Articles by paul.koberstein

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The Ghost in the GMO Machine

While independent research shows that Chlorpyrifos, a Dow Chemical insecticide used in Kaua‘i’s GMO fields, can cause significant harm to children nearby, Dow is intent on convincing the EPA otherwise.   by Paul Koberstein The…


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THE CONTAMINATION OF NATURAL KAUA`I

The rare plants and wildlife of Kaua`i are put at risk by the toxic chemicals used on the island’s GMO test fields   By Paul Koberstein/Cascadia Times WAIMEA, HAWAI`I — Given its fragile and unusually…


The photograph, of an 'Apapane species of Hawaiian honeycreeper endemic to Hawaii, was taken by Elsa Flores Almara.

The Kaua`i Cocktail

Highly toxic pesticides are being applied to GMO test fields on Kaua`i at a much higher rate than on most US farms, an analysis of new data reveals   By Paul Koberstein/Cascadia Times WAIMEA, HAWAI`I –…



Kathie Durbin on assignment in Southern Oregon.

Remembering Kathie Durbin

The passing last week of Kathie Durbin hit me hard. We lost not only a great journalist. She was a friend to the fragile forest ecosystems that give life to the Northwest and set them…


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Unskewing the climate math

As you recall, during the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney and the Republicans had trouble making their budget numbers add up. As Bill Clinton pointed out at the 2012 Democratic convention, Republican policies simply “defied arithmetic.”…


by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Skidmore Bluffs is a favorite spot for Portlanders to picnic and enjoy the sunset views above the Union Pacific Rail yard in North Portland. The bluffs are zoned as a conservation area, Zoning restrictions do little to enhance the habitat or educate the public of its value.

Overlooked Nature in the NoPo Bluffs

Most Portlanders probably don’t know much about the steep natural bluffs that run for 7 miles along the Willamette River’s east bank, from Pier Park to the Fremont Bridge. It’s easy to overlook the bluffs,…