climate kids

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The approach of a New Year often makes us reflect on the past one. In the case of KLCC news, there were many major stories, touching on politics to disasters to the arts.  We revisit some of the sounds and voices from just some of the top local stories for 2018.

Tiffany Eckert

Hundreds of students from 4-J schools and the University of Oregon joined in a classroom “walk out” today (Friday.) The young people were acting in solidarity with an international climate strike movement.

Rachael McDonald

Recorded On: November 9, 2018

Air Date: November 12, 2018

The “Kids Climate Trial,” Juliana v. US, was scheduled to start in Eugene on October 29 in the Federal courthouse. The trial is currently on hold, but even so, this is probably the most far-reaching environmental litigation in the country this year and will have national media coverage from start to finish. This case seeks to force the federal government to take action to reduce carbon emissions under some new legal theories.

Rachael McDonald

Hundreds of people braved the rain Monday morning to rally in front of the Federal Courthouse in Eugene. That’s where a historic climate trial was set to begin but it’s been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court.