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Orca population in Puget Sound falling

Not only are Puget Sound’s resident killer whales continuing to decline in numbers, but their behavior is changing, too, according to scientists. The orcas seem to be splintering from their basic social groups and spending less time together. FRIDAY HARBOR — With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population … Continue reading Orca population in Puget Sound falling

When the State Pushes Back

Editor’s Note: We speak with Kai Huschke, the NW and Hawai’i Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund—working to pass Community Bills of Rights that elevate local law and rights above corporate rights. Local initiatives he advised have recently received state-level push-backs. The backlash in Washington State, for example, overturned over 100 years of … Continue reading When the State Pushes Back

Northwest Port Expansions will Fuel Coal Industry’s Contributions to Mass Extinction

In the arid Powder River Basin of Northern Wyoming and Southern Montana, the long roots of sagebrush draw water from deep beneath the soil. The ability to access water in this way makes sagebrush an important star of the Basin's biotic constellation. Species of grasses and herbs are allowed to thrive on the moisture that the sagebrush draws toward the surface. ... Continue reading →

Lummi and non-Indian fishers assemble fleet in opposition to coal terminal plan

By Terri Hansen / Intercontinental Cry A fleet of boats piloted by Native and non-Native fishers gathered today in the waters off Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point, Wash.) to stand with the Lummi Nation in opposition to the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal at Xwe’chi’eXen. “We have to say ‘no’ to the coal terminal project,” said Cliff … Continue reading Lummi and non-Indian fishers assemble fleet in opposition to coal terminal plan

DGR Speaks at Occupy West Coast Port Shutdown Solidarity Action

DGR organizers Max Wilbert and Dillon Thomson spoke at the December 12th Bellingham, WA Action in Solidarity with West Coast Port Shutdown. Below is their report: On December 12th, 2011, we spoke at a rally in Bellingham in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and the shutting down of ports along the west coast. Bellingham was one … Continue reading DGR Speaks at Occupy West Coast Port Shutdown Solidarity Action