Dear Dr. Universe: When will the next major earthquake be? Earthquakes really interest me and I want to know so I can be prepared when the next major quake happens.
– Carmen, 11, Chowchilla, Calif.
Our planet’s surface is constantly on the move. Sometimes this movement really shakes things up.
The Earth’s crust is made up 14 major pieces and dozens of smaller ones, called plates, that move in super slow motion. Earthquakes can happen when these plates suddenly slip past each other. They send out waves of energy that make the ground shake.
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June 26, 2017 8:49 am
Clark County will be represented at Moses Lake on Friday, June 30 in the the 53rd annual East vs. West All-State football game at Lion’s Field. The East roster includes: Gavin Lee of Heritage (WR/DB), Isaiah Carbajal of Mountain View (OL/DL), Jack Colletto of Camas (QB/DB), Michael Mathews of Camas (RB/LB), and Brady Brick of […]
June 25, 2017 9:04 pm
Although “appropriate” chewing (to relieve the pain of teething, for example) may be acceptable in kittens, it’s far from acceptable in fully-grown felines. Contrary to the old adage, curiosity may not kill your cat, but introduce chewing into the equation, and curiosity can certainly cause both hurt and harm. Some of the many tempting targets […]
June 25, 2017 5:14 am
Mascarpone Mixed Berry Tart is a perfect treat for hot summer days. It’s incredibly easy with a brown sugar shortbread cookie crust you bake ahead of time. When it’s time to serve, fill with melt-in-your-mouth mascarpone filling and top with fresh mixed berries and lemon zest. I used raspberries, blueberries and strawberries and will add […]
June 24, 2017 9:36 am
If you were looking forward to rallying for or railing against the Vancouver Energy oil terminal — like so many of you love to do — at the upcoming Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners meeting, you’re going to be disappointed. If you were hoping the commission would use the upcoming meeting to cancel the […]
June 23, 2017 7:45 pm
Earlier this week, I profiled retiring Battle Ground Superintendent Mark Hottowe, who is leaving the district after more than 40 years in education. The story was a look back at Hottowe’s legacy and a look forward to the leadership of incoming Superintendent Mark Ross, who takes over this summer. What didn’t make it into the […]
June 23, 2017 4:34 pm
DENVER — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in
June 22, 2017 6:37 am
Once you decide to start a health and fitness program, sure, you can go it alone but many people report that having a group of people to work out with can provide the perfect environment for life transforming results. It’s one of the reasons for the success of the CrossFit program – Cross Fit is […]
June 21, 2017 11:47 am
It’s been three years since Clark County’s first cannabis businesses appeared, and this corner of Southwest Washington has grown into the fifth largest cannabis market in the state, according to sales and excise taxes collected.
June 20, 2017 4:54 pm
The owner of Sticky’s Pot Shop, a cannabis retailer that was shuttered last year after defying Clark County’s ban on recreational weed businesses, said he will reopen the store after a recent victory in the
June 19, 2017 6:03 pm
Male Western Tiger Swallow-tail butterflies will sometimes congregate in wet areas seeking nutrients. The term for this behavior is mud-puddling. These butterflies were seen today on the west side of Gee Creek downstream from Abrams Park in Ridgefield. There were 32 that Paul Snoey counted with some leaving and new arrivals dropping in on occasion.
June 19, 2017 3:56 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s marijuana regulators are working furiously to launch recreational sales on July 1, a fast-approaching deadline that could hinge on a court deciding whether the powerful liquor industry should be guaranteed
June 19, 2017 1:45 pm
Dear Dr. Universe: What causes lightning?
-Monica, 10, Costa Rica
And while we’re at it, let’s answer these questions:
When lightning strikes the ocean, what happens to the fish? –Olivia, 12, Manchester, UK
Why is lightning attracted to metal objects? –Grant, 11, Pullman, Wash.
June 19, 2017 9:02 am
Just when you think life could not get any busier, it does. It already feels like you are in a whirring blender of way too much, then suddenly a few more things get added in, and someone pushes the button to high. You are stressed and time crunched, and that is just exactly […]
June 19, 2017 8:38 am
Felines are famously known for their catnaps. But as all cat-savvy cat owners know, their precious pusses are also adept at sleeps that surpass both siestas and snoozes. In fact, adult cats can sleep between 13 and 18 hours a day, although the numbers will vary according to their age and personality. Those who spend […]
June 18, 2017 6:00 am
Vancouver’s Don Benton is back in Washington and Oregon this week to encourage men to register for the draft. The former Washington state Senator, who is now the director of the Selective Service Administration, is also taking the opportunity to once again address what he considers to be “fake news.” Benton sat down with Melissa […]
June 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Parents don’t only have to worry about lead in their kids’ drinking water. Now they may need to give their baby food a second thought. An environmental watchdog group’s analysis found detectable levels of lead in 20 percent of baby food samples. The Environmental Defense Fund analyzed 11 years of Food and Drug Administration food […]
June 15, 2017 4:50 pm
In a time of increasing political division, the Clark County Democrats and Clark County Republican party decided to take a page from federal lawmakers and host a bipartisan softball game. This coming Sunday the two local parties will face off in the first annual event coined “The Clark Cup.” Members of the local Republican and […]
June 15, 2017 12:24 pm
CORVALLIS, Ore. — A study by Oregon State University researchers has found college students at an undisclosed large public university in the state are using more marijuana since recreational pot became legal two years ago.
June 15, 2017 9:11 am
Every year, we host a Spring Makeover Challenge for our clients to help them shed that winter layer and get in great shape for summer. Each year, I like to participate in the challenge also; first, to be right there working hard side by side with our clients; and secondly, because I too enjoy a little […]
June 14, 2017 2:08 pm