Climate change

  • by Ben Serrurier on October 1, 2013
    This is Part 2 of a series on the Climate Workgroup in Washington. View Part 1 - Part 3 - Part 4. Read more
  • by Ross Macfarlane on September 12, 2013
    The starkest warnings about the coming apocalypse are coming not from long-haired hippies, but from Wall Street bankers in three-piece suits. This is not another screed from an environmental fanatic predicting the end of the world; this is a discussion about the collapse of the business case for investments in coal export infrastructure.The starkest warnings about the coming apocalypse are coming not from long-haired hippies, but from Wall Street bankers in three-piece suits. This is not another screed from an environmental fanatic predicting the end of the world; this is a discussion about... Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on September 3, 2013
    The Pacific Northwest possesses a singular regional identity, one of the strongest in North America.  A large portion of the population is here by choice. But what draws the region together? What are the roots of this identity? Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on September 3, 2013
    Good-paying jobs that produce multiple products in rural communities where good jobs have been scarce – This is the restoration economy.  In Oregon the restoration economy created 6,483 jobs, generated $977.5 million in economic activity from 2001–2010, a new report from Ecotrust says. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on August 19, 2013
    Do frightened grasshoppers increase carbon storage in grasslands?  It appears the answer is yes, according to Yale Forestry School research. But the reason for this phenomenon might not be what you think. Read more
  • 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. Read more
  • 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. 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 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 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. Read more

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