Cool article documenting Portland’s progress toward meeting Kyoto Protocol standards. Portland was the nation’s first local government to adopt a plan addressing global warming. To date, it has cut the city’s emissions to sub-1990 levels, though it has not yet reached the 7 percent reductions that Kyoto calls for the US to make by 2012.

In other climate progress, Seattle mayor Nickel’s initiative to bring US cities into Kyoto-compliance has garnered a total of 151 cities in 37 states. The most recent big city to join: Atlanta.