Author: Doug Cress
News items discussing the United Nations’ latest climate report, seaweed blobs, a wayward gull, the Mount Hood snowpack, an interview with Environment Oregon state director Celeste Maiffren-Swango regarding plastic found in Oregon’s rivers, tips on reducing your carbon footprint and music from Akon, Shakira, Edna Vazquez, Rising Appalachia, Bossa n’ Roses, Mas y Mas and […]
The Gothard Sisters’ Irish-Celtic folk catalogue includes songs that date back 500 years, but chestnuts like “Scarborough Fair” – and plenty of newer material too – felt fresh and lively as their St. Patrick’s Day Tour played to a sell-out crowd at the Old Church Concert Hall on, fittingly enough, St. Patrick’s Day. Three sisters […]
News items discussing President Biden’s surprising support for the Willow oil drilling project in Alaska, Nike’s decision to phase out the use of kangaroo leather in its soccer shoes, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to limit harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water, an Oregon bill to mandate the teaching of climate change in K-12 public […]
News items discussing Oregon’s push for wind turbines off the southern coast to become 100 percent wind-powered by 2040 and the potential obstacles in the way; tips on how to reduce your personal carbon footprint; interview on recent whale strandings in Oregon with Michael Milstein of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); music by […]
News items discussing the potential for an Ohio-like hazardous spill – and the environmental fall-out – given the dramatic rise in train freight shipments through Portland; a discussion of the growth of the sustainable wine industry in Oregon; tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint by changing your cellphone background and washing clothes in […]
News items discussing the scale, scope, cost and impact of solar power, both globally and here in Orgon; also statewide approval to kill wolves that have become predators in Oregon and the overall issues with extinction and species management; tips on how to reduce your personal carbon footprint by better food choices and ways to […]
News items discussing the global roll-out of electric vehicles (EVs) and local legislation to ban gas-powered stoves; tips on how to reduce your personal carbon footprint; recycling interview with Taylor Loewen, general manager of Ridwell, and music by Johnny Clegg and Savuka, Angelique Kidjo, Sacred Spirit, Luciano Pereyra & Alejandro Fernández and Luis Fonsi.
News items regarding global population surpassing 8 billion and the disappearance of the Hinman Glacier in Washington; tips on ways to fight climate change at home; interview with author Beth Armstrong (“Voices from the Ape House”) and music by the Bhundu Boys, Jim Pepper, Praan, Aneela Mirza and Maitre-Gims.