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Jan. 08, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

A Carbon Tax In Oregon?

As California‚Äôs cap and trade law kicks in this month, the question seems to be hovering over the Northwest: Are Oregon and Washington going to follow suit? Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Cap and trade, Carbon tax

Nov. 16, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

The carbon footprint of everything

With help from author Mike Berners-Lee, The Guardian's Green Living blog is on its way to calculating the carbon-footprint of everything. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Climate change, Cap and trade, Carbon dioxide

Aug. 20, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Timber market slump: What's a landowner to do?

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Filed under: Land, Cap and trade, Logging

Aug. 20, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Egg recall could have been prevented, trees could pay for owners' health care, and regular sugar beet seeds could run short

In the news today: Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Land, Agriculture, Forestry, Cap and trade

Aug. 09, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

McKibben: Temps rising; drop the f-bomb

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Filed under: Air, Cap and trade, Carbon dioxide

Aug. 05, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

The spill we haven't capped

Eric de Place at Sightline Institute's Daily Score Blog dropped this bombshell after new estimates pegged the BP oil spill at 5 million barrels: The U.S. has a BP-sized leak of greenhouse gas every three hours. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Energy, British Petroleum, Cap and trade, Gulf oil spill, Pollution

July 25, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

DEQ carbon calculator: Just try it

Calculate Your Carbon FootprintOregon's Department of Environmental Quality has a carbon calculator you might want to test out. Go on. It will be good for you. There's no rule saying you have to do anything to reduce your footprint (not yet) once you know your score. And the questions force you to think about things that are actually just good to consider from time to time. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Cap and trade, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

July 24, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Biomass backlash

How clean and green is wood biomass? Here's a new critique from Eugene Weekly that delves into Oregon's unfurling debate over whether it's actually carbon neutral to take wood from the forest and burn it to generate electricity. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Energy, Land, Sustainability, Biomass, Cap and trade

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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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