Environment

In the belly of the Burke Museum

Behind the scenes at Seattle's museum of natural history and culture, you become aware of the incredible knowledge infrastructure we've created in this state museum. Plus, it houses mummies, spiders, fossils, spears, and Bobo's head: everything a budding Indiana Jones could want.

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

U.S. climate change related to China's smog problem

Industrial pollution from Beijing is increasingly prevalent in Pacfic storms; directly alters U.S. weather patterns.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Another Longview terminal? Propane & butane latest proposed export

A Dallas-based company has proposed a butane and propane terminal out of Longview, Wash.

KUOW-FM

Sen. Murray leads hearing on oil-train safety

A committee hearing is dominated by worries about disasters and a search for assurances.

SEATTLE TIMES

Cargo delivery by bike: Only in Seattle?

Seattle local Dan Kohler is singlehandedly battling climate change and delivering fresh food all over town.

KOMO NEWS

What caused that massive Eastern WA gas explosion?

A Northwest Pipeline official announced that a pressure vessel caused the gas explosion that occurred at Plymouth in Eastern Washington on March 31.

EARTHFIX

Why Fukushima is a warning about climate

Disasters can be easy to foresee but what happens if facing facts is unprofitable?

THE BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS

Outdated maps led to excessive clearcutting in Oso

Regulators allowed timber industry to clearcut acres of trees on the unstable plateau above Oso, in contradiction of Department of Ecology research.

SEATTLE TIMES

Are climate change deniers risking arrest?

"There is a malicious, profiteering quietist agenda posturing as skepticism."

GAWKER

Oil train terminal fined by Oregon

The state says the terminal, which handles Bakken Field oil from North Dakota, is operating at far over its permitted capacity.

THE OREGONIAN

Fiftieth anniversary of Alaska quake

Seismic records claim the 1964 Alaskan earthquake to be the second largest quake at a 9.2 magnitude.

ABC NEWS
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