Train hits man at Carkeek Park

Update 11:30 p.m. Seattle Fire says an approximately 50-year-old man was hit by a train, and he was taken to the hospital in stable condition with serious injuries. Earlier: Firefighters responded to Carkeek Park just after 9:30 p.m. for a “heavy rescue,” and scanner reports say a pedestrian was hit by a train. The train […]

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UW study finds microplastics are common on Seattle beaches

A University of Washington student tested levels of microplastics on Puget Sound beaches, and found Carkeek Park had the second highest levels of the 12 beaches surveyed. Oceanography undergraduate Frances Eshom-Arzadon’s year-long senior thesis research project tested for plastics between 0.3 and 5 millimeters in size, which is smaller than a grain of rice. The materials she found were […]

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