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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.

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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.

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

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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!

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

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Hiking the lava fields…

altheabxo Final post of my lava seeking adventure. Notice the cracks and deep fissures…these can range anywhere from 12 inches to 30-50 feet deep and if you so happen jump onto an area that is hollow, you may end up breaking through into a lava tube and who knows how deep that can be! Btw, after I arrived home, I inspected my shoes and the rubber on the bottom looked like it had been scraped off with a steel BBQ brush, probably from the times I was stepping onto cooled lava that was still hot (if that makes any sense). Just look up dangers of lava fields, it’ll give you an idea of what I was up against. I’m posting this so that others may be aware