation's 3rd annual benefit art show, featuring work by Northwest surfers. The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit devoted to protecting oceans and is currently leading a campaign to ban single-use plastic grocery bags in Portland. ...   More
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Retail Therapist

It's a River Par-tay: University of Portland Willamette River Fest April 15

Ah, the mighty Willamette, lifeblood of Oregon. Who can bike along its banks in the height of summer without thinking of its beauty, its likely it is that a stray splash will cause a rash, or perhaps a more permanent skin condition... We have a vested interest in maintaining the welfare of this river. That's why the University of Portland's Ecology Club, crew team, and others will ...   More
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Adrienne So

Eco-Celeb-Struck: Oregon League of Conservation Voters' Dinner for the Environment

Ed note: Updated with clarification from OLCV—tickets are not tax deductible, but still totally worth the money (thanks Toby!) Why is it so exciting when people come out of your TV and you realize that they exist in real life? Dr. Dan Kammen is not short of outstanding professional credentials. A Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California-Berkeley, he was a member ...   More
Thursday, April 16, 2009 Adrienne So

Enviros: PGE’s Boardman Coal Plant is Oregon's Dirtiest (UPDATED with PGE comment)

Oregon enviros rolled out their "naughty and nice" list today as part of a new report by Environment Oregon entitled, “America's Biggest Polluters: Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Power Plants in 2007.” The report. which examines carbon dioxide emissions from power plants nationwide using data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, found that PGE's Boardman coal plant is Oregon's ...   More
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 Ari Phillips

Ecotrust Launches Film Contest

Maybe you're tired of hearing how Avatar is the greatest environmental epic of our times, or how An Inconvenient Truth is the last word in climate change. Now you have the opportunity to craft your own ecological masterpiece—Portland-based nonprofit Ecotrust wants to hear from the locals. The Stories From Our Watersheds Contest is offering $3,500 in prizes for film shorts that capture how ...   More
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Caitlin Giddings


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