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Aug. 06, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Q&A: Is Climate Change Making Us Sick?

Is climate change making us sick? I recently discussed this question with Linda Marsa, contributing editor at Discover magazine and author of the new book Fevered: Why A Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health – And How We Can Save Ourselves. She's scheduled to speak at Powell's Books in Portland on Aug. 21.

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Filed under: Environment, Climate change


July 30, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Oregon Zoo Polar Bears Help Climate Change Researchers

Two polar bears at the Oregon Zoo are helping researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey study how climate change is affecting wild polar bears in the arctic.

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Filed under: Environment, Climate change, Fish & Wildlife


May 23, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Oregon Evangelical Lutherans Request Divestment From Fossil Fuels

More than a hundred Evangelical Lutheran churches in Oregon are taking a moral stand on climate change by requesting church divestment from fossil fuel corporations.

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Filed under: Environment, Climate change, 350.org


April 16, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

A Portrait of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new report on greenhouse gas emissions nationwide that ranks the top sources and measures how much they're offset by carbon sinks like forests. It found that overall emissions have increased 8 percent since 1990 despite a 14 percent increase in the amount of carbon that is getting absorbed by land and forests.

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Filed under: Environment, Climate change, greenhouse gases


Feb. 12, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

3 Environmental Issues In The State Of The Union

Amidst his discussion of jobs, the economy, gun control, education, poverty, budget woes and foreign policy, President Barack Obama spent a few minutes on environmental issues in his State of the Union address. 

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Filed under: Climate change, Energy


Jan. 09, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

In The Hottest Year, The Northwest Was ... Wet

Notice anything interesting about this map of climate records for 2012? The rest of the lower 48 states all experienced heat and drought records while parts of Oregon and Washington saw the wettest year on record. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Weather extremes


Oct. 31, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Frankenstorms And Zombie Critters

Happy Halloween! Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Fish & Wildlife, Frankenstorms


Oct. 29, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Conference: What Is Oregon Doing About Air Pollution And Climate Change?

The Environmental Law Education CenterĀ  is hosting a one-day conference in Portland today to delve into several state programs that are tackling air pollution and climate change. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Climate change, Toxics


April 19, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Portland Mayoral Candidates Debate Coal Exports

In the lightning round, for example, each candidate was asked to pick a side on Portland's curbside composting program: Love it or hate it? Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Transportation, Coal exports, Portland


March 29, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Another Limit On Wind Turbines And Electric Cars

I've reported on how a less than smart power grid and consumer costs could limit wind turbines and electric cars. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Renewable energy, Electric cars, Rare Earth Metals, Wind energy



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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