Geoffrey Riley http://ijpr.org en Suing To Help The Bull Trout http://ijpr.org/post/suing-help-bull-trout <p>Environmental groups are keeping their own and government lawyers busy.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.cascwild.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Cascadia Wildlands</strong></a> and other groups recently announced plans to sue the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management over the bull trout.&nbsp;</p><p>The groups say the land agencies need a "timeout" to consider how projects on the lands they manage would affect the threatened trout.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:55:03 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16235 at http://ijpr.org Suing To Help The Bull Trout Where CFLs Go When They Die http://ijpr.org/post/where-cfls-go-when-they-die <p></p><p>We can certainly save a bunch of energy and money using modern light bulbs.&nbsp;</p><p>They are uniformly more efficient than the old incandescent bulbs.&nbsp;</p><p>And--in theory, anyway--they last long enough to cover the addition upfront expense of buying them.&nbsp;</p><p>But the compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) contain some toxic substances that require more attention to disposal.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:51:53 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16234 at http://ijpr.org Where CFLs Go When They Die A Mind For Numbers -- Yes, YOU http://ijpr.org/post/mind-numbers-yes-you <p></p><p>Okay, non-math students, stop making those gagging sounds and listen up.&nbsp; Your case is not hopeless.&nbsp;</p><p>Barbara Oakley is now an engineering professor, but she's one of those people who flunked math in high school.&nbsp;</p><p>Yet she turned things around as an adult, and points the way for other people to do the same.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:45:31 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16233 at http://ijpr.org A Mind For Numbers -- Yes, YOU Medford Considers Dog (Owner) Sanctions http://ijpr.org/post/medford-considers-dog-owner-sanctions <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Just because the <a href="http://www.ci.medford.or.us/" target="_blank"><strong>Medford City Council </strong></a>backed down from a dog fight does not mean it's done with dog issues.&nbsp;</p><p>The council chose not to enact a ban on certain aggressive dog breeds earlier this year, after hearing a fair amount of barking (sorry) from dog owners.&nbsp;</p><p>But issues with dogs remain in town.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16140 at http://ijpr.org Medford Considers Dog (Owner) Sanctions Southern Oregon U's New President http://ijpr.org/post/southern-oregon-us-new-president <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Roy Saigo stepped into the college president's office at a time of upheaval: both faculty and students were unhappy about many issues.&nbsp;</p><p>And that was at his LAST job.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.sou.edu/president/index.html" target="_blank"><strong>Dr. Saigo</strong></a> inherits a similar situation as the interim president at Southern Oregon University, following program cuts and a faculty vote of no-confidence in the previous president.&nbsp;</p><p>Saigo has work cut out for him in a time of change across the Oregon state university system.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16139 at http://ijpr.org Southern Oregon U's New President Tech Will Save Us: Smaller/Faster/Lighter/Denser/Cheaper http://ijpr.org/post/tech-will-save-us-smallerfasterlighterdensercheaper <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>In a world of finite resources and a (so far) continually expanding human population, something has to give.&nbsp;</p><p>The case is often made that people will simply have to get by with less... fewer creature comforts, more bare-bones lifestyles.&nbsp;</p><p>Robert Bryce is having none of it.&nbsp;</p><p>Bryce points to many cases in which technology figured out solutions that did not involve deprivation.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16138 at http://ijpr.org Tech Will Save Us: Smaller/Faster/Lighter/Denser/Cheaper Progress Made On Shasta County Fire; Fatality Discovered http://ijpr.org/post/progress-made-shasta-county-fire-fatality-discovered <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:02:07 +0000 Victoria Reed & Geoffrey Riley 15813 at http://ijpr.org Progress Made On Shasta County Fire; Fatality Discovered Tough Decisions At Start Of Library District http://ijpr.org/post/tough-decisions-start-library-district <p></p><p>The property taxes assessed for library operations in Jackson County will be the maximum allowed, 60 cents per thousands dollars of assessed value.&nbsp;</p><p>Jackson County voters approved the <a href="http://librariesforalljacksoncounty.org/" target="_blank"><strong>formation of a library district</strong></a> in the May election, and supporters rejoiced.&nbsp;</p><p>Then they took a look at the task at hand, and it's a big one.&nbsp;</p><p>The library district, through its board, formally got the responsibility of running the county libraries on July 1, just a month and a half after the election.&nbsp; Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16067 at http://ijpr.org Tough Decisions At Start Of Library District Rewarding A Drive For Science http://ijpr.org/post/rewarding-drive-science <p></p><p></p><p>Do you love science?&nbsp; Or at least like it a lot?&nbsp;</p><p>We keep working as a society to engender interest in the STEM fields--science, technology, engineering and math.&nbsp;</p><p>And an Oregon student, Rachel Lertora from Astoria, is a finalist in a national science competition climaxing on <a href="http://www.4-h.org/4-h-national-youth-science-day/" target="_blank"><strong>4-H National Youth Science Day.&nbsp; </strong></a> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16066 at http://ijpr.org Rewarding A Drive For Science Your (Re)Defining Moments http://ijpr.org/post/your-redefining-moments <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>"I was born to do this!"&nbsp; Have you ever said that?&nbsp;</p><p>Maybe someone else in your life said it?&nbsp;</p><p>We can argue with the concept of being destined for anything, but it is a concept <a href="http://www.dennismerrittjones.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Dennis Merritt Jones</strong></a> embraces.&nbsp; Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16065 at http://ijpr.org Your (Re)Defining Moments