Entries by kathyconway

Coastal SOCAN

Project Leaders – Ed Patterson & Bill Gorham Project Description This group is made up primarily of people who live on the Oregon Coast and generally focuses on issues related to the coast. A wide variety of climate change actions are undertaken. Goals Stimulate actions in the local community to reduce the impacts of climate […]

Drawdown

PROJECT LEADER – Kathy Conway Project Description Drawdown is that point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begins to decline on a year-to-year basis.  “Drawdown” is also the title of a book, and a website (drawdown.org), that document solutions aimed at resolving global warming by reducing greenhouse gases. A highly qualified and […]

Addressing Fire in a Fiery Climate – Video

Addressing Fire in a Fiery Climate Presentations were made on January 15 at SOCAN’s Special Meeting at the  Medford Public Library. The program was live streamed and is currently available  (Link). The panel includes: Dr. Kerry Metlen, ecologist with The Nature Conservancy and one of the authors of the Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration Strategy, Marty Main, […]

Jordan Cove Terminal/Pacific Connector Pipeline

Gas companies have been working for years on a massive fossil fuel infrastructure plan called Jordan Cove to export fracked gas from Canada and the Rockies through southern Oregon and onto ships bound for Asia from Coos Bay. Natural gas is NOT ‘the clean fossil fuel.’  While burning natural gas emits less carbon dioxide than burning oil […]

Is Biomass Energy Renewable?

Josh Schlossberg Climate Change, May 17, 2016 A report funded by Clean Air Council questions whether biomass should count as renewable energy, arguing that carbon dioxide and air pollutant emissions disqualify the controversial energy source. Wood Burning, Biomass, Air Pollution and Climate Change, by Christopher D. Ahlers, adjunct professor of Law at Vermont Law School, explains […]

April heat whacks Oregon snowpack

Mark Freeman, Medford Mail Tribune, May 7, 2016 Southern Oregon reservoirs rose quickly this spring and the region’s once-robust snowpack melted at double the rate as a record-breaking April heat wave became a streamflow game-changer in Oregon. While the hot weather helped fill Rogue Basin reservoirs such as Lost Creek and Applegate, the solar heat […]