environment Archives - Salish Current

Now is the time for a Washington state green amendment

February 19, 2024
Mimi Margulies

Commentary: A constitutional amendment is needed in Washington state to promote and protect the health and well-being of every Washingtonian, now and for future generations.

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Beyond environmentalism: supporting Bellingham’s economic future

January 23, 2024
Garrett O'Brien

Commentary: Bellingham faces affordability challenges but also has an opportunity to set a new course: the upcoming comprehensive plan update allows for rebalancing.

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A tale of two kinds of whales

January 19, 2024
Monika Wieland Shields

Commentary: Why we have two distinct populations of killer whales that frequent our local waters.

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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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BC mega container terminal questions answered

November 8, 2023
Ginny Broadhurst

Commentary: National focus narrows consideration of potential environmental damages.

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It’s match time!

November 3, 2023
Amy Nelson

Donations to the Salish Current during November and December will be matched thanks to generous local supporters and national NewsMatch funders — and go directly to provide more local news.

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Saving the Samish Crest

August 11, 2023
Stevan Harrell

Commentary: The trails and views overlooking Bellingham toward the west can and should be saved for people.

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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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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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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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Donut Hole win can guide transboundary strategy

March 2, 2023
Derek Moscato

Commentary: There are many good reasons for protecting the Skagit River headwaters; high on the list is the ongoing health of the larger Skagit watershed, a defining element of the region’s geography and cultural heritage.

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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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Ocean-to-table journey of uniquely tasty oysters takes work

January 31, 2023
Alexi Guddal

Commentary: It takes a community to raise and harvest an oyster.

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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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Ice jams, snow melt, king tide combine in Marietta flood deluge

January 13, 2023
Kai Uyehara

A small community along Marine Drive living mostly in RVs has braved seasonal inundation, ready to move at a moment’s notice — until caught by surprise.

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Thanks for the memories, 2022; what’s next, 2023?

December 29, 2022
Salish Current Editorial Staff

We lived, we learned; now it’s time to get ready for what may be ahead in 2023, after a look back at what happened this year.

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