Vancouver

Underwater Epidemic
5:56 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Mass Starfish Die-Off Hits Vancouver, May Happen in Washington

Sunflower stars on a minus tide in Southeast Alaska.
John Ryan

Scientists in two nations are on the lookout for a rapidly spreading epidemic. This epidemic is under water, and it’s affecting starfish.

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New Sewage Business Model
6:50 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Startup With New Business Model Pitches Cheaper Sewage Treatment

Blue Array co-owners James Reilly and Victoria Jelderks at the Vader sewage treatment plant.
Credit Tom Banse

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.

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Oil Terminal Lease
5:57 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Vancouver Oil Terminal Lease Would Allow Exports

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.

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Oil Terminal
7:01 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Hundreds Protest Vancouver Oil Terminal

The rally and march, organized by Portland Rising Tide, drew marchers from as far away as Benton County, Oregon and Olympia, Washington, with concerns about a range of processing and transportation projects.
Credit April Baer

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.

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Vancouver Oil Terminal Postponed
7:10 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Vancouver Oil Terminal Could Be Postponed Following Quebec Tragedy

There are now 15 confirmed deaths in the oil train explosion that rocked a small town in Quebec Province over the weekend.

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.

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Rescued Orca
6:19 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Rescued Puget Sound Orca Spotted With Her First Calf

A73, also known as Springer, seen off central coast of Vancouver Island, BC on July 4th with baby
Credit Graeme Ellis / Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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.

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