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The 2019 Oregon Legislature’s Environmental Record 
Although the fireworks over the greenhouse-gas cap-and-trade bill were what made the news, it was hardly the only bill with environmental ramifications to run the legislative gauntlet. Some passed, some failed, and the Oregonian has the scorecard: https://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2019/07/everything-oregons-legislature-did-and-didnt-do-for-the-environment.html

“One Climate Crisis Disaster Every Week”
One high-ranking UN authority has pointed out that the larger climate-spawned disasters – massive fires, widespread droughts, decimating storms – are distracting from a troubling reality: smaller crises are happening across the globe, on an ongoing basis. The Smithsonian has the story: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/un-expert-warns-one-climate-crisis-disaster-occurs-every-week-180972573/

Many Climate References Lost from Government Sites Under Trump 
A new report documents the loss of references to and information on climate change, from government web sites. The researchers found that 26 percent of such references on government websites two years ago are now gone. Vice can fill you in: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kzmmwe/under-trump-26-of-climate-change-references-have-vanished-from-gov-sites

 

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