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Why We All Need to Learn the Word 'Anthropogenic'

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The wettest rainforest in the continental United States had gone up in flames and the smoke was so thick, so blanketing, that you could see it miles away.

Assessing the Probability of a Massive Cascadia Earthquake

Paul Runge | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science
Paul Runge

Watching the waves spill onto the beach in Clatsop County, Oregon, it's easy to forget that the nearby houses are doomed. The Pacific waters are frigid blue. The beaches run inland from white sand to tough, salt-sprayed grass. It's too peaceful to envision disaster.

25 Waterfalls Every Nature Lover Should Visit Before They Die

DL Cade | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
DL Cade

This week, our love of falling water sent us on a quest to find 25 of the most beautiful, most diverse, and most amazing waterfalls on the globe. A list that we think is worthy of the "before you die" classification. A list that every nature lover should add to their bucket list.

How Breast Cancer Helped Me Summit Mt. St. Helens

Molly Lindquist | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Lindquist

At the suggestion of my friend Sam, five of us set out to summit Mt. St. Helens. I never would have attempted this hike pre-cancer, but now, almost four years after my diagnosis, I feel stronger physically and mentally than at any other point in my life.

'Green News Report' - July 9, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: While we were out: Record settlement in BP's oil disaster in the Gulf o...

'Green News Report' - July 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Alaska and the Pacific Northwest are on fire; Warming oceans linked to ...

Lynne Peeples

This Growing 'Green' City May Be Ground Zero In Climate Change Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green

SEATTLE -- "That doesn't even look like a boat. How does it float?" Elizabeth Spence, 8, peered through a chain-link fence at a massive yellow dril...

Standing With Tribal Nations Opposing Coal Exports in the Pacific Northwest

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

I was honored and inspired to stand with nine tribal nations from the Pacific Northwest as they came together in Seattle to sign a declaration urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a permit for North America's largest coal export terminal, the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal in the Salish Sea.

Jordan B. Stead on Mobile Photography

Brad Puet | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Brad Puet

I am honored to have many mentors in the field of photography. From mobile photographers, photojournalists, fashion and portraiture, sports...you nam...

Might The Sonics Be the Great American Rock Band?

Steven Rosen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

True, The Beach Boys or R.E.M. or Nirvana are better known and had greater immediate impact, but The Sonics -- in the best American tradition -- turned their weaknesses into strengths and in so doing created an entire new aesthetic for recognizing rock at its best.

Little Fish Win Big Protections From Commercial Fishing

Jenna Ushkowitz | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green
Jenna Ushkowitz

If existing forage fisheries are managed sustainably, with an ecosystem-based approach, these small fish could directly feed millions more people a healthy seafood meal each day, helping to meet some of the world's hunger needs while simultaneously sustaining the oceans.

The Immersive and Minimal Black & White Mountain Landscape Photography of Scott Rinckenberger

DL Cade | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

I spent a solid hour browsing through a single photographer's account on 500px last night. This, for a photo editor who spends all his time looking at...

The Aloha of Kore Ionz

Brad Puet | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Puet

Kore Ionz is an amazing reggae band that is Seattle based with its feet planted in the island reggae scene but always touching many different types of...

Spirit of the Hawk

Brad Puet | Posted 04.02.2015 | Arts
Brad Puet

Spirit of the Hawk Raven was walking along the beach. He looks far out to sea. He sees an island of fire spouting flames into the nighttime sky. ...

Seattle Protects the Environment and Workers Too

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Certainly, there is a strong economic argument to be made for treating employees better. Frederick F. Reichheld's 2001 study The Loyalty Effect proved that customers are loyal not so much to a store as to its employees.

Holiday Dinner Wines for Any Budget From a NW Resort Sommelier

Stash Hotel Rewards | Posted 01.14.2015 | Travel
Stash Hotel Rewards

We asked The Resort at Port Ludlow's sommelier Anne Sackett -- known for hosting highly-informed wine dinners -- to step out of her award-wining cellar and offer her best holiday wine suggestions, for two different budgets.

Local Secrets Only a Seattleite Would Know

Global Yodel | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

Global Yodel recently caught up with Instagram star Dan Cole to ask him about his home city of Seattle. He offered some great insight, local tips and beautiful photos.

Native and Home(less)

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

On our walk to dinner one night, the group discussed work and I was overly focused on not getting the heels of my boots stuck in grates on the ground. As we came past restaurants and stores, I looked up to see a man standing across the street from me holding a cardboard sign: NATIVE AND HOMELESS.

7 Secrets of Seattle

Kerri Allen | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Kerri Allen

Seattle is renowned as the home of Kurt Cobain, the venti Frappuccino and depression-inducing drizzle (see: Cobain). But it's also home to the chillest cops in the nation, Eddie Bauer's iconic down jacket and a weird rivalry with Tacoma. Here are a couple of other Seattle secrets you may have never known.

Lynne Peeples

Big Coal's Plans For The Pacific Northwest Take A Major Hit

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

Doctors, tribal leaders, business owners and concerned parents are among those cheering a potentially major blow to Big Coal. On Monday, an Oregon ...

Gretna's Coal Train Resolution Too Tepid for Some Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Coal trains are typically 100 to 125 cars long and uncovered. Dust blowing off them threatens human health and accumulates along tracks, causing derailments.

Wilderness Forward

Dan Chu | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

My first Wilderness experience was as a Boy Scout in California. Spending four days on a Wilderness backpacking trip in the Klamath Mountains at the age of 13 changed my life forever and put me on a path to be a conservationist.

Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love the Pacific Northwest

Global Yodel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

The upper left hand corner of the United States is a magical place. Here, backyards butt up against ancient forests, waterfalls, and glacier-capped volcanoes. Bald eagles circle over organic coffee shops, and coastal residents text each other when a whale pod swims through the local channel.

These Are The Most Generous Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact

Though it's not hard to find people with big hearts all over the U.S., this is the country's pocket where people are, well, digging into their pockets...

This Hidden Waterfalls Is Totally Gorgeous

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel

It takes some effort to see Oneonta Falls, but it's totally worth it. Tucked away in Oregon's Oneonta Gorge (a slot canyon in the Columbia River G...