Science Section

Wastemobile coming to Burien Fred Meyer the weekend of Sept. 23-25

Wastemobile coming to Burien Fred Meyer the weekend of Sept. 23-25

King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its only visit of the... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Why you should prepare for windstorms this winter

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Why you should prepare for windstorms this winter

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek The Climate Prediction Center came out with an outlook on the El Nino/La Nina climate patterns for this year, and it looks “neither here nor there.”... [Read more]

Free Workshop for Homeowners along urban creeks, lakes & wetlands Sept. 17

Free Workshop for Homeowners along urban creeks, lakes & wetlands Sept. 17

Free Workshop for Homeowners Along Urban Creeks, Lakes and Wetlands September 17, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM, Burien Community Center Homeowners with properties along streams, ponds, lakes, and wetlands are invited... [Read more]

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

The King County Council’s Health, Housing and Human Services Committee this week heard from the County’s Chief Medical Officer and other health experts on the proposed legislation to establish a prohibited... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Probably. After another sweltering wave of heat last week where temperatures got into the 90s, and Fire Weather Watches and Heat Advisories were issued across... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Orcas swim past Three Tree Point during amazing summer sunset

PHOTOS: Orcas swim past Three Tree Point during amazing summer sunset

Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer wandered out to take a few photos of a smoke-tinted sunset when some neighbors alerted him to some Orca whales swimming past Burien’s Three Tree Point on Friday night,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

Resident Elston Hill shares these photos, saying that the reddish sunset over ‘The Brothers’ mountains on Tuesday night (Aug. 23) must be from forest fires in the Olympics (click images to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of two gorgeous sunsets as seen from Burien over the last two days (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy August Day!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy August Day!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Stormy August Day! It’s a chilly August day and showers are scattered across... [Read more]

Burien Police Officers use nasal-spray to ‘reverse’ opioid overdose near City Hall

Burien Police Officers use nasal-spray to ‘reverse’ opioid overdose near City Hall

On Wednesday, Aug. 3 around 7 p.m., Burien Police officers used a new technique – Naloxone nasal-spray – to ‘reverse’ an opioid overdose in the 400 block of SW 152nd Street (map below). Police... [Read more]

Part of Eagle Landing Park stairs – closed since Dec. 2014 –may be re-opened

Part of Eagle Landing Park stairs – closed since Dec. 2014 –may be re-opened

Photos from 2015 courtesy City of Burien By Jack Mayne Whether or not to re-open the stairway at Eagle Landing Park is still under consideration by Burien officials following a report from a consultant... [Read more]

Color a Butterfly Garden with the Master Gardeners during Thurs. Art Walk

Color a Butterfly Garden with the Master Gardeners during Thurs. Art Walk

The Master Gardeners will be at the Burien Library for the first Thursday Art Walk – to be held this Thursday, Aug. 4 – with information on creating your own butterfly gardens. Experts will be on... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy morning, but a great week ahead

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy morning, but a great week ahead

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’re starting off the day to a stormy start as an upper level low popped... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Rotary Club Blood Drive this Friday, July 22

Volunteers needed for Rotary Club Blood Drive this Friday, July 22

*URGENT: As you may have heard, Bloodworks Northwest recently issued a “code-red” appeal for blood donors after inventories for some blood types fell alarmingly – to just a 1-day supply. The Rotary... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Closeups of a beautiful Hummingbird visiting a Burien backyard

PHOTOS: Closeups of a beautiful Hummingbird visiting a Burien backyard

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of a recent visitor to his Burien garden – a likely Rufous Hummingbird. Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: [NOTE: If you think... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center holding Open House this Friday, July 15

Burien’s Environmental Science Center holding Open House this Friday, July 15

Burien’s Environmental Science Center will be holding an Open House this Friday, July 15, from 2 – 6 p.m. “ESC is opening its doors to you and your family while you visit Seahurst Park,”... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Will Summer ever come back?

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Will Summer ever come back?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Well it doesn’t really look like July out there anymore, and considering... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Here’s your 4th of July weekend weather forecast

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Here’s your 4th of July weekend weather forecast

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! The question on everyone’s minds is probably... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A peek inside the Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion

PHOTOS: A peek inside the Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion

Story & Photos courtesy resident Elston Hill: The Museum of Flight previewed its new, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion on Thursday (June 23) for the media. The 9-story high, roofed outdoor gallery doubles... [Read more]

PHOTO: Stunning, beautiful rainbow spotted over dark gray Puget Sound

PHOTO: Stunning, beautiful rainbow spotted over dark gray Puget Sound

Courtesy Dory Hamlyn comes this great photo of a stunning, beautiful rainbow spotted over a recent, dark gray Puget Sound day in ‘June-uary’ (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek Trail on Sunday, June 26

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek Trail on Sunday, June 26

The Miller-Walker Basin has two new Habitat Stewards – Ashley and Sheila – who will be hosting work parties along the Miller Creek trail this summer – and Volunteers are needed, starting this... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s low tide walk at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s low tide walk at Seahurst Park Beach

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos and story: This is an amazing time of the year. Lowest tides of the year are in June with some of the lowest this week. Saturday morning (June 18)... [Read more]

Give Blood and browse the Farmers Market on Thursday, June 30

Give Blood and browse the Farmers Market on Thursday, June 30

Volunteers are needed for a Blood Drive on Thursday (June 30), with the added bonus of being able to browse the Farmers Market before or afterwards. Here are the details: WHERE: Burien City Hall (Multipurpose... [Read more]