Rising seas, high tides, storm surges and waterfront homes: does value outweigh the risks?

January 20, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Predicted sea-level rising along with extremely high tides and storm surges pose increasing risk to coastal waterfront homes. How much are those trends affecting property values?

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Bulkheads: protecting property at what cost to the environment?

January 5, 2023
Kai Uyehara
Armoring the shoreline aims to protect property from high tides and erosion — the same natural forces that nourish shorelines for forage fish spawning and juvenile salmon rearing.
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Does environmental education change behavior?

December 2, 2022
Rena Kingery

Measuring the effectiveness of environmental education in changing behavior is a source of optimism and inspiration around the Salish Sea.

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Looking ahead in the San Juans: island water planning … 2036

December 1, 2022
Nancy DeVaux

How do you plan for the future water supply when you don’t have all the information?

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Tacoutche Tesse, the Northwest’s great ghost river — Part 2: The flood and building back better

November 18, 2022
Eric Scigliano

The great flood of 2021 brought massive destruction but also the opportunity to build back better.

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Researchers, growers face the challenge of acidic ocean water

November 3, 2022
Rena Kingery

Salish Sea waters are acidifying faster than ever before, but researchers in Washington are leading the world in addressing the looming disaster.

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Rising seas, surging storms put many low-lying areas at risk

October 13, 2022
Kai Uyehara

Sea levels are expected to rise by 1.5 to nearly 2 feet by 2100 along low-lying shorelines around the Salish Sea—including many areas where people live and recreate.

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A word about property rights and freedom

September 14, 2022
William Appel

Commentary: Government, in balancing the peace, health and economic welfare of the people, has an interest when it comes to private property rights.

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San Juan Islands National Monument: where’s the plan?

September 9, 2022
Nancy DeVaux

“Beyond slow” delays in developing a management plan for the San Juan Islands National Monument may resolve soon.

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Islanders grapple with concerns over a finite resource: water

August 18, 2022
Clifford Heberden

Aquifers around the Salish Sea are at risk from seawater intrusion, exhaustion and the concern that replenishment could become more and more difficult with the changing climate.

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Collaborate, adjudicate to settle Nooksack water issues

August 4, 2022
Eric Hirst

Summer streamflows in the Nooksack Basin have been declining for decades, while the need for irrigation water grows as summers get hotter and rainfall diminishes.

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Faith communities ally for climate justice; to hold Sacred Earth Fair

July 28, 2022
Clifford Heberden

A grassroots multifaith network is seeking to increase awareness of — and action to address — climate change issues through its Sacred Earth Fair July 31.

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Still rising: Planners assess sea level, storm surge risks

July 15, 2022
Kai Uyehara

Rising sea levels combined with storm surges threaten to inundate shoreline sites such as Bellingham’s Boulevard Park.

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photo: Linnea Hoover © 2022

Dead gray whale: a sign of what’s to come?

June 17, 2022
Cooper Castelle

The emaciated body of a dead gray whale washed up on a Salish Sea beach raises questions about food supply and species survival.

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‘A Precarious Edge’ evokes climate change truths

May 4, 2022
Chris O'Neill

Climate change and global warming are front and center in the Museum of Northwest Art’s latest installation, “A Precarious Edge.”

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Mother Earth Day celebration will look to the future, through the vision of Indigenous youth

April 20, 2022
Clifford Heberden

Messages from Indigenous youth with eyes on environmental justice and the future will be featured at a Mother Earth Day celebration presented by Children of the Setting Sun Productions at Bellingham’s Maritime Heritage Park on April 22.

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