Outdoors

Outdoors Surreal hailstorm destroyed home in 12 minutes Surreal hailstorm destroyed home in 12 minutes (Photo Gallery)
On June 3, 2014, a storm featuring 50-80 mph winds and tennis ball-to-softball-size hail sandblasted a tiny town in eastern Nebraska, leaving homes in tatters. Lois Krohn was home when the ferocious storm hit and now more than six months after the storm, shares her story of being in the middle of Mother Nature's wrath.
Outdoors New wolf activity detected in Oregon New wolf activity detected in Oregon
For years, people have reported wolf activity in the Desolation Creek area of eastern Oregon.

Biologists even documented single wolves in the area earlier this year.

But on December 15, biologists documented the tracks of 2 wolves in the region southeast of Ukiah.
Outdoors Lighting up Leavenworth Lighting up Leavenworth (Photo Gallery)
The annual Christmas Lighting Festival in Leavenworth has become a cherished family tradition for us. Visit the town that's full of Christmas cheer for all the family and marvel as they switch on over half a million lights.
Outdoors 66 years ago, beavers parachuted into Idaho's backcountry 66 years ago, beavers parachuted into Idaho's backcountry
As the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has celebrated its 75th anniversary this year, a number of wild tales of wildlife management have surfaced, and none are better than Geronimo’s.
Outdoors Scientists: Prepare for another wave of tsunami debris Scientists: Prepare for another wave of tsunami debris (Photo Gallery)
Incidence of wayward skiffs and other tsunami debris subsequently declined sharply over the summer because of seasonal shifts in the winds. Now, those winds and currents have returned to their winter-spring pattern and scientists are expecting more items to wash ashore – even though it is nearing four years since a massive earthquake and tsunami shook Japan.
Outdoors Dead orca was pregnant with full-term fetus Dead orca was pregnant with full-term fetus
The necropsy on the endangered orca found dead off Vancouver Island showed it was pregnant with a full-term fetus, and that someone removed several teeth from the dead killer whale before it could be examined.
Outdoors Chlorine gas sickens 19 at furries convention Chlorine gas sickens 19 at furries convention (Video)
Chlorine gas sickened several people and forced the evacuation of thousands of guests from a suburban Chicago hotel early Sunday, including many dressed in cartoonish animal costumes for an annual furries convention who were ushered across the street to a convention center hosting a dog show.
Outdoors Bill expanding Oregon Caves on verge of approval Bill expanding Oregon Caves on verge of approval
A bill expanding the boundary around the southwestern Oregon marble caves to include its watershed has been attached to a defense spending bill, which passed the House on Thursday and was expected to pass the Senate next week.