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2013-05-21 23:20:33

Kim Greenhouse of It's Rainmaking Time!® interviews Drs. Don Easterbrook and Gordon Fulks. When it comes to climate change politics, anything goes: welcome to the wild west battle between data and dogma, where prominent institutions get away with using the AP to circulate misinformation. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Western Washington University is the latest educational institution to attack scientists who dared to speak up about empirical data, shedding light on the...

2008-08-07 00:00:16

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 6--The Washington Department of Ecology has approved Whatcom County's new Shoreline Master Program, and state officials hailed the locally developed set of environmental rules as a model for other counties to follow. Gordon White, Ecology's shorelands and environmental assistance program manager, said Whatcom County started the master program update process promptly in 2003, after the state mandated the updates, and became the first county...

2008-08-07 00:00:16

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 6--Wild chinook salmon runs in the south fork of the Nooksack River have lingered on the brink of extinction for decades, but Whatcom County Indian tribes are persisting in their efforts to restore a thriving population. This summer, that means spending hundreds of thousands of dollars restoring logjams and accumulations of woody debris that earlier generations worked hard to remove. "We've had a tremendous loss of wood out of all our...

2008-08-06 00:00:31

By The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--Western Washington University has been awarded a $4,500 grant by State Farm for the Future Teachers of Color Promise Scholarship program at Woodring College of Education. The grant is the third from State Farm's Good Neighbor Citizenship philanthropy program to support a total of eight Promise Scholarships from State Farm since 2006. State educational agencies, the governor and school districts have all designated the recruitment of minority...

2008-08-06 00:00:25

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--BELLINGHAM -- A Las Vegas-bound Allegiant Air flight got stuck on a Bellingham International Airport taxiway Monday, Aug. 4, after the pilot made too wide a turn, putting the MD-80's nose wheel into the dirt. Port of Bellingham Aviation Director Art Choat said the mishap occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Airport staff escorted airline employees to the area to assist passengers in getting transferred onto another aircraft that Allegiant had...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By Cat Sieh, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--A California Sea Lion that hauled itself onto a Ferndale family's boat off Clark Island Sunday, Aug. 3, is likely suffering the poisoning effects of a toxin found in algae, marine mammal rescuers say. The sea lion, a 2- or 3-year-old female, has shown unusual and erratic behavior, a red flag for domoic acid poisoning, said Amy Traxler, coordinator at the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Friday Harbor. Domoic acid is a...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By Jared Paben, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--Transferring 8,400 acres in the Lake Whatcom watershed to Whatcom County for parks would help protect Bellingham's drinking-water source and give the community a unique park, a panel has said. The recommendation came from a panel County Executive Pete Kremen created to study the proposed transfer of state Department of Natural Resources-managed land to the county for parks. Under state law, counties can ask to transfer some DNR-managed...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By Jared Paben, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--BELLINGHAM -- More than 1,200 county residents will be pulled into Bellingham city limits, and the land around them will be slated for dense urban development, the City Council decided Monday, Aug. 4. Creating the city's 24th neighborhood, the King Mountain neighborhood, the City Council voted to add the 635 acres between the Meridian and Mount Baker neighborhoods into city limits. The council voted 6-0, with council member Terry...

2008-08-05 00:00:17

By Cat Sieh, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 4--An uninvited visitor wasn't eager to disembark from a Ferndale-area family's boat Sunday, Aug. 3. Lynnea Flarry was picnicking with her family on Clark Island Sunday afternoon when her daughter-in-law saw an intruder on the family's sailboat, which was anchored to a buoy offshore. The large sea lion had climbed aboard the family's 31-foot Catalina sailboat using a ladder that extended into the water from the boat's stern, Flarry said....

2008-08-03 12:00:00

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 3--While most of us moan about the price of gasoline, a few Whatcom County residents only shrug and try not to smirk. Gas isn't something they buy much. "I think the last time I filled up was three years ago," says Jim Le Galley, 49. Le Galley is part of a small population of local people who are fanatic about saving energy, at home and on the road, and they got that way long before this year's scary spike in gasoline prices. If gas...


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