Climate Events

Mar
1

Virtual Environmental Conference

March 1, 2021

Yaquina River during a king tide, a preview of climate-change-related flooding.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), founded and run by University of Oregon law students, has evolved into the state’s most broad-based...

Mar
5

Global Warming Commission Meets

March 5, 2021

Eroding shoreline south of Fishing Rock.\Photo by Linda Fink.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, March 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

During the meeting, the Commission will discuss policy options associated with establishing a natural and working lands goal. The Commission...

Mar
23

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...

Apr
6

Northwest Climate Conference

April 6, 2021

Ona Beach during a king tide surge, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support fom Lighthawk.

The 11th annual Northwest Climate Conference, which in the normal course of things would have taken place in October, 2020, has been moved to Tuesday, April...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Past Events

Jul
23

Geology of Netarts Bay Walk

July 23, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay.
Netarts Bay. | Photo by Dolan. H

Join the Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea (WEBS) on an amazing and free Geologic tour around Netarts Bay. You will see landslide areas, fossil deposits on Cape Meares, Happy Camp, bay overlooks and tsunami layers from the “Big One” in...

Jul
18

Webinar on Shale Gas

July 18, 2017

LNG pipeline under construction.
LNG pipeline under construction.

Opponents of natural gas pipelines and LNG (liquefied natural gas) projects around the nation, led by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, have organized a 2017 Pipeline Webinar Series, titled “Defeating Shale Gas Infrastructure: Strategies and Tools for...

Jul
16

Salt Marsh Ecology Walk

July 16, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon.
Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon. | Photo from WEBS

Registration is required - please click this link to get your free ticket.

Walk along the saltmarsh of Netarts Bay while learning about how plants survive in a salty world on Sunday, July 16! Join Friends of Netarts Bay – Watershed, Estuary,...

Jul
13

Lecture on Acidification

July 13, 2017, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.
Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

The upcoming NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems) workshop has added a public lecture.  See separate listing for information about the workshop.

Dr. Burke Hales, a professor in Oregon State University’s College of...

Jun
14

Orca Month Pub Talk

June 14, 2017, Portland

Photo of orca whale off the coast of Oregon.
Photo by Defenders of Wildlife

On June 14th, Defenders of Wildlife will be celebrating one of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic species with a pub talk event. Join them to learn about the threats facing our Southern Resident orca population and what you can do to help!

Hear from local...

Jun
12

Coastal Resilience Meeting

June 12, 2017, Newport

High surf as Shore Acres\Photo by Bruce Swenson.
High surf as Shore Acres\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) has been conducting a study on the current state of policy and planning for coastal and ocean resilience in Oregon. The public is invited to attend the final presentation of the results on...

May
10

National Climate Change Adaptation Forum

May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017, St. Paul

King Tide threatens Highway 101 at Waldport. Photo by Roy Lowe.
King Tide threatens Highway 101 at Waldport. Photo by Roy Lowe.

The National Adaptation Forum is a biennial national conference focusing on adaptation to climate change impacts. The 2017 conference will be held May 9-11 in St. Paul, MN.
 
The National Adaptation Forum provides opportunities...

Apr
29

People’s Climate March

April 29, 2017, Washington, D.C.

On April 29, the 100th day of the Trump administration, all those concerned about climate change, and ready to protest the current administration’s policy of denial, are invited to join a People’s Climate March.  The event also offers an opportunity to protest the Trump administration's...

Apr
22

Climate Change Keynote

April 22, 2017, Coos Bay

Al Solomon.
Al Solomon.

As part of Coos Bay’s celebration of the March for Science, Dr. Allen Solomon will deliver a keynote lecture, “Climate Change and Its Potential Impacts on Coastal Oregon.”  The talk takes place at 3 p.m. in Coos Bay’s Egyptian Theatre (229 S. Broadway).  It is free and open to...

Apr
22

Coos March for Science

April 22, 2017, Coos Bay

Coos Bay waterfront. Photo by Robert More.
Coos Bay waterfront. Photo by Robert More.

The national March for Science taking place on Earth Day, Saturday, March 22, has a partner in Coos Bay, called COOS—Celebration of Oregon Science.  A Coos County version of the march will be held from noon to 2 p.m. that day.  Assemble on the...