New map measures carbon footprint

By Dylan J. Darling • The Bulletin Published Jan 27, 2014 at 12:01AM
A map produced earlier this month by researchers at the CoolClimate Network at the University of California, Berkeley, shows what ZIP codes have a higher average annual household carbon footprint. ZIP codes highlighted in the map below have households responsible for 51 or more metric tons greenhouse gas emissions per year, according to data based on transportation, housing, food, goods and services. To see an interactive nationwide map of carbon footprints, go to http://coolclimate.berkeley.edu/maps
Heavy traffic flows down Highway 126 past the Country Store in Powell Butte on Friday. This tiny Crook County community, ZIP code 97753, averages 2.5 vehicles per household — or about half a car more than the 97702 ZIP code that covers part of Bend. Andy Tullis / The Bulletin