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A Look Back at Ten Years of Geotripping: I toured a marble quarry on Vancouver Island; It's almost as if they didn't want us to see the rocks.

20 hours agoAcademics / Geology : Geotripper

I've been digging through the archives of Geotripper on the occasion of my tenth anniversary of geoblogging, looking for some of my favorites. In 2015 I spent a lot of time in the Pacific Northwest, resulting in several blog series, but a favorite moment was my tour of this "quarry" which some of you may recognize as something else. Show More Summary

The Human Feet That Wash Ashore In The Pacific Northwest, Explained

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

At least one sneaker containing a human foot washes ashore in the Pacific Northwest every year, and while this sounds like the premise of a murder mystery it's actually a fairly normal occurrence and not the result of foul play. In December,...Show More Summary

Rat poison from marijuana farms is harming federally threatened northern spotted owls, study finds

The northern spotted owl has had many adversaries. Three decades ago it was loggers, whose forays into the remote forests of the Pacific Northwest threatened the shy creatures, which have zero tolerance for the clatter of development. Then it was the more aggressive and adaptable barred owls, which...

Savon Oriza Violette Comme Il Faut, Jasmin d’Espagne, Verveine de Venus & Miel d’Angleterre ~ body product reviews

I always seem to order myself "a little something" on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, My Birthday Eve, the first day it hits 70 degrees in Seattle, on Winter Solstice (I live in Pacific Northwest...I'm OWED for these dark days!) You get...Show More Summary

NASA enlists help of skiers to measure snow depths

NASA's earth science arm is funding research that recruits citizen scientists on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles to measure snow depth in backcountry spots in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Iconic tree from Twin Peaks threatened by climate change

The Douglas fir is one of the most ecologically and economically vital species in the Pacific Northwest, but global warming may pose a serious threat to it

Stream Typhoon Offerings

Typhoon are a Portland combo that applies a grand post-rock sweep to world-weary alt-rock balladry, like if Frightened Rabbit teamed up with Mogwai (and were based in the Pacific Northwest instead of Scotland). Offerings, their fourth album, is out next week, but I recommend streaming it early because why deny yourself this excellence now? This…

Indulge in Portland's salty side on a weekend escape to Oregon

Portland, Ore., may be known as the City of Roses, but it was savory salt, not fragrant flowers, that attracted me to one of the Pacific Northwest’s most delightful destinations. Although the bordellos, gaming halls and opium dens that catered to lumberjacks are long gone, it is still possible...

Royal New Zealand Ballet Chief Patricia Barker Answers Reports Of Turmoil

"The former Pacific Northwest Ballet star and concurrent director of Grand Rapids Ballet took over RNZB last June, and although the most troubling aspects of what has been reported, such as accusations of abusive behavior and other workplace grievances, pre-date her appointment, some complaints have been directed at her." Steve Sucato gets her side of […]

Some of My Top Pacific Northwest Experiences of 2017

Charles Mudede offers his poetic recollections of his favorite 2017 experiences in the Pacific Northwest. by Charles Mudede Charles Mudede Here are a few of my top Northwest experiences of 2017, a year that, considering the apocalyptic...Show More Summary

Yellowstone supervolcano fueled by Pacific Ocean plates

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Yellowstone supervolcano could be fueled by a faraway heat source off the Pacific Northwest coast—which challenges the hypothesis that the mantle plume beneath Yellowstone is responsible for volcanism at its surface....

Gorgeous lakeside home takes cues from Pacific Northwest midcentury modernism

The tradition of midcentury modernism in the Pacific Northwest lives on in the handsome West Mercer Residence nestled along the shores of Lake Washington. SKL Architects designed this cedar-clad abode and worked closely with local craftspeople to create the custom 5,500-square-foot home with enviable views framed through large expanses of glass. [...]

Paving a path for the shellfish industry to adapt to ocean acidification

Shellfish growers in the Pacific Northwest have been feeling the impacts of ocean acidification for nearly a decade now and are concerned about how to keep their businesses thriving in the face of this change. Some have moved their operations to places as far flung as Hawaii. Others who operate hatcheries are ensuring their baby […]

Earthquake: 3.6 quake recorded near McClellan Place in northwest California

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Sunday morning one mile from McClellan Place in northwest California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:49 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 18.0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 40 miles east of Fortuna,...

Sunday Morning Chat Thread: Happy New Year’s Eve

. Another amazing photo from commentor & savior-of-a-daybreak-poster Marvel, in the Pacific Northwest. I had a bunch of longform articles I meant to share during this traditionally “slow news” year-end period, but the combination of Donny Dollhands and my own personal Spousal Unit being on vacation didn’t leave much time or space. If I […]

Moon over (former) Magma...Pictures from the Road

Who knew that it rains all the time in the Pacific Northwest??We're most of the way home from our travels from central California all the way to Seattle, and I of course was looking forward to views and pictures of all those incredible volcanoes that extend from Shasta to Mt. Show More Summary


2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET SCHOOL PRESENTS SNOW WHITE March 18-24, 2018 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   Three Performances Only! Sunday, March 18... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Director’s Choice

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Featuring works by ULYSSES DOVE – WILLIAM FORSYTHE – EZRA THOMSON March 16 – 25, 2018 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109 Performances: March 16 and 17 at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Seattle's new tax on sugary drinks kicks in on New Year's Day

Pacific Northwest city joins a handful of U.S. municipalities with taxes on sweetened beverages        

Dreaming of a white New Year's Day? Here are 5 snowiest places for skiing, snowboarding

If your holiday wish is to be waist-deep in powder to ring in the new year, pack your skis or snowboards and head to the Pacific Northwest or the Sierra’s Mammoth Mountain. Traditional holiday favorite resorts in Colorado and Utah have been struggling to open runs this year. It finally snowed last...

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