Bill Bradbury figures you don’t have to be a climate-change expert to know which way the wind is blowing. The former Oregon secretary of state, who will discuss “Climate Reality” Thursday evening at Southern Oregon University, said he has seen denial over climate change slowly fade since he began giving talks about it in 2006.
“When I first started giving presentations, it was very normal to have a small group of deniers attending,” said Bradbury, 63. “Now I don’t need to convince anyone that climate change is happening.” more>
By Paul Fattig, Medford Mail Tribune
The Ashland-based Geos Institute and the Conservation Biology Institute in Corvallis are teaming up to create an online center to track deforestation around the world. Known as the Global Forest Information Center, it will be on the Internet in a data-sharing system known as Data Basin — databasin.org.
The conservation institutes recently received a $50,000 grant from a private foundation to start building the cyberspace center, initially focusing on intact forests in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The information, including maps, is expected to be available to policy makers, land managers and the public beginning this fall. read more >
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
Far from being “alarmist,” predictions from climate scientists in many cases are proving to be more conservative than observed climate-induced impacts.
By Douglas Fischer
Daily Climate editor
The warnings were dire: 188 predictions showing that climate-induced changes to the environment would put 7 percent of all plant and animal species on the globe – one out of every 14 critters – at risk of extinction. Read more…
October 25, 2010
By Paul Fattig
ASHLAND — What’s in a name? Plenty, if you are affiliated with the National Center for Conservation Science & Policy based in Ashland. Read more…
By Paul Fattig
January 31, 2010
Mike Gaudern acknowledges that the whole concept of marketing trees for their ability to draw and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is new to the Oregon woods. Read more…
By Charlton Bonham, Steve Rothert, Glen Spain, Brian Barr Curtis Knight, Mark Rockwell and Petey Brucker
January 22, 2010
Few natural resources conflicts in the country have been as complex and controversial as those in the Klamath River basin. As representatives for national, regional, state and local conservation, environmental, and commercial fishing organizations, we participated in the lengthy negotiations of the recently proposed Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) and the previously released Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA). Read more…
By Steve Rothert and Charlton Bonham
January 21, 2010
Since 2000, our environmental and fisheries groups have worked to remove the Klamath River dams and restore the Klamath’s fisheries. Read more…
By Christy George
December 02, 2009
International talks on climate change begin next week in Copenhagen, Denmark.
For months, we’ve been considering the impact of climate change on one small town: Denmark, Oregon. Read more…
March 31, 2009
It is impossible to ignore the concerns expressed recently by a coalition of scientists about a proposed plan to pipe precious water from aquifers along the Utah-Nevada border to Las Vegas. Read more…
By Office of Communications
University of Oregon News
March 04, 2009
Effects of climate change projected this century for the Upper Willamette River Basin, including Eugene-Springfield, will threaten water supplies, buildings, transportation systems, human health, forests, and fish and wildlife, according to a report produced by the University of Oregon’s Climate Leadership Initiative and the GEOS Institute. Read more…