Hard Knocks U

Hard Knocks U

In the 1960s, I attended the University of North Texas. It was a public school blessed with good teachers and an educational culture focused on enabling us students to become socially useful citizens. And it was affordable — with close-to-free tuition and a part-time...
In OtherWords: August 5, 2015

In OtherWords: August 5, 2015

This week in OtherWords, Daphne Wysham weighs in on the growing fossil-fuel resistance across the Pacific Northwest that made Portland’s “kayaktivists” a media sensation while I explain how a boom in solar-powered electric vehicles could help resolve the climate...
Coal, Oil, Gas: None Shall Pass

Coal, Oil, Gas: None Shall Pass

Retired professional photographer Rick Rappaport was standing in 6 inches of water on the overcrowded floating dock, watching the drama unfold before him. The Fennica, a massive Shell icebreaker ship, was inching down Oregon’s Willamette River en route to...
Is O’Malley an Environmental Champion?

Is O’Malley an Environmental Champion?

Commanding the backing of only 2 percent of Democrats in national polls, Martin O’Malley isn’t exactly a big contender in his quest to become the party’s presidential nominee. But like the rest of the growing number of hopefuls, the former Maryland governor is...