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Aug. 01, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

U.S. Carbon Emissions Hit 20-Year Low This Year

Man, I love getting updates from the Energy Information Administration. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Carbon dioxide, Coal, Natural gas


Aug. 11, 2011

Getting the community involved in climate action

The now ubiquitous carbon footprint calculators (like this one from Seattle Climate Action NOW or this one from Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality), efforts like Washington Department of Ecology's Shrink Your Carbon Footprint Pledge and various community Climate Action Plans (including these from University of Idaho, Multnomah County, and the city of Seattle) have been helping residents become more aware about individual impacts on climate change. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Land, Sustainability, Carbon dioxide, carbon footprint calculator, Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship, Multnomah County Sustainability Office, Northwest climate change


Aug. 05, 2011 · By Amelia Templeton

How Exactly Does a Forest Soak Up Carbon Dioxide?

A coastal redwood grove. Scientists say forests in the Pacific Northwest soak up carbon dioxide. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Forestry, Carbon dioxide, U.S. Forest Service


Jan. 17, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

How carbon heavy are we? New scale will weigh in

Science Friday's Ira Flatow just had an interesting chat with Ralph Keeling, director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's CO2 Program. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Jan. 12, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Biomass cleared from new greenhouse gas rules (for now)

The Environmental Protection Agency has changed its tune on regulating greenhouse gases from biomass. Today, the agency announced it is is leaving biomass-fired and other biogenic energy sources out of its greenhouse gas regulations for three years while the agency studies how to treat the related emissions. The new rule exempts facilities that burn wood, crops, manure, sewage, landfill gas and ethanol to make energy. Continue reading →

Filed under: Renewable energy, Agriculture, Forestry, Biomass, Carbon dioxide, Environmental Protection Agency, greenhouse gases


Nov. 22, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Why new carbon sequestration rules matter

Today, the EPA finalized new rules on carbon capture and sequestration that aim to protect drinking water sources and account for the sequestered carbon. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Carbon dioxide, Carbon sequestration, Environmental Protection Agency


Nov. 21, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Ending the economy vs. environment duel

Global carbon dioxide emissions dropped by 1.3 percent in 2009. David Biello at Scientific American writes that suggests the Great Recession "helped stave off climate change." Increases in CO2 emissions this year suggest the global economy is back on track, he writes. But that begs the question: Will economic health and environmental health always be at odds? Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Climate change, Carbon dioxide


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. 31, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

To cut costs, carbon emissions: Ask for directions

Oh, dear. An insurance company has quantified the cost of getting lost. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Energy, Transportation, Carbon dioxide


Aug. 09, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

McKibben: Temps rising; drop the f-bomb

Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Cap and trade, Carbon dioxide



About Ecotrope

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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