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UN climate talks reach halftime with key issues still unresolved

November 12, 2022, 5:11pm Nation & World

It’s halftime at the U.N. climate talks in Egypt, with negotiators still working on draft agreements before ministers arrive this week to push for a substantial deal to fight climate… Read story

Vancouver develops green policies to position city for future

November 1, 2022, 6:54pm Clark County News

Vancouver city officials and climate advocates have been awaiting the city’s package of leading-edge green strategies to be approved after months of sorting out fine details — something that isn’t… Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver council’s plans for carbon neutrality receiving mixed reviews

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

August 9, 2022, 12:31pm Clark County News

Split public opinion on Vancouver’s aggressive pursuit of electrification over fossil fuels indicate that not everyone is onboard with its swift approach to carbon neutrality by 2040. Read story

Vancouver climate action event planned

July 26, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Join city officials as they share what the city of Vancouver is doing to address environmental justice through policy and infrastructure initiatives. Read story

Kayakers taking their gear out of the water are dwarfed by a white bathtub ring around Echo Bay in Lake Mead.

Lake Mead’s receding waters reveal sunken WWII-era boat

Kayakers taking their gear out of the water are dwarfed by a white bathtub ring around Echo Bay in Lake Mead.

July 11, 2022, 6:03am Nation & World

In recent months, falling water levels at Lake Mead have revealed multiple bodies, including the skeletal remains of a probable homicide victim found in a barrel, and sunken pleasure boats. Read story

"I'm fighting as hard as I can to deliver a landmark investment in climate action and clean energy to President Biden's desk as soon as possible," U.S. Sen. Patty Murray said in a statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling limiting the reach of EPA.

UW professor: Supreme Court ruling is setback for efforts to fight climate change

"I'm fighting as hard as I can to deliver a landmark investment in climate action and clean energy to President Biden's desk as soon as possible," U.S. Sen. Patty Murray said in a statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling limiting the reach of EPA.

July 3, 2022, 6:15am Clark County News

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions will not harm Washington’s ability to forge its own path in seeking carbon reductions, according to a professor of environmental law at Washington State University. However, Sanne Knudsen said Friday, the ruling will… Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Friday, April 22, 2022, at an event with President Joe Biden at Green River College in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington governor slams ruling on power plant emissions

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Friday, April 22, 2022, at an event with President Joe Biden at Green River College in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

June 30, 2022, 3:24pm Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court “took a wrecking ball” to the ability of the federal government to limit pollution and said that states must redouble their efforts to address climate change. Read story

FILE - An oil well works at sunrise Aug. 25, 2021, in Watford City, N.D., part of McKenzie County. U.N. Secretary-Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday, June 14, of a "dangerous disconnect" between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it. Guterres said the war in Ukraine risked worsening the crisis, because major economies were "doubling down on fossil fuels" that are to blame for much of the emissions stoking global warming.

UN chief: Governments’ inaction on climate is ‘dangerous’

FILE - An oil well works at sunrise Aug. 25, 2021, in Watford City, N.D., part of McKenzie County. U.N. Secretary-Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday, June 14, of a "dangerous disconnect" between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it. Guterres said the war in Ukraine risked worsening the crisis, because major economies were "doubling down on fossil fuels" that are to blame for much of the emissions stoking global warming.

June 14, 2022, 12:39pm Nation & World

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday of a “dangerous disconnect” between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it. Read story

Oceanographers Andrew McDonnell, from left, Claudine Hauri, and engineer Joran Kemme on May 4 after an underwater glider was pulled aboard the University of Alaska Fairbanks vessel Nanuq in the Gulf of Alaska.

An ocean first: Underwater glider tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf

Oceanographers Andrew McDonnell, from left, Claudine Hauri, and engineer Joran Kemme on May 4 after an underwater glider was pulled aboard the University of Alaska Fairbanks vessel Nanuq in the Gulf of Alaska.

May 25, 2022, 7:00pm Northwest

In the cold, choppy waters of Alaska’s Resurrection Bay, all eyes were on the gray water, looking for one thing only. Read story

The Grant Street Pier is barely visible as thick wildfire smoke continues to blanket the region, as seen from the Interstate Bridge on Sept. 14, 2020. Uri Papish, Southwest Clean Air Agency executive director, said the poor air quality poses a severe health risk and can trigger respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses.

Changing climate an issue for Clark County farms, air, wildlife and rivers

The Grant Street Pier is barely visible as thick wildfire smoke continues to blanket the region, as seen from the Interstate Bridge on Sept. 14, 2020. Uri Papish, Southwest Clean Air Agency executive director, said the poor air quality poses a severe health risk and can trigger respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses.

April 17, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

Northwest Organic Farms prides itself on supplying Clark County and Portland with various fruits and vegetables grown in its 5 acres of chemical-free soil. Read story