Outdoors

Outdoors Seattle Refined: Tour a wooden Lake Union houseboat Seattle Refined: Tour a wooden Lake Union houseboat (Photo Gallery)
We're continuing our houseboat profiles - and this week it's all about combining elements of our state gem (wood!) in interior and exterior architecture. This particular floating home does it beautifully - and once again we find ourselves forgetting it's not a 'regular' house when looking through these pictures!
Outdoors Container ship with 450 tons of fuel adrift off B.C. coast
A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's northern coast Friday, a scenario a nearby First Nation community described as its "worst fear."
Outdoors Beavers to the rescue: 'They can be good ecosystem engineers' Beavers to the rescue: 'They can be good ecosystem engineers' (Photo Gallery)
Landowners typically trap or kill beavers that block irrigation canals and flood homes in the Yakima Valley. But one project is relocating the troublemaking creatures to the headwaters of the Yakima River, where their talent for chewing willows and constructing lodges can be put to good use.