Twenty Years Ago

  April 2018

Water Quality and the Politics of Obstruction

To celebrate 26 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The below excerpts are from the April 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: The last paragraph indicates that Dr. Frank James was … Continue reading

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  March 2018

Whatcom Watch Has Joined with Northwest Citizen on the Internet

Have you ever regretted recycling the Whatcom Watch prematurley because of an article you wanted to reread or share with someone? Never again! Whatcom Watch has gone digital and joined with Northwest Citizen (www.nwcitizen.com) to provide up-to-date and in-depth information … Continue reading

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  March 2018

Forestry-Related Landslides and Their Impact on Neighbors

On November 18, 1996, a landslide originating in a 164-acre clearcut moved swiftly down Hubbard Creek, Oregon, into a residential house killing four people. Unfortunately, this tragedy need not have happened. It could have been prevented when Champion International applied … Continue reading

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  February 2018

Bellingham’s First
Cohousing Community

Cohousing is a unique way of bringing people together who want to live in a community designed to meet their needs. Bellingham Cohousing Group is one of about 200 groups in the United States that are in the process of … Continue reading

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Cohousing Community

  January 2018

Chlorine Being Phased Out of Pulp-Bleaching – GP Plant to Be Affected

Editor’s Note: Georgia-Pacific closed the chlorine plant in 1999. In 2001, it closed the chemical plant, and laid off 420 workers. In 2003/2004 there were cutbacks at the tissue mill; 44 workers were paid off. In 2004, the rest of … Continue reading

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  December 2017

Information Fair Presents Bay Clean-up Project

This excerpt is from the December 1997 issue of Whatcom Watch. On November 18, 1997, a pilot project to clean up the contaminated sediments in Bellingham Bay was unveiled to the public in an information fair at the Bellingham Cruise … Continue reading

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  August 2017

Personal Costs of Driving and Car Ownership

  To celebrate 26 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be printing excerpts from 20 years ago. This article is from the August 1997 issue of Whatcom Watch. Previous articles (Whatcom Watch January 1997, May and June 1997 ) … Continue reading

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  July 2017

The Environmental and Human Health Costs of Automobiles

To celebrate 26 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we are printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The below excerpt is from the July 1997 issue of Whatcom Watch. Americans directly subsidize driving to the tune of $400 billion per year. … Continue reading

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  June 2017

Life Forsaken: Notes on the Ecological Holocaust in Nooksack

To celebrate 26 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we are printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The below excerpt is from the June 1997 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: Steven D. Redman is author of “Visions of the Sentient … Continue reading

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  May 2017

Are Environmentalists Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

To celebrate 26 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we are printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The excerpt below is from the May 1997 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: Bob Keller died in February 2017. A long-time contributor to … Continue reading

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