Testing the Waters

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s been more than three years since a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. After all that time, there are still concerns leaked radiation is washing up on Oregon’s beaches. In March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit a hundred miles off the coast of Japan. It was Japan’s largest quake … Continue reading »

Meteor Shower May 23rd

EUGENE, Ore. – With partly cloudy skies expected Friday night, Oregonians may be able to see the Linear meteor shower. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, the Earth will pass through the debris trail left behind by comet 209P LINEAR. There’s a chance to see 100-400 meteors per hour and possibly even the occasional … Continue reading »

Crews Battle California Wildfires

Escondido, Calif. (CNN) — Ten thousand acres have been scorched by wildfires raging through San Diego County. The smoke is even visible from space. At least one person has been killed. Thousands have been evacuated, fleeing a fire that covers 15 square miles. Many of those who returned home found nothing left. “Those flames were … Continue reading »

Bethel Students Visit Tsunami Wave Lab

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Some Shasta Middle School students got a look Wednesday at how damaging tsunamis can be. They drove to Corvallis to tour the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University to take part in a tsunami structure challenge. Kids built their own structures to see if they would survive simulated tsunamis. They … Continue reading »

Warm Temps Could Mean Early Pear Harvest

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Pear Orchard Farm and at several other orchards in the Rogue Valley have seen the fruit trees already start to develop. Fruit trees are in the early stages of development, and at this point they are farther along than they would be on a typical year. The warm temperatures from early spring … Continue reading »

Scenic Florida Highway Washed Out

PENSACOLA, Fla. (CNN) — Heavy rains and severe flooding have battered roads in Florida. In Pensacola, the rushing waters caused parts of scenic highway to buckle and collapse. This scene was repeated in several places along this coastal east-west highway route. The National Weather Service says as much as 18 inches of rain fell in the … Continue reading »

Obama to Visit Washington Landslide Area

OSO, Wash. (CNN) — President Obama will visit Washington state Tuesday to mark the grim one-month anniversary since a devastating mudslide left behind a graveyard of debris. Obama will tour the area and meet with rescue crews and the relatives of victims. The rain-saturated hillside along the Stillaguamish River gave way on March 22. It unleashed … Continue reading »

City Reminds Bicyclists How to Stay Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene has a few reminders for bicyclists about staying safe on the road, now that we’re seeing warmer weather. The city’s bike and pedestrian coordinator says if you haven’t used your bike recently, it’s a good idea to make sure the brakes are working and the tires are fully … Continue reading »

Group Hosts Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been three years since the world was able to see a total eclipse of the moon, and Monday night is your chance to see it again. Astronomers with the Eugene Astronomical Society say it will take about three and a half hours for the moon to slip into the Earth’s shadow … Continue reading »

Your Common Questions About Allergies

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of people are itching to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, but if you’re one of the many who suffers from allergies, that may leave you itching even more. Tree pollen is in high gear and many allergy sufferers are sniffling and sneezing because of it. We asked our … Continue reading »

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