Outdoors

Outdoors Wyden, Merkley seek new way to pay to fight big wildfires Wyden, Merkley seek new way to pay to fight big wildfires
A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday.
Outdoors Photos: A bird's eye view of Seattle Photos: A bird's eye view of Seattle(Photo Gallery)
The 17th floor of the Russell Investments building in downtown Seattle gives an unparalleled view of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier, the Space Needle - especially on beautiful days like the last two.
Outdoors 5.1 quake reported far off Oregon coast 5.1 quake reported far off Oregon coast
A magnitude 5.1 quake has been recorded about 250 miles off the Oregon coast. Several people reported feeling the quake but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Outdoors Study: Wolf attacks leave cows with PTSD-like symptoms Study: Wolf attacks leave cows with PTSD-like symptoms(Photo Gallery)
Unlike cows that haven't ever had a run-in with wolves, ones that have witnessed wolf attacks can experience stress-related illnesses and have a harder time getting pregnant – meaning decreased profits for ranchers, according to a new study by Oregon State University.
Outdoors Poachers target redwood tree roots Poachers target redwood tree roots
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.