Outdoors

Outdoors Deep sea exploitation: 'The impacts are global' Deep sea exploitation: 'The impacts are global'
The world’s oceans are vast and deep, yet rapidly advancing technology and the quest for extracting resources from previously unreachable depths is beginning to put the deep seas on the cusp of peril, an international team of scientists warned this week.
Outdoors Lightning sparks new fires in Douglas County Lightning sparks new fires in Douglas County (Photo Gallery)
As of Tuesday morning, the Douglas Forest Protective Association had taken 16 smoke reports and located 7 fires. The Umpqua National Forest said it had confirmed 2 fire starts. Crews were on scene Tuesday at a 3-acre fire in the Red Butte area.
Outdoors Oregon faces 'critical fire weather' Oregon faces 'critical fire weather' (Photo Gallery)
Thunderstorms repeatedly pelted Oregon with lightning in July, sparking round after round of forest fires.

And a storm last week lit up the skies across Western Oregon.

Now forecasters say the region faces another round of "critical fire weather."