Climate and clean energy news and commentary

  • 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. Read more
  • 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. Read more
  • 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. Read more
  • by Chad Kruger and... 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. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on April 16, 2013
    Carbon dioxide levels hit 395 parts per million in 2012, the highest in four or five million years when sea levels were around 80 feet higher and temperatures up to 10° Fahrenheit hotter. If we sustain those CO2 levels, or go higher as we are doing, a completely different world will emerge.  Read more