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Vancouver observatory keeps eye on Mauna Loa volcano

December 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Scientists from the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver have been helping their colleagues in Hawaii respond to Mauna Loa’s eruption. Read story

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

November 30, 2022, 8:16am Life

Three Chinese astronauts docked early Wednesday with their country’s space station, where they will overlap for several days with the three-member crew already onboard and expand the facility to its… Read story

In this long camera exposure, cars drive down Saddle Road as Mauna Loa erupts in the distance, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano erupted Monday for the first time in 38 years.

EXPLAINER: What hazards are posed by Hawaii’s Mauna Loa?

In this long camera exposure, cars drive down Saddle Road as Mauna Loa erupts in the distance, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano erupted Monday for the first time in 38 years.

November 29, 2022, 11:10am Latest News

Lava is shooting 100 feet to 200 feet (30 to 60 meters) into the air as Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, erupts for the first time in nearly 40 years. Read story

A Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling that drowned during a hurricane is recovered in 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Sea turtle nesting deaths are on the rise

A Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling that drowned during a hurricane is recovered in 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

November 29, 2022, 6:05am Life

The South Florida heat is causing more sea turtles to die in their nests, with this year’s dry scorching summer prompting embryo deaths to more than double, researchers say. Read story

A harbor seal looks around in Casco Bay on July 30, 2020, off Portland, Maine.

Facial recognition can help conserve seals, scientists say

A harbor seal looks around in Casco Bay on July 30, 2020, off Portland, Maine.

November 29, 2022, 6:00am Life

Facial recognition technology is mostly associated with uses such as surveillance and the authentication of human faces, but scientists believe they’ve found a new use for it — saving seals. Read story

Hellbender keeper Katie Noble hands off a clutch of Ozark hellbender eggs after diving into the nesting stream outside the Herpetarium at the St. Louis Zoo on Sept. 27. (Robert Cohen/St.

Helping the hellbenders: St. Louis experts work to breed struggling amphibian species

Hellbender keeper Katie Noble hands off a clutch of Ozark hellbender eggs after diving into the nesting stream outside the Herpetarium at the St. Louis Zoo on Sept. 27. (Robert Cohen/St.

November 25, 2022, 6:00am Life

For spending their 160 million years of existence mostly hiding in rivers and streams under rocks, Eastern and Ozark hellbenders had done pretty well for themselves. Read story

King of rockets, NASA’s SLS could soon be usurped by SpaceX’s Starship

November 24, 2022, 1:53pm Nation & World

NASA’s Space Launch System roared off the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center and into the record books, for now. Read story

Clark College student Taylor Dillaman, right, plants yarrow Nov. 15 at the Sams Walker Day Use Area near Skamania. The Center for Ecodynamic Restoration is working with the U.S. Forest Service, Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Skamania County on restoring the land to a meadow of native wildflowers.

Clark College program looking to past to grow future

Clark College student Taylor Dillaman, right, plants yarrow Nov. 15 at the Sams Walker Day Use Area near Skamania. The Center for Ecodynamic Restoration is working with the U.S. Forest Service, Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Skamania County on restoring the land to a meadow of native wildflowers.

November 22, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Kathleen Perillo founded the Clark College Native Plant Center in 2014 to offer students a small way to counter all the environmental devastation they were learning about in her science classes. Read story

Xin Xin, the last giant panda in Latin America, looks out from her enclosure Nov. 11 at the Chapultepec Zoo, in Mexico City. At age 32, Xin Xin is among the oldest captive giant pandas ever.

Mexico officials ponder what’s next as its last panda hits old age

Xin Xin, the last giant panda in Latin America, looks out from her enclosure Nov. 11 at the Chapultepec Zoo, in Mexico City. At age 32, Xin Xin is among the oldest captive giant pandas ever.

November 22, 2022, 6:02am Life

Xin Xin, the last panda in Latin America, is not your average bear. A native of Mexico, she’s the only remaining member of a diaspora descended from giant pandas China gifted to foreign countries during the 1970s and 1980s. Read story

This screengrab from NASA TV shows NASA's Orion capsule, left, nearing the moon, right, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. At center is earth.

NASA capsule buzzes moon, last big step before lunar orbit

This screengrab from NASA TV shows NASA's Orion capsule, left, nearing the moon, right, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. At center is earth.

November 21, 2022, 10:15am Latest News

NASA’s Orion capsule reached the moon Monday, whipping around the far side and buzzing the lunar surface on its way to a record-breaking orbit with test dummies sitting in for astronauts. Read story