Are the youth of Seattle more afraid of an earthquake or climate change?

We talked to the nice people running around Capitol Hill Block Party and asked what scares them more.


Potholes on the road to highway funding might put us on a better course

Congress is deadlocked on extending the Highway Trust Fund. Maybe it's time to rethink the whole idea.


Your bus never comes because the world is a crazy place

The reason that your commute is such a nonstop wonder-rollercoaster has to do with chaos theory. Go figure!

Pave it forward

Is there any earth-friendly way to pave a footpath?

A reader's city is replacing its network of pedestrian walks. Concrete? Asphalt? Rubber? Umbra covers the ground.


The good news about the earthquake that will destroy the Northwest

Seattle is a century overdue for a disastrous earthquake. But there's a silver lining!


On “True Detective,” public transit riders have it even worse than usual

Nothing adds insult to bus-riding injury like being run over by an SUV.


Gloomy alleyways are getting a much-needed makeover

Seattle activists are turning dingy alleys into cool hangouts.

Climate & Energy

Sea levels will rise by at least 20 feet — and that’s the positive scenario

Even if the world manages to limit global warming to 2 degrees C, sea levels may still radically reshape the world’s coastline.


This video game will make you care about crumbling urban infrastructure

What could be scarier than playing a structural engineer facing down collapsing bridges and backed-up sewers?