Invasive Mussels Threaten Drinking Water

MusselsPhoto: U.S. Geological Survey by Karlee Deatherage The small mussel, about the size of a grain of rice, appeared on an aquarium moss ball sold at a Seattle Petco earlier this year. It sounded the alarm across the United States, prompting agencies to work with Petco to issue [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T18:14:20-08:00May 30, 2021|Cover Story|


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 Do You Enjoy poetrywatch? Artwork by [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T18:55:23-08:00May 30, 2021|poetrywatch|

Caspian Terns in Bellingham

Caspian Terns photo: Joe Meche by Joe Meche In 2009, Caspian terns starting nesting on the former Georgia-Pacific property now called the Waterfront District. Approximately 250 birds produced about 100 chicks. The next year, between 2,500 and 3,000 birds produced over 1,000 young terns. The Port of Bellingham [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T18:16:57-08:00May 30, 2021|Beaks and Bills|

Lake Whatcom’s Decline Is Unabated

Editor’s Note: The Lake Whatcom Monitoring Project was initiated in the 1980s to measure and track long-term lake data for temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, turbidity, and nutrients, including nitrogen and phosphorus. The work is performed by WWU’s Institute for Watershed Studies and funded by the city of Bellingham. This [Read More...]

By |2022-03-23T18:01:23-07:00May 30, 2021|Cover Story|

From Survival to Safety

Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive ser- vices to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: ad- diction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. Whatcom Watch believes these orga- nizations often labor unnoticed by citizens — this column is designed to [Read More...]

By |2022-03-09T18:25:35-08:00May 30, 2021|Community Service Providers|

Spring Into Summer

Anna’s hummingbirdphoto: Joe Meche As we transitioned from winter into spring, the seasons and the birds around us changed accordingly. Cherry blossoms greeted us in just about every part of town, along with scattered greenery here and there. Rain was still with us in the lowlands, while heavy [Read More...]

By |2021-05-30T08:20:43-07:00May 30, 2021|Beaks and Bills|
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