Twenty Years Ago

  August 2018

How Cars Affect the Lake Whatcom Watershed

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the August 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. Recently, a concerned citizen wrote Whatcom Watch requesting an article on the environmental … Continue reading

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  July 2018

Compassion for Nature

Overly Sensible or Sensitive? An event took place five days ago which involved my wife, and an egg noodle she noticed lying precariously on the laundry room floor. Now if you knew Wanda, you’d be apt to know that anything … Continue reading

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  June 2018

Missing Streams, Uncounted Fish and Ubiquitous Pipes

To celebrate 27 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The article below appeared in the June 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: In 2013, federal court Judge Richardo Martinez ordered the … Continue reading

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  May 2018

Northwest Reverence, Frustration, and Vision

To celebrate 27 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The below review is from the May 1998 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: “The Good Rain” was selected by the Whatcom Community … Continue reading

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  April 2018

Water Quality and the Politics of Obstruction

To celebrate 27 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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