Stories tagged: carbon emissions
Fri., March 17, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Global carbon emissions stayed flat in 2016
This week has carried tough blows for the environment, in the form of a White House budget proposal that would slash funding for a variety of climate, energy and environment-related …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
Carbon footprint shrinking in Northwest thanks to energy efficiency
The Northwest’s carbon footprint is shrinking, thanks to energy efficiency measures that have reduced electric use, and cleaner burning fossil fuels.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 1 a.m.
Report: Carbon emissions flat in last three years
Worldwide emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide have flattened out in the past three years, a new study showed Monday, raising hopes that the world is nearing a turning point in …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 7:18 p.m.
Washington rejects carbon tax, but backers are undeterred
Washington’s carbon tax initiative was billed as a bipartisan approach to curbing carbon emissions. But voters in this progressive state roundly rejected the measure that drew opposition from the fossil …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy Plant under scrutiny for greenhouse gas emissions
Spokane’s waste-to-energy plants ranks among Washington’s top emitters of greenhouse gases, releasing about 105,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Mon., Oct. 26, 2015, 10:30 p.m.
Intolerable heat forecast for Persian Gulf
WASHINGTON – If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human …
Wed., April 30, 2014, midnight
Inslee task force to tackle issue of carbon emissions
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee appointed a new task force to find ways for Washington to reduce carbon emissions as part of an executive order to fight climate change. At …
Wed., June 26, 2013, midnight
Global warming hot discussion topic
After two decades as a school bus driver, Ted Baca says he has no doubt that climate change is real. Not only are polar ice sheets melting, Baca said, but …
Sun., April 4, 2010, midnight
Study calls for more controlled burns
Western land managers could shrink the carbon footprint of wildfires by setting more prescribed burns, a new study says. Igniting small, controlled fires reduces fuel buildup in the forest, helping …
Sat., March 20, 2010, midnight
In brief: Advantage IQ receives Energy Star award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring Avista subsidiary Advantage IQ for its role in reducing carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases. Advantage IQ is among 110 manufacturers, retailers, public …