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Editor and reporter Paul Koberstein raises funds to restart his Portland environmental journal

COURTESY PAUL KOBERSTEIN  - Cascadia Times, an environmental journal focusing on the Northwest, is being revived, via a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. Veteran Portland environmental reporter Paul Koberstein is reviving Cascadia Times, an environmental journal that has largely been on hiatus since 2009.

Koberstein is mounting a Kickstarter campaign, in hoped of raising $15,000 to back the online journal.

The online fundraising campaign was launched Jan. 28 and lasts until March 29.

"The public's need for information about what's happening to the planet has never been greater," Koberstein notes in his Kickstarter appeal.

Koberstein is the most experienced environmental reporter covering the Portland area, having worked for many years as a beat reporter for The Oregonian and also at Willamette Week. Currently he is a freelancer, whose pieces have appeared regularly in the Portland Tribune and Sustainable Life.

Cascadia was founded in 1995, and was noted for its hard-hitting investigative pieces. In 2005, Cascadia Times received the John B. Oakes Award, given annually for the nation's most distinguished environmental reporting.

All past articles will be reposted in a searchable format. "Our challenge will be to build on our past work as we create a new Cascadia Times," writes

Koberstein, who will serve as editor.

To learn more or to donate to the campaign:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/315937880/cascadia-times-independent-environmental-journalis?ref=creator_nav

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