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  • by Bobby Hayden on September 16, 2012
    How Green Canopy Homes turns a profit, cuts the same carbon on average as one car permanently off the road, and employs approx. 50 people on each home retrofit. Eco-Capitalists Read more
  • 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. Read more
  • by Peter and Pam Hayes on September 4, 2012
    In our three family-owned forests in the northern Oregon Coast Range, our work is guided by a simple belief: “If we take care of the land—the land will take care of us.”  With climate change, we believe that “caring for the land” includes our playing a responsible role in maintaining the climate on which life—and the success of our tiny family business—depends. Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on September 4, 2012
    How does a city go about becoming carbon neutral? Communities in the Puget Sound are tackling the challenge of significant carbon reduction and looking at whether carbon neutrality is possible. Read more
  • by Rhys Roth on August 31, 2012
    Congratulations to the Willamette Partnership, a NBI Innovation Partner, which teamed up with the Freshwater Trust to receive a $1.5 million Conservation Innovation Grant from the US Department of Agriculture. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on August 27, 2012
    One of the most important climate change solutions is emerging literally on the ground.  The power of plant growth in rich soils to pull carbon from the atmosphere is drawing increased attention as this story, Climate Change SOS: Soil is the Solution, or the most important environmental story I'll ever write, demonstrates.  Read more
  • by Sam Bliss on August 27, 2012
    The United Kingdom's Green Deal program has much to teach the United States about how to create a successful energy efficiency retrofit program. Read more
  • by Sam Bliss on August 22, 2012
    While cleaning up sites such as capped landfills, abandoned mines, and former industrial properties can be pricey, converting them into renewable energy generating capacity may help make the investment pay back over time. Read more
  • by Elizabeth Willmott on August 13, 2012
    Installed solar capacity in Boise, ID increased to two megawatts in 2011, and is nearing three megawatts in 2012. Read more
  • by Steve Whitney on August 6, 2012
    Lost in the current debate over how best to control greenhouse gas emissions from combustion of fossil fuels is the simple fact that it won’t be enough. Already, concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere exceed 390 parts per million (ppm), some 40 ppm above what many climate scientists consider safe levels. Read more