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Pushing City Limits (Katie Sawyer)2 Feature

PUSHING CITY LIMITS

April 14th, 2015 | Online Exclusive

Whatcom County’s population will increase by nearly 99,000 people in the next 45 years. City planners and residents look how to accommodate extra people without the harmful effects of city sprawl.

Corn (Madeleine Banks) 1000

THE COST OF CORN

April 7th, 2015 | Online Exclusive

As farmers in the Corn Belt adjust to rising temperatures, corn, the golden child of U.S. agriculture, is shifting production northward.

Silent Forest (Alex Bartick)

SILENT FOREST

April 1st, 2015 | News

Hidden in the Hoh Rainforest is one square inch absent of human noise.

Alcoa (Madeleine Banks)

ALCOA REVIVED

April 1st, 2015 | News

After a hiatus, Alcoa Intalco Works is smelting aluminum once again.

Elk (Alex Bartick)

ROTTING AWAY

April 1st, 2015 | News

A bacterial infection plaguing elk in southwest Washington causes them to limp on bloody stubs.

Toxic Turf (Reese Bowen)

TOXIC TURF

April 1st, 2015 | News

A University of Washington soccer coach suspects turf made from recycled tires is causing cancer.

Pioneering-The- Planet (Jesse Nichols)

PIONEERING THE PLANET

April 1st, 2015 | Video

In 1979, a group of students started The Monthly Planet using scissors and tape. Since then, The Planet has grown into the environmental magazine it is today.

Geogenomics (Kramer Janders)

GENETIC TIMEKEEPER

April 1st, 2015 | News

A plant’s DNA may be used to clock geological events in a new scientific field called geogenomics.

Elwha (Daniella Beccaria & Beatrice Harper)

A RIVER’S REVOLUTION

April 1st, 2015 | Video

After the removal of two hydroelectric dams, the Elwha River is making its recovery.

Microhousing (Reese Bowen)

DOWNSIZED DEVELOPMENT

April 1st, 2015 | News

Small apartments are causing a big stir among Capitol Hill residents.

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