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Climate change is causing pink snow in the alpine regions

In the spring and summer months, snow in Whatcom County’s mountains can turn pink. The color comes from an algae that can be found in alpine regions across the globe.

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Bellingham considers ban on natural gas in many buildings

A measure under Bellingham City Council consideration would require new commercial buildings and new apartment buildings more than four stories high to use electricity for heating and water heating, meet certain energy-reduction standards and use solar energy or provide rooftop space for eventual solar energy installation.

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Climate change stresses Whatcom outdoor recreation economy

As climate change alters the fabric of the Pacific Northwest, increasing the frequency and severity of heatwaves, wildfires and precipitation extremes, some of outdoor companies are scrambling to adapt their business models to shorter seasons and unpredictable conditions.

Vancouver commissioners deal blow to proposed oil terminal

Vancouver commissioners deal blow to proposed oil terminal

Port of Vancouver commissioners will not renew developers' lease for a big proposed oil-by-rail marine terminal along the Columbia River in Vancouver.  Unless the project wins all its permits by March 31, it is likely dead.