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The Planet, Winter 2012

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Publication Date

Winter 2012

Creator

Western Washington University. Associated Students; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies

Editor in Chief

Becky Tachihara

Photography Editor

Crista Dougherty

Publisher

Western Washington University

Associate Editors, Production Assistants, and Writers

Editors: Liza Weeks, Alex Bacon, Mary Shoup; Science Editor: Susannah Edwards; Multimedia Editor: Taylor Russell; Layout Designers: Susan Good, Sarah Morris; Web Designer: Matt Mehi; Photographers: Elizabeth Ransom, Alecia Gaussoin, Tait Trautman, Brooke Warren; Writers: Kyler Barton, Yanrong Pang, Kirsten Miller, Nika Slade, Jason Austin, Raechel Youngberg, Alex Rumbolz, James Rogers, Femi Abebefe

Table of Contents

Outside the Xbox

Camp Terra is one of several outdoor schools in Western Washington helping to battle Nature Deficit Disorder.

Winds of Controversy

Debate continues in Whatcom County about a moratorium on industrial wind power.

What’s in the Bag

Bellingham will initiate an ordinance in July 2012 that will ban distribution of single-use plastic bags, but the long-term impacts remain unknown.

The Locavore’s Dilemma

Growing Washington partners with local restaurants and farmers to make local produce more widely available.

Sea of Cascades

Sea otters are a good indicator of the ‘cascading’ effects one predator can have on its ecosystem when its food source runs out.

Gambling with Resources

The communities around Bristol Bay dispute about whether or not a copper mine and a fishery can coexist.

Stone Lace

The debate over the origin of the honeycomb weathering that began in the time of Charles Darwin continues today.

Of Ice and Oil

The Obama Administration has cleared Shell Oil Co. to drill in the Chukchi Sea off of the north coast of Alaska, but questions of oil spill response still remain.

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Publication at Western Washington University

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This resource is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Any materials cited must be attributed to The Planet, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

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Resources made available by The Planet and Special Collections, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Subject-Topical (LCSH)

Human ecology – Washington (State)—Periodicals; Ecology—Washington (State) – Periodicals; Western Washington University--Students--Periodicals and Huxley College of the Environment -- Students --Periodicals.

Subject-Names (LCNAF)

Western Washington University; Huxley College of the Environment.

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State)

Disciplines

Environmental Sciences | Higher Education | Journalism Studies

Keywords

Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, Student publication, Ecology, Environmental Studies

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Language

English

City

Bellingham, WA

The Planet, 2012, Winter

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