NWPR Books
10:57 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Entrepreneurs Looking For 'Windfall' Cash In On Climate Change

A boat skims through the melting ice in the Ilulissat fjord in August 2008, on the western coast of Greenland.
Steen Ulrik Johannessen AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 11:48 am

In 2008, as scientists documented a record melt in the Arctic ice and Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth was in theaters, a half dozen major investment houses launched mutual funds designed to take advantage of financial opportunities offered by climate change.

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Global Warming Suit
4:11 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Oregon Court of Appeals Hears Climate Suit

Kelsey Juliana.
Credit Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Two young Eugene women had their day in court Thursday in a lawsuit asking the state of Oregon to do more to prevent climate change. A three judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals heard arguments at the University of Oregon Law School in Eugene.

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Climate Change
5:11 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Testy Exchanges, No Consensus On Governor's Climate Change Panel

File photo of the Washington State Capitol Building

Originally published on Fri December 6, 2013 5:09 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has been dealt a setback in his campaign to reduce carbon emissions.

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Climate Change
6:13 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Snowpack, Sea Level, And Wildlife Main Climate Change Risks In The Northwest

What do Idaho potato farmers and Puget Sound tribes that rely on shellfish have in common? They’re people in the Northwest who will be impacted by climate change, according to a new report led by Oregon State University and the University of Washington.

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NW Climate Change Agreement
7:18 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Kitzhaber And Inslee Face Legislative Roadblocks On Climate Agreement

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Washington Governor Jay Inslee set ambitious goals when they signed a regional climate change agreement last week, Monday, 10/28 with the leaders of California and British Columbia. But the governors alone can't reach those goals without their state legislatures.

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Climate Change
6:47 am
Mon November 4, 2013

How Climate Change Could Affect Hazardous Waste Sites

The plan says climate change could also affect nuclear waste disposal at Hanford in central Washington and Idaho National Laboratory on the west side of the state.
Credit ENERGY.GOV/Flickr

The Obama Administration Friday rolled out strategies to deal with the effects of climate change -- and federal agencies are doing the same.

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Climate Change Task Force
6:32 am
Mon November 4, 2013

WA Governor Inslee Appointed to Climate Change Task Force

Washington Governor Jay Inslee will soon help advise the White House on how to respond to the effects of climate change. President Barack Obama Friday appointed Inslee to a task force that includes governors, mayors and tribal officials.

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Carbon Emission Goal
5:05 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Oregon And Washington Governors Agree To New Controls On Carbon Emissions

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
Credit Joe Mabel / Wikimedia Commons

Governors John Kitzhaber of Oregon and Jay Inslee of Washington joined Gov. Jerry Brown of California and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark at a news conference in San Francisco. Together, they announced a shared set of goals for reducing carbon emissions in the region.

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Climate Change
6:48 am
Mon October 28, 2013

West Coast Leaders To Announce Regional Climate Pact

Governor Inslee acknowledges that winning bipartisan support for a plan to put a price on carbon emissions has been tough.
Credit nationalwildlife.federation/Flickr

The Governors of Washington and Oregon will travel to California on Monday to announce a new regional pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Premier of British Columbia will also be there.

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Climate Change Conference
6:59 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Oregon Business Leaders Discuss Climate Change

Leaders from Nike, Intel and the Portland Trail Blazers discussed at a conference in Portland Tuesday what businesses can do to respond to climate change.

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