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Oregon Wind Farm Sees Blades, Bolts Fly Off As Failures Mount

A new report has revealed the unreliability of a major Oregon wind farm, discovered after a blade from a windmill detached and flew across the field. According to The Oregonian, in January, a delivery driver found some broken, industrial-size bolts…

Look Up: Life Is Hard Down On The Wind Farm

Hollywood suffers from no lack of creativity when it comes to conjuring an imagined world devastated by fossil fuels. Perhaps some enterprising filmmaker will consider building a story around a recent event in rural Oregon that involved another form of…

Global warming causing worldwide heat-wave crises – Workers World

Fiddling while the Northern Hemisphere burns, roasts, melts and drowns. That’s what is going on in Washington, D.C., now. (In a few months, it will be the turn of the Southern Hemisphere, which is now experiencing winter.) Muslim charity giving…

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (1) – Businessamlive – BusinessAMLive

GRO HARLEM BRUNDTLAND, a medic with a public health background, was probably unaware of what major role awaited her when she launched out into politics and later emerged as the first woman Norwegian Prime Minister. Her nomination by Javier Perez…

Ten Ways Methane Gas Companies Are Misleading the Public – Environment Maine

Written by Environment America clean energy intern Emily McCabe   Methane gas is a fossil fuel that pollutes our air and poses risks to public health. But you wouldn’t know it from the way the gas industry portrays it. What…

Guest Column – Questions related to global warming – Portland Press Herald – Press Herald

I’m a retired pastor, but my undergraduate degree was environmental science (Penn State, ’74). Back then, water vapor was considered the prominent green house gas. Several years ago, I wondered, where has it gone? I took an afternoon to read…

Summer in America is becoming hotter, longer and more dangerous – The Washington Post

July 2, 2022 at 11:16 a.m. EDT Western region +2.7ºF Central +1.3ºF Eastern +1.5ºF Southern +1.3ºF Summer average temperature change 2017-2021 vs. 1971-2000 Western region +2.7ºF Central +1.3ºF Eastern +1.5ºF Southern +1.3ºF Summer average temperature change 2017-2021 vs. 1971-2000 Central…

UNCW researcher to be co-principal investigator on global warming reduction project – Port City Daily

UNCW Research Professor Catharina Alves-de-Souza, director of the Algal Resources Collection at the Center for Marine Science  (Courtesy UNCW/Arden Lumpkin). WILMINGTON — A Wilmington professor will use a $1 million-grant to advance a carbon-neutral process to make cement.  Catharina Alves-de-Souza…

What the heat dome tells us about Oregon’s future climate – OregonLive

People made use of a cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center during Portland’s unprecedented heat wave on Monday, June 28, 2021. The building’s air conditioning provided relief from temperatures that rose to record levels. The heat dome that brought…

OHA: Climate change anxiety plays large role in youth mental health crisis – BikePortland

Youth protesters at the Portland Youth Climate Strike protest earlier this year. (Photo: Taylor Griggs/BikePortland) Youth are playing a major role in Oregon’s climate movement, but the flip side of their admirable passion and activism prowess is a looming mental…

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