Climate Events

Mar
8

Hearing on Climate Bill

March 8, 2021

Oregon State Capitol Building.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Conservation Network.

HB 2488, which seeks to address climate change and environmental justice, has an online hearing on Monday, March 8, during a 1 p.m. meeting of the House Committee on Energy and Environment.  The portion of the...

Mar
23

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...

Apr
6

Northwest Climate Conference

April 6, 2021

Ona Beach during a king tide surge, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support fom Lighthawk.

The 11th annual Northwest Climate Conference, which in the normal course of things would have taken place in October, 2020, has been moved to Tuesday, April...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Past Events

Oct
1

Clatsop Public Planning Meeting

October 1, 2020

Marsh on Youngs Bay in Clatsop County.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Clatsop County Community Development staff invites the public to join a virtual workshop on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 3-5 pm, on Statewide Planning Goal 5 – Open Spaces, Scenic and Historic Resources, and Natural Resources....

Sep
25

Climate Plan Webinar

September 25, 2020

King tide washes up against Coquille, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation...

Sep
24

LCDC Considers Climate Policies

September 24, 2020

King tide, a preview of climate change, floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) with take up rulemaking with regard to its “Climate-Friendly” and “Equitable Communities” initiatives at its next...

Sep
10

Discussion of Ocean and Climate

September 10, 2020

A king tide at New River in Curry County.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Ocean Conservancy is sponsoring a national online discussion on “Building a Blue-Green Future: Ocean-Climate Action for 2021,” 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10.  The virtual symposium is free and...

Sep
4

Global Warming Comment Deadline

September 4, 2020

King tide, a preview of sea level rise, at the north end of Manzanita.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission is developing its Biennial Report to the Oregon State Legislature. Members of the public can take this opportunity to provide comments on suggested...

Sep
1

Seminar on Climate and Estuaries

September 1, 2020

Caitlin Magel at work in the field.

Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology offers a chance to listen in on academia while learning something about how climate change and other impacts may affect our estuaries.  A thesis defense seminar by PhD candidate Caitlin Magel will...

Sep
1

Jordan Cove Appeal Online

September 1, 2020

Henderson Marsh, immediately adjacent to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG site.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

The fate of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, which Canadian multinational Pembina aims to build in Coos Bay’s North Spit, may hinge not on public rallies or lawsuits, but on very...

Aug
26

Sustainability Town Hall

August 26, 2020

Kristin Eberhard testifying.\Photo courtesy of Sightline Institute.

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and co-sponsors present a “2020 Virtual Sustainability Town Hall,” intended for all Oregonians, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, noon to 1:15 p.m.  The event is free and open to all, but space is...

Aug
25

Webinar on Regenerative Agriculture

August 25, 2020

Dr. Ann Schmierer.

Shoreline Education for Awareness looks inland for the subject of the next webinar in their series, as they host a talk by Ann Schmierer on “Regenerative Agriculture: Growing Soil for a Healthy Planet.  This online presentation takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6:30...

Aug
17

Comment Deadline re: Oil and Gas Policy

August 17, 2020

Oil rigs off Neahkahnie....just kidding, but this is why we need drilling regulations.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has submitted a request for a program change concerning conservation of oil and gas to the federal Office for Coastal Management.  The department wants to change and...