Outdoors

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.