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  December 2021

Post Point Renovations

Editor’s Note: This  is an excerpt from an article about anaerobic digesters and the Post Point plant that appeared in the September 2020 issue of Whatcom Watch. Anaerobic digesters are projected to replace a pair of aging incinerators at Bellingham’s … Continue reading

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  December 2021

Habitat Is the Largest Nonprofit Builder in the World

Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive services to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: addiction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. Whatcom Watch believes these organizations often labor unnoticed by … Continue reading

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  December 2021

Orcas Visit Bellingham Bay

Tucked into the west side of the central Salish Sea by several islands, Bellingham Bay is a rare destination for whales. However, several orcas decided to pay a visit on July 23. (1) Four members of the Bigg’s orca population … Continue reading

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  December 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at September 7, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 103. Approve a terminal services agreement (amendment #6) with the state of Alaska? The original terminal service agreement began in 1989. The agreement with the Alaska ferry (Alaska Marine Highway … Continue reading

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  December 2021

Stopping Tire Debris From Killing Coho Salmon

Now that we know a chemical in our car tires is killing salmon, we have to act urgently to keep it out of the water.  Research published last year confirmed that the preservative 6PPD interacts with ozone to kill coho … Continue reading

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  December 2021

Hatchery Fish Are Treaty Fish

  Tribal treaty rights are being attacked by so-called conservation groups that threaten legal action against our hatcheries. Hatchery production is an essential part of salmon recovery. Along with harvest, habitat and hydropower, it is one of the four Hs … Continue reading

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  December 2021

Alexandra Morton’s Latest Book

  Not on My Watch  How a Renegade Whale Biologist Took on Governments and Industry to Save Wild Salmon   by Alexandra Morton Random House Canada, 2021 384 pages, hardcover, $26.00 ISBN-13: 978-0735279667 Northern Vancouver Island — mid-1980s: On a … Continue reading

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  December 2021

Are You Ready for Winter?

With all things considered, we felt that winter was not far away when we crossed the North Cascades after a birthday weekend in Winthrop. The eastbound trip over the mountains and the first day in the Methow Valley held promise … Continue reading

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  December 2021

Soliciting Articles for Publication

  As the editor of Whatcom Watch, I’m constantly on the lookout for new writers and oftensolicit articles for publication. This month, we’re putting out the call for experienced writers. Whatcom Watch has no reporters per se and is mainly … Continue reading

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  December 2021

poetrywatch

“When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.” — John F. Kennedy Do … Continue reading

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