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  • by Tom Osdoba on March 19, 2012
    Investors and customers continue to embrace solar. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on March 7, 2012
    Climate change is among the greatest challenges facing 21st century agriculture. To anticipate those challenges a cutting-edge Northwest scientific exploration is bringing some very 21st century tools to bear. Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH) is one of the largest such projects ever mounted.  The $20-million, five-year effort funded by the USDA National Institute on Food and Agriculture focuses its efforts on one of the world’s great grain growing regions, the inland Northwest.  Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on March 7, 2012
    Climate change is among the greatest challenges facing 21st century agriculture. To anticipate those challenges a cutting-edge Northwest scientific exploration is bringing some very 21st century tools to bear. Read more
  • Fog on Ebey's Bluff

    Fog on Ebey's Bluff

    by Patrick Mazza on February 21, 2012
    In a world of ever increasing stress on our food and energy supplies, it makes little sense to pave farmland under sprawl, but that’s what we’ve been doing.  Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on February 12, 2012
    In a world of ever increasing stress on our food and energy supplies, it makes little sense to pave farmland under sprawl, but that’s what we’ve been doing.  A new report from American Farmland Trust (AFT) documents more than 800,000 acres of Puget Sound farmland lost in the 12 counties around the Sound since 1950. The remaining 600,000 acres are “far from secure.” AFT notes in Losing Ground: Farmland Protection in the Puget Sound Region. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on February 1, 2012
    At Climate Solutions, we are delighted to see the term “biocarbon” gain increasing play. It’s a crucial concept for climate stabilization, and  the BioCarbon Tracker  will help spread the word. This cool, new map-based web tool illustrates biocarbon resources around the world. Read more
  • by Rhys Roth on January 16, 2012
    Our country, America the Beautiful, boasts somewhere between 105 million and 2 billion parking spaces, according to a New York Times blog that caught my eye the other day.  This boggles my mind on two levels: Read more
  • by Letha Tawney on December 27, 2011
    Letha Tawney of the World Resources Institute addresses the benefits of public investment in energy innovation. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on December 15, 2011
    Back in the late 1800s when John Wesley Powell was navigating the unknown Colorado River his agency, the US Geological Service, did vital work filling in many blank spaces on the map of the nation. USGS  is now mapping the potential of natural ecosystems to absorb and store carbon released by human activities. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on November 16, 2011
    Facing uncomfortable, outdated facilities, two school districts partnered with local businesses and governments to retrofit their buildings,  cutting costs, saving energy and enhancing their learning environments. Read more

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