Sit back and pop some popcorn, folks. This is getting interesting.
First, to catch the reader up:
We posted yesterday about OMSI’s lame explanation for canceling the AMS Climate Presentation.
Late yesterday, AMS issued a press release:
Oregon AMS Response to OMSI Meeting Cancellation Press Release
“The Oregon Chapter of the Americ [...]
Earlier today, OMSI released a rather … ah … tepid statement defending their actions in calling off the AMS Climate event:
On October 22, the Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) asked OMSI if they could hold their November 29 meeting at OMSI, after hours, at no charge. AMS has been a longtime community par [...]
I am one of the presenters that was scheduled to speak on climate at this AMS meeting. I’m honestly wondering if you can appreciate the fact that what you have done would be viewed by most reasonable people as an act of ultimate rudeness, unprovoked hostility and an outrageous slap in the face to scientific professionals such as myself [...]
The Washington state Office of Financial Management is pushing back the release of a key economic analysis on a potential low-carbon fuels standard. OFM says it needs another week to wrap up the analysis, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued Oct. 27, said Jim Cahill, a senior budget assistant to Gov. Jay Inslee, on […]
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Pro-Israel protesters disrupted the opening performance of the New York City Metropolitan Opera's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer," a controversial opera that critics say condones anti-Semitism and terrorism against Jews. The Met's production of the opera, which begun its run on Monday evening, has been engulfed in controversy for
In an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal, the Antiplanner argues that transit agencies in medium-sized cities such as Albuquerque should experiment with “bus-rapid transit lite”–meaning increasing bus frequencies, reducing the number of stops so as to speed schedules, and prepayment of fares to speed loading of passengers. But dedicating traffic lanes to buses
The Forest Service has historically been dominated by foresters and engineers, so a wildlife biologist who joined the agency in 1978 wouldn’t expect to advance very far. But after getting a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of California at Berkeley, Hal Salwasser went to work for the Forest Service and quickly moved up […]
Two years ago, Virginia Beach put a measure on the ballot to extend the Norfolk light rail (which stops at the border between the two cities) into Virginia Beach. All of the advertising for the measure said “Vote Yes to Study Light Rail.” But the actual measure read, “Should the City Council adopt an ordinance […]