Outdoors

Outdoors May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts(Photo Gallery)
Thirty-four years ago on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted and changed the landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

It was 8:32 a.m. when a 5.1 earthquake shook the mountain. It's north face collapsed, sending the eruptive force sideways. A plume of ash poured into the southwest Washington sky, and debris flow filled the Toutle River.

The eruption destroyed the top 1,300 feet of the mountain, and ultimately killed 57 people.
Outdoors Fewer hunters, anglers hurts wildlife agency Fewer hunters, anglers hurts wildlife agency
Fewer Oregonians are hunting and fishing these days, translating into less money to sustain wildlife management and conservation. To help fill the gaps, the state's wildlife agency wants to raise fees for the outdoor enthusiasts who remain in a proposal to be revealed Thursday.
Outdoors Video highlights the nighttime sky shows we're missing Video highlights the nighttime sky shows we're missing(Photo Gallery)
Photographer Don Jensen is on a mission. An outdoor and astronomy enthusiast, Jensen has developed a narrative time lapse video that shows what humanity's efforts to erase the nighttime darkness in our cities has taken on the night sky, and the interaction (or lack thereof) that we are having with starry skies.
Outdoors 'Many wildlife species die on the road every day' 'Many wildlife species die on the road every day'(Video)
Hitting a deer with your car is bad news for everyone involved. But when a road crosses an animal's habitat, the likelihood of run-ins with cars increases - for everything from deer and elk to frogs, turtles and birds.