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Temple of the Blue Moon was TreeHouse Point’s first treehouse, inspired by the Parthenon’s classic lines.

TreeHouse Point

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Written by Cara Strickland Have you ever wanted to spend a night in a treehouse? Not quite camping, but more adventurous than a hotel? If so, TreeHouse Point is the spot to indulge your fantasy, and just about a half-hour drive from Seattle. Pete Nelson of the Animal Planet show Treehouse Masters created this alternative lodging experience in 2006, and it has become a destination for those seeking a retreat from the fast lane, a romantic interlude or a base for an adventurous vacation. Treat yourself to a view of Snoqualmie Falls 7 miles away. The falls are 268 feet…

Live Washington

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Acclaimed author Thor Hanson reveals remarkable stories of species’ responses to climate change.

Evolving Thought

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Interview by Cathy Carroll Thor Hanson’s latest work could transform the conversation around climate change Thor Hanson grew up in Washington, where he caught his first salmon at age four, and collected caterpillars, garter snakes, hermit crabs and tree frogs as summer pets. More recently, his research and conservation work has ranged from helping establish the mountain gorilla tourism program in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to aiding in management of a brown bear tourism project for the Forest Service in Alaska. He has co-hosted the PBS Nature series “American Spring Live,” has been a guest on several NPR programs…

Think Washington

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Tara Clemente

Reading Buoy Data Like Tea Leaves

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Interview by Keith Moore NOAA scientist Tara Clemente on how oceans can help us predict severe weather events During a year of unprecedented record-high temperatures, we caught up with Tara Clemente, operations manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Global Tropical Moored Buoy Array (GTMBA), a project through University of Washington Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES). GTMBA is a multinational effort to provide data in real time for climate research and forecasting, with buoy arrays in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. What data do GTMBA’s buoys collect? GTMBA’s goal…

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