The Planet, Winter 2012
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Western Washington University. Associated Students; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies
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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.
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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