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Robin Matthews’ Retirement Party to be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 2019-12-09
New EPA rules could allow for more polluted waters, and tribes and state officials are worried

Some researchers say the extent of possible changes to health risks based on the water quality standard adjustments are difficult to pin down.  

"Anytime a regulation is changed, there's actually a calculation that's supposed to be done. There are often assumptions made in…

WWU's Robin Matthews to Present 'What is This Slime in My Water?' April 4 2019-04-03
‘We can all be scientists’: Here’s how

At its heart, so much about the scientific discoveries that have moved human civilization forward comes down to one thing: data.

For hundreds of years, this paradigm has ruled the scientific process – scientist collects data, scientist analyzes data, scientist comes to conclusion based…

Algae: A Love Story 2018-03-07
What will it take to get phosphorous pollution out of Lake Whatcom?

It will take years to restore Lake Whatcom to what it was, just as it took years for the problem to develop.

“The lake is still showing signs of residential runoff. It’s going to take time. It’s going to take more time than people want to give it. It’s the kind of…

Professor, students monitor quality of NW lakes 2015-07-17
CEDAR allows faculty to share work, expand readership 2015-07-02
Western CEDAR and SelectedWorks: sharing Western’s work with the world 2015-05-06
Lake Whatcom cleanup a long and complex task

The latest annual report on Lake Whatcom water quality seems to be frustrating people who want to see dramatic improvement and drastic measures to get there.

In a recent news report, lead Lake Whatcom researcher Robin Matthews said there are no quick fixes for lake…

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