Truce over Northwest forests unraveling

(Originally published in the Portland Tribune April 7, 2015) The Northwest Forest Plan, the icy truce that ended the 1990s timber wars, continues to unravel as two federal agencies look for new ways to manage…


Rethinking the Northwest Forest Plan

(Originally published in the Portland Tribune Feb. 19, 2015) Bill Clinton’s visionary Northwest Forest Plan is on the chopping block. Twenty years ago, the federal government adopted the Northwest Forest Plan to safeguard remnants of…


A sneak peek at the Islands of Portland

(Originally published in the Portland Tribune Jan 15 2015) Seattle urban planner Jeffrey Linn has created a terrifying visual image of a global warming future that hits close to home. He mapped out what Portland…


Sierra Club turns up heat on PacifiCorp

  (Originally published in the Portland Tribune Nov. 13, 2014) After all-time monthly records in average global temperatures were set in May, June, August and September, 2014 is looking like it will be the warmest…



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…