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The sun sets over the Columbia River George in May as seen from Dog Mountain.

Climate in the Gorge: 4 ways emissions, warming hurt national scenic area

The sun sets over the Columbia River George in May as seen from Dog Mountain.

June 27, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

“Climate change” is a problem. Not just the basic concept. Even the terminology is problematic. Read story

Plaintiffs listen to testimony during a hearing in the climate change lawsuit, Held vs. Montana, at the Lewis and Clark County Courthouse, Tuesday, in Helena, Mont. The 16 young plaintiffs and their attorneys are trying to persuade a judge that the state's allegiance to fossil fuel development endangers the young people's health and livelihoods and those of future generations.

Montana officials downplay first-of-its-kind climate trial

Plaintiffs listen to testimony during a hearing in the climate change lawsuit, Held vs. Montana, at the Lewis and Clark County Courthouse, Tuesday, in Helena, Mont. The 16 young plaintiffs and their attorneys are trying to persuade a judge that the state's allegiance to fossil fuel development endangers the young people's health and livelihoods and those of future generations.

June 19, 2023, 5:46pm Nation & World

Montana officials sought to downplay a first-of-its-kind trial taking place over the state’s obligations to protect residents from climate change, saying Monday that a victory by the young plaintiffs would not change approvals for fossil fuel projects. Read story

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Group urges Clark County to include climate action in growth management plan

(Lauren Ellenbecker/The Columbian)

April 19, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

The chance to put Clark County on a deliberate, sustainable pathway is now. Read story

Washington leaders tout its Climate Commitment Act as a landmark initiative to heal its environmental wounds caused by greenhouse gas emissions. What does this cap and invest program look like on a local level, especially considering Vancouver is 13th on the list of most overburdened communities statewide impacted by air pollution.

How will state’s Climate Commitment Act affect Clark County?

Washington leaders tout its Climate Commitment Act as a landmark initiative to heal its environmental wounds caused by greenhouse gas emissions. What does this cap and invest program look like on a local level, especially considering Vancouver is 13th on the list of most overburdened communities statewide impacted by air pollution.

March 7, 2023, 6:03am Business

What exactly is this market-based tool that Washington officials deem as the state’s “most efficient path” to lowering carbon emissions? Read story

FILE - Birds fly over a man taking photos of the exposed riverbed of the Old Parana River, a tributary of the Parana River, during a drought in Rosario, Argentina, on July 29, 2021. Climate change isn't causing the multi-year drought that is devastating parts of Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Bolivia, but warming is worsening some of the dry spell's impacts, a new study says.

Study: Don’t blame climate change for South American drought

FILE - Birds fly over a man taking photos of the exposed riverbed of the Old Parana River, a tributary of the Parana River, during a drought in Rosario, Argentina, on July 29, 2021. Climate change isn't causing the multi-year drought that is devastating parts of Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Bolivia, but warming is worsening some of the dry spell's impacts, a new study says.

February 19, 2023, 10:09am Latest News

Climate change isn’t causing the multi-year drought that is devastating parts of Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Bolivia, but warming is worsening some of the dry spell’s impacts, a new study says. Read story

FILE - A demonstrator lies on the ground while participating in a protest against fossil fuels at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Nov. 11, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. As the U.N. climate talks in Egypt near the half-way point, negotiators are working hard to draft deals on a wide range of issues they'll put to ministers next week in the hope of getting a substantial result by the end.

UN climate talks reach halftime with key issues still unresolved

FILE - A demonstrator lies on the ground while participating in a protest against fossil fuels at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Nov. 11, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. As the U.N. climate talks in Egypt near the half-way point, negotiators are working hard to draft deals on a wide range of issues they'll put to ministers next week in the hope of getting a substantial result by the end.

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 change. Read story

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Vancouver develops green policies to position city for future

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

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 slated to happen until at least early December. 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