Science Section

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Super Bowl Weekend and Beyond

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Super Bowl Weekend and Beyond

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Happy Friday evening everyone! Thick fog is blanketing the region right now,... [Read more]

QUIZ: Do you really know what a Sea Hawk is?

QUIZ: Do you really know what a Sea Hawk is?

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16 – with a ‘Burien Birdfest’ on Feb. 14 – and all are invited to join in by counting birds. To get you in... [Read more]

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

  Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Some Burien residents are upset that an ornamental Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street will be removed soon, due... [Read more]

Lots of great events coming up at Burien’s Environmental Science Center

Lots of great events coming up at Burien’s Environmental Science Center

Burien’s Environmental Science Center has a lot of great events planned for the month of February: Seahurst Beach Clean Up “Creating a cleaner habitat for salmon” Friday, Feb 20th • 12:00... [Read more]

Sponsored Post CHI Franciscan Health expanding Virtual Urgent Care to Highline Medical Center

CHI Franciscan Health expanding Virtual Urgent Care to Highline Medical Center

Advertiser CHI Franciscan Health is expanding its Virtual Urgent Care to serve patients in the service areas of Burien’s Highline Medical Center as well as Bremerton’s Harrison Medical Center. For... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High School announced this week a new technology education partnership with Seattle App Academy. Seattle App Academy will deliver computer science and programming classes to Kennedy students... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Unusually warm and dry weekend ahead

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Unusually warm and dry weekend ahead

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey there! We’re going to start going through some fairly dramatic weather... [Read more]

Man suffers serious burns after propane tank explodes in Burien Tuesday night

Man suffers serious burns after propane tank explodes in Burien Tuesday night

A propane explosion in Burien Tuesday night (Jan. 20) around 5:45 p.m. sent a man to the hospital with burns over 40-50 percent of his body, according to Bill Harm from the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department. Harm... [Read more]

Learn/talk about a ‘Burien Foodshed’ at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Tuesday, Jan. 27

Learn/talk about a ‘Burien Foodshed’ at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Tuesday, Jan. 27

If you’ve ever wondered “How is our food grown?” or “Can we grow more food locally? or even “Can food help build Burien community and economy?” then this ‘Burien Foodshed Conversation’... [Read more]

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16, and all are invited to join in by counting birds. “Counting birds is a fun, free, family-friendly way to discover... [Read more]

Focus group for women between 40-65 at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tues., Jan. 27

Focus group for women between 40-65 at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tues., Jan. 27

A focus group for women between 40-65 will be held at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and here are the details: Are you a woman between the ages of 40 – 65? We want to HEAR FROM YOU! Organizers are... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Good Weekend everyone! Mother nature sure must hate weekends, because we’re... [Read more]

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

12-year-old Cassidy Huff was at home recovering from her 33rd spinal surgery when she decided to organize a fundraiser for the special education classmates she tutors at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. In... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

The last existing McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 passenger aircraft – owned by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – landed at Sea-Tac Airport on the foggy morning of Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, then departed for its final... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing clouds make for another beautiful sunset view from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing clouds make for another beautiful sunset view from Burien

Seems like everyday lately, someone asks “did you see the sunset tonight?” Well, Jim Branson not only saw it – he photographed it – showing some amazing and gorgeous cloud formations... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse of New Year’s Day on Puget Sound as seen from Burien

VIDEO: Time-lapse of New Year’s Day on Puget Sound as seen from Burien

Susan Plecko shot this great time-lapse video from her home in Burien, showing – from sunrise to sunset – the “living” Puget Sound on New Year’s Day 2015. See if you can spot the... [Read more]

Burn Ban lifted

Burn Ban lifted

Effective immediately, all burn bans are being lifted in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, as well as Darrington. With the help of rain and wind, air pollution levels everywhere dropped to GOOD or... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban called for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban called for King County

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is calling a Stage 1 Burn Ban in King County, elevating Pierce and Snohomish counties to Stage 2 Burn Bans,... [Read more]

City of Burien on Eagle Landing Park: ‘unlikely that the stairs will reopen soon’

City of Burien on Eagle Landing Park: ‘unlikely that the stairs will reopen soon’

The City of Burien on Tuesday (Dec. 30) made the following announcement about Eagle Landing Park – closed on Dec. 12, and as we reported on Monday getting much worse: “It is unlikely that the... [Read more]

Kick off the New Year with events at Environmental Science Center in January

Kick off the New Year with events at Environmental Science Center in January

Burien’s Environmental Science Center – located at Seahurst Park – will be holding several events to kick off the new year in January: Saturday, Jan. 3: FINAL After-Hours Beach Walk, from 8 –... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Yes, Hazel…the Olympics were certainly beautiful this morning…’

PHOTOS: ‘Yes, Hazel…the Olympics were certainly beautiful this morning…’

From Guy Harper comes this series of photos compared to his wife Pam’s paintings of the Olympic mountains. “Yes, Hazel…the Olympics were certainly beautiful this morning… “It... [Read more]

PHOTO: The bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park is toast

PHOTO: The bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park is toast

Eagle Landing Park neighbor John White points to the current state of the bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Residents who use the stairs at Burien’s Eagle... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for work party at Walker Preserve on Saturday, Jan. 10

Volunteers needed for work party at Walker Preserve on Saturday, Jan. 10

Volunteers are needed for a forest restoration event on Saturday, Jan. 10 at Walker Preserve in Normandy Park. “Please join me and your neighbors to continue the work that has been done by previous... [Read more]

Give the gift of life at a Blood Drive this Saturday, Dec. 27

Give the gift of life at a Blood Drive this Saturday, Dec. 27

A Blood Drive will be held this Saturday, Dec. 27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, located at 9622 20th Ave SW in White Center. “During the holiday season, blood donation decreases... [Read more]

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

Photos courtesy City of Burien. The City of Burien announced Friday afternoon (Dec. 12) that the entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park is now closed to the public, due to a “significant erosion... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

BTB Reader Chris Rimple sent us these great time-lapse videos, taken from his home in Seahurst looking towards north Vashon and Blake Island. Watch full-screen and at least at 720p HD to see the amazing... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATED 7:00 PM: Hi everyone! This will be brief, I just got home and the winds... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Not sure which is more impressive, Thursday’s (Dec. 11) possible wind storm or Wednesday’s... [Read more]