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Garbage Gone Green

by Bobby Hayden on December 23, 2012

How a family-owned composting business transforms the Northwest garbage industry, captures carbon, changes consumer behavior and creates jobs.

Old Growth Forest, Oswald West State Park, Oregon. Photo by David Patte/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Ecosystems capacity to store carbon in future depends on emissions reductions now

by Patrick Mazza on December 7, 2012

How much carbon is stored in natural systems of the continental western US?  How much will be stored in future decades? A new US Geological Service survey provides some sobering answers.

Connections: meta sustainable

by Anonymous on December 4, 2012

Dr. Sally Brown tells the story of a recent ‘meta-analysis’ – or a study of the studies -- of the impacts on soil carbon of organic farming. Sally, a University of Washington professor, writes a regular column in BioCycle magazine.

I want my DHP!
I want my DHP!

by Bobby Hayden on December 2, 2012

How the small town of Libby, Montana used energy efficiency to boost their local economy and save money on their electric bills.

Stephanie at Lochmead Dairy
Four Generations of Green

by Bobby Hayden on December 2, 2012

A multi-generational, family-owned dairy farm, shows that from local distribution of its products to turning methane into power at their new biodigester that they continue being an innovative leader in sustainability for 50 years.

Guest Blog: AB 32: Funding a greener, cleaner world while building jobs and a resilient, robust economy to boot

by Anonymous on November 29, 2012

Imagine a world where we invest billions of dollars in improving ecosystem resilience to help combat climate change: conserving and restoring our forests, restoring wetlands, reweaving the landscape tapestry between urban forests, suburbs, farms and wildlands…all because doing so sucks up vast amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) and provides pure oxygen in return… A fantasy, you say?

California redwood forest
Guest Blog: AB 32 - Funding a greener world while building jobs and a robust economy

by Laurie Wayburn on November 29, 2012

Imagine a world where we invest billions of dollars in improving ecosystem resilience to help combat climate change, all because doing so sucks up vast amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) and provides pure oxygen in return.

Cattle grazing
Guest Blog: Reflections on Savory: The science and the philosophy

by Chad Kruger on November 27, 2012

This blog was originally posted Nov 20, 2012 by Chad Kruger here. Chad serves as Advisor to the Northwest Biocarbon Intiative and is the Director of Washington State University's Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The Hype Over Ductless Isn't Just Hot Air

by Sam Bliss on November 17, 2012

One of the hottest selling items in the City of Bainbridge Island, WA is a mini split. No, it is not some new fashion statement. A mini split, also known as a ductless heat pump, heats and cools buildings of all types in ways that save money and increase comfort.

flood in California
Pacific coast readies for climate superstorm

by Patrick Mazza on November 16, 2012

While the East Coast still struggled to recover from Superstorm Sandy, a Nov. 13th Climate Risk Roundtable convened in San Francisco to explore the challenges of keeping society’s vital systems running as the climate grows more turbulent.

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