As the Pinto Abalone population declines, graduate students, like Lizzie Diehl, are researching ways to increase their numbers so the species is not lost for future generations.

Podcast by Catalina Lane

An abalone shell sits on a shelf. Photo courtesy of midnightcomm.

Catalina Lane is a senior at Western Washington University completing a double major in Environmental Education and Studio Art. She loves enjoying the outdoors, creating art and playing with her stubborn cat, Tiko.

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How a Western graduate student Evan Paul is predicting peak flows in the Nooksack River to help local tribes and the salmon population.

Podcast by Augustine Vanden Brulle

A bird flies over the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington. Photo courtesy of OER Training.

Augustine Vanden Brulle is a Western Washington University student who is new to environmental reporting, but they hope to channel their interest into reporting on rivers and fisheries in the future.

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The old map library at Western Washington University used to house thousands of atlases, maps and globes. But a lack of space and funding has meant big changes for the map collection. Planet reporter Sophia Beach sets out to answer questions about the history, and future, of the map library.

Podcast by Sophia Beach

A pile of random maps sits on a table. Photo courtesy of Andrew Neel.

Sophia Beach is closing in on her final quarter as a visual journalism major and student at Fairhaven Interdisciplinary College. Her passions lie in videography and narrative story-telling.

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The Planet Magazine

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