climate http://klcc.org en Tax Day Protestors Urge Elected Officials To Fight Climate Change, Not War http://klcc.org/post/tax-day-protestors-urge-elected-officials-fight-climate-change-not-war <p>Tuesday, several local activist groups rallied in front of Eugene’s downtown post office to call on Congress to redirect the country’s tax dollars.</p><p>The theme of this year’s tax day gathering was “Fight Climate Change, Not War.” As local taxpayers mailed their returns to the IRS, leaders of social and environmental groups took turns speaking and singing. They asked the government to spend less on defense and allocate more for the environment.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:43:44 +0000 Karen Richards 11815 at http://klcc.org Tax Day Protestors Urge Elected Officials To Fight Climate Change, Not War Appeals Court Hears Climate Suit http://klcc.org/post/appeals-court-hears-climate-suit <p>Two young Eugene women had their day in court&nbsp; Thursday in a lawsuit asking the state of Oregon to do more to prevent climate change.&nbsp; A three judge panel of the <a href="http://courts.oregon.gov/COA/Pages/index.aspx">Oregon Court of Appeals</a> heard arguments at the <a href="http://law.uoregon.edu/lrw/events/cavisit/">University of Oregon Law School </a>in Eugene.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:06:51 +0000 Rachael McDonald 6556 at http://klcc.org Appeals Court Hears Climate Suit 2013 Was A Dry Year For Oregon http://klcc.org/post/2013-was-dry-year-oregon <p>2013 was a really dry year for Oregon. Climate scientists at Oregon State University say it was the driest on record for Eugene despite a soggy September.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:16:31 +0000 Rachael McDonald 5670 at http://klcc.org 2013 Was A Dry Year For Oregon Kathleen Dean Moore: The Moral Urgency of Climate Action http://klcc.org/post/kathleen-dean-moore-moral-urgency-climate-action <p>Environmental philosopher and author Kathleen Dean Moore will present a talk in Corvallis on Sunday, November 17th entitled, “For the Beauty of the Earth: The Moral Urgency of Climate Action.” She speaks with Eric Alan about that topic, and her new book <em>Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril. </em>That book, co-edited with Michael P. Nelson, gathers the perspectives of the world's moral leaders on what actions we need to take and why.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:06:00 +0000 Eric Alan 3088 at http://klcc.org Kathleen Dean Moore: The Moral Urgency of Climate Action Symptoms Of Climate Change Part II - Toxic Algae And Warming Waters: The Climate Connection http://klcc.org/post/symptoms-climate-change-part-ii-toxic-algae-and-warming-waters-climate-connection <p></p><p>Every year, during the warmer months, blooms of algae dot Northwestern waters.<br />Some of that algae can release toxins, which poison shellfish and the people who might eat those shellfish. In recent years, toxic algal blooms have been more potent and lasted longer. That has scientists trying to understand how our warming climate could be contributing to the problem.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:52:32 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 1222 at http://klcc.org Symptoms Of Climate Change Part II - Toxic Algae And Warming Waters: The Climate Connection Symptoms Of Climate Change Part I: How Farmworkers Experience A Warming Climate http://klcc.org/post/symptoms-climate-change-part-i-how-farmworkers-experience-warming-climate <p>If you work outdoors in the summertime, you’d better learn to take the heat. That’s true for people who repair roads, landscape yards, or build houses. Too much exertion and not enough shade or water, and you could get sick. In the first installment of our series, ‘<a href="http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/how-migrant-workers-experience-a-warming-climate/">Symptoms of Climate Change</a>,’ EarthFix reporter Courtney Flatt finds out how the increasingly hot sun is affecting people who make their living by harvesting our crops.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:41:26 +0000 Courtney Flatt 1186 at http://klcc.org Symptoms Of Climate Change Part I: How Farmworkers Experience A Warming Climate