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March 26, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

In Tillamook: Turning (More) Cow Poop Into Power

A company called Farm Power Northwest is building two new methane digesters in Tillamook that will turn dairy cow poop into power. One will start up next month, taking manure from cows on five dairies and turning it into 1 megawatt of electricity – enough to power about 700 homes for a year. The second, yet to be built, will use the manure from one farm to produce 750 kilowatts of electricity –enough to power about 500 homes a year.* Continue reading →

Filed under: Renewable energy, Agriculture, Farm Power Northwest, Methane, Methane digesters, U.S. Department of Agriculture


May 05, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

The power of poop vs. the might of methane

When it comes to the greenhouse gases causing climate change, methane is mighty. Methane gas is more than 20 times better at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, carbon offsets, Methane, NW Natural


Dec. 02, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: Russia's not-so-permanent permafrost

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Filed under: Climate change, Methane



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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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