If wildfires are a double-edged sword, one edge is getting sharper and sharper.
Everywhere we turn, we see progress and innovation in the biocarbon realm.
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.
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.
Cool examples of the practical benefits of maintaining--or reintroducing--natural elements and environments into our urban landscapes.
If the Earth’s vegetation were not absorbing tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the climate would be much hotter and have already crossed highly dangerous thresholds.
A new methodology enables emission reductions from biochar in the U.S., developed jointly by The Climate Trust in partnership with the International Biochar Initiative, Prasino Group, and Carbon Consulting.
Forests in the United States, especially older carbon dense ones, can play a critical role in reducing climate change impacts through sequestering and storing carbon for centuries if undisturbed.
Building farm soil carbon represents a fortunate confluence between what farmers need to do to prepare for increased climate extremes, and what they can do to reduce the atmospheric carbon that is driving those extremes.
It’s fostering new connections between public, private and academic institutions. Done right, it just might stem the tide of runaway climate change.
The health of forests and their owners are directly connected, an insight that has generated an innovative Oregon program to increase forest carbon.
Call it Cascadia or just the great Pacific Northwest. Whatever you call it, recognize that this is a special place on Earth distinguished by its landscapes and especially by its deep, carbon-rich forests.
Grasslands where grasshoppers are afraid of being eaten by spiders retain more carbon. But the reason for this phenomenon might not be what you think.
Tyng farm support programs to environmental performance criteria could add £19 billion in natural services values annually in Britain.
Changing the way agriculture is done can draw heat-trapping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere into farm soils to improve the viability of agriculture overall.
On August 1, the City of Portland graciously hosted the Northwest Biocarbon Initiative (NBI) along with our partners at Ecotrust and the Willamette Partnership to announce the release of NBI’s new report, Natural Infrastructure: A Climate-Smart Solution.
After 15 extraordinary years at Climate Solutions, Rhys is heading out for new career adventures and exciting changes are in the works at NBI and Climate Solutions. He is is delighted to report that Eileen V. Quigley is stepping in as the new Director of Strategic Innovation.
It is obvious we have a long way to go, both in reducing our personal carbon footprints, and increasing biocarbon. But for me, seeing that some of Olympia’s brightest young people care about their carbon footprints and biocarbon gave me hope that with their help, we can still make this right.
A new study reveals that these hardworking animals not only build dams but natural carbon storage as well.
President Obama delivers historic speech on climate change: but will his rainforest actions speak louder than his words?
The President’s groundbreaking speech on climate change was as an historic step to follow up on his message to Congress that if they don’t take action on climate change, he will. But will he now follow suit by taking even bolder actions on forests?