Carbon Copy?

A climate-change bill will test Gov. Kate Brown’s independence.

News Stories
As Kate Brown takes office as Oregon’s governor, she’ll have little time to consider the whirlwind events that elevated her from her former job as secretary of state. Her first big politic   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Climate Change March Makes Strange Bedfellows


Made your weekend activism plans? Pretty much everybody else in town has.Opposing climate change isn't exactly a radical stance in greenie Portland. But as New York City prepares for the People's Climate March on Sunday—described as the largest global-warming demonstration on record—the PDX offshoot has drawn a notably large contingent.Event RSVPs include not just the usual environmental coalition ...   More
Friday, September 19, 2014 AARON MESH

Hotseat: The Third Degree

A climatologist describes how global warming will alter the wine industry.

Q & A
Gregory Jones can see the future…of booze. A climatologist at Southern Oregon University, Jones is an expert in why wines taste the way they do in the places they do. But as global warming rec   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Dr. Know: A Welcome Climate Change

Is there a local upside to climate change?

Dr. Know
The nice weather got me thinking: Is there a local upside to climate change? If the weather changes everywhere, some places are bound to improve—why not us? I’m willing to sacrifice a few po   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Environmentalist Bill McKibben on the Koch Brothers and Disappointment in Obama


While reporting a story on the environment this week, WW caught up with Bill McKibben, an environmentalist and climate-change crusader whose writing has been featured before in our pages.Fresh off publishing this salvo in The Washington Post as part of his war of words with Glenn Beck, McKibben talked about his disappointment with President Obama and his new campaign against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.WW: ...   More
Thursday, March 3, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

New Study Forecasts Harsh Climate Changes in Oregon Over Next Century

Here's something to take your mind off today's incessant rain. A new report predicts Oregon's climate will get hotter, drier and harsher within the next century. The Oregon Climate Assessment Report says the continual effect of global greenhouse gases will likely hit Oregon's freshwater supply hard. Various climate models estimate the state's average summer rainfall will decline by 14 percent ...   More
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Writing on Water: Paddlesport Enthusiasts Form Giant "350" on Willamette River

The Willamette River in downtown Portland was just one of thousands of locations worldwide where the climate awareness campaign known as "350 Day" took center stage on Saturday. "350 Day" is the product of a published report by NASA climatologist James Hansen, which concludes that 350 parts per million is the maximum safe level of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere. Portland's most ...   More
Monday, October 26, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Notes from the Protest: Al Gore and Teabaggers Descend on Portland

As promised, this "near-naked Mother Earth" was outside Al Gore's talk in Portland last night, asking the former vice president to bolster his green beliefs by going vegetarian. Amber Tegantvoort, a 22-year-old from Seattle, made her demands on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "He has talked about how a vegan diet is the best way to stop global warming," Tegantvoort ...   More
Thursday, November 19, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Portland Candlelight Vigil to be Part of Worldwide Climate Demonstrations

There will be a candlelight vigil this Friday, Dec. 11, from 6 – 7 pm at the Hawthorne Bridge for people to express their solidarity and concern about climate change. It's part of a “Weekend of Action” worldwide that will feature numerous such vigils urging global leaders to reach a treaty during the United Nations climate talks now taking place in Copenhagen. A follow-up to ...   More
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Ari Phillips

Gulf Oil Spill = Canceled Lecture in Portland by NOAA Chief Administrator

Jane Lubchenco, chief administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has cancelled her lecture that had been scheduled for tonight at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The reason? Lubchenco — also a professor at Oregon State University — was called back to Washington D.C. today to help deal with the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. Standing in for ...   More
Monday, May 3, 2010 Ott Tammik


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