The Planet, Spring 2008
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Western Washington University. Associated Students; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies
Editor in Chief
Page A. Buono
Western Washington University
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Table of Contents
Tapping a Better Brew
To reduce their environmental impact, breweries are taking steps to preserve the natural world the industry relies on.
It’s a Bird...It’s a Plane...It’s Al Manners
Al Manners received the Environmental Heroes Award for Lifetime Achievement on April 19, 2008. The award was in recognition of decades of dedication to learning and teaching about the environment.
Fueling Food Prices
As recent prices hike for basic crops used in everything from bagels to corn flakes, biofuel’s promise as a future energy source is questioned.
Biomimicry, the strategic use of nature as an inspiration for design, has Nike, Boeing, NASA and others looking to nature as a muse for products of the future.
Bunnies on the Brink
Tireless efforts have created hope for what might just be the cutest animal on the endangered species list, the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit.
After the Bush administration released its latest plan on how to operate dams on the Columbia River, efforts to save endangered populations of wild salmon and steelhead reached a critical tipping point.
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Bottles, nets, toy soldiers, bags and almost any plastic product you can imagine are floating in the sea. Ocean currents bring trash into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is now estimated twice the size of Texas and growing.
Red, White & Green?
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain all agree that something must be done to tackle global warming, energy use, and other major environmental issues. But who can lead America to the greenest future? A comparison of their environmental platforms shows significant differences.
The Skinny on Galbraith
An uncommon relationship between a local corporation and a non-profit group of mountain bikers makes Galbraith mountain a unique recreational destination.
A Fate Worse Than Salt
Generally considered resilient creatures, one thing Pacific Northwest mollusks can’t slime through is their future extinction.
Garden Patch Kids
How one school district incorporates playing in the dirt into a curriculum that will help students grow healthy eating habits.
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