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The Planet, Winter 2006, Orcas



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Publication Date

Winter 2006


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

Editor in Chief

Kuck, Sarah M.


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Emily Nuchols; Associate Editors:John C. Davies, David W. Wray; Science Editor: Henry Valz; Web Editor: Blair Wilson; Designers: G. Brandon Allen, Tiffany A. Smith; Photographers: Mark Malijan, Mark Reimers, Taylor William; Reporters: Laura Belzer, Andrew Bernhardt, Brandi Bratrude, Jaime Cox, Matt Gagne, Jessica Harbert, Tyler Huey, Kyle Hunter, Katie Mathis, Liz McNeil, Sam McNeil, Diedra Penner, Sara Thompson

Photography Editor

Huber, Chris


Schultz, Tim

Publisher (Digital Object)

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

Table of Contents

The Magnuson by Matt Gagne

Effect Nearly 30 years ago, Washington Sen. Warren Magnuson pushed legislation through Congress to protect Puget Sound from oil spills. Although the law has been effective, politicians and corporations have tried to overturn the amendment twice in the past year.

Against the Current: Awarding 30 Years of Devotion to Salmon and the Environment by Tyler Huey

Wendy Scherrer s professional life has revolved around the protection, restoration and recovery of wild salmon in Whatcom County. After her battle against cancer, Scherrer returns to work on the river.

The Bush Record

A month-by-month account of what the Bush administration was up to in 2005.

From Grass to Groceries by Laura Belzer

Many Americans spend time, energy and resources to keep their lawns pristine and green, but a group called Food Not Lawns is spreading the word that you can transform your sod into sustenance.

Green Living

Ideas to help you think about every decision you make because every choice has an effect.

Canaries of the Sound: An indicator species makes the endangered list by Katie Mathis

In November, the southern resident orcas of Puget Sound were put on the endangered species list. Although this means further protection for the declining populations, will it be enough to save the whales?

Project Censored

The top three environmental stories that went under the radar in 2003 and 2004.

A Developing Issue by Sam McNeil, Andrew Bernhardt and Brandi Bratrude

Community members envision different futures for Bellingham as the city prepares itself for growth. Different political, economic and community-based interests are affecting the direction of the debate.

Different Worlds, Same Planet by Kyle Hunter

One student’s experience on his journey through Cuba and Mexico exposes him to new views about the environment’s priority south of the border.

Sustainable Traditions by Sara Thompson

Reef netting, a historic fishing method once widely used by the Lummi Indians, is making a reappearance as an environmentally friendly alternative to modern-day devices. A small group of fishermen hopes to reinvigorate Puget Sound’s salmon stocks using this method.




Publication at Western Washington University

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State)


Environmental Sciences | Higher Education | Journalism Studies


Student publication, Ecology, Environmental Studies

Document Type


Subject-Topical (LCSH)

Human ecology--Washington (State)--Periodicals; Ecology--Washington (State)--Periodicals

Subject-Names (LCNAF)

Western Washington University--Students--Periodicals; Huxley College of the Environment--Students--Periodicals


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The Planet, 2006, Winter

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