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Shared waters of the Salish Sea need a shared response between B.C. and Washington

The Salish Sea is truly a wonder. On a daily basis, we see orcas, salmon, eagles and many other species travel up and down its coasts, taking advantage of the remaining healthy habitats for feeding and refuge. None of them take notice of the international boundary running through the middle of…

B.C.’s Howe Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is a natural wonder

Turner was one of the key figures in the initiative to nominate Howe Sound, a 135-square-mile fjord at the northeastern end of the Salish Sea. (Puget Sound is over 1,000 square miles.) A retired Canadian federal geologist, he makes …

Salish Sea college course marries scholarship, exploration

Last week, a group of Whatcom Community College students roamed around Maritime Heritage Park for a series of micro-lessons about the downtown space from speakers with backgrounds in history, botany and anthropology.

From the top of the staircase behind Bellingham Cider Co., Whatcom…

Salish Sea Institute receives $300,000 gift to continue its transboundary environmental work 2022-01-12
'Unrelenting pressure': The Salish Sea is in trouble as western Washington keeps growing

It is the water that has sustained the people of western Washington forever, but researchers now say the Salish Sea is under “unrelenting pressure” put on it by 150 years of human development.

“It’s an incredible place. People come from all over the world to see the Salish Sea,” said…

New WWU report cites these key threats to the Salish Sea ecosystem

Urban sprawl and climate change remain a major threat to the Salish Sea, according to a new report from Western Washington University.

Lead author Kathryn Sobocinski and others examined the region’s diverse creatures and habitat as a single ecosystem in the 275-page report, …

WWU’s Salish Sea Institute Releases Comprehensive ‘State of the Salish Sea’ Report 2021-05-25
WWU to co-host 'Reporting on Ecotopia: Cross-border environmental media in the Salish Sea & Cascadia' panel May 21 2021-05-17
Studies: Noise from Navy's Growler jets could impact wildlife

A battle continues over jets at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, with the most recent fight being over how the noise generated by a growing number of EA-18G Growler jets stationed at the military base impacts wildlife.

Based on research published in November, the nonprofit Citizens of…

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Finding Commonality While Celebrating Our Differences 2020-10-07
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