The effects of global climate change are already being felt in places close to the polar regions like Australia and Alaska.
Larry Merculieff is an Alaska native leader who is currently touring around the US to raise awareness about the necessity of taking action now to combat climate change. He spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg:
April was National Fair Housing Month, commemorating the April 11, 1968 enactment of the Fair Housing Act by Lyndon Johnson. The Oregon Fair Housing Council marked the 40th anniversary last Wednesday with the first ever 'fair housing' bus tour of a US city.
The tour took participants through Portland, with a view toward historical housing discrimination.
The Bush administration has issued its fifth court-ordered plan for making Columbia Basin hydroelectric dams and southern Idaho irrigation projects safe for endangered salmon.
The plan, released by the National Fisheries Service, outlines modifications to the dams, including changes in dam operations, expanded and improved hatchery operations, predator control and improvements to river habitat.
A group of homeless protestors have been camped out in front of city hall for the last ten days. The protestors are meeting with the mayor this afternoon and will be speaking before City Council on Wednesday.
KBOO’s Kyle Burris interviewed one of the protestors, Joseph Vanderheiden, about what they want to see changed and about being harassed by the police: