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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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.

Only YOU can prevent forest fires – confront the climate arsonists.

30 years ago, it would have been much easier to tackle the causes of climate disruption. That was then.  30 years from now, they might remember the fiery September of 2018 as the turning point toward solutions, when leaders confronted the challenge head-on at a historic summit in California. Or they might be in hell, wondering why we blew it.  

When your house is on fire

Of course, none of us think of ourselves as climate deniers. But something makes us flinch from bad news, hard conversations, and uncomfortable conclusions. 

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Clean energy turns utility economics upside-down

Solar prices down 20 percent in one year, new study questions blanket subsidies for biofuels, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips write down their tar sands reserves, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Arctic oil is out, offshore wind is in, PV prices falling

Hawaii to meet 100% RPS five years ahead of schedule, Democrats to target Pruitt and Tillerson in hearings, Bangladesh tests ‘swarm electrification,’ and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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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.

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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Renewable energy will not be misunderestimated

New wave of fuel-cell cars poised to hit U.S. market, students and alumni occupy college offices calling for divestment, jet fuel from tobacco, and more news 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. 

Biocarbon: forest and eagle

Biocarbon: Mobilizing the power of nature to help restore our climate

Check out this beautiful video, and learn more about biocarbon and the role it can play in helping solve the climate crisis. 

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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When your house is on fire

Of course, none of us think of ourselves as climate deniers. But something makes us flinch from bad news, hard conversations, and uncomfortable conclusions. 

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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.