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News Roundtable: Dec. 18, 2015

OPB | Dec. 18, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

What's Oregon's Role In The Post-Paris Effort To Reduce Carbon?

OPB | Dec. 16, 2015

Nearly 200 nations came together to agree to reduce emissions. What are states' roles in reaching the goals that were set?

West Coast Mayors Discuss Homelessness, Housing And Climate Change

OPB | Dec. 11, 2015

The mayors of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Eugene discuss overlapping issues facing West Coast cities.

Talking Paris Climate Change Conference With Charlie Hales

OPB | Dec. 08, 2015

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has just returned from taking part in the international climate change conference in Paris.

Simon Winchester On The Pacific Ocean

OPB | Dec. 14, 2015

The author's latest book is divided into 10 chapters taking on different events that occurred in the history of the world's largest body of water.

Mediation At The Paris Climate Summit

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015

A communications professor from Oregon State University is headed to the COP21 in Paris as part of the non-profit Mediators Without Borders.

Oregon Can Expect Another Warm, Dry Winter

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015

This winter, the weather is going to get weird.

Naomi Klein And Avi Lewis's New Documentary

OPB | Oct. 13, 2015

"This Changes Everything," is a new documentary produced at the same time as Naomi Klein's book of the same name.

Humpback Whales Up The River

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015

Humpback whales have been spotted feeding in the Columbia River.

Young People Sue Obama Over Climate Change

OPB | Aug. 17, 2015

Eleven young Oregonians are part of a climate change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration, charging that failure to act to prevent catastrophic climate change violates their rights.

The Climate Action Plan And Oregon

OPB | Aug. 04, 2015

New rules announced yesterday by President Obama require reductions of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030.

Shell Icebreaker Remains In Portland

OPB | July 30, 2015

Shell's Fennica icebreaker ship has still not been able to depart to the Arctic for oil drilling, after local climate change activists and Greenpeace activists blocked passage at the St. John's bridge.

Portland Protesters Block Shell Icebreaker At St. John's Bridge

OPB | July 29, 2015

A coalition of climate change activists and Greenpeace are keeping Shell's Icebreaker ship from proceeding to the Arctic.

Mayor Charlie Hales Goes To The Vatican

OPB | July 28, 2015

We talk with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who just returned a summit with 60 mayors from around the world called by Pope Francis.

Evangelical Climate Scientist Takes On Climate Change Nonbelievers

OPB | June 24, 2015

Katharine Hayhoe is both a climate scientist and an evangelical Christian. She believes that many Americans who deny climate change are placing their politics and ideology above their faith.

News Roundtable: June 19, 2015

OPB | June 19, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

What's The Best Way To Preserve Wilderness?

OPB | June 08, 2015

Some conservationists say wilderness must be left alone entirely, but others say if humans don't intercede, some species will be lost forever.

News Roundtable: April 10, 2015

OPB | April 10, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

2 Portland 5th Graders Blog About Climate Change

OPB | April 02, 2015

Jeremy Clark and Charlie Abrams created the "Two Green Leaves" blog together earlier this year to write about climate change.

Are Birds And Bees Affected By Warmer Weather?

OPB | March 02, 2015

MONDAY: We'll find out if the spring-like warm weather is throwing off local wildlife.