environment

It will take years to restore Lake Whatcom to what it was, just as it took years for the problem to develop.

“The lake is still showing signs of residential runoff. It’s going to take time. It’s going to take more time than people want to give it. It’s the kind of…

Researchers are collecting seal scat across Puget Sound in an effort to learn why salmon and steelhead are at historically low returns. The work is part of the Salish Marine Survival Project. It will supplement a variety of other research, including acoustic tags placed in fish, as well as a…

Graffiti scrawled across 200 yards of rock at scenic Clayton Beach will be removed with the help of volunteers on Saturday, June 25.

The work will be done as the investigation continues into who spray-painted a swath of rock, much of it sandstone, in an area that’s popular with families…

A group canvassed parts of a beach near Cap Sante Marina last week.

While some walked slowly back and forth with their heads down, looking for out-of-place items, others sat in groups with buckets and strainers, sifting sand as if panning for gold.

“We’re picking up anything on the…

A group canvassed parts of a beach near Cap Sante Marina last week.

While some walked slowly back and forth with their heads down, looking for out-of-place items, others sat in groups with buckets and strainers, sifting sand as if panning for gold.

“We’re picking up anything on the…

In the mid 1980s, Saul Weisberg, now the executive director of the North Cascades Institute, was a climbing ranger in North Cascades National Park and finishing up a graduate degree in biology.

It was the time of timber wars and fights over spotted owls. There was a lot of tension around…

RECycling Your Power, funded by the Sustainable Action Fund at Western Washington University, has challenged members of the Western Washington University cycling team to see who can produce the most wattage. The challenge will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.

Poulsbo's Marine Science Center became the SEA Discovery Center with the swipe of a pen and unveiling of a new sign Tuesday afternoon.

Western Washington University will take over the center's youth programs, floating lab, aquarium and museum while leasing the building from…

As the new Salish Sea Studies Institute gets rolling at Western Washington, Wayne Landis is certain of one thing: It will not be creating studies that collect dust on a library shelf.

“We won’t be doing research just because it’s interesting,” says Landis, a professor of environmental…

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard signed the Real Food Challenge, brought forward by Students for Sustainable Foods at Western, back on April 1.

Today, May 25, the community is invited to celebrate the university's commitment to food from local, community-…

Subscribe to environment