• Why forests need to be enlisted in climate change actions

    by Dominick DellaSala on September 27, 2013

    Since forests absorb and store vast amounts of carbon, protecting forests, especially old growth forests like those in the Pacific Northwest, should be a key component of any plan to mitigate the effects of climate change.

  • The end is nigh for Northwest coal export

    by Ross Macfarlane on September 12, 2013

    The starkest warnings about the coming apocalypse are coming not from long-haired hippies, but from Wall Street bankers in three-piece suits. This is not another screed from an environmental fanatic predicting the end of the world; this is a discussion about the collapse of the business case for investments in coal export infrastructure.The starkest warnings about the coming apocalypse are coming not from long-haired hippies, but from Wall Street bankers in three-piece suits. This is not another screed from an environmental fanatic predicting the end of the world; this is a discussion about…

  • Supporting human and forest health

    by Patrick Mazza on September 9, 2013

    The health of forests and their owners are directly connected, an insight that has generated an innovative Oregon program to increase forest carbon.

  • Restoring nature can help restore local economies

    by Patrick Mazza on September 3, 2013

    Good-paying jobs that produce multiple products in rural communities where good jobs have been scarce – This is the restoration economy.  In Oregon the restoration economy created 6,483 jobs, generated $977.5 million in economic activity from 2001–2010, a new report from Ecotrust says.

  • Do frightened grasshoppers increase carbon storage in grasslands?

    by Patrick Mazza on August 19, 2013

    Do frightened grasshoppers increase carbon storage in grasslands?  It appears the answer is yes, according to Yale Forestry School research. But the reason for this phenomenon might not be what you think.