Now is the time for a Washington state green amendment
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.
Beyond environmentalism: supporting Bellingham’s economic future
Commentary: Bellingham faces affordability challenges but also has an opportunity to set a new course: the upcoming comprehensive plan update allows for rebalancing.
A tale of two kinds of whales
Commentary: Why we have two distinct populations of killer whales that frequent our local waters.
Storming the Sound for 25 years: what’s next for the grassroots event?
Pivotal moment: Founders and attendees of an annual Salish Sea environmental education conference are looking to the next 25 years.
BC mega container terminal questions answered
Commentary: National focus narrows consideration of potential environmental damages.
It’s match time!
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.
Saving the Samish Crest
Commentary: The trails and views overlooking Bellingham toward the west can and should be saved for people.
‘Seeing the Forest’ salon to benefit forest conservation
A writer’s exploration and evocations of Northwest rivers and forests will highlight an event to support protection of what remains of the wilderness.
Earth Day at 53: Pogo’s truth still resonates
Behind Earth Day’s local actions, policies and global trends lies a questions: Does Earth Day matter to the Earth itself?
Modern conservation corps meshes care for land, health for youths
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.
Donut Hole win can guide transboundary strategy
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.
Island waste: can’t burn or bury it, so best to manage it
Islands in San Juan County present unique challenges in waste management and have found solutions meeting each island’s needs.
Ocean-to-table journey of uniquely tasty oysters takes work
Commentary: It takes a community to raise and harvest an oyster.
San Juan waters remain at risk from oil spills
The August 2022 oil spill off San Juan Island was called a ‘wake-up call’ for more prevention and response. Was it?
Ice jams, snow melt, king tide combine in Marietta flood deluge
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.
Thanks for the memories, 2022; what’s next, 2023?
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.