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Community created through seeds

Hand-painted signs hang throughout The Outback farm. // Photo by Claire Ott By Cierra Coppock

New chemicals detected in Puget Sound could mean trouble for marine life

The Puget Sound sunset after a partly-cloudy afternoon. // Photo by Wilson Turk By Jordan Kiel

Flowers, Chocolate and Carbon Emissions

By Cierra Coppock Picking out roses and chocolates for your significant other might seem...

City’s first climate manager

Seth Vidaña, the city of Bellingham's first climate and energy manager, starts his new position Feb. 18. Vidaña is a Western...

Nooksack River overflows

Water floods Vanderyacht Park in Ferndale. // Photo courtesy of the City of Ferndale By Izzie Lund

Whatcom county stakeholders fight for canceled renewable diesel facility

By Teya Heidenreich After over a year of planning, the Green Apple Renewable Fuels facility in Ferndale and 750...

It’s the microclimate, stupid!

By Erasmus Baxter Ever returned to Western from break and felt like Bellingham was a cold and windy wasteland? Like you’re a doomed “Game of...

Health Department Warns of Toxic Blue-Green Algae

Algae blooming in Lake Padden on Friday, Nov. 22. // Photo by Grady Haskell By Noah Harper A fun trip to one of Whatcom County’s numerous...

Amazon offers prize for solutions to food insecurity

By Jordan Van Beek Western is the newest host and sponsor of the Amazon Catalyst Competition. Ten thousand dollars is the prize for the person...

Smoking on campus will be restricted to designated areas as Western implements a new policy

Ian Earle looks towards Desiree Pulido while smoking a cigarette in the smoking area near Wilson Library neighboring Red Square on Tuesday, Oct. 15....