Science Section

Air quality alert issued by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Air quality alert issued by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

An air quality alert was issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on Monday afternoon, Aug. 13, for the local health jurisdictions of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. “Air pollution... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound released the following statement about the tragic Horizon Air incident that started at Sea-Tac Airport Friday night, Aug. 10, and resulted in the death of grounds crew member Richard... [Read more]

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

‘StormFest’ is an interactive stormwater science focused educational festival for 6th grade students in the Highline School District, and it’s coming to Des Moines Beach Park on Oct.... [Read more]

Brownies from Troop #42632 earning ‘Wonders of Water Journey’ Badges

Brownies from Troop #42632 earning ‘Wonders of Water Journey’ Badges

A group of Girl Scout Brownies from Troop # 42632 – located right here in Burien – have been spending the summer earning their ‘Wonders of Water Journey’ Badges. The girls are learning... [Read more]

Port awards ecology grant to ‘Beach Heroes’ at Environmental Science Center

Port awards ecology grant to ‘Beach Heroes’ at Environmental Science Center

By Omie Drawhorn Port of Seattle On a recent Wednesday morning, a group of toddlers and their parents sang songs with Environmental Science Center naturalists overlooking the beach at Seahurst Park. The... [Read more]

Explore Seahurst Discovery Zones at the Environmental Science Center

Explore Seahurst Discovery Zones at the Environmental Science Center

Make some discoveries in your own backyard! This summer, Burien’s Environmental Science Center will reveal what’s in your watershed in interesting ways and how you can improve its health.... [Read more]

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

The Puget Sound Skills Center Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Highline Public Schools gets students into the pilot’s seat as part of their high school experience, and it was recently honored... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake Burien

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake Burien

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Burien citizens living around the southwest... [Read more]

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

At a Community Meeting on July 19, City of Burien staff announced that they are recommending the removal of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park, “due to hillside instability and hazardous hillside conditions.” The... [Read more]

REMINDER: Donors needed for Blood Drive at City Hall on Thursday, July 19

REMINDER: Donors needed for Blood Drive at City Hall on Thursday, July 19

REMINDER: Donors are needed for a Blood Drive that will be held at Burien City Hall this Thursday, July 19. To learn more about donating platelets, click here. During summer, the community’s blood supply... [Read more]

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor written by Walt Bala, a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also former inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration:] LAST... [Read more]

VIDEO: Larry Cripe of Quiet Skies Coalition holds press conference Monday

VIDEO: Larry Cripe of Quiet Skies Coalition holds press conference Monday

Larry Cripe, President of Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, held a press conference outside Burien City Hall on Monday, July 16, outlining his group’s complaints and action plan having to do... [Read more]

Quiet Skies plans to increase pressure on Alaska Airlines to slow aircraft noise

Quiet Skies plans to increase pressure on Alaska Airlines to slow aircraft noise

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition on Friday (July 13) announced that – as the city approaches the two-year anniversary of the FAA’s decision to turn airplanes over Burien – it will be putting... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

‘The Briefing Episode #9: By the Numbers’ – Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: This... [Read more]

HELP NEEDED: Theft of 3D printer at Burien school leaves student program flat

HELP NEEDED: Theft of 3D printer at Burien school leaves student program flat

Over Spring Break 2018, Big Picture Secondary School in Burien was broken into and a teacher’s personal 3D printer was stolen. Student projects using the printer came to an abrupt halt and could... [Read more]

City’s second Eagle Landing Park community meeting will be Thurs., July 19

City’s second Eagle Landing Park community meeting will be Thurs., July 19

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding another Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park (and its failing stairs) on Thursday, July 19, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in City Hall. This will be the city’s... [Read more]

King Conservation District holding two FREE upcoming workshop events

King Conservation District holding two FREE upcoming workshop events

The King Conservation District will be holding two FREE upcoming events relevant to Burien: Where the Water Begins WHO: Landowners living on the marine shoreline WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 9:00 AM –... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

On May 30, 2018, the Port of Seattle gave a presentation on its Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) to nearly 150 residents at the Burien Community Center. This was the Port’s first open house... [Read more]

Highline Amateur Radio Club’s Field Day Event is this weekend at Marvista Park

Highline Amateur Radio Club’s Field Day Event is this weekend at Marvista Park

The Highline Amateur Radio Club HARC is holding its annual ARRL sponsored Field Day in Marvista Park this Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24. This is a FREE Event – learn how to “Get On The... [Read more]

Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is at South Seattle College Thurs.

Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is at South Seattle College Thurs.

The Port of Seattle will be holding its next Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Open House and Presentation at South Seattle College this Thursday, June 14, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. This is one of two... [Read more]

Some Soap Box Derby science tips may help you win at Strawberry Days Saturday

Some Soap Box Derby science tips may help you win at Strawberry Days Saturday

By Joe Moldovan With the upcoming Soap Box Derby race quickly approaching – this Saturday, June 16 at Noon during Strawberry Days – I wanted to share some fun science facts for when you are building... [Read more]

Oil sheen discovered in Arrow Lake; City of Normandy Park takes blame

Oil sheen discovered in Arrow Lake; City of Normandy Park takes blame

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: An oil sheen was discovered on Arrow Lake in Normandy Park on Thursday, June 7, and after some investigation the source of the spill was found to have come... [Read more]

SoCoCulture and local Artist team up to document culturally significant trees

SoCoCulture and local Artist team up to document culturally significant trees

Artist Katherine Wimble Fox and the South King County Cultural Coalition (SoCoCulture) announced this week an open call to the public to contribute to the crowd-sourced, online, interactive Forest for... [Read more]