Climate Change Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore.– Local non-profit group, Our Children’s Trust, will ask Eugene city councilors to adopt an ordinance that will really step up the city’s commitment to reducing its impact on climate change. The group, comprised of about 50 youth, will present the Climate Recovery Ordinance on Monday. It outlines three goals. 1. By 2020, all … Continue reading »

Walkers to Cross Country for Climate

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 235 walkers have planned and prepared for a journey this weekend – the Great March for Climate Action 2014. Participants will walk from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. Walkers will represent 26 states and six countries and many will be joining along the way. The march is expected to last … Continue reading »

Panelists to Discuss Climate Change

EUGENE, Ore. — Scientists from around Oregon and other Western states will be in Eugene this weekend to discuss climate change. The keynote topic will center on a study looking at how it will affect the state. Three University of Oregon professors will give us a glimpse into what the future holds for Oregon as … Continue reading »

Climate Change Not an Urgent Concern

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A recent survey placed climate change near the bottom of public officials’ and community leaders’ concerns. The survey, conducted by the Oregon Sea Grant and Oregon State University, surveyed city managers and planners, city council members and county commissioners and other leaders in non-governmental organizations. Many said they believed the local climate … Continue reading »

Climate Change Could Reduce River Flows

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new study of river basins in the western U.S. suggests that climate change will have the greatest impact on summer stream flows. The study concludes that Oregon’s major rivers, such as the Willamette, McKenzie, Deschutes, Klamath and Rogue may be among the most sensitive to climate change. “These are big rivers … Continue reading »