If wildfires are a double-edged sword, one edge is getting sharper and sharper.
One woman shares the story of her rise and fall – and rise again! – as a climate activist.
Try explaining to your grandkids that there was some other “reality” that trumped what we now know about the threats of climate change, and the solutions available to us. How real will politics seem to them, compared to what they’re up against?
A roundup of recent articles from Climate Solutions' Sustainable Advanced Fuels program shows progress on green diesel, solid waste "biorefineries," and taking inspiration from termites.
Do you find climate crisis conversations with friends, co-workers and family to be important, yet difficult? We're on a mission to practice, practice, practice.
What if the farms, rivers, mountains and cities of the Northwest experienced a drought measured in years, rather than months?
On Earth Day—April 22—King County, WA voters should resoundingly pass Proposition 1 to keep Metro bus service at current levels, and send a strong message of support for our region’s environment, economy, and citizens.
At the University of Washington, competing teams of students sought novel solutions to seemingly intractable environmental problems, from reducing packaging waste, to finding new paths for recycling, to creating new renewable energy systems.
Check out the first episode of this inspiring and visually stunning new documentary series. "Years of Living Dangerously" gives us the opportunity to change the way America talks about the climate crisis.
This spring, we're looking forward to a great lineup of events in Oregon, Washington and beyond on climate and cleanenergy issues, grenn bisiness practices, and 21st century business innovation!
Governor Kitzhaber has signed a bill aimed at safeguarding Oregon’s clean energy commitment and preventing a backslide into last generation’s energy sources. In an era of climate consequences, the health of our kids and our communities depends on demanding a future free from fossil fuels. That’s why the development of clean, renewable energy is so crucial.
A new generation of "biorefinery" projects is turning garbage into fuel, and diverting municipal waste from landfills.
We can learn from termites--producing biofuels from innovative biorefineries that can break down crop residues and woody materials, doing so economically and in a way that doesn’t harm the environment.
What do you get when you cross 60 Minutes with Deadliest Catch and Inconvenient Truth? Years of Living Dangerously, the soon-to-be-released Showtime documentary series on climate. It’s gonna sizzle.
Efficiency programs save BPA customers $1 billion in per decade. Do the utility's short-term needs really take precedence over our energy and climate future?
The short 2014 Washington legislative session concluded on Thursday night, and centered on a single question: How will we prepare a better future for our children?
This is the week of sleepy (read: grumpy) kids in my house, due to the return of daylight savings time. But even a household disrupted doesn’t squelch my love of the lost hour. It’s the signal of longer, warmer – sunnier! -- days to come, the most hopeful time of the year for me. A time to look forward. We’re doing a lot of that around Climate Solutions these days.
The global advanced energy market is big, and it’s on the move. Research shows that advanced energy is bigger by revenue than pharmaceuticals globally, and bigger than the airline industry in the U.S.
Everywhere we turn, we see progress and innovation in the biocarbon realm.
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.