Students from across the state — including Portland, Bend, Florence and Salem — will be protesting for meaningful climate action on Friday. Youth organizers in each city have set demands specific to their communities as well as general demands across the state.
The flocking behavior provides a wonderful spectacle. The birds swoop and dive, creating beautiful patterns in the sky. At dusk, they form a spinning tornado as each one dives into a Portland school chimney to roost.
Green Diamond timber company agreed to slow their logging operations in Southern Oregon in return for millions of dollars in payments from Microsoft and other companies seeking to offset their carbon dioxide pollution from fossil fuels. The companies are essentially paying the timber company to grow more trees on this land. The Bootleg Fire upended the Green Diamond carbon storage plans, burning through nearly 20 percent of the company’s Klamath project lands.