Climate Change and Snake River Salmon: Undoing the System

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Why do changing water temperatures in the middle of the tropical Pacific Ocean make it so important to take seriously the long-debated idea of...

Science Reporting: Hype or Hope?

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Recently, a sea-grizzled, Pulitzer-award winning journalist asked me if I thought the print media did a good job of science reporting.  I thought about...

Seabed Mining: What Lies Beneath

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Ask any child, and in fact most adults, what is lurking below the waters of the Salish Sea and you might hear about whales,...

From Lupine to Chinooks, the Elwha Pulses

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By Jessica Plumb Feature photo of Glines Canyon Dam reservoir by Jessica Plumb In September 2011, I stood on a river overlook with children from my...

Birdman of Protection Island

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At dusk on an early summer evening, Protection Island is silhouetted in a deep, red sunset.  A gentle breeze carries the murmurs of nesting...

Flattening the Climate Curve

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"We have met the enemy and they is us." Pogo by Walt Kelly "The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely...

The Good News: Puget Sound Herring

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Spring on Puget Sound is about gardens bursting with tulips and daffodils, white sails set against glistening blue seas, and massive, shimmering schools of...

Citizen Science: So What?

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In the early summer, seabirds such as common murres and pigeon guillemots number about 50 birds per square kilometer in the southeast corner of...

Seabed Mining Part II: Who Owns the Oceans?

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As detailed in Part I of this two-part series, the seafloor is teeming with minerals so expensive to recover that mining them has only...

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So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

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More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world, another Ivy...

How I found Port Townsend

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By Allison Arthur Telling stories, changing stories All I remember is that it was hot and I wanted to get home and off U.S. Highway...

The Loudest Jets in the Quietest Park

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In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Navy established an Electronic Warfare Range on large swathes of Washington's Olympic National Forest and in airspace...

The Philosophical Gardener: Seasonality

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We have had a rather dark and stormy autumn here in the rainshadow; a good deal of the autumn color has been torn from...

Grrr: Attorney General Bob Ferguson Versus the Growlers

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Coupevillle – Attorney General Bob Ferguson chose a bucolic setting for his recent Whidbey Island fundraiser, the historic Crockett Barn with its backdrop of Admiralty...