Clean-energy economy and climate change in the news.
The truth is, we won't find a solution if we stick to old models and wait for squabbling politicians in Washington, D.C. to act. Today, regional partnerships among states with strong political leadership and engaged business interests are leading the way to a more sustainable future. This is the real story of climate action in the United States.
During the last three years, Clean Energy Works’ home retrofit projects have resulted in 340 new hires, including 28 veterans. Retrofit projects have taken place in 19 Oregon counties.
if the Lummi and other tribes exercise their treaty fishing rights, there may not be any coal ships servicing American terminals in these waters.
Three summers ago the company that wants to build the largest coal export terminal in North America failed to obtain the environmental permits it needed before bulldozing more than four miles of roads and clearing more than nine acres of land, including some wetlands.
Moving up a few places from the 2012 rankings, Seattle led the pack in Smart Economy and Smart Government rankings while coming in second behind Washington, D.C. in the Smart People category.
The top climate scientists in the Northwest have published a new report that surveys the many regional impacts of climate change.
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Washington Governor Jay Inslee set ambitious goals when they signed a regional climate change agreement last week with the leaders of California and British Columbia.
Managers of some of the biggest pension funds in the world are worried about the profitability of fossil fuel companies, according to a report from The Associated Press (via NPR).
More than 500 people packed into a waterfront convention center on a foggy Wednesday night to tell Governor Inslee and other lawmakers what they think the state needs to do to reduce green house gas emissions.
The Millennium Bulk Terminal could be built near Longview with a handling capacity of up to 44 million tons of coal per year. It’s one of two large coal terminals under consideration in Washington.
Gov. Jay Inslee said he supports an absolute cap on carbon-fuel emissions in Washington as one of a half-dozen ideas he thinks can get the state closer to reaching goals set in 2008 for sharply reducing emissions over the next few decades.
While a balanced and effective national climate policy ideally should be the work of Congress, President Obama is right to pursue executive actions that can create the foundations of an aggressive climate strategy until Congress finally accepts the reality of climate change and joins the fight.
"We will not let Grays Harbor become an Alberta tar sands and North Dakota oil depot," Quinalt Nation President Fawn Sharp said in a news release. "Our history and fishing livelihood demand we protect these waters."
Meeting the challenge of ocean acidification will require action at a level not yet seen from government, industry and individuals.
The Spokesman Review writes in support of city efforts to use biocarbon principles to handle stormwater and save money.
Airlines worldwide face limits on their greenhouse-gas emissions as nations from the U.S. to Russia and the European Union are set to decide on a road map for a global market by 2020
"This step, this whole game-changing model, is a ray of hope," said T.J. DiCaprio, Microsoft's senior director of environmental sustainability.
As the world barrels toward a climate crisis of its own making, my country stands at the precipice. In the Marshall Islands, like elsewhere in the Pacific, climate change is no longer a distant threat, nor at the doorstep. Climate change is here.
Customer participation in voluntary green power programs increased by 13.1% across more than 60 utilities in the Northwest between 2010 and 2012, according to a new report released today from the Renewable Northwest Project.
"We need to protect our way of life," Medicine Bull said in an interview after he blessed the Lummi totem pole on the first stop of its spiritual journey. "I addressed the grandfathers, those who have gone before us, and I told them the reason we were here, and I asked them to hear our prayer and stand beside us."