The Planet, Fall 2015, The Innovation Issue
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Western Washington University. Associated Students; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies
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Managing Editor: Jann Eberharter; Editors: Kate Welch, Bailey Cheney; Multimedia Editor: Jesse Nichols; Science and Infographic Editor: Sam Carlos; Designers: Nathalie Cushing, Sombath Chum; Assisting Designer: Tacha Pradappet, Thomas Johnston; Social Media: Brianna Stoutenburgh, Radio Coordinator: Rebekah Way, Web Designer: Drake Wempe; Multimedia: Jared Rusk; Writers: Simon Bakke, Ali Brassfield, Sarah Climaco, MacKenzie Hezel, Nanette Jackson, Ross Kamimoto, Calista Mayer, Alyssa Sanchez, Vanessa Thomas, Nicholas Thompson, Rose Richardson, Andrew Wise; Photographers: Melissa Benedict, Anna Kerr, Sarah Climaco, Kesia Lee
Table of Contents
The Truth Is Up There by Simon Bakke
Drones used for conservation research are highly regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration. More regulations and less costly devices may enhance their research capabilities.
Eliminating Utilities by Alyssa Sanchez
Building residences with zero utility bills at hard-to-beat prices has the potential to change how homes are powered.
Deaths in the River by Kate Welch
Sea lions are eating endangered fish in the Columbia River, but the sea lions’ protected status makes it difficult to stop the predation.
Beauty and the Beak by Vanessa Thomas
Scientists, engineers and caretakers explore the use of 3-D printed prosthetics for wildlife rehabilitation.
The Ecomodernist Dilemma by Rose Richardson
Ecomodernists embrace using nuclear energy and parting from nature in order to save it. Their ideas are highly contested.
Mollusk Mimicry by Nick Thompson
Iridescent giant clams may provide the key to more efficient solar cells.
Hooked on Ponics by Sarah Climaco
Maureen Wall operates an aquaponics system where salad greens and fish live in a mutually beneficial ecosystem.
Tracking the Trade by Nanette Jackson
A university of Washington researcher has developed a new method to track elephant poaching but it’s not solving the problem.
Energy Evolution by Andrew Wise
As the need for energy storage grows, geography has the potential to challenge high-tech, chemically powered batteries.
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Worden, Yvonne and Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, "The Planet, 2015, Fall" (2015). The Planet. 70.