• Coal train traffic would impact property values

    by Ross Macfarlane on November 7, 2012

    A new expert report warns that the dramatic increases in coal train traffic from the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal may severely damage property values along the proposed route

  • No Fluff in Massachusetts' Clean Energy Success

    by Elizabeth Willmott on October 29, 2012

    Climate and clean energy policies are a boon to Massachusetts economy.

  • 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.