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Stories by Lauren Ellenbecker

Columbian staff writer

A demonstrator holds a sign reading "climate justice" at  protest calling for money for climate action in 2022.

Youth aim to change climate efforts; Vancouver developing program for high school students

A demonstrator holds a sign reading "climate justice" at  protest calling for money for climate action in 2022.

January 9, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Isaac Segal, 17, thinks about the future a lot, particularly about the quality of the water he will drink or air he’ll breathe. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee toured Clark Public Utilities&rsquo; new Community Solar East at the Port of Camas-Washougal on Friday, saying the project is integral for Washington&rsquo;s transition to clean energy.

Inslee praises community solar project at Port of Camas-Washougal as ‘a personal joy’

Gov. Jay Inslee toured Clark Public Utilities&rsquo; new Community Solar East at the Port of Camas-Washougal on Friday, saying the project is integral for Washington&rsquo;s transition to clean energy.

January 5, 2024, 8:12pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee visited Clark County’s biggest solar array Friday, which he called integral to Washington’s transition to clean energy. Read story

The Grant Street Pier is barely visible as thick wildfire smoke continues to blanket the region in September 2020. Clark County's air quality was so bad that Vancouver&#039;s PM 2.5 pollution levels went beyond the index used to rate air quality.

Vancouver among 16 communities most impacted by air pollution, according to new state report

The Grant Street Pier is barely visible as thick wildfire smoke continues to blanket the region in September 2020. Clark County's air quality was so bad that Vancouver&#039;s PM 2.5 pollution levels went beyond the index used to rate air quality.

January 2, 2024, 6:36pm Clark County Health

Vancouver residents are more likely than those in most places around Washington to become seriously ill from air pollution, according to a new state report. Read story

Columbia Land Trust transfers 112 acres back to Clark County

January 2, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Columbia Land Trust transferred 112 acres of natural landscape back to Clark County’s parks after years — in some cases decades — of being preserved. Read story

Recently planted trees line the sidewalk next to General Anderson Avenue in January. Vancouver officials are updating their urban forestry management plan to reflect the city&rsquo;s climate goals, including strengthening tree codes.

Vancouver gets $575,000 from state to boost city’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2040

Recently planted trees line the sidewalk next to General Anderson Avenue in January. Vancouver officials are updating their urban forestry management plan to reflect the city&rsquo;s climate goals, including strengthening tree codes.

December 28, 2023, 4:57pm Clark County News

Vancouver is launching into the new year with $575,000 in state funding officials say is integral to pushing its climate efforts forward. Read story

From left, Brian Alfrey, Caleb Thomas and Jackson Wolfe bird-watch Dec. 16 at Vancouver Lake.

Sky is the limit for Vancouver Audubon’s Young Birder’s Club

From left, Brian Alfrey, Caleb Thomas and Jackson Wolfe bird-watch Dec. 16 at Vancouver Lake.

December 28, 2023, 6:08am Clark County News

Retired folks aren’t the only people who enjoy observing birds as a hobby. Teenagers Jackson Wolfe and Katie Warner lead Vancouver Audubon’s Young Birder’s Club. Read story

Volunteers plant native species such as large leaf lupine, left, and tufted hair grass at Lacamas Prairie Natural Area on April 22 as part of an ongoing restoration effort.

Washington DNR preserves more land in Clark County, protecting rare plant species

Volunteers plant native species such as large leaf lupine, left, and tufted hair grass at Lacamas Prairie Natural Area on April 22 as part of an ongoing restoration effort.

December 27, 2023, 2:56pm Clark County News

As the year ends, Washington officials are heralding the state’s efforts to conserve its natural habitats, including segments of Clark County’s forests and wetlands. Read story

Water Production Superviser Rob Weber discusses PFAS contamination in the Vancouver water supply at the 78th Street pumping facility in May.

Vancouver outlines steps to manage PFAS in water system

Water Production Superviser Rob Weber discusses PFAS contamination in the Vancouver water supply at the 78th Street pumping facility in May.

December 25, 2023, 2:41pm Clark County News

Vancouver officials last week unveiled how the city may be able to tackle its drinking water problem. Read story

A recently planted tree begins to grow in January at Bagley Park. Updating its urban forestry plan is one of many steps the city of Vancouver is taking toward its goal of curtailing greenhouse gas emissions at both a municipal and community level.

City of Vancouver on track in plan to be carbon neutral by 2040

A recently planted tree begins to grow in January at Bagley Park. Updating its urban forestry plan is one of many steps the city of Vancouver is taking toward its goal of curtailing greenhouse gas emissions at both a municipal and community level.

December 23, 2023, 6:13am Clark County News

A year has passed since Vancouver approved its plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2040. Read story

The Washington Department of Ecology designated the upper Green River watershed and its tributaries as &ldquo;outstanding resource waters,&rdquo; warranting a high level of protection due to its ecological and recreational benefits.

Ecology protects Southwest Washington’s upper Green River, giving it, its tributaries the state’s highest level of protection

The Washington Department of Ecology designated the upper Green River watershed and its tributaries as &ldquo;outstanding resource waters,&rdquo; warranting a high level of protection due to its ecological and recreational benefits.

December 19, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

Southwest Washington’s upper Green River watershed and its tributaries now have the state’s highest level of protection from future water degradation. Read story