Outdoors

Outdoors 'It is a remarkable success story' 'It is a remarkable success story' (Photo Gallery)
A collaborative project between researchers in Oregon and Asia last year helped establish a new breeding colony for one of the world’s most endangered seabirds – the Chinese crested tern – which then had a global population estimated at fewer than 50 birds.
Outdoors OSU researchers first to track Antarctic minke whales OSU researchers first to track Antarctic minke whales (Photo Gallery)
Scientists for the first time have used tags to track the behavior of Antarctic minke whales and discovered that this smallest of the lunge-feeding whales utilizes the sea ice more than expected and feeds in ways unique from other species.
Outdoors Rescuers find missing man alive but weak Rescuers find missing man alive but weak
Search and rescue crews from across southwest Oregon are en route to an active rescue operation for an insulin-dependent diabetic man who got lost in the woods picking mushrooms Sunday.
Outdoors Sheriff: Camp host menaced campers with a stick Sheriff: Camp host menaced campers with a stick
An intoxicated camp host chased her husband around the campground and menaced campers with a stick before deputies arrived Tuesday evening, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.
Outdoors More than a predator: Studys finds invasive lionfish are 'terminators' More than a predator: Studys finds invasive lionfish are 'terminators' (Photo Gallery)
New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that lionfish are not just a predator, but more like the “terminator” of movie fame.
Outdoors 'What happens when Earth’s climate reaches a tipping point' (New) 'What happens when Earth’s climate reaches a tipping point' (Photo Gallery)
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.
Outdoors 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders (Photo Gallery)
It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.
Outdoors Why is it 'Hurricane' and not 'Typhoon' Iselle? Why is it 'Hurricane' and not 'Typhoon' Iselle? (Photo Gallery)
With the tropical paradise of Hawaii bracing for Hurricane Iselle later Thursday, I've had quite a number of people email and ask why we're not calling the storm "Typhoon Iselle." After all, there's a similar storm just a bit farther west across the Pacific called "Typhoon Halong."

The reason is simple: Geography.
Outdoors Ranch families flee wildfire east of Ashland Ranch families flee wildfire east of Ashland (Photo Gallery)
Buildings have burned, but there are no reports of injuries from a wildfire that was touched off by lightning along the Oregon-California border and led to the evacuation of ranch families east of Ashland, a fire spokesman says.
Outdoors Cops crack down on illegal crab trade Cops crack down on illegal crab trade (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Newly-released video shows buyers who knowingly purchase crab caught outside the quota, and tubs with crabs that are undersized juveniles and females. Local fishermen worry the illegal catching and buying of crab in the Puget Sound is threatening the current crab population.