Airports don't have a particularly eco-friendly reputation. But they typically have large swaths of land that can't be developed. And at several airports in the US and overseas, that land has become popular for raising honey bees — and producing honey.
Highly flammable and explosive crude oil from the Bakken Shale of North Dakota is shipped by rail, much of it by BNSF Railways. An investigation by Oregon Public Broadcasting unearthed charges that the railroad carrier mishandles safety issues for its trains.
Comedian Hari Kondabolu riffs on racism, anti-immigrant sentiments and the woes of being a person of color in the US on his first comedy album "Waiting for 2042." Yes, that's the year the US will be a majority-minority nation, according to the Census.
Primetime dramas in South Korea — known as K-Dramas — are filled with implausible story lines, complete with romantic twists and turns. They’ve been popular in Asia for years, but thanks to online streaming websites, they’re now gaining a cult-like following in the US.
Nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, many consumers in the US remain concerned about radiation in fish from the Pacific Ocean. One Seattle fisherman finally got his fish tested, and found what many scientists have also found: there's nothing to worry about.
The popular crayfish, perhaps better known in some corners as the crawfish, is on the move. The red swamp crayfish is invading, with some outside assistance, Washington State lakes and pushing out native species.
In the Geo Quiz, we're looking for a town that has a reputation as one of coldest places in South Africa but its location in a vast desert called the Great Karoo makes it a perfect place to view the night sky.
Glaciers are key contributors to drinking water supplies, hydropower generation and salmon survival in the Pacific Northwest. Scientists aren’t sure exactly when the glaciers will disappear. It could be within a few decades. It has been 4,000 years since the glaciers have receded this much.
The Bullitt Foundation, a Seattle-based nonprofit focused on improving the environment in the Pacific Northwest, has taken on a new endeavor. It's opened a building for its headquarters, and house other companies, that will be a demonstrator of sustainable technologies.
There's been a lot of water cooler discussion this week about Amazon and The New York Times' investigative piece chronicling a brutally competitive work environment at the retail giant. Amazon is based in Seattle. But it operates in 32 nations. Would those demanding conditions work in its other locations?