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Fracked Gas on the Columbia
While all of us have been focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, a major
recession, dramatic impacts of climate chaos and election madness, the fossil
fuel industry continues its efforts to build fracked gas projects along the
On this episode of Locus Focus we t...
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the election and despite Donald Trump's
ongoing hissy fits, tens of millions of Americans are celebrating this
victory for democracy. Yet this victory is attenuated by the millions of
Americans who still voted for Trump and the other lea...
Election Reflection 2020
In the midst of the most nerve wracking and unnerving election any of us in
this country have ever experienced, how do we make sense of what’s going
on, what should be going on and how not to go crazy keeping up with all the
drama and suspense. On this episode of Locus Focu...
Oaks Bottom: The Next Generation
If you walk along the bluff on Sellwood Blvd you are likely to see one of the
neighborhood icons: a young man peering through a birding scope. Ezra Cohen
is a fifteen year old student at the Portland Waldorf School and a passionate
birder. For the last couple years he’s bee...
Drones over the Willamette
Verizon is planning to build a drone testing facility along the Willamette
River in North Portland. Until recently few people knew about this plan and
it seems that Verizon hoped to get the project approved away from the public
eye. However neighborhood activists got wind o...
Extinction of Experience with Robert Michael Pyle
A couple weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Northwest
environmental writer, poet, novelist and butterfly expert, Robert Michael
Pyle, about his new book Nature Matrix. We had a free-wheeling
conversation, sitting on the front porch of my friend Susan Ba...