The Man-Made Disaster Known As Hurricane Katrina

Back-to-back documentaries coming up on the causes and after-effects of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans.

This ongoing man-made disaster  will be examined from two perspectives: The Climate Change Relocation Center of Seattle is offering a free screening of the new Spike Lee documentary If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, 3-9, Sunday, August 29 at Re-Bar, 1114 Howard St. in Seattle. This is also a cajun & creole food potluck, so bring your best heat. 21 and over–drinks available.

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Bill Beyers, the state economy & energy demand forecasting


Professor Bill Beyers recently gave a talk on long-term structural changes in the Washington State economy to both the Seattle Economics Council and the Bonneville Power Administration .  He also helped the Northwest Power and Conservation Council select new experts for is independent economics advisory committee. This Council was created by Congress in 1980 to do electrical power demand forecasting in the Pacific Northwest, and Beyers has advised the Council from its inception.

Here’s their latest power demand forecast:

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Environmental Stewardship On Bainbridge

Sounds like a very cool, ten and a half month internship opportunity  as an “environmental steward” on Bainbridge Island:

Bainbridge Island Land Trust is a nongovernmental, member-supported nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and steward the diverse natural environment of Bainbridge Island, Washington for the benefit of all. To achieve this Click to Read More

Slowed Food Revolution

President Barack Obama tours MogoOrganic farm with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, right, and Morgan Hoenig, left, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. (White House Photo/Pete Souza)

The wholesale re-ordering of US food and agricultural policies is proving a lot more daunting–and expensive–than anyone thought. When geographers talk about “sustainable agriculture,” are they taking Click to Read More