The Planet, Fall 2018, The Food Issue
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Western Washington University. Associated Students. Environmental Center; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies
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Western Washington University
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
Newman, Ilana; Gabrielson, Hannah
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Stout, Emily and Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, "The Planet, 2018, Fall" (2018). The Planet. 81.
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