Climate Marches Take Off Worldwide

(CNN) — Across the world, climate change protesters want to make this a Sunday to remember. A reported 2,500 marches are planned in 160 countries around the globe. A rally is planned for Vogel Plaza, Medford from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in solidarity with other marches taking place on Sunday. Organizers in New York … Continue reading »

Local Walkers March for Climate Action

EUGENE, Ore. — Planning and preparations are over for 235 walkers. Their journey begins this weekend. It’s the great March for Climate Action 2014, and four local walkers are putting their best feet forward. John Abbe, a web consultant who’s studying psychology, says he’s always been aware of the environment, but never called himself an environmental activist … Continue reading »

Drought Conditions Worsen Across Oregon

WESTERN OREGON — Oregon is known for its beautiful landscapes, rich agriculture and summer recreation, but this year the lack of rain is posing a threat to all three of those areas. Eugene is 15.71 inches below average in rainfall year to date and is under a drought watch. Much of southern and eastern Oregon … 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 »