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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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How much of orca decline is in their DNA?

December 9, 2022
Kai Uyehara

Southern Resident killer whales are beset by the threats of diminished prey, chemical pollution, loss of habitat, and underwater noise. Can DNA research help toward their recovery?

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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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Devastating wasting illness of influential, iconic sea stars still a mystery

October 21, 2022
Rena Kingery

Sea star wasting syndrome still threatens area sea stars, but community scientists and researchers are helping to shed light on the mysterious illness.

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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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Old is new again with early music festival

May 12, 2022
Kenneth Duncan

Salish Sea festival brings baroque music played on period instruments out of the past for local audiences.

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Anticipated Salish Sea vessel traffic increases spark calls for more environmental protections

January 28, 2022
Clifford Heberden

Fossil fuel and terminal expansion projects up and down the Salish Sea are estimated to boost annual shipping vessel traffic by at least 25% in the near future, and the projected increase has raised concerns about increased risk to the environment.

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Keep walking, or keep off? Guemes beach-walking pushes question of private property versus public access

January 27, 2022
Lauren Gallup

Disagreement between those who hold to a long-established practice on Guemes Island of public access to walking across privately owned tidelands and a property owner’s opposition to what he sees as trespassing has evolved into a lawsuit.

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Author of ‘Orca’ has a message for the Northwest: hope has a price tag

September 14, 2021
Gretchen K. Wing

The new book Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home begins in crisis, as author Lynda Mapes tells the gut-wrenching story of Tahlequah (J35), the mother orca who in 2018 carried her dead baby around for 17 days. Mapes will speak Sept. 18 at the Lopez Island Library.

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From the Editor’s Desk / Readers respond to why the San Juans need a rescue tug

March 19, 2021
Mike Sato

Lopez Island readers of the article “Rescue tug stationed in islands is best bet to avoid oil spills in San Juan-Gulf waters, study says” responded to the article’s posting in Lopez Rocks.

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photo: Monika Wieland Shields © 2015

Rescue tug stationed in islands is best bet to avoid oil spills in San Juan – Gulf waters, study says

March 12, 2021
Kimberly Cauvel

With increased vessel traffic around the San Juan Islands, some worry that the risk of oil spills may be rising as well. A new study makes the case that an emergency response tug stationed in the islands would be money well-spent.

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Community Voices / Thoughts on the Puget Sound Partnership and recovering Puget Sound

February 17, 2021
Al Bergstein

An apparent focus on reducing the ongoing costs of recovery of Puget Sound rather than recovery efforts themselves worries some who are concerned about the health of the ecosystem.

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Artist’s Corner / Tailored to the task

February 11, 2021
Tony Angell

The northern harrier is a regular presence along the outer fields, sloughs and dikes bordering the Salish Sea.

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photo: Port of Vancouver © 2020

Proposed Roberts Bank terminal will add cargo capacity — but at what cost to Salish Sea

August 25, 2020
Kimberly Cauvel

A lesser-known yet major Canadian infrastructure project could bring major changes to shipping traffic in waters shared by British Columbia and Washington. If constructed, Roberts Bank Terminal 2, would enable Canada to move another 2.4 million shipping containers per year through its southernmost terminal about 1 mile from the Washington state border.

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