• Mature trees are biocarbon heavyweights

    by Jenna Garmon on February 24, 2014

    With CO2 levels surpassing safe limits, carbon storage may be the most important life-supporting function Northwest forests provide the planet.

  • This time, no rubber stamp for Big Coal

    by Joëlle Robinson on February 21, 2014

    Washington State's Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County has announced that they will take a broad look at the impacts of the proposed coal export terminal in Longview in southwest Washington. There will be no quick rubber stamp for this big coal project, but a rigorous review instead.

  • Get old. Get free. Get over oil.

    by KC Golden on February 19, 2014

    I’m going to burn my driver’s license when I turn 75. Maybe sooner. I’d like to do it at the offices of Koch Enterprises, if I can get a ride home.

  • New Center Aims for Infrastructure Paradigm Shift

    by Rhys Roth on February 19, 2014

    The US needs to invest trillions just to keep our nation’s basic infrastructure--energy, transportation, water, and waste systems--in working order. Will we lock in inefficient, carbon-polluting systems for decades to come? Or will we invest in innovative programs better adapted to a world with too much carbon?

  • Bringing Nature into Cities Is Good for You and the Planet

    by Jenna Garmon on February 18, 2014

    Cool examples of the practical benefits of maintaining--or reintroducing--natural elements and environments into our urban landscapes.