Planning for Change

Peter HeffelfingerPhoto: Evelyn Adams by Peter Heffelfinger The fertile flats of the valleys west of the Cascades were formed over geological time by river flows and frequent floods. The clay soils and cool climate of the Skagit Valley, situated at the same latitude as Northern Europe, are eminently [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T18:21:04-07:00May 8, 2018|Northwest Gardening|

Poor Salmon Returns Expected

Lorraine Loomis by Lorraine Loomis As the tribal and state co-managers begin the annual salmon season setting process, the effects of drought and poor ocean conditions over the past few years — combined with ongoing loss of habitat — are leading to another year of low returns and [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T18:15:18-07:00May 8, 2018|Being Frank|


Boris Schleinkofer, poetrywatch editor Do You Enjoy poetrywatch? Want to see it continue? Then please, send your poems to us and let the Whatcom Watch share them with our readership! Seriously, we really do want your roughly 25-line poems (though length is by no means a deal-breaker; it’s how you use [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T18:21:54-07:00May 8, 2018|poetrywatch|

Kinder Morgan Suspends Nonessential Spending

This article originally appeared on the Sightline Institute website and is reprinted with permission. by Eric de Place It's a High-stakes Showdown of Cinematic Proportions In a surprise Sunday afternoon [April 8] announcement, the company backing a huge oil pipeline proposal in British Columbia cried uncle. (1) Citing conflicts [Read More...]

By |2022-03-15T18:17:56-07:00May 8, 2018|Fossil Fuels|
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