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Articles tagged greenhouse gases

Jan. 16, 2014, 7:36 a.m.

New Study Compares Your Carbon Footprint To Your Neighbors’

If you live in the heart of a city like Seattle or Portland, your carbon footprint is about half the national average. But the people living in the surrounding suburbs more than make up for it. In some places, suburbanites emit four times the amount of carbon as city dwellers.

Sept. 18, 2013, 2:23 p.m.

A C+ or B- To Oregon For Cutting Carbon Pollution

Oregon is getting a making-progress-but-not-enough assessment when it comes to reducing the kind of pollution that contributes to climate change.

June 25, 2013, 3:55 p.m.

Obama's Conservation Message Resonates In The Northwest

President Barack Obama's climate-change speech Tuesday focused on his plan to require coal plants to reduce their carbon pollution. But the president outlined several other ways to reduce the effects of climate change.

March 25, 2013, 1 p.m.

Washington State Passes Legislation To Tackle Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Five years ago Washington committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Today, the state is not on track to meet that goal. But the tide may be turning.

Feb. 7, 2013, 1:27 p.m.

How Green Is The New Interior Nominee's Company?

It might seem a stretch to call a retail CEO a climate expert. That's how President Obama identified the REI leader, Sally Jewell, after picking her to lead the Interior Department. But what's her company's actual record when it comes to the emission of greenhouse gases?

Oct. 30, 2012, 12:03 p.m.

How Northwest Ports Are Curbing Their Emissions

A new report on Puget Sound ports' shrinking carbon footprints underscores a push going on throughout the Northwest to move more cargo while pumping out less air pollution and using less carbon-emitting energy.

April 19, 2012, 5:38 p.m.

Cutting Back A Nuke Site's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

When you think of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, its radioactive legacy usually comes to mind. But, there’s more to clean up than just the site’s nuclear waste.

Jan. 11, 2012, 8:59 a.m.

EPA: Power Plants, Refineries Are Top NW Greenhouse Gas Polluters

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a first-of-its-kind database Wednesday identifying power plants as the top greenhouse gas polluters. The new database allows anyone with computer access to discover the sources in their community of carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases that contribute to a warming climate.

Nov. 9, 2011, 2:59 p.m.

Oregon Adopts Voluntary Green Cleanup Policy

PORTLAND -- Oregon's Department of Environment Quality today announced it's adopting a ["Green Remediation Policy"]( "") for cleaning up hazardous waste sites, but companies responsible for the waste don't have to follow the policy.

Nov. 1, 2011, 8:04 p.m.

Report Shows Carbon Footprint Beyond Oregon's Borders

Oregon has just released figures that track the state's carbon footprint based on what we buy. It's believed to be the first such analysis by any state in the country. The analysis suggests that products created out-of-state account for more than half of Oregon's carbon footprint.

Sept. 15, 2011, 3:27 p.m.

Oregon Gets a Jump on Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting

Aug. 25, 2011, 2:51 p.m.

Richland Researchers Study Efficient Carbon Capture Methods

Battelle researchers received a $2 million grant to study more efficient ways to capture carbon dioxide.

Aug. 10, 2011, 10 p.m.

Factoring Forests Into Climate Change

A Northwest-produced computer model for predicting climate change underscores the importance of the region's conifer forests for carbon storage. It's part of an international effort to help understand choices about greenhouse gases.

Aug. 8, 2011, 10 p.m.

Hiding Carbon Emissions Under the Northwest's Big Rocks

Scientist are studying the possibility of reducing greenhouse gas by injecting it underground. They are preparing to experiment with basalt formations in southeastern Washington.