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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.
Outdoors Eerie quiet at NW fault where 'big one' may shake Eerie quiet at NW fault where 'big one' may shake (Video)
Any parent of a rambunctious youngster can tell you trouble might be afoot when things go quiet in the playroom. Two independent research initiatives indicate there is a comparable situation with the Cascadia earthquake fault zone.