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CLIMATE
Open Spaces Editors

Children are discovering what it takes to survive in their world. The question is: Are the rest of us?

your health
Harvard Univ. Global Health Institute and Brown Univ. School of Public Health

COVID-19 cases in US by congressional district screenshot on 11.12.2020For USA information by state, county or congressional district, including COVID-19 cases, risk level and disease trends in your area, see this interactive map from Harvard University’s Global Health Institute and Brown University’s School of Public Health.

Inspiration
Open Spaces Editors

Read our latest newsletter for summer updates as we continue to recover from the pandemic.

During these still-challenging times, we continue to offer useful diversions for all ages including book suggestions, family recipes, and an unusual and entertaining performance of “Bolero.” Take me away…

Poetry
Richard Benner

This lovely and evocative work is the result of time spent walking along the Memaloose Hills in the Columbia River Gorge, in the memorable year of 2020.

Enjoy the poem

Our World
Robert Bailey; Peter Hatch

Why are sea otters missing from the Oregon Coast? Learn about the history of otters in Oregon, how we got to this point, and about the Elakha Alliance’s restoration efforts to reestablish the ecological and cultural balance for future generations.

Renewal
by Kathleen Dean Moore

With wildfires once again raging along the west coast, we watch as devastation reigns and wonder how will we recover. But this is not the first time our lands have experienced such destruction. Regeneration of the natural world has provided comfort in times of loss, as Kathleen Dean Moore shares in her essay, “Fire and Water.”

Artist Showcase
Harry Kingston

Sunrise on the Willamette River and Cormorant photos by Harry Kingston

To see more of Harry’s work, visit his photography showcase.

International Climate Change

For updates, visit the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) website, where one can find Summaries for Policy Makers from recent and upcoming Synthesis Reports.

Photo: Visible Earth, NASA