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It’s Starbucks vs. Inhofe on global climate finance

Companies including Starbucks and Nike say U.S. officials should take the lead in creating a global climate change fund, a move that comes as some Senate Republicans are pressing the State Department to halt climate financing for developing nations.

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West Coast states offer a different vision in Cancun

West Coast states offer a different vision in Cancun

“The regions – and especially the forward-looking, cutting edge regions like the West Coast – are really on point for pushing the envelope, pushing the next round of climate solutions and policy progress. And the Western Climate Initiative is an important part of that.” --KC Golden, Policy Director, Climate Solutions.

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Business leaders and Climate Solutions: Not your typical partnership

Business leaders and Climate Solutions: Not your typical partnership

Oregon and Northwest businesses are leading the way on creating practical and profitable solutions to our climate challenges. These businesses want strong action to reduce global warming and bolster a clean economy.

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Seattle project awarded federal energy grant

The Bullitt Foundation's Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction is one of 24 recipients of a U.S. Department of Energy technical assistance grant to dramatically reduce the energy used in commercial buildings

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The Northwest's newest export: global warming

The Northwest's newest export: global warming

The green light for the first West Coast coal export facility came only days before global talks on climate change opened Monday in Cancun, Mexico. Ultimately, it's those leaders of the world's nations -- not Cowlitz commissioners -- who are responsible for shaping international accords to curb emissions of greenhouse gases.

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