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The Planet, Winter 2018, Conservation Issue



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Publication Date

Winter 2018


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

Editor in Chief

Betcher, Keiko


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Allura Peterson; Editors: Madison Churchill, Tyler Kendig, Meghan Schilling, Synnove Vandal; Science Editor: Jonathan Flynn; Designers: Andy Lai, Frances Dierken, Stephen Smith, Presley Sytsma; Writers: Emily McLaughlin, Colin Murphy, Abby Owen, Hannah Prather, Michael Nguyen, Alec Ward, Erika Osland, Lucy Carrell, Timber Lockhart; Photographers: Nick Pinkham, Matthew Tangeman, Ilana Newman, Jacob Land, Regan Bervar

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

Saving Coral

After a sea turtle is found stranded on the Oregon coast, staff at the Seattle Aquarium spend three months nursing it back to health.

Let There Be Night

Astronomers work with city lawmakers to pass policies that curb the effects of artificial light at night.

Curbing the Herb

Volunteers at a local land trust fight invasive species at Crockett Lake, a unique ecosystem home to hundreds of bird species.

Land in Limbo

A personal essay by The Planet’s photo editor, Mike Hitchner, on his recent trip to southern Utah’s national monuments.

Oh, Shucks!

Nonprofits and government agencies work to bring an ecologically and culturally significant oyster back to the Puget Sound.

Lighting Up

In an industry that consumes 1 percent of the total electricity in the U.S., some marijuana growers are building more sustainable operations.

Cut the Volume

Whale-watchers and lawmakers make efforts to increase noise pollution regulations to protect the Southern Resident orcas.

Fish Out of Water

With the introduction of a new bill that might ban net-pens in Washington state, the future of fish farming may be on land.

Who Let the Dogs Scout

For two decades, researchers at the University of Washington have followed the noses of rescue dogs to track scents in wildlife field research.

Branching Out

Four years after the deadliest landslide in U.S. history, Darrington, Washington, is a community on the mend.




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, 2018, Winter

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