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The Planet, Spring 2018, The Sex Issue



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Publication Date

Spring 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: Isa Kaufman-Geballe, Emily McLaughlin, Meghan Schilling, Emily Stout, Synnove Vandal; Multimedia Editor: Jon Carroll; Science Editor: Jonathan Flynn; Designers: Andy Lai, Frances Dierken, Stephen Smith, Presley Sytsma; Writers: Emily Dietzel, Robert Mercer, Regan Bervar, Molly Gross, Dawson Finley, Francesca Tuazon, Lorin Lindell, Lucy Carrell, Chuck Tookey; Photographers: Nick Pinkham, Hannah Gabrielson, Hailey Hoffman, Matthew Pearson, Greta Lozada

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

A Hit to Fertility

Researchers at the University of Washington Fertility Lab in Seattle study the effects of marijuana use on sperm health.

The Clam Before the Storm

Researchers try to control a small clam with an extreme knack for reproducing in Lake Whatcom, Washington.

Behind the Trees

Survivors of sexual harassment in the United States Forest Service advocate for a change in sexual misconduct policies.

Healing With Horses

Therapists and equine specialists use horses to work with patients who have experienced sexual assault.

Spoiled Milk

Scientists at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Washington, try to understand how contaminants are affecting Southern Resident orca populations.

Forbidden Fruit

Washington, during the era of agricultural DDT use tell their stories of developing breast cancer.

Cetacean Situation

Following the death of several beluga whales at their facility, the Vancouver Aquarium faces opposition to their cetacean programs.

Silent Sting

While bee populations are in decline all across the board, a Woodinville, Washington, man is trying to save one pollinator in particular.

Protesters and Pipelines

A group of protesters in Burnaby, Canada, including the Secwepemc Nation, oppose the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Hard to Swallow

Researchers in British Columbia and at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington, investigate the recent and rapid decline in swallow populations in North America.




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, Spring

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