Environment Archives - Page 2 of 7 - Salish Current

Elephant seal Elsie Mae teaches, inspires during molting haulout

September 22, 2023
Richard Arlin Walker

A quirky northern elephant seal had much to teach visitors to an Anacortes beach this summer.

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To the rescue: saving lives, taking action on plastic trash in the Salish Sea

September 14, 2023
Rena Kingery

“To the Rescue: Protecting Life in the Salish Sea” will feature a talk and a free exclusive screening of a dramatic rescue film by the head veterinarian and director of animal health at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Beach eggs

August 23, 2023
Wendy Feltham

A photographer provides an up-close and personal look at eggs found on beaches in or near Port Townsend.

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Humans urged to stay away from San Juan’s red foxes

August 4, 2023
Richard Arlin Walker

“A fed fox is a dead fox,” warn signs on San Juan Island, urging humans to keep their distance from foxes in the wild — for the sake of the animals.

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‘Seeing the Forest’ salon to benefit forest conservation

July 28, 2023
Lane Morgan

A writer’s exploration and evocations of Northwest rivers and forests will highlight an event to support protection of what remains of the wilderness.

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Using ‘rights of nature’ to correct environmental wrongs

July 7, 2023
Clifford Heberden

Will the rights of nature movement, called the “fastest-growing legal movement of the twenty-first century” by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, find a foothold here?

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Making charcoal as a first step to facing climate change

June 2, 2023
Kai Uyehara

A Whatcom-based organization seeks to engage farmers and forest owners in conserving carbon with a trust that makes environmental and financial sense.

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‘No Mow May’ keeps pollinators in mind

May 12, 2023
Clifford Heberden

Native plants and trees provide food for “workaholic” bees.

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Earth Day at 53: Pogo’s truth still resonates

April 21, 2023
Edward Wolf

Behind Earth Day’s local actions, policies and global trends lies a questions: Does Earth Day matter to the Earth itself?

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Senate bill changing vessel-orca distance moves forward

April 14, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

Keeping our distance from the whales: 1,000-yard rule for all vessels passes both Washington houses.

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Modern conservation corps meshes care for land, health for youths

April 13, 2023
Gretchen K. Wing

Youth Conservation Corps in the Salish Sea region offer a prescription for youths’ mental, cultural and spiritual health — and a means to care for the land.

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Management plan in place as San Juan Islands monument turns 10

March 15, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

A celebration of the San Juan Islands National Monument 10th anniversary by federal officials and locals is planned for March 25 at Friday Harbor Grange Hall.

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Returning wildlife to the wild is a one-by-one effort

February 24, 2023
Matt Benoit

From whales to baby birds, rehabilitation and release efforts play out daily for wild animals separated from their natural worlds.

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Island waste: can’t burn or bury it, so best to manage it

February 2, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

Islands in San Juan County present unique challenges in waste management and have found solutions meeting each island’s needs.

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San Juan waters remain at risk from oil spills 

January 27, 2023
Kathryn Wheeler

 The August 2022 oil spill off San Juan Island was called a ‘wake-up call’ for more prevention and response. Was it?

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Tacoutche Tesse, the Northwest’s great ghost river — Part 5: The bleeding Heart of the Fraser

January 5, 2023
Eric Scigliano

Gravel beds in the Heart of the Fraser — called one of the “most productive stretches of river on the planet” for spawning fish — are threatened with large-scale wetland destruction.

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