Magdalena Angel-Cano speaks on the disproportionate effect industrial contamination has on members of her community in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle.
By Erik Anderson, Gavin Cole and Ariel Shiley
Erik Anderson is a junior visual journalism student looking to find new ways to tell meaningful stories through different mediums.
Gavin Cole is a freshman environmental studies student at Huxley College. He looks to use the tools around him to encourage sustainability and environmental consciousness.
Ariel Shiley is a senior environmental science student focused on conducting and communicating science surrounding environmental justice.
The small island in Chuckanut Bay is challenged with invasive plants and birds, but humans present the biggest threat.
Story and photos by Waverly Shreffler
Voices filter through the forest understory as Aimee Frazier, Chuckanut Island steward, climbs with ease up the steep and rooted slope to the island’s perimeter…
Farmers of Color in Colorado are getting an economic boost.
By Riley Weeks
Mountair Park Community Farm operates on half a hectare of land on the west side of Lakewood, Colorado. On the farm, intermingled with bird song and the rustling leaves of vegetables, is the clank of construction and…
A furry predator is returning to the forests of Washington thanks to years of collaboration.
By Ysobelle Montero
It’s 2017, and bright cheers echo throughout the evergreen forest of Longmire, Washington, just south of Mount Rainier, as Nisqually Tribal Council member Hanford McCloud and his children help release about half…
Through the pandemic, the Outback helped feed Western students in need. Now, students are returning to lend a hand at the farm.
By Kendra Baker | Photos by Sadie Fick
On a warm spring afternoon in May, the laughter, chatter and singing of students floats through the trees of the…
As the Klamath Basin faces water shortages, the battle over who can use how much water goes to court.
By Olivia Palmer
A trip to the Klamath Basin 100 years ago would reveal abundant lakes and marshlands straddling the Oregon-California border. Venture into the basin today, however, and you’ll find…
After a new decision by park commissioners, Navy SEALs may be using Washington parks as training grounds, but a group of Whidbey locals is pushing back.
By Travis Lane | Photos by Tarn Bergman
It’s spring at Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island, where new wildflowers spot the hillsides…
While mountain bike trail builders work tirelessly on Galbraith Mountain, some bikers just can’t wait their turn.
Stories and Photos by Tarn Bregman
The clang of a shovel rings out as the earth of Galbraith Mountain is reshaped. The sound is swallowed by the rain and the trees towering overhead…
In a race against time, Washington state government and Indigenous groups are hurrying to remove thousands of stream-blocking culverts by 2030.
By Danny Graves
Northeast of Bellingham, Washington, in quiet, open farmlands, a private road crosses over McCormick Creek, a small tributary of Squalicum Creek, surrounded by forest. …
On the coast of Whidbey Island, researchers and community scientists are using pigeon guillemots to learn about the condition of the birds’ environment.
By Cooper Castelle | Photos by Linnea Hoover
It’s 7:30 a.m. on a cool spring morning at Whidbey Island’s Penn Cove and the team of community scientists…