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Capturing carbon, saving money, enhancing regional communities

by Eileen V. Quigley on August 6, 2013

On August 1, the City of Portland graciously hosted the Northwest Biocarbon Initiative (NBI) along with our partners at Ecotrust and the Willamette Partnership to announce the release of NBI’s new report, Natural Infrastructure: A Climate-Smart Solution.

Capture Carbon, Save Money, Enhance Communities

by Eileen V. Quigley on August 6, 2013

On August 1, the City of Portland graciously hosted the Northwest Biocarbon Initiative (NBI) along with our partners at Ecotrust and the Willamette Partnership to announce the release of NBI’s new report, Natural Infrastructure: A Climate-Smart Solution.

Capturing carbon, saving money, and enhancing regional communities

by csadmin on August 1, 2013

The Northwest Biocarbon Initiative, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Ecotrust, and the Willamette Partnership provided a briefing on the climate and economic benefits of natural infrastructure in Portland and the Willamette Valley, announced the release of Natural Infrastructure: A Climate-Smart Solution, and led a 45-minute tour of multiple natural infrastructure projects in Portland's South Waterfront area.

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Busy beavers building natural carbon storage

by Patrick Mazza on July 19, 2013

Outside of humans, beavers have more impact on landscapes than virtually any other species. Now a new study reveals those hardworking animals not only build dams but biocarbon storage as well. 

President Obama delivers historic speech on climate change: but will his rainforest actions speak louder than his words?

by Dominick DellaSala on July 12, 2013

The President’s groundbreaking speech on climate change was an historic step to follow up on his message to Congress that if they don’t take action on climate change, he will. But will he now follow suit by taking even bolder actions on forests? The President’s groundbreaking speech on climate change was as an historic step to follow up on his message to Congress that if they don’t take action on climate change, he will. But will he now follow suit by taking even bolder actions on forests? - See more at: http://www.climatesolutions.org/article/1407967734-president-obama-deli…

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Biocarbon Summit a silo-busting event

by Eileen V. Quigley on July 1, 2013

A capacity crowd of 160 thought leaders and innovators gathered on June 10, 2013 at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle for the first-ever Northwest Biocarbon Summit.  

Clean Energy Wins in Double Legislative Overtime

by Jessica Finn Coven on July 1, 2013

While much of the media attention of the state legislature session focused on the near government shutdown and the budget negotiations, the legacy of the 2013 Washington State legislative session may ultimately come down to the very first bill signed into law—Governor Inslee’s Climate Action Bill.

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Fast-talking innovators show the way to our biocarbon future

by Rhys Roth on June 28, 2013

One of the special highlights at the Northwest Biocarbon Summit–for me and many others–was a remarkable series of “Speed Talks” by real-world Northwest practitioners who brought to life the full portfolio of biocarbon solutions.

Seattle Sets Its Sights on Carbon Neutrality

by Taylor Jordan on June 20, 2013

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously to pass the Seattle Climate Action Plan this past Monday, resolving to pursue a broad set of strategies to achieve the city's long-term goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Soil, our secret weapon against climate change

by David R. Montgomery and Slayde Hawkins Dappen on June 17, 2013

Soil—humble, lowly, everyday dirt—is an essential, irreplaceable, and strategic resource. And, as described in the keynote presentation at the recent Northwest Biocarbon Summit, soil degradation is at the heart of an under-appreciated global crisis.

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