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The Planet, Fall 2018, The Food Issue



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Publication Date

Fall 2018


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

Editor in Chief

Stout, Emily


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Isa Kaufman-Geballe; Editors:, Emily McLaughlin, Emily Dietzel, Hannah Prather; Photo Editors: Ilana Newman, Hannah Gabrielson; Multimedia Editor: Greta Lozada; Science Editor: Jonathan Flynn; Designers: Andy Lai, Finn Plager, Nick Pinkham ; Writers: Alaya Spino, Allayana Darrow, Kenzie Mahoskey, Alana Strong, Madeleine Jeffers, Devin Vigor, Mia Steben, Cameron Ohlson, Hayley Deti; Photographers: Matthew Pearson, Emily Porter, Brendan Morrison, North Joffe-Nelson; Videographer: Maks Moses

Photography Editor

Newman, Ilana; Gabrielson, Hannah


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 Salmon People

The Lummi Nation is working to bring back populations of salmon in the Salish Sea with their hatchery. The fish are not only important for the ecosystem, but also hold cultural significance.

A Vertical Horizon

Vertical farming, a method of growing crops in a controlled indoor environment, has the potential to change agriculture on small and large scales.

To Kill an Auklet

Two years after rhinoceros auklet birds began washing up on Northwest coasts, researchers are still trying to figure out what caused the mass die-offs.

Sprouting Minds

Local non-profits in Whatcom County are working with school districts to build school gardens and get fresh produce into school cafeterias.

Battle of the Bugs

Josh Milnes, a graduate student at Washington State University, is using tiny wasps to fight off an invasive stink bug species threatening Washington’s crops.

Trash or Treasure

To combat food waste, out of necessity or just for fun, some residents of Bellingham, Washington get their food from unexpected places.

Pinniped Predation

With chinook salmon on the decline and some policy makers looking to place blame on harbor seals, marine scientist Austen Thomas collects seal scat samples to track their consumption.

Resilience Rising

After the closure of the only grocery store in the Birchwood neighborhood of Bellingham, Washington, community members are exploring options for healthy and accessible food.

A Kelping Hand

Joth Davis, a shellfish farmer and marine scientist, has started using kelp to save his shellfish farm from ocean acidification.




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, Fall

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