Rotating supercell over the U.S. Great plains. I can’t tell if this is actual video or if this artists works to animate still frames, but I think some of their clips are the latter.  Almost time for tornado season to start moving up to the central U.S.

Becky Sharpe’s powers was a metaphor for white privilege. 

1) She’s unaware that she had these powers (privilege) that brings harm to everyone else.

2) Once she’s told.. she denies it - like most white people with their privilege. 

3) She had that “fuck everybody else, I’m winning!” mindset.

4) She literally wanted people to suffer like she did. 

Not saying Flash writers came up with it but.. it’s seriously a metaphor. 


The US National Science Foundation shared this vine showing how scientists actually sample active lava flows on Hawaii - they literally pull the lava away with a hammer then drop it in a bucket of water nearby.


Storm chaser prepping for the 2017 season shared this magnificent video of a 2016 tornado they spotted in Kansas.


wildliferescuebc House Sparrow washing time! This one came to us covered in glue from a sticky trap someone laid out to catch bugs. Unfortunately this is something we’ve seen all too often this summer. Please consider alternative methods to bug control than to go with these sticky traps, which tend to also stick innocent birds and bats. Luckily this one is doing well after receiving care at Wildlife Rescue, but not all will be able to come to us!


Timelapse video of supercell storms building and spinning over the American Great Plains, 2016.