By Chris Clackum, NBC NewsPublished: Sep 2, 2014 at 8:06 AM PDTLast Updated: Sep 2, 2014 at 9:47 AM PDT
As schools across the country get ready class to start back up, law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to watch out for students walking to school or waiting or the bus.
Some school transportation experts say there has been a sudden surge in dangerous driving in school zones and around school buses that they blame mostly on distracted drivers.
“There are more than a hundred children killed and more than 25,000 injured every year in collisions that occur or accidents that occur during the process of getting to or from school,” said Charles Territo of American Traffic Solutions, a company that sets up cameras on buses and in school zones.
By Mark Floyd, OSU News & CommunicationsPublished: Sep 2, 2014 at 3:03 PM PDTLast Updated: Sep 2, 2014 at 3:03 PM PDT
A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of the United States found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality.
Scientists have long been concerned that global warming may push Earth’s climate system across a “tipping point,” where rapid melting of ice and further warming may become irreversible – a hotly debated scenario with an unclear picture of what this point of no return may look like.
An underweight black bear that was rehabilitated after living off a Redmond family's bird feeder was released into the wild Thursday afternoon.
In June, officers used a doughnut to lure the 1-year-old bear when they realized she was underweight, and brought her to PAWS for rehabilitation. Naturalists reintroduced the bear to her native diet of skunk cabbage and berries, and discovered she doesn't like radishes or watermelon.
Two people riding a Harley Davidson died Sunday afternoon when their motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Highway 138E near Steamboat Creek. State Police closed the highway at milepost 39, about 22 miles east of Glide for over 6 hours while crews cleared the highway and investigated the crash.