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You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til It's Gone: They Burned Paradise...

My God...Nothing beautiful today; nothing inspiring... Twenty years ago I paid my first visit to the destruction wrought by the eruption of Mount St. Helens. I stood on a high viewpoint on Windy Ridge after a long drive through downed...Show More Summary

Mount St. Helens images found decades later

New images of Washington's Mount St. Helens have been recently discovered. Reid Blackburn, a staff photographer for the The Columbian newspaper, took photographs in a flight over the volcano in April 1980. When he got back to the paper's studio his roll was set aside and never developed. Until now. Learn more

New photos of Mount St. Helens discovered

4 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Newspaper photographer Reid Blackburn died in the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. This year, reporters at his paper — the Vancouver, Washington, Columbian — discovered a never-before-seen roll of photos he took flying over the volcano about a month before his death.

The Yellowstone Supervolcano: "New Finding --Potential to Erupt With 2,000 Times the Force of Mount St. Helens"

A new study by the University of Utah revealed that the hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park’s supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000...

Yellowstone's Megavolcano is more than twice the beast we feared

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Beneath Yellowstone National Park lurks a vast caldera – a high-pressure volcanic cauldron brimming with enough gas and magma to make Mount St. Helens' 1980-eruption look like a middle school science project by comparison. Now, newly reported findings suggest this megavolcanic reservoir is even bigger than previously believed. Much, much bigger. Read more...

Supervolcanoes discovered in Utah

Evidence of an eruption 5,000 times larger than Mount St. Helens was found in the Utah desert, with traces of ash identified as far away as Nebraska.

A stunning example of nature's resilience

6 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens is regarded as the deadliest and most destructive volcanic blast in U.S. history. And yet, just thirty-three years later, life has returned to the area in almost equally impressive force, as newly released photographs illustrate. Read more...

I'm Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX, and This Is How I Work

When I was five years old, my parents took me to my very first IMAX movie—The Eruption of Mount St. Helens. Twenty years later, it's still one of my most memorable theater-going experiences. The technology has changed a lot since then (digital projection and 3D, among other things), but the magic of seeing a film in giant-screen format remains. Show More Summary

WA: Who's Ready to Help Build a Trail on an Active Volcano?

8 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

September is one of the best times of year to visit Mount St. Helens thanks to cooler temperatures and clear visibility. It's also the perfect time to help the staff complete a much needed one-mile trail to the nearby Ape Cave, the famous lava tube just south of the active volcano. Show More Summary

Ryan Cooper: Mount St. Helens Blew Apart Southwest Washington, But Now It's a Mighty Economic Engine

Statements like "a cubic mile of rock" take on new meaning when that cubic mile is laid out in plain sight, like God attacked the mountain with a cosmic ice cream scoop.

Have You Always Wanted to Be in a Music Video?

8 months agoEntertainment / Music : Line Out

Are you a dude? Are you free next weekend? And you say you want to be in a music video? You're in luck, man! The band Iska Dhaaf—made up of Benjamin Verdoes (you know him from Mount St. Helens Vietnam Band) and Nathan Quiroga (you know him from Mad Rad, he's also written for The Stranger...)—is shooting a video this weekend and they need dudes. Show More Summary

Field trip guide to Mount St. Helens

8 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Geology blogger Dana Hunter is putting together some resources that will allow you to take yourself on a fantastic tour of America's most famous volcano.

Volunteers Needed to Facilitate Access for Elk Hunts near Mount St. Helens, Washington

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking volunteers to participate in a cooperative effort that has provided hunters access to 250,000 acres of private timberlands near Mount St. Helens in the last six years. As in previous year...

Rich Lady Being Rescued on Mountain Trades Slow EMS for Private Chopper

9 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

After getting lost and hurting her ankle during a Mount St. Helens hike with her teen daughter, a Texas woman phoned the local emergency services to come and save them. Read more...

Read a moving account of surviving (and dying on) Mount St. Helens

11 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

At National Geographic, you can read Rowe Findley's 1981 account of surviving the Mount St. Helens eruption — and his deeply moving profiles of many of the people who did not. Includes this seminal quote from 83-year-old Harry R. Truman, who Findley describes as raising "the adjectival use of profanity to a new high": "It's [...]

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last yearOdd : The Presurfer

image credit May 18, 1980 was a day that people living in southern Washington state will never forget - the day that Mount St. Helens literally blew its top. Here's the story. The Presurfer

Mount St. Helens

last yearOdd : Neatorama

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader. May 18, 1980 was a day that people living in southern Washington state will never forget -the day that Mount St. Helens literally blew its top. Show More Summary

[Video] Pacific Northwest in Glorious Time Lapse

There isn’t much more to say about this stunning video — which showcases locations throughout the Pacific Northwest,including Mount St. Helens, Crater Lake, Oregon’s Badlands, and Mount Hood — than is encompassed in the elegant words of the film’s creator, John Eklund: I choose to shoot locations that appeal to the way I would like [...]

Finding Bigfoot’s Cliff Barackman Speaks at Mt. St. Helens Event Tonight

Cliff Barackman will be speaking in Vancouver, Washington at the Mount St. Helens Institute's Volcano Views and Brews event. The presentation will include what Cliff considers the most compelling reasons why he believes bigfoots are a real species.

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