Boris Schleinkofer, poetrywatch editor “When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.” — John F. Kennedy Artwork by Hilary Cole Subject [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T07:58:36-08:00April 3, 2020|poetrywatch|

Challenges to a Water Supply in a Changing Climate

 The Community Research Project was conducted on behalf of the Whatcom County Climate Impact Advisory Committee. The purpose of this project was to reach out to community leaders and stakeholders on how the county should address the growing impacts of climate change. The entire report is posted at:    www.whatcomcounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/43718/2019-Whatcom-County-Community-Research-Project. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T08:03:29-08:00April 3, 2020|Water|

Civil Rights Scholar and Activist Mike Honey to Visit Bellingham

This presentation has been postponed. Village Books, Fairhaven Book Presentation and Signing, WWU presentation (to be announced) Award-winning civil rights scholar and activist Mike Honey will visit Bellingham. He will deliver a talk and showing of part of his recently completed documentary film “Love and Solidarity: James M. Lawson and [Read More...]

By |2020-04-03T14:30:48-07:00April 3, 2020|Uncategorized|

Inspiration Farm and Permaculture

Credit: Brian Kerkvliet by Nichole Schmitt Inspiration Farm has opened my eyes to the world of permaculture. You may have heard the terms “food forest” and “food jungle,” but a food forest is not just a scattering of seeds left to chance. It is thoughtfully planned, based on [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T07:51:35-08:00April 3, 2020|Cover Story|

Time to Outlaw Suction Dredge Mining

Lorraine Loomis USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image by Lorraine Loomis Treaty tribes are encouraged that the Washington State Legislature may finally put an end to the destructive practice of suction dredge mining, for the protection of threatened salmon and their habitat as well as southern [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T07:53:28-08:00April 3, 2020|Being Frank|

The Shape of Winter

Peter HeffelfingerPhoto: Evelyn Adams by Peter Heffelfinger As predicted by climate change models for the Northwest, our recent winter season arrived later in the autumn, and was highlighted by heavier, more sustained rainfall. We had relatively mild temperatures overall and only one serious snowfall, which melted after a [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T07:57:26-08:00April 3, 2020|Northwest Gardening|

Housing Policy is … Salmon Policy?

by David Goldberg How state laws permitting more homes could ease two crises at once. Across the Pacific Northwest, urban sprawl is decimating salmon habitat. Fish scientists who study the effects of urbanization on salmon, steelhead and orcas are unanimous: To save these iconic and vital species we must prevent [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T08:00:48-08:00April 3, 2020|Salmon|