The Real Toll of Oregon Forest Losses.

There are other losses to our forests, however, that may not have been fully reported so far. Nearly one million acres burned in Oregon’s west-side Cascade forests. These were some of the most productive (and well-stocked with mature timber) forests in the world.

Two major storms impacting the nation this week

Guest post by Paul Dorian, The latest satellite image of the powerful storm over the eastern Pacific which will have a major impact on Oregon and California over the next 24 hours or so. This same storm will then take a trek across the nation in coming days and potentially produce significant ice and snow…

The Oregon Standoff Continues

From ABC via MSN News We covered this story a couple of days ago. Republican state senators have gone into hiding to avoid capture.  It’s TV drama time. Without a quorum, the legislature cannot legally vote on the bill. The stalemate continued into the weekend. “I don’t think you’re going to see us anytime soon,”…

Climate skeptic instructor fired from Oregon State University

Gordon Fulks sends this summary of the situation and asks that it be distributed. I’m happy to oblige. For some background on Dr. Drapela’s skeptical views, this slideshow “Global Warming Cracked Open” might give some insight into OSU’s booting him out.  – Anthony =========================================================== From Gordon Fulks: Hello Everyone, In theory at least Oregon State…

Historic March Snowstorm Along Oregon Coastline

From Steve Pierce, President, Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society Vancouver, Washington (March 13th 2012) – “Many residents along the coastline of Oregon awoke Tuesday morning to no power, downed trees, closed roads and as much as 8″ of snow in a rare one-two punch. This storm will likely go down in the record…