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PeaceHealth in Vancouver honored for sustainability initiative

May 9, 2022, 6:05am Business

The United States health care industry is responsible for nearly 10 percent of national greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent study from PLOS One, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. And… Read story

Columbia River ‘at tipping point’ warns longtime conservation leader

May 9, 2022, 6:04am Editor's Choice

“There’s such a need for a watchdog group on the Columbia. If there’s any place that deserves a strong presence and watershed-based approach it’s the Columbia River.” Read story

Clark County Master Recyclers host Earth Day event

April 21, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County’s Master Composter Recycler program will host a free, family-friendly Earth Day event Saturday to highlight how composting can help protect the planet. 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

Gary Medvigy, Julie Olson and Karen Bowerman meet for a Clark County Council meeting earlier this month.

Mining proposal hits dead end at Clark County Council

Gary Medvigy, Julie Olson and Karen Bowerman meet for a Clark County Council meeting earlier this month.

March 15, 2022, 6:42pm Business

A proposal to allow mining in the Chelatchie Bluff area hit an unusual snag during Tuesday’s Clark County Council meeting, effectively bringing an end to the request. Read story

Clark County Green Business to host waste-reduction series

March 15, 2022, 6:05am Business

Clark County Green Business will host a three-part virtual workshop series this spring focused on waste reduction. Read story

At left, Pete DuBois, coordinator of the Clark County Master Composter Recycler program, at home with his lasagna beds, a form of composting and gardening in raised, thin layers.

Clean up your act with Clark County course on composting, recycling

At left, Pete DuBois, coordinator of the Clark County Master Composter Recycler program, at home with his lasagna beds, a form of composting and gardening in raised, thin layers.

January 25, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Here are some stomach-churning statistics about food waste: Read story

Columbia Land Trust's executive director, Glenn Lamb, will retire sometime in the coming year.

Columbia Land Trust director to retire this year

Columbia Land Trust's executive director, Glenn Lamb, will retire sometime in the coming year.

January 19, 2022, 5:54pm Clark County News

Glenn Lamb, Columbia Land Trust’s executive director of 32 years, will be stepping down from the position this year, according to a statement released Wednesday. Columbia Land Trust is a Vancouver-based nonprofit dedicated to land conservation in the Northwest. Read story

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

Vancouver council extends fossil fuels moratorium

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

December 6, 2021, 8:31pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council unanimously voted Monday to extend its fossil fuel moratorium for an additional six months to improve public and environmental health. Read story

Hood River fishermen Eli Schroppel, left, and Matt Sweeting hope to get a bite as they fish in the White Salmon River.

Success of White Salmon River restoration a blueprint for other Northwest dams

Hood River fishermen Eli Schroppel, left, and Matt Sweeting hope to get a bite as they fish in the White Salmon River.

November 28, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

The area around the White Salmon River serves as a time capsule showing the river’s evolution since the Condit Dam was removed 10 years ago, allowing it to flow freely again. Read story