climate change Archives - Salish Current

Trans Mountain is a metaphor for larger economic and political forces at play

May 9, 2024
Derek Moscato

Commentary: Pipeline’s completion points to Cascadia’s new era of globalization and ecological modernization

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Removing Bellingham’s parking minimums has many benefits

February 28, 2024
Michael Feerer and Jamin Agosti
Commentary: Let’s get rid of minimum parking requirements and leave more site space for trees and outdoor spaces together with more housing.
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Planning for less water in Whatcom

January 30, 2024
Eric Hirst

Commentary: All of us in Whatcom County will have less — perhaps much less — water for our homes, businesses and farms in the future.

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Power of community resonates at Storming the Sound

January 26, 2024
Amy Nelson

Environmental educators and students celebrated a milestone this week and considered grief over lost treasured spaces — while looking into the future.

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Rebuilding Salish Sea clam gardens, rock by rock

January 22, 2024
Sarah Hoffman, Crosscut and KCTS 9

Video: The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is creating new habitats along the coastline to help marine life weather rising sea temperatures.

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Storming the Sound for 25 years: what’s next for the grassroots event?

January 18, 2024
Rena Kingery

Pivotal moment: Founders and attendees of an annual Salish Sea environmental education conference are looking to the next 25 years.

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Sumas Lake: a once (and future?) feature of the border

December 19, 2023
Lane Morgan

The catastrophic floods of November 2021 on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border brought to mind an Ice Age souvenir that many Whatcom residents didn’t know existed.

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State-mandated tree clearings will not improve wildfire resiliency

November 7, 2023
Michael Feerer

Commentary: The State Building Code Council’s proposed wildfire defensible space rules should be withdrawn.

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Climate change threatens North Cascades snowpack

July 21, 2023
Sally Vaux

The loss of glaciers threatens agriculture, fisheries, drinking water, hydroelectric power and recreation.

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Looking back: point-in-time climate effects on Mount Baker

July 21, 2023
Alan Fritzberg

As summer temperatures rise over time, Mount Baker’s shrinking glaciers reveal the impact.

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Four of six Whatcom executive candidates respond in forum

July 14, 2023
Editorial Staff

Responses in a candidates forum from four (of six) vying for Whatcom County Executive sketched out four differing perspectives on how to serve.

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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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City seeks balance: housing needs and forest benefits

May 5, 2023
Clifford Heberden

Bellingham faces the challenge of building homes to meet housing needs while preserving trees for public and environmental health.

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Earth Day 2023: A frank look at where we are

April 21, 2023
Kathy Fletcher

Commentary: Just as in 1970, we are at another major reckoning point in our relationship to our home planet.

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Surprising channel flood leaves La Conner planning for future

February 9, 2023
Ava Ronning

“Climate change is real” is a lesson from Dec. 27 flooding that damaged the La Conner downtown.

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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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