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

Aug
12

Climate Action Plan Roll-Out

August 12, 2020

Yaquina estuary during a king tide.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

A plan to make Lincoln County carbon-neutral by 2035 will be presented online on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7-8:15 p.m.  Sponsored by 350 Oregon Central Coast and Citizens for a Better Lincoln County, the event...

Jul
30

Webinar on Ocean, Climate & Plastics

July 30, 2020

Marine debris at sea.\Photo by Kip Evans.

he Healthy Oceans Coalition and the Inland Ocean Coalition invite everyone to a new webinar series, Ocean Climate Conversations, where they dive into issues at the intersections of climate change, the ocean, and society. The inaugural webinar, coming...

Jul
24

Meeting on State Climate Policy

July 24, 2020

King tide, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change, swamps the beach south of Cape Kiwanda.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

In response to Governor Brown’s Climate Executive Order and direction from the Land Conservation and Development Commission, the Department of Land...

Jul
22

Virtual Science Pub Walrus Talk

July 22, 2020

Sheanna Steingass.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC in Newport hosts a Science on Tap series.  These are casual talks on scientific subjects, held at the nearby Rogue Brewery, combining food, beer, and entertaining explorations of research topics.  They are fun, educational…and,...

Jul
14

Sea Otter Seminar

July 14, 2020

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eleanor Solomon.

The Elakha Alliance and the Defenders of Wildlife are offering a joint webinar that explores sea otter restoration in adjacent Pacific coast regions where recovery efforts have occurred. The discussion will consider how these examples may advise a...

Jun
24

Global Warming Meeting Online

June 24, 2020

Siuslaw River watershed during a king tide.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Wednesday, June 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. online.

During the meeting, the commission will briefly discuss its future vision and operating procedures. The meeting will focus on discussion...

Jun
4

Offshore Wind Meeting

June 4, 2020

Offshore wind array.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), along with Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), are convening a meeting of the BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Energy Task Force to discuss potential development of...

May
29

Lecture on Climate and Fisheries

May 29, 2020

Vessel fights across the Yaquina bar during a king tide.\Photo by Keith Nelson.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, May 29, the series features a 9 a.m. talk from Ralf...

May
13

Global Warming Commission Meets

May 13, 2020

Coquille Valley flooded at king tide, a proxy for sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet online on Wednesday, May 13, frm 1-4 pm.  Their deliberations are open to the public. 

At this meeting, the...