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Port of Vancouver, importers of oversize cargo push for upgrades to I-84

April 17, 2021, 6:03am Business

The Port of Vancouver has spent the past few years positioning itself as a major import destination for wind energy components, touting its massive harbor cranes and large storage areas… Read story

Ecology denies key permit for proposed Kalama methanol plant

January 19, 2021, 12:59pm Business

The state Department of Ecology Tuesday denied a key permit for the $2.3 billion proposed Kalama methanol plant, citing a "significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions and inconsistencies with the… Read story

When The Columbian contacted "Sherman's Lagoon" artist Jim Toomey about his Columbia River series of strips, he admitted that he'd never actually visited the Columbia.

‘Sherman’s Lagoon’ wades into Columbia River debate

When The Columbian contacted "Sherman's Lagoon" artist Jim Toomey about his Columbia River series of strips, he admitted that he'd never actually visited the Columbia.

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 our own mighty waterway. Read story

People walk through a sparse international departure terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport as concern over the coronavirus grows on March 7 in New York City, N.Y.

Virus slowdowns lower emissions

People walk through a sparse international departure terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport as concern over the coronavirus grows on March 7 in New York City, N.Y.

March 24, 2020, 6:00am Life

LOS ANGELES — 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. It is also certain to shrink greenhouse gas emissions this year, according to climate scientists. 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. The activists aimed to denounce the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project in Canada.

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. The activists aimed to denounce the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project in Canada.

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… 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