Carbon taxes? Inslee wants a look

  By John Stang, crosscut.com Gov. Jay Inslee wants a climate change panel to consider a cap-and-trade program on industrial emissions and a carbon tax to be sent to the Washington Legislature as recommendations. Meanwhile, the panel’s two Republican members want the economic costs of any climate change-related proposals researched before any are adopted. The […]

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West Coast climate ‘action plan’: A carbon tax?

Monday, October 28, 2013   Seattle PI A trio of West Coast governors and a Canadian premier on Monday signed a “Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy,” described with great hyperbole as a comprehensive and far-reaching “strategic alignment” to promote clean energy and curb climate change. The states of California, Oregon and Washington, together […]

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Maine Confronts Sea Change

July 03, 2013 18:55 By Brad Warren Bill Mook suspected trouble in the water when he first noticed plankton blooms dwindling, raising questions about the future supply of natural feed for the clams and oysters he raises in a tidal reach of Maine’s Damariscotta River. Over the last decade he witnessed an increase in intense […]

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Scientists Embark On West Coast Ocean Acidification Mission

July 25, 2013 | KCTS9 SEATTLE — On Monday scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will begin a one-month U.S. West Coast expedition to investigate ocean acidification, an issue that poses a serious threat to the Pacific Northwest’s shellfish industry. “We will for the first time not only study the chemistry of acidification, […]

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Arctic Ocean ‘acidifying rapidly’

By Roger Harrabin Environment analyst, BBC News The Arctic seas are being made rapidly more acidic by carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report. Scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) monitored widespread changes in ocean chemistry in the region. They say even if CO2 emissions stopped now, it would take tens […]

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Ocean acidification emerges as new climate threat

By Juliet Eilperin, Published: September 30, 2012, The Washington Post HOMER, Alaska — Kris Holderied, who directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, says the ocean’s increasing acidity is “the reason fishermen stop me in the grocery store.” “They say, ‘You’re with the NOAA lab, what are you doing on ocean acidification?’ ” Holderied […]

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