Outdoors

Outdoors Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds sunken WWII warship Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds sunken WWII warship
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday.
Outdoors Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake
New landslide maps have been developed that will help the Oregon Department of Transportation determine which coastal roads and bridges in Oregon are most likely to be usable following a major subduction zone earthquake that is expected in the future of the Pacific Northwest.

The maps were created by Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, or DOGAMI, as part of a research project for ODOT. They outline the landslide risks following a large earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Outdoors Long range forecast maps: Short term gain, long term pain Long range forecast maps: Short term gain, long term pain
It's the third week in February, and that means it's time for NOAA's monthly long range forecast update. But while skiers and snow lovers have probably trained themselves by now to just skip reading this type of entry in my blog, I bring tidings of GOOD NEWS!

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Outdoors Forest Service closes off-road routes in Oregon Dunes Forest Service closes off-road routes in Oregon Dunes
The U.S. Forest Service has closed most routes that off-road users have created through vegetated areas of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area but has allowed some informal routes and designated some restricted areas for open riding.