Spring Break, Spring Fun

EUGENE, Ore. — People were certainly out enjoying the sun Thursday as Eugene hit 70 degrees. Here in the Pacific Northwest when it’s raining we brave the elements and still get out and be active. When it’s sunny — you better believe it, the city is out in droves. As KEZI 9 News Reporter Sarah … Continue reading »

Solar Eclipse Party Rained Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon weather did not cooperate for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse. The Eugene Astronomical Society set up telescopes for the viewing at The Science Factory. But just as the eclipse hit its peak, the downpour began, forcing everyone to run for cover. “Terrible–that’s how I would describe that. Welcome to astronomy in the … Continue reading »

Sunburn Dangers

(CNN) — What makes sunshine cause cancer? Too much of the sun’s UV rays can damage our skin’s DNA causing some parts to literally get glued together and malfunction. If this happens over and over again, this can lead to cancer. “Anything that causes DNA damage is a carcinogen, which means it causes cancer,” said … Continue reading »

Don’t Let Weather Keep Kids In

EUGENE, Ore. — Four out of the past five days have been dry, which is pretty rare during an Oregon spring. But a recent survey by the National Wildlife Federation says when weather isn’t perfect parents tend to keep kids inside. The survey asked parents about the factors that tend to keep them from letting … Continue reading »