Hazard, Risk, and the Steelhead (Oso) Landslide in Washington

On March 22nd, a massive landslide buried a town in the state of Washington. It is the most deadly landslide within the United States in a decade, and we knew it could happen. Living in the path of impending catastrophe is a choice we all make daily, but that doesn't make it easy. » 3/26/14 1:59pm 3/26/14 1:59pm

This graph of whooping cough cases in Washington State should scare the…

The United States is in the middle of its worst whooping cough (aka pertussis) outbreak in over half a century, but few states have been hit as hard as Washington. This graph, released just a few days ago by the CDC, compares the state's pertussis cases in 2012 against those documented in 2011 — and the difference is… » 7/25/12 10:20am 7/25/12 10:20am

A One-Ton Metal Mammoth Made from Old Farm Equipment

Drop what you're doing — this is more important. Oregon sculptor Jud Turner has built a life-sized model of a Columbia mammoth skeleton, he's done it with 95% recycled materials (mostly old farming equipment and agricultural tools), and it's probably the most jaw-droppingly bad-ass thing I've ever laid my eyes on. » 1/20/12 11:05am 1/20/12 11:05am