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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

PFAS: Transcending History

Sebastian Squire, News Editor May 2, 2024

Few substances have reached the level of public notoriety as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS for short. As public awareness has grown, they’ve been given the ominous name “forever...

Illustration by Payton Davies

Can we save the environment by purchasing it?

Nat Lange, Science & Environment Writer December 7, 2023

With course offerings like The Cultural and Literary Life of Rivers, Power, Pipelines and Dispossession, and Communism, Socialism and the Environment, the Whitman Environmental Studies program does...

Inside “Bring the Outside In: An Environmental Convention”

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter November 16, 2023

The Environmental Interest House, commonly referred to as The Outhouse, held “Bring the Outside In: An Environmental Convention” on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Outhouse focuses on environmental and ecological...

Illustration by Kai Bowen

Expansion Coming Soon to a Pipeline Near You

Kaitlyn Salazar, Science & Environment Writer November 16, 2023

As freezing fog makes its yearly return to Walla Walla, many of us find ourselves cranking up the thermostat to stave off the frigid temperatures outside. Unfortunately, heating a house can heat the...

Hydrogen Hubs in Development Around the Nation

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter November 2, 2023

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced a seven billion dollar investment in the production of around six to 10 Hydrogen Hubs (H2hubs) across the US in an effort to meet the nation's environmental goals.  The...

Action from the White House to Restore Columbia Basin Salmon Populations

Action from the White House to Restore Columbia Basin Salmon Populations

Kaitlyn Salazar, Science & Environment Writer October 26, 2023

The role of salmon in the Pacific Northwest cannot be understated. They are a keystone species in both coastal and inland ecological systems and they generate billions in economic activity through...

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Throwing Fuel on The Flames: Gas Taxes in Washington State

Sebastian Vera Cuevas, News Reporter September 28, 2023

As election season begins to heat up, many conservative groups have launched campaigns highlighting gasoline prices, which they claim have risen due to environmental legislation. Gas prices in Washington...

OP-ED: Dissecting sustainability

Lauren Olson, First-Year and ASWC Sustainability Committee Member February 6, 2020

Before arriving on campus, I was already intimidated by what I had heard about Whitman’s environmental culture. Whitman has the reputation of being a sustainability-minded school. For me, someone with...

Guardian’s Climate Campaign Fails to Challenge NeoLiberal Status Quo

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist May 5, 2016
It is painful to see a major news outlet ignore questions that need to be asked and criticisms that need to see the light of day—it is painful because it happens over and over again in the media.

Political Plates: Food and California’s Drought

Sarah Cornett February 24, 2016

California’s drought (and that of other western states) isn’t showing signs of improvement. A chronic lack of water has encouraged high temperatures, lowered agricultural production, altered landscapes,...

Climate Changes Intersectionality

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Alya Bohr, Columnist February 11, 2016
At the end of the day, the sad truth remains that climate change – though universal and all-encompassing – doesn’t affect us all universally.

Is Recycling Really As Important As We Think It Is?

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist December 3, 2015
If we are to have any hope of leaving behind a habitable world for future generations, we need to make lifestyle changes that are truly environmentally impactful—and we need to be brave enough to spread the word.
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