Outdoors

Outdoors 'What happens when Earth’s climate reaches a tipping point' '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 Deep sea exploitation: 'The impacts are global' Deep sea exploitation: 'The impacts are global'
The world’s oceans are vast and deep, yet rapidly advancing technology and the quest for extracting resources from previously unreachable depths is beginning to put the deep seas on the cusp of peril, an international team of scientists warned this week.
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.