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The Planet, Winter 2017, People in Action



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Publication Date

Winter 2017


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: Frederica Kolwey; Editors: Daniel Hart, Alyssa Sanchez, Andrew Wise; Science Editor: Erik Faburrieta; Designers: Alicia Terry, Oliver Amyakar, Sean Powell, Andy Lai; Writers: Keiko Betcher, David Conlin, Christina Darnell, Claire Gaskins, Liz Hansen, Cierra Jack, Casey Kilroy, Amanda McKay, Terence Mejos, Allura Petersen, Lindsey Rieck, Jose Salazar, Zane Sharif, Justin Stercula, Maddy Stewart, Kristen Tarr, Katja Tunkkari, Andie Wall; Photographers: Miranda Abrashi, Dallis Browning, Jonathan Pendleton, Matthew Tangeman

Photography Editor

Hitchner, Mike


Cornwall, Warren

Publisher (Digital Object)

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

Table of Contents

Web of the Woods

A Canadian scientist studies networks of fungus connecting entire forests.

Changing Slopes

A Seattle scientist uses her passion for skiing to talk to Pacific Northwesterners about climate change.

Harvest in the Harbor

Drayton Harbor opens to winter shellfish harvesting for the first time in two decades.

A Tale of Two Districts

Two seemingly opposite state senators represent districts north and south of Bellingham.

Mourning Midway

A Seattle photographer documents garbage killing albatross in the Pacific.

Eye in the Sky

A Skagit County photographer attempts to photograph every glacier in the lower 48 states.

Waste Erased

A Western Washington University student fits he monthly waste into a Mason jar.

Rachel’s River

A Bellingham nonprofit restores salmon habitat along the Nooksack River.

Arctic Ballard

A Seattle scientist listens to whale songs to measure how melting ice affects mammals in the Arctic.




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, 2017, Winter

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