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How Industrial Forest Practices are Subverting Oregon’s Climate Agenda

How Industrial Forest Practices are Subverting Oregon’s Climate Agenda
Clearcutting and use of forest chemicals and fertilizers on industrial forestlands could represent Oregon’s second largest source of global warming pollution and are subverting the State’s climate agenda by making landscapes more susceptible to wildfires, landslides, floods and warm waters...Read More

Portland City Council Backs Historic Resolutions on Fossil Fuels, Oil Trains

Portland City Council Backs Historic Resolutions on Fossil Fuels, Oil Trains
Perhaps it was the loud protests around the proposed Pembina propane terminal that got to Portland, OR Mayor Charlie Hales. Or maybe it was the Portland "kayaktivists" who, together with Greenpeace activists, helped blockade Shell's icebreaker, the Fennica, from leaving...Read More

Deforestation, Oregon style

Deforestation, Oregon style
Using a tool developed to study clearcutting of tropical rainforests in the developing world, a new CSE analysis has documented the loss of 522,000 acres of forest cover in Western Oregon since 2000.  The analysis, completed with GIS support from...Read More

Pay for Performance: Maximizing the Impact of BMP Investments

Pay for Performance: Maximizing the Impact of BMP Investments
Agricultural best management practices (BMPs) such as streamside buffer zones and cover crops are increasingly being used to reduce nutrient pollution from fertilizers into water bodies. Eutrophication from fertilizer runoff is the key driver behind growth of hypoxic “dead zones”...Read More

Forest Liquidation in Quartz Creek

Forest Liquidation in Quartz Creek
Few rivers are more vital to the health and wellbeing of communities along their banks than the McKenzie River as it flows off the high Cascades through the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area to its confluence with the Willamette. But deforestation and...Read More

Hawaii’s FARM Center Showcases Innovative Model of Agro-Forest Restoration

Hawaii’s FARM Center Showcases Innovative Model of Agro-Forest Restoration
Center for Sustainable Economy (CSE) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Hawaii-based Forest Agriculture Research Management Center (FARM) to propagate an innovative model of forest restoration designed to manage watersheds as successional agro-forests. FARM Center's mission is...Read More

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