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Hope and inspiration at NBI Summit

by Mitch Friedman on June 13, 2013

NBI Advisory Committee member Mitch Friedman, who leads Conservation Northwest, was the first out of the gate to offer his reflections on the 2013 Northwest Biocarbon Summit.

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Blue carbon turning the tide on greenhouse gas emissions

by David Hastings on June 11, 2013

By preserving and expanding areas of coastal vegetation such as mangroves, sea grass beds, and marshes, we can mitigate some of the effects in burning fossil fuels and turn the tide on our rising greenhouse gas emission

EVs Winning the Race in the Northwest

by Rich Feldman on June 5, 2013

The early results are in: electric vehicles (EVs) are selling faster than the Toyota Prius hybrid did when it was first introduced to the market, and this is particularly true in the Northwest.

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A low-hanging fruit overripe for the picking

by Teresa Koper on May 29, 2013

What agricultural practices have the most immediate potential for making a significant contribution to protecting our climate? Think biocarbon.

Guest Blog: Mycorrhizal Fungi - a big deal for biocarbon

by Wendy Peterman on May 22, 2013

For over a decade, scientists have argued that mycorrhizal fungi should be included in models of global carbon cycling, but they have struggled with exactly how to incorporate below-ground microbial processes into vegetation and carbon models.

An extra special session in Washington State

by Jessica Finn Coven on May 20, 2013

On May 13, the Washington State legislature started its 30 day special session, an addition to the 105 day “regular” session that ended last month. Unable to pass a budget during the regular session, the legislators are back after meeting with constituents in their home districts. Here's a look at some of the key budget issues that Climate Solutions is following.

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The 400 ppm threshold

by Rhys Roth on May 20, 2013

The only way back to Target 350 is to stop putting so much carbon pollution in the air and at the same time to remove a lot of the accumulated carbon from the air.

Why Oyster Farmers Believe in Climate Change

by David Hastings on May 10, 2013

The oceans do us a huge favor: almost one-third of the carbon dioxide we produce doesn’t stay in the atmosphere, but ends up in the ocean. Given the problems with global warming, you’d think that the less CO2 in the air, the better. In general, that’s true, but CO2 dissolving in the ocean is causing its own set of problems.

More livestock to save the climate?

by Anonymous on May 10, 2013

A conversation between Chad Kruger, Director of  WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Allan Savory, President and Co-Founder of the Savory Institute Fight climate change by adding more livestock to the land?  Not surprisingly, that is a controversial proposition.

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Guest Blog: More livestock to save the planet?

by Chad Kruger and Allan Savory on May 10, 2013

A conversation between Chad Kruger, Director of  WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Allan Savory, President and Co-Founder of the Savory Institute Fight climate change by adding more livestock to the land?  Not surprisingly, that is a controversial proposition.

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