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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


Dec. 01, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

10 ways Oregon can adapt to climate change

Lest we get too depressed following the release of a 400-page report on the threats of climate change to Oregon, the state has also released a framework for adapting to the most likely changes. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Northwest climate change


Nov. 30, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Report: How climate change will affect Oregon

The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute has just released a long-awaited, 400-page report on the impacts of climate change on the state. We're wading through the report here at OPB, but a news release and an executive summary highlight these 10 findings: Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Climate change, Northwest climate change, Oregon State University


Nov. 15, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

From Oregon's Global Warming Commission

Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Climate change, Northwest climate change


Nov. 10, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

11 climate-change concerns for the Northwest

Michael Carrier, Gov. Ted Kulongoski's longtime natural resource policy director, has been appointed to lead the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative – a partnership that will seek out the science needed to respond to climate change and other threats to fish and wildlife. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Climate change, Northwest climate change, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Oct. 25, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

How 50-year-old carbon dioxide haunts shellfish

Researchers at Oregon State University are delving into the impacts of ocean acidification on shellfish. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Fish & Wildlife, Water, Pacific Ocean, Northwest climate change, Ocean acidification, Oregon State University


Oct. 18, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Study: Pacific Coast forests store the most carbon

The U.S. Forest Service has new estimates of how much carbon is stored in forests nationwide. The study found forests offset 11 percent of the country's annual industrial greenhouse gas emissions – equal to taking around 135 million cars off the road. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Land, Northwest climate change, U.S. Forest Service


Sept. 27, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

OSU: A new climate change hub for policymakers

Two big news items for Oregon State University last week: Corvallis will be the headquarters for one of eight Climate Science Centers in the U.S. as well as a new Northwest Climate Decision Support Consortium. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Northwest climate change, Oregon State University


Sept. 09, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Study: Warmer climate will bring more tree-killing beetles

New research by the U.S. Forest Service takes an in-depth look at the effect of climate change on tree-killing bark beetles. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Land, Forestry, Mountain pine beetle, Northwest climate change



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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