The work of choosing and executing strategies that add up to large-scale carbon reduction must begin in earnest. In the Northwest and around the United States, we are seeing early signs that elected officials are responding to this call and starting down the path of hard work.
Erik Lindbergh’s organization Powering Imagination is now working with innovators in electric flight, biofuels, and noise reduction to influence the future direction of aviation.
A clarion call is gaining momentum among a growing number of college campuses, faith communities, and investment committees.
The House budget in Washington closed the Big Oil Tax Loophole. Will you thank your representatives in the House for standing up for our environment, health, safety, and economy?
The Puget Sound estuary has the potential to store 8.9 million tons of CO2, the equivalent of 1.76 million cars. That’s almost as many cars as are registered in Snohomish and King Counties – the most densely populated part of Washington State.
Join a growing coalition of businesses and organizations supporting a clean fuels standard for Washington.
With carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpassing safe limits, carbon storage may be the most important life-supporting function Pacific Northwest forests provide the planet. New research suggests that the oldest trees are also the best at cleaning our atmosphere, giving new reasons to protect and preserve our forests.
Washington State's Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County has announced that they will take a broad look at the impacts of the proposed coal export terminal in Longview in southwest Washington. There will be no quick rubber stamp for this big coal project, but a rigorous review instead.
The US needs to invest trillions just to keep our nation’s basic infrastructure--energy, transportation, water, and waste systems--in working order. Will we lock in inefficient, carbon-polluting systems for decades to come? Or will we invest in innovative programs better adapted to a world with too much carbon?
I’m going to burn my driver’s license when I turn 75. Maybe sooner. I’d like to do it at the offices of Koch Enterprises, if I can get a ride home.
Cool examples of the practical benefits of maintaining--or reintroducing--natural elements and environments into our urban landscapes.
What do an executive, a student, a tribal leader, an activist and a veteran have in common? They're all taking on climate change - and they’re all going to be sharing their stories this coming Thursday, February 20 from 5-7pm at Portland State University.
Who knew that oil and chocolate had anything in common beyond its color? A few thoughts for Valentine's Day.
Governor John Kitzhaber stood up to Big Oil today, while standing with business, legislative and labor leaders in Salem to announce two actions on Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program.
“Confronting climate change and building equity in our community are inescapable, global responsibilities,” says Dow Constantine. His State of the County address included a look at what the County can do to reduce carbon emissions and confront climate change.
In mid-January, during the State of Oregon’s “Legislative Days”, three business leaders in Oregon testified to the effects of climate change their industries are facing right now.
A quiet milestone has been reached in the evolution of solar and other clean energy solutions brewing along Oregon's South Coast, one built on concerted community effort in hand with public, private and nonprofit collaboration.
The State Department's latest review of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline proposal only proves Gandhi's dictum that "we must be the change we wish to see in the world."
Specifically for the 2014 short session, there was a collective agreement that lifting the 2015 sunset on the Clean Fuels Standard is a key priority, as is protecting the Renewable Portfolio Standard.
The Climate Workgroup issued its final reports last month, and while members remain divided, the final recommendations include a number of sensible climate solutions for Washington State.