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Water Markets: The Complexity of Trading Private Rights to a Public Good

Posted by Karie Boone | October 18, 2022
WSU researchers are examining water markets and barriers to their adoption as a potential strategy to adapt to climate changes. Those implementing water markets must…

The Climate Commitment Act is coming. How will it impact Washington agriculture?

Posted by Dani Gelardi | August 30, 2022
On January 1st, 2023, major portions of the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) will launch in Washington State. This ambitious law is part of Washington’s plan…

Water Markets’ Potential for Addressing Drought, Water Availability

Posted by Karie Boone | July 21, 2022
As climate change increases the likelihood of a mismatch in the timing of when water is needed and when it is available, policymakers, water managers,…

The Basics of Carbon Markets and Trends: Something to Keep an Eye On

Posted by Karen Hills | April 20, 2022
The ability to store carbon in soils—to sequester carbon—has been receiving increased attention lately, including on AgClimate.net. Recent posts included articles about potential for croplands…

Extreme Adaptation: Navigating the Troubled Waters of the ‘New Normal’

Posted by David Gustafson | December 21, 2021
Water. H-2-O. It’s the dominant molecule of our lives. We are 60% water (on average). Life as we know it is only possible because our…

The ‘Carbon Market Bazaar’: Future Windfall for Producers or Just Hot Air?

Posted by David Gustafson | December 2, 2021
I’m a fan of action movies, where a Middle Eastern bazaar is a popular place for high-speed chases. Even without the careening bullets and motorcycles,…

Get out the Map! A Soil Health Roadmap for Washington

Posted by Karen Hills | November 30, 2021
Soil has been called “the living skin of the Earth.” The effort to maintain the health of this “living skin” in Washington got a boost…

How Do Grocery and Meal Kit Deliveries Impact the Carbon Footprint of Our Food?

Posted by Nicole Bell | July 1, 2021
I explored opportunities to reduce environmental impact related to food preparation and food waste in previous Perspectives on Sustainability articles. However, transportation in the food…

Lessons from Recycling Policy Can Inform Compost Policy

Posted by Michael Brady | April 8, 2021
Washington State House Bill 1543 was signed into law in 2019 by Governor Jay Inslee in an attempt to avert a complete collapse of recycling…

What Does Climate Change Mean for Flooding in the Columbia River Basin?

Posted by Karen Hills | April 1, 2021
Previous posts by CSANR researchers on our sister blog, AgClimate.net, have focused on research related to anticipated climate change impacts on water availability and timing…
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