Northwest http://www.kplu.org en Climate change report shows major impacts for Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/climate-change-report-shows-major-impacts-northwest <p>Imagine a future in which major areas of Seattle’s waterfront are flooded because of rising tides.</p><p>Businesses that front on Elliot Bay, including the famous Edgewater Hotel, or parks such as Myrtle Edwards or Golden Gardens, would have to adjust to storm surges more than six feet higher than we’re used to.</p><p>According to a <a href="http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/federal-scientists-national-climate-assessment-0357.html">new federal report on climate change</a>, that future is just a few decades away.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:34:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7547 at http://www.kplu.org Climate change report shows major impacts for Northwest Artistic passions on display at the NW Flower and Garden Show http://www.kplu.org/post/artistic-passions-display-nw-flower-and-garden-show <p>It&rsquo;s been sunny and fair lately&hellip;but what do you do when the dark and cloudy skies of late winter get you down?<br />&nbsp;<br />For many people in the Pacific Northwest, the answer is gardening.<br />&nbsp;<br />Their passion is on display this week at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.<br />&nbsp;<br />KPLU environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp went to check it out. (Click on the &quot;Listen&quot; button up top to hear some highlights from the preview tour.)<br />&nbsp; Wed, 08 Feb 2012 05:47:46 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4086 at http://www.kplu.org Artistic passions on display at the NW Flower and Garden Show Is the Northwest stranger than elsewhere? New comedy show has us wondering http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-stranger-elsewhere-new-comedy-show-has-us-wondering <p>Portland put its odd side on display last January with the debut of <em><a href="http://www.ifc.com/shows/portlandia">Portlandia</a></em>. Now, several residents here are responding with a show of Seattle&#39;s stranger side. And, in typical Seattle fashion, it&#39;s online and called <em><a href="http://www.localbrew.com/">Local Brew</a></em>.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:15:00 +0000 Jonathan Klapel 3988 at http://www.kplu.org Is the Northwest stranger than elsewhere? New comedy show has us wondering Idaho more youthful, Oregon grayer than national median age http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-more-youthful-oregon-grayer-national-median-age <p>The American West is home to more young people than any other region of the country according to new data from the U.S. Census. Still there are differences in the age demographics within our region. Mon, 30 May 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Tom Banse 1693 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho more youthful, Oregon grayer than national median age