Vancouver http://nwpr.org en Mass Starfish Die-Off Hits Vancouver, May Happen in Washington http://nwpr.org/post/mass-starfish-die-hits-vancouver-may-happen-washington <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scientists in two nations are on the lookout for a rapidly spreading epidemic. This epidemic is under water, and it&rsquo;s affecting starfish.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:56:15 +0000 John Ryan 35675 at http://nwpr.org Mass Starfish Die-Off Hits Vancouver, May Happen in Washington Startup With New Business Model Pitches Cheaper Sewage Treatment http://nwpr.org/post/startup-new-business-model-pitches-cheaper-sewage-treatment <p></p><p>A startup company based in Vancouver, Washington is looking to up end the sewage treatment business. There are literally dozens of small Northwest cities wringing their hands about how to add treatment capacity for growth or simply update aging and failing infrastructure. This start up named Blue Array proposes to give interested cities and their ratepayers a treatment system for free with a service contract.</p><p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 13:50:07 +0000 Tom Banse 33524 at http://nwpr.org Startup With New Business Model Pitches Cheaper Sewage Treatment Vancouver Oil Terminal Lease Would Allow Exports http://nwpr.org/post/vancouver-oil-terminal-lease-would-allow-exports <p>The Port of Vancouver has released copies of the lease agreement Port commissioners approved last week for a controversial oil terminal. EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita reports the lease does not restrict terminal developers from exporting oil overseas.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:57:54 +0000 Cassandra Profita 31749 at http://nwpr.org Hundreds Protest Vancouver Oil Terminal http://nwpr.org/post/hundreds-protest-vancouver-oil-terminal <p>Hundreds of people came to Vancouver's waterfront Saturday for a sun-baked demonstration against the fossil fuel industry, and its projects in the Northwest. April Baer reports.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:01:39 +0000 April Baer 31692 at http://nwpr.org Hundreds Protest Vancouver Oil Terminal Vancouver Oil Terminal Could Be Postponed Following Quebec Tragedy http://nwpr.org/post/vancouver-oil-terminal-could-be-postponed-following-quebec-tragedy <p></p><p>There are now 15 confirmed deaths in the oil train explosion that rocked a small town in Quebec Province over the weekend.</p><p>The tragedy has given the commissioners of the Port of Vancouver in Washington pause as they consider a proposal for a terminal to move oil from trains onto ships. Ashley Ahearn reports.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:10:32 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 30771 at http://nwpr.org Rescued Puget Sound Orca Spotted With Her First Calf http://nwpr.org/post/rescued-puget-sound-orca-spotted-her-first-calf <p>The fairy tale ending for a young orphan killer whale keeps getting better. Canadian marine biologists spotted "Springer" the whale with her first calf off the coast of central British Columbia last week. This comes 11 years after Springer was rescued from the ferry lanes near Seattle and successfully reunited with her whale family at the north end of Vancouver Island. Helena Symonds of OrcaLab was one of the whale activists who urged fisheries managers in both countries to intervene at the time.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:19:15 +0000 Tom Banse 30640 at http://nwpr.org Rescued Puget Sound Orca Spotted With Her First Calf