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Tidal tugs on Teflon faults drive slow-slipping earthquakes

Unknown to most people, the Pacific Northwest experiences a magnitude-6.6 earthquake about once a year. The reason nobody notices is that the movement happens slowly and deep underground, in a part of the fault whose behavior, known as slow-slip, was only recently discovered. read more

Strange Wilds – “Pronoia” (Stereogum Premiere)

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Although their roster has branched out in recent years, Sub Pop made their name on loud, angry guitar music from the Pacific Northwest. So it’s only fitting that hardcore Olympia punks Strange Wilds signed to the Seattle label last year, and their debut LP for Sub Pop, Subjective Concepts, is coming this summer. First single […]

Energy Efficiency Progress: A Tale of Two Regions

New England and the Pacific Northwest have a shared history of energy efficiency leadership that stretches back three decades, and two recent independent assessments show that their efforts to help customers find smarter ways to use electricity are now saving billions of dollars every year on utility bills. read more

TNT Drama Pilot ‘Breed’ Not Going Forward

TNT has passed on supernatural drama pilot Breed. The project, written by John Scott Shepherd and directed by Scott Winant, followed a series of brutal murders in the Pacific Northwest and the mysterious race of creatures that mightShow More Summary

Amazon Has Gotten Into The Hotel-Booking Business

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Amazon already lets you invite strangers into your house -- now, it helps you book a getaway of your own. This week, the company launched Amazon Destinations, which allows users to book hotels in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California...Show More Summary

Green Woodland Wedding Inspiration

Inspired by the lively nature in the Pacific Northwest, some of the region’s best wedding professionals joined together to create this beautiful woodland wedding inspiration. The color palette designed by Tied Bow Events is filled with shades of green, which is perfect for a spring wedding in any part of the world. Show More Summary

Amazon Offers Hotel Bookings for Local Destinations — Design News

Amazon has launched Destinations, a part of Amazon Local that lets you book hotel stays. 150 properties in the Northeast, southern California and the Pacific Northwest are currently offering rooms at their published rate or package discounts, reports the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

William Shatner’s insane plan to solve California’s drought: A $30 billion pipeline from Seattle

Residents of the Pacific Northwest are less than thrilled with the proposed Kickstarter campaign

Amazon Enters Online Travel

Amazon Inc. on Monday launched a new travel and hotel service that offers lodging choices in the Northeast, southern California and the Pacific Northwest, expanding efforts to tap the lucrative travel market.

“What do they study in the Pacific Northwest?”

Mostly boring junk: Historical archaeology: Learning about, understanding our recent past Historical archaeologists work on a wide range of sites all over Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Early missions like Cataldo near Coeur d’Alene (ca. 1850-1853) or military fortifications such as the Valley’s own Fort Walla Walla (active between 1858 and 1917) are studied to learn early [...]

Flowers of the Field

It’s sunny and warm and beautiful in the Pacific Northwest today!!  Hurray!  Don’t worry (those of you who are still waiting for spring weather), it’s supposed to rain later this week.  But the weather this afternoon is perfect for a little shed exhibit of this quilt. The blocks were made by the ladies of the […]

Tribeca Film Festival: Albert Maysles' 'In Transit' Is An Early Highlight

A young Chinese woman is traveling alone on an Amtrak to the Pacific Northwest, talking to the camera about her first time in the U.S. There is something prophetic in the way she speaks -- with an accent formed by rigorous study absent any real practice -- about how people [...]

Hipmunk City Love: Seattle’s Best Hotels for Live Entertainment

Because Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, it’s long been a regional center for many genres of the performing arts, including orchestra, opera, ballet, and theater. In the 1990s, Seattle became known as the birthplace of grunge. Show More Summary

Just Because: Dave Frishberg And Friends

last weekMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

In this 2012 video from the archives of veteran broadcaster Lynn Darroch’s radio program Bright Moments!, pianist Dave Frishberg and two of the Pacific Northwest’s fine tenor saxophonists play Al Cohn’s “Mr. George.” This harkens back to the days when Frishberg was a member of the Al Cohn-Zoot Sims quintet, a frequent attraction at New […]

Deadly Tsunami Threatens 100,000 Along US West Coast

A tsunami hitting the US Pacific Northwest potentially puts 100,000 people living along the coast at risk, and 23% of coastal communities won't find high ground in time, according to a new study.

Want to Survive a Tsunami? Walk Faster

Walking to higher ground at a quick pace could be the key to survival for thousands of Americans if a large tsunami were to hit the Pacific Northwest, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds. The study focused on the high-risk communities within...

The Battle to Save the Arctic from Drilling is Heating Up

Photo © Vincenzo Floramo / Greenpeace If you happened to be drifting in the Pacific Ocean last Monday, 750 miles northwest of Hawaii, you might have seen what looked like the opening sequence of an action movie—a rigid-hulled, inflatable boat skipped along the high seas. Show More Summary

Trout Fishing in America

The bull trout, an endangered trout species of the Pacific Northwest and southwest Canada, in part because of introduced brook trout. The cost of trout fishing upon our river ecosystems is high. That’s because we’ve industrialized the trout, like we’ve industrialized so many animals. Twenty-eight million Americans will buy freshwater fishing licenses this year. Eight […]

How A Farmer In The Pacific Northwest Does Money

Addie is a landowner in her early thirties with whom I went to school back in the day who describes herself as a “a passionate advocate for, and producer of, local food, committed to building the communities and policies that small and beginning farmers needs to succeed.”  Good morning, Addie! Can you introduce yourself, say a little […]

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