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  June 2020

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“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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  June 2020

About Lake Whatcom

Lake Whatcom is the primary drinking water source for about 100,000 residents of Whatcom County. The lake is comprised of three sub-basins from which water samples are collected in October through December, in February and April through September each year. … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Lake Whatcom Is in Decline

A Matter of Priorities The take-home message in the latest Lake Whatcom Monitoring Report is that our community’s primary drinking water source is continuing to decline (Matthews et al. 2020). The good news is we are supposedly on track to … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Climate Change and Public Health

Our world now faces two interrelated and simultaneous public health crises: the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. With the global death toll from Covid-19 already over 350,000 in less than six months, and so many essential workers risking their lives … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Please Stay Home!

Dear Watchers, Our country is so divided, and Covid-19 has contributed to the schism. When we combine politics with science in today’s hyper-partisan environment, we end up with politics winning. That’s deadly in this pandemic. If the virus were a … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Nothing to Hide

Dear Watchers, Being watched under surveillance has become a valued part of modern life. We would miss the capabilities to verify the truth here and abroad, follow-up on even health pandemics, protect citizens and business assets, and catch criminals or … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Nesting Birds in Whatcom County

By early June, our winter birds have left for their traditional breeding grounds to the north and east. When you consider the thousands of birds that wintered here, you might think their departure leaves us without any significant birds to … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Implementation Process for Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan

In 2018, the Bellingham City Council adopted a resolution to create a Climate Action Plan Task Force that would develop a “Climate Protection Action Plan 2018 Update” (Climate Action Plan), and recommend policies to meet the city’s greenhouse gas reduction … Continue reading

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  June 2020

A History of City Climate Protection

The city of Bellingham has been involved in climate protection for 15 years. At the March 14, 2005, meeting, the City Council endorsed the Cities for Climate Protection program to reduce global warming and air pollution emissions. The council voted … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Portrait of Whatcom Community Foundation

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 citizens — … Continue reading

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