- Literal grassroots leadership: The Soil Carbon Challenge
by Patrick Mazza on October 19, 2012
The Soil Carbon Challenge is a “competition to see how fast land managers can turn atmospheric carbon into soil organic matter. If you want to find out how fast a human can run 100 meters, do you build a computer model, do a literature search, or convene a panel of experts on human physiology to make a prediction? No, you run a race. Or a series of them.”
- An open letter to BNSF CEO on coal transport
by Ross Macfarlane on September 19, 2012
The following, an excerpt of an open letter to BNSF CEO Matthew Rose, was published in Sustainable Business Oregon. We wanted to thank you for recently visiting the Northwest. We’re sorry that we didn’t have a chance to chat about the subject that brought you to our region: coal export.
- Little known fact: sea otters are biocarbon Ninjas!
by Rhys Roth on September 12, 2012
On a marine wildlife cruise in Alaska recently I got to touch a sea otter pelt–it was so luxuriously soft my knees almost buckled with pleasure. A new study found that these critters are not only super-cuddly, they also play an outsized role in sucking up carbon from the atmosphere and storing it safely away in the sea.
- Plan to restore 30 miles of habitat along the Rogue River
by Rhys Roth on August 31, 2012
Congratulations to the Willamette Partnership, a NBI Innovation Partner, which teamed up with the Freshwater Trust to receive a $1.5 million Conservation Innovation Grant from the US Department of Agriculture.