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‘Sherman’s Lagoon’ wades into Columbia River debate

April 28, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Jim Toomey’s nautical comic strip, “Sherman’s Lagoon,” is set somewhere in the South Pacific, but in recent days the titular, clueless shark and his buddies dove into a controversy about… Read story

Virus slowdowns lower emissions

March 24, 2020, 6:00am Life

The global struggle to slow the spread of the coronavirus has brought with it canceled flights, closed businesses and a quickly escalating economic slowdown that could be devastating to millions.… Read story

Cherie Kearney, forest conservation director for Columbia Land Trust, looks over Kwoneesum Lake on Tuesday morning. The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust will provide $450,000 for the Columbia Land Trust to purchase 1,300 acres in Skamania County along Wildboy Creek, a tributary to the West Fork Washougal River. The property, which is currently owned by Weyerhaeuser Co., includes a 45-foot-high dam that the Cowlitz Indian Tribe intends to remove.

Removal of dam will free Wildboy Creek after 55 years

Cherie Kearney, forest conservation director for Columbia Land Trust, looks over Kwoneesum Lake on Tuesday morning. The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust will provide $450,000 for the Columbia Land Trust to purchase 1,300 acres in Skamania County along Wildboy Creek, a tributary to the West Fork Washougal River. The property, which is currently owned by Weyerhaeuser Co., includes a 45-foot-high dam that the Cowlitz Indian Tribe intends to remove.

March 12, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

SKAMANIA COUNTY — The calm surface of Kwoneesum Lake in the early-morning sun reflects the surrounding trees like a mirror. Read story

A group of environmental activists called Portland Rising Tide protested at the Port of Vancouver's main offices on Friday morning.

Environmental activists protest at Port of Vancouver

A group of environmental activists called Portland Rising Tide protested at the Port of Vancouver's main offices on Friday morning.

February 7, 2020, 11:23am Business

The protest was scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 2:30 p.m., according to the group’s press release. A port official confirmed at about 10:45 a.m. that a protest was underway. No arrests have been made as of 11 a.m., according to activist Dylan Plummer, and he doesn't expect any arrests on Friday. Read story

Andrea Logue, a program coordinator for outreach and education with Clark County's Clean Water Division, unveils the first installed sign featuring the new watershed design, on the footbridge over Salmon Creek at Klineline Pond.

Revamped watershed signs appear in Clark County

Andrea Logue, a program coordinator for outreach and education with Clark County's Clean Water Division, unveils the first installed sign featuring the new watershed design, on the footbridge over Salmon Creek at Klineline Pond.

February 2, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Eric Lambert was chatting after Friday’s unveiling of redesigned watershed signs when a wind gust caused one of the old signs from the mid-1990s to tumble from its easel. Read story

A recent photo of Bonneville Dam, looking upstream from Bradford Island.

Northwest RiverPartners steps up opposition to dam breaching

A recent photo of Bonneville Dam, looking upstream from Bradford Island.

November 25, 2019, 8:14pm Clark County News

Northwest RiverPartners is ratcheting up its opposition to dam breaching as three federal agencies prepare to release a long-term review of 14 dams in the Columbia River basin. Read story

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in Indianapolis. An AP-NORC Center poll released on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, finds Americans are most unhappy with Trump on his handling of climate change.

AP-NORC poll: 64% disapprove of Trump’s climate change views

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in Indianapolis. An AP-NORC Center poll released on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, finds Americans are most unhappy with Trump on his handling of climate change.

September 12, 2019, 10:04am Latest News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at. Read story

Tapani Inc. of Battle Ground and Columbia Riverkeeper reached an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit alleging violations of the Clean Water Act.

Tapani agrees to settle water-quality suit

Tapani Inc. of Battle Ground and Columbia Riverkeeper reached an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit alleging violations of the Clean Water Act.

September 4, 2019, 8:00pm Business

A Battle Ground construction company has agreed to improve its stormwater pollution plan and provide $374,000 for water quality projects to settle a lawsuit alleging the company violated the federal Clean Water Act. Read story

Sarah Croston, assistant guide and educator at the Mount St. Helens Institute takes stock of her equipment while preparing to lead a hike to the Mount. St. Helens crater.

Working in Clark County: Sarah Croston, assistant guide, Mount St. Helens Institute

Sarah Croston, assistant guide and educator at the Mount St. Helens Institute takes stock of her equipment while preparing to lead a hike to the Mount. St. Helens crater.

September 2, 2019, 6:03am Business

AMBOY — The scene at the Mount St. Helens Institute around noon Aug. 23 was a bit of a frenzy. Read story

Northwest Innovation Works hopes to build a methanol plant at the downstream end of the Port of Kalama property.

Study: Kalama methanol plant would reduce emissions

Northwest Innovation Works hopes to build a methanol plant at the downstream end of the Port of Kalama property.

August 30, 2019, 3:58pm Business

LONGVIEW — The proposed $2 billion Kalama methanol plant would cause a net reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Friday morning. Read story