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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 …

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…

On a sunny summer day last August, Ginny Broadhurst, director of the Salish Sea Institute and Manca Valum, senior director of Advancement for Strategic Initiatives at the WWU Foundation, took a boat ride to visit with Stephanie Solien and Frank Greer on Orcas Island. The topic of conversation…

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…

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, …

Western Washington University’s Salish Sea Institute today released its comprehensive “State of the Salish Sea” report; in it, more than 20 authors and contributors illustrate how the ecosystem is under relentless pressure from an accelerating convergence of global and local environmental…

WWU will host a panel discussion, "Reporting on Ecotopia: Cross-border environmental media in the Salish Sea & Cascadia," from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21 via Zoom.

The panel will explore the evolution of media and news venues in our cross-border…

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…

Dear Western Community,

On Monday, October 12 we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a moment that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.  I am honored to have a growing community of Indigenous people at Western, including 954…

Huxley Speaker Series: Fall 2020
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Western Washington University's James Miller, an assistant professor of Canadian-American Studies, Salish Sea Studies, and Environmental Studies, will present "Placemaking and…

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