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3 More Washington Mudslide Victims Identified

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green

OSO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso...

Washington Mudslide Menacing Fabled Pacific Northwest Salmon And Trout

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | Green

By Eric M. Johnson OSO, Wash., April 13 (Reuters) - Watching the now murky river from his kitchen window, Bill Best speaks in low tone...

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 35

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green

April 8 (Reuters) - The death toll in a mudslide that devastated a rural Washington state community last month rose to 35 on Tuesday as two more bod...

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises Again

AP | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County ...

Funerals Start For Victims Of Washington Mudslide

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green

By Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Wash., April 5 (Reuters) - Mourners gathered on Saturday to remember victims killed in Washington sta...

Lethal Landslides and Common Ground

John Graham | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
John Graham

Why should it take a disaster to make this confluence of values so evident -- for me, for any of us? Why, since we share so much at a deep and personal level, is it so hard to share much of anything at a political level?

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises Again

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A decade before a colossal landslide buried a Washington community, county officials considered buying up people's homes there to pro...

The Oso Mudslide: Why Do We Live in Harm's Way?

David Ropeik | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Not everyone who lives in areas at risk for potentially deadly natural events does so voluntarily, of course. But many do, and they all use a variety of subconscious cognitive tools that allow them the choice of living in a place they like, but which could kill them.

Emergency Crews Face Toxic Challenges After Mudslide

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

By Jonathan Kaminsky OSO, Wash., March 31 (Reuters) - Recovery teams already laboring through thick mud and heavy downpours at the sit...

'The Likelihood Is We Will Probably Never Be Whole'

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER and LISA BAUMANN | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The search by heavy equipment, dogs and bare hands for victims from the deadly Washington mudslide was going "all the way t...