The Planet, Fall 2019, The Disaster Issue
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Western Washington University. Associated Students; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies
Editor in Chief
Western Washington University
Managing Editor: Emily McLaughlin; Editors: Olivia Marsh, Schuyler Shelloner, Madeleine Jeffers; Multimedia Editor: Alex Meacham; Science Editor: Joshua Diaz; Designers: Nick Pinkham, Willow Cook, Robin Goodwin; Writers: Haydyn Wagner, Grace McCarthy, Maddie Smith, Allyse Sullivan, Melissa Browning, Samantha Baxley, Emily Hill, Jordan Burrell, Zach Griffin; Photographers: Clay Dinehart, Sadie Sullivan, Jason James, Rachel Alexander.
Table of Contents
Hide and Seek
From large-scale disasters to missing persons cases, the Gerstmans and their trusty four-legged companions, Natick and Oso, retrieve the lost, as part of the King County Search Dogs Unit.
People of the Inlet
With the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion approved by the Canadian government, the Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, British Columbia faces serious ecological risks. Inlet residents Cedar George-Parker and his nation, the Tsleil-Waututh, are fighting back.
As the commercialization of the Bellingham waterfront continues, developers must take extra precautions due to the area’s unique hazards.
Looming over Bellingham’s landscape sits a unique geological threat: Mount Baker. It hasn’t erupted for over 6000 years, but recent rumblings within are inspiring geologists and emergency managers to take action.
The Guillotine of Extinction
As human development spurs the disappearance of species at alarming rates, research suggests the planet is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction.
Fleeing the Floodplain
Caught in the crossfire between frequent flooding and the challenges posed by relocation, the small town of Hamilton, Washington must decide whether to endure, or head for higher ground.
The Land that Walks
Just five years after the ground fell out from under the community of Oso, Washington, residents are making tremendous strides in recovering from the most fatal landslide in U.S. history.
Hamming It Up
When disaster strikes and communications fail, HAM radio operators like Richard Rodriguez are vital to emergency response.
With the world’s largest buyer of recyclables cutting down on contaminated imports, David Campbell and other American recyclers like him are struggling to stay in business and reduce the overwhelming influx of materials to landfills.
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Dietzel, Emily and Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, "The Planet, 2019, Fall" (2019). The Planet. 87.
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