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Warmer Oceans Increase Likelihood Of Toxic Shellfish, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.11.2017 | Green

The neurotoxin domoic acid inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” after hundreds of sooty shearwaters ingested the poison in the summer of 1961...

Learning From the Outside In With an ECO Education

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 01.08.2017 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

Calling all EXPLORERS.INVESTIGATORS.STEWARDS We sip tea on Division at one of their teahouses. It is a delicious green with a hint of mint. Bethany ...

Here Are The Great American Road Trips You Need To Take Before You Die

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 01.04.2017 | Travel

There’s no doubt that international travel is glorious. But sometimes we’re so eager to go abroad that we forget to be tourists in our own country...

When Living a Dream, Make Sure It's Your Own

Scott Rinckenberger | Posted 10.07.2016 | Arts
Scott Rinckenberger

When to Jump, an independent media partner of The Huffington Post, is a curated community featuring the ideas and stories of people who have made the...

Documentary Filmmaker, Louise Amandes, Talks Cartoons, Collaboration, And Getting Into San Diego Comic-Con

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.11.2016 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

An eclectic artist herself, Louise knows a little something about both the joy and struggle of the artist's life.

An Explosive Issue

Cylvia Hayes | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Cylvia Hayes

Ticking time bombs are rumbling through the Pacific Northwest. Nearly overnight the railways have become primary transport routes for trains filled with highly flammable crude oil. With this rapid increase in traffic has come an enormous uptick in explosions.

Why Did Clinton Snub Oregon?

Jonathan Bach | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Bach

It might make sense for Hillary Clinton to play the long game and campaign in high-profile locales - but it's a drag the Democratic frontrunner couldn't at least hold a rally in beautiful Oregon before the recent primary here.

How to Spot a Miracle -- In the Meadow, the Woods and the Wetland

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

The San Juan Islands -- water and woodlands. Photo by Barbara Newhall Want to experience a miracle? Take a walk on one of Washington state's San Jua...

Yes, You Can Afford the West Coast Road Trip of Your Dreams (Here's How)

David Landsel | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
David Landsel

Ever priced out that insane West Coast road trip you've been wanting to do forever? There's a good chance you gave up midway through your research -- oceanfront real estate, one quickly learns, is expensive -- if you can even find space. Low season? What's that -- even in the dead of winter, California in particular remains popular with travelers from around the world.

90's Heavy Grunge Is Reborn With The Lost Poets

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 04.28.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Bohanan

With their faces disguised by black, tar-like cloth--shaded further by dark top hats, enshrouded in ostentatious suiting--grunge-rock duo The Lost Poets are equal parts visual and sonic, building a shadowy artistic experience with image as much as with their instruments.

Stumbling Through Lent: I Cling, Therefore I Am

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 03.10.2017 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As I continue my rocky spiritual journey through Lent, I notice that I am still, as always, seriously guilty of what the Buddhists call clinging. Westerners might call it greed, getting attached to the temporal and earthly at the expensive of things eternal and divine. Greedy clinging is not good for you, wise folks of every tradition will tell you. It'll make you suffer.

From NPR's Latino USA: Reservations

Latino USA | Posted 11.24.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

The Yakama Nation is a Native American reservation in Eastern Washington that is home to about 11,000 Yakama people and almost three times as many Lat...

Wild Wolves: The Old and the New West

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.16.2016 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Wolves are not only caught in the crossfire between rural ranchers and more urban wildlife advocates; this most misunderstood and maligned animal is also trapped along a cultural fault line between the Old and the New West.

Mary Iverson: Boxes of Rain

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.12.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

The box was a universe, a poem, frozen on the boundaries of human experience. -- William Gibson Mary Iverson: Tipsoo Lake, After (2014, oil on canva...

The White Liberal Chamber

Emily Alicia Affolter | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Emily Alicia Affolter

No white person really wants to talk about how we participate in maintaining the status quo. Our silence keeps racism in place.

20/2 Clarity: Joe Brotherton Dreams of a World Where Everyone has a Voice

Stella Mowen | Posted 11.02.2016 | Impact
Stella Mowen

There were twenty-four of us in total. Students of life. We stood in a circle, arm in arm, singing along to the chorus of Kris Orlowski's acoustic song Slide.

Newborn Orca 'Baby Boom' Depends Upon Our Breaching Deadbeat Dams

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.02.2016 | Green
Brenda Peterson

What can we offer these orca families to commemorate their newborns after three years of heart-breaking losses of their calves? We can finally make good our government promises by tearing down the Snake River dams and help nourish orcas with the Chinook salmon they need to thrive.

Camping Can Be for All Ages

Rebecca Hall | Posted 10.31.2016 | Travel
Rebecca Hall

I love nature, but as I get older, I love my creature comforts. So how can I spent a holiday completely within nature, without getting a bad back sleeping on a bumpy ground?

5 Reasons Why Treehouse Point Is Your Perfect Glampsite

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.07.2016 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Grown ups can actually do what they want and you know you still want to realize those dreams. Here's your chance!

New Graphic Novel Tells Capture and Survival Story of Pacific Northwest

Kate Kelly | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Kate Kelly

Captive of Friendly Cove tells the true story of young British metalworker, John Rodgers Jewitt, who accepts a job on the American trading ship, Boston, in 1802. What follows is an exciting adventure story about exploration, indigenous people and the clash between white traders and the local people.

Why "Craft Cannabis" is the Future of Marijuana

Adam Stites | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Adam Stites

The marijuana edibles (and drinkables) marketplace in Washington State has been live for more than a year -- and what a tumultuous year it's been! We've seen huge dips and swells in the availability of raw material as producers ride the wave of growing seasons and demand.

Those Dammed Salmon -- Set them Free!

Leda Huta | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Leda Huta

The one most important thing that we can do to set them free, free to provide this incredible, abundant resource for us and for the creatures with whom we share this planet, is to take down some dams that no longer serve our communities. And with well over 75,000 dams across America, there are a good number that fall into that category.

After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

Why We All Need to Learn the Word 'Anthropogenic'

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 07.30.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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.