January-2020

Heavy Impacts at Cherry Point

by Eddy Ury The County Council’s bold moves to protect Whatcom, ban coal and restrict fossil fuel expansions Part 2 For more background and context, read Part 1: February 2019, Whatcom Watch. For over 60 years, oil companies operating in Whatcom County have gotten major permits for polluting projects approved [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T10:57:08-08:00January 7, 2020|Cover Story|

Climate Change Will Impact Local Farms

by Stevan Harrell Two national newspapers sounded alarms in early November. The Washington Post ran a story about a South Dakota farmer who committed suicide because he was going broke, and The New York Times published an op-ed on how scientists got climate change all wrong — they grossly underestimated [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T10:56:09-08:00January 7, 2020|Cover Story|

poetrywatch

“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 Do You Enjoy poetrywatch? Artwork by Hilary Cole Want [Read More...]

By |2020-01-07T11:51:28-08:00January 7, 2020|poetrywatch|

City Climate Action Task Force Recommendations

Artist: Hilary Cole by Betsy Gross At long last, the city of Bellingham’s Climate Action Task Force was scheduled to present their research and recommendations at Bellingham City Council’s December 9, 2019, Committee of the Whole meeting. These dedicated professionals donated over 1,000 hours of their time and [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T11:02:05-08:00January 7, 2020|Climate|