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.
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Pipeline-backing Tories ousted in Alberta elections

Biofuels for aviation move ahead, Seattle ‘kayaktivists’ prepare for showdown with Shell, TV meteorologists accept climate science, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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US pledges carbon cuts while CA shrivels in drought

New solar and wind employment outpaces coal industry’s job losses, Ontario opts for cap-and-trade, yeast from sake-making may boost biofuels, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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World economy grows, but CO2 emissions hold steady

All oils are not created equal; wind, solar, and geothermal turn Nicaragua from rolling black-outs to power exporter; Hawaii considers 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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Utility wants to buy a coal plant ... just to shut it down

Solar plane begins round-the-world journey, India levies coal tariff to pay for renewables, McKibben floats ‘fossil freeze,’ and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Keystone veto, solar to eclipse fossil fuel in decade

Eiffel Tower sporting turbines; acid oceans pose threat to shellfish; coffee and whiskey fodder for biofuels; coal no longer King in China; and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Price of solar hits new low, cities prep for higher tides

Copenhagen neighborhood re-engineered for high water, new day-and-night solar plant on line in California desert, “Uber for trucks” makes freight transport more efficient, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Under Lima pact, all nations to cut carbon...voluntarily

Cheap petroleum leads firms to stop oil drilling, South Carolina gets net-metering for solar, carbon taxes get backing from studies in Oregon and Canada, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Ripples keep spreading from NY climate summit

Climate Week spurs new pledges from businesses, KLM to power its planes with a biofuel mix, Google and Facebook dump their ties to ALEC, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

Cattle grazing in Marin

Soil carbon, home on the range

Turning organic materials into compost and applying it to rangelands on a larger scale could store a lot of carbon, repurpose organic waste, improve the health of rangelands, increase climate resilience, and help farmers’ bottom lines.

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Marchers pack NY streets; loud calls to price carbon

Rockefeller family foundation to divest from the very fuels that built their fortune, U.S. Navy orders 100 million gallons of biofuels, novices build a wind generator from scratch, and more stories of the week in clean energy.

Our region is burning. Please help.

Submitted by KC Golden on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 15:04

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

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