carbon emissions http://kplu.org en Inslee Prepares To Make Moral Case For Carbon Reduction http://kplu.org/post/inslee-prepares-make-moral-case-carbon-reduction-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay </span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is preparing to take action on an issue that could secure his legacy, or complicate his re-election chances.</span></p><p>He wants to cap carbon, the biggest culprit in greenhouse gas emissions in Washington. It’s a controversial and potentially costly idea. But the Democrat believes it’s an economic and even moral imperative in the long term.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:16:32 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14363 at http://kplu.org Inslee Prepares To Make Moral Case For Carbon Reduction UW Prof Confirms Pine Trees Make Particles From Thin Air, Counteract Greenhouse Effect http://kplu.org/post/uw-prof-confirms-pine-trees-make-particles-thin-air-counteract-greenhouse-effect <p>When you walk into an evergreen forest, you get a whiff of that unmistakable smell of pine.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It turns out some of those vapors come from newly-discovered particles that seem to come out of nowhere and cool the forest.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Researchers at the University of Washington have confirmed the finding, which they say will help scientists more accurately forecast climate change.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:20:50 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14138 at http://kplu.org UW Prof Confirms Pine Trees Make Particles From Thin Air, Counteract Greenhouse Effect AAA's roadside service goes electric http://kplu.org/post/aaas-roadside-service-goes-electric <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Driving an all-electric vehicle just got a bit more mainstream.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://www.aaawa.com/automotive/">AAA Auto Club of Washington</a> has launched a new emergency roadside service for electric cars. It now has a truck with a generator on board that can rescue drivers in the greater Seattle area if they’ve run out of charge.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:50:23 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8083 at http://kplu.org AAA's roadside service goes electric Washington Governor pushes for carbon emission study http://kplu.org/post/washington-governor-pushes-carbon-emission-study <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030513AKoly_Inslee_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants an independent work group to figure out how the state can meet lower greenhouse gas emission standards set in 2008.<p>The Democratic governor testified Tuesday before a House committee in Olympia. He said the state of Washington has not yet developed specific plans for its citizens to reduce their carbon footprint.<p>“We have given them a goal. We have given them a promise. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:47:00 +0000 Alexandra Kocik 7908 at http://kplu.org Washington Governor pushes for carbon emission study Let's turn carbon emissions into something useful http://kplu.org/post/lets-turn-carbon-emissions-something-useful <p>The average coal-fired power plant spews out more than a million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year.</p><p>Wouldn&#39;t it be great if that greenhouse gas could be put to good use?</p><p>On this month&#39;s edition of <em>The Digital Future</em>, <a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> Publisher Mark Anderson tells KPLU&#39;s Dave Meyer that all that carbon could be used to make fuel, chemicals and other products.</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 5095 at http://kplu.org Let's turn carbon emissions into something useful