3 ways to cope with the smoke
If you live west of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest, you likely woke up yesterday to an awful late-summer surprise (if you weren't under wildfire threat already): a blanket of unhealthy wildfire smoke.
Drought
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Paris pact nears ratification, summer breaks heat record

New carbon math says climate goals can’t be met if humanity burns all the oil, gas, and coal in existing wells and mines, let alone develops new ones—and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Portugal’s grid goes four days without fossil fuels

Bernie Sanders names Bill McKibben to Democratic platform committee, cows treated to belch less methane, climate refugees leave California for the Northwest, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

Wildfire in the tar sands region—More than a humanitarian crisis

Last year, we biked to Fort McMurray from Seattle. Now, what's left of it is in flames.

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Solar+storage makes gains, US Senate makes sausage

German battery firm vows to become the ‘Airbnb of energy,’ Kauai briefly exceeds 90 percent renewable power, MIT releases new solar mapping tool, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.  

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PVs on track to be cheaper than fuel costs of gas power

India pledges 40% renewable power by 2030, GOP voters are ahead of candidates on climate, CEO says divestment is scaring investors away from Canadian energy sector, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

These are unprecedented fires. Can we respond with unprecedented action?

This summer's wildfires were terrible to behold. Without action to slow global warming, such fires could burn twice as much of our region by the end of the century.

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Solar adding 1 GW a month, CA gets half a climate loaf

California to require 50% renewable electricity by 2030, utility CEO says baseload is an outdated concept, France ends export credits for coal plants, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions

Our region is burning. Please help.

While many climate calamities remain preventable, the wildfires raging across the Northwest are upon us—with devastating consequences. Please, let's rise to the occasion and provide support to wildfire victims.

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Final Clean Power rules tougher, less friendly to gas

Second-largest U.S. coal company files for bankruptcy, small businesses can finance solar arrays on their property tax bills, UPS aims for 12 percent renewable fuel by 2017, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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Bonn talks yield forest deal; rest of pact left to co-chairs

EPA to regulate airplanes’ climate pollution, Hawaii aims for 100% renewable power by 2045, rooftop solar installations up 76 percent, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions

Revolution Required: Climate, Energy, and the Road Through Paris

Come join Climate Solutions' very own Ross Macfarlane as he outlines the reasons we need a complete transformation of our energy system over the next several decades, and how local and state leadership can play a critical role. “Revolution Required: Climate, Energy, and the Road through Paris” illustrates climate‘s effects east of the Cascades and what the means for the future. Doors open at 6:30 PM for no-host refreshments and the presentation begins at 7:00 PM. Admission by donation.

Climate Change in the Context of the World Environmental Crisis

The Climate Action Team of University Unitarian Church is presenting a series of distinguished lecturers talking about how climate change will affect us locally, globally, and spiritually. On the first Tuesday of every month from October, 2015, through April, 2016, we will have the opportunity to hear an expert discussing a different aspect of climate change in our present and our future.