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The Planet, Fall 2016, The Human Health Issue



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Publication Date

Fall 2016


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

Editor in Chief

Nichols, Jesse


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Rebekah Way; Editors: Frederica Kolwey, Alyssa Sanchez; Multimedia Editor: Nic Ulmer; Science Editor: Erik Faburrieta; Designers: Alicia Terry, Oliver Amyakar; Assisting Designers: Sean Powell, Andy Lai; Radio Coordinator: Rebekah Way; Web Designer: Bjørn Harlson; Cartographer: Gus Landefeld; Writers: Rossella Bernocco, Gabriel Brenner, Katy Cossette, Alexa Eddy, Rachel Hunter, Nick Jenner, Marina Price, Gabriela Arteaga Ramos; Photographers: Sarah Climaco, Katy Cossette, Edward Clem; Videographers: Hunter Philip, Aaron Gillis

Photography Editor

Dudzik, Robert


Cornwall, Warren

Publisher (Digital Object)

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

Table of Contents

The Daily Planet

Environmental news stories from the Northwest.

Hold Your Breath

A Planet air pollution analysis reveals cancer risks in Whatcom County.

Rat Pack

University researchers track urban rat movements in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Locked In

Inmates in the Whatcom County Jail receive little time outside their cells.

Oil on the Tracks

Local activists fight against oil trains travelling through the Northwest.

Zeroing in on Zika

Seattle scientists race to develop a vaccine for Zika virus.

Tackling Toxics

Lawmakers update a 40-yearold chemical safety law.


Scientists discover pharmaceuticals in wastewater flowing into the Puget Sound.

Built to Break

Historic brick buildings in Bellingham could collapse in an earthquake.

Remembering a Planet Pioneer

Former Planet faculty adviser Michael Frame dies at 96.




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, 2016, Fall

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