Category: Outdoor

Massive poaching ring uncovered in Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE — An extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington state and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals hunted with dogs and then left to rot, authorities said. “There was an absolute wanton disregard …

Big 5 Outdoor Show to host 11 workshops

The upcoming Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show 2017 in Dubai, UAE will host 11 CPD-certified workshops covering urban design, smart landscape, waste management, irrigation and more. Running from 25-27 September in Hall 3 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the exhibition is a specialised trade event …

Courtyards, the original outdoor rooms, get an update

The trend toward outdoor living, which uses comfy seating, bright rugs and weatherproof art to extend the al fresco season at home, is bringing new attention to a centuries-old architectural feature: the courtyard. “It’s the original outdoor room,” said Philip Weddle, principal architect of Weddle Gilmore Black Rock …

Why This Outdoor Brand Is Hiring Individuals With Disabilities

When it comes to the bottom line, mission-driven companies consider the 3 P’s: planet, people, and profit. While the first ‘p,’ planet, with a focus on producing more eco-friendly products has taken off, the second ‘p,’ people, can sometimes get lost. That’s why Toad & Co CEO Gordon Seabury developed several …

London’s Best Outdoor Swimming Pools

Natural spring water pools in Hampstead, roof top eyries in Shoreditch, Olympic-sized lidos, a cordoned-off section of lake water in Hyde Park; London’s outdoor swimming pools are non-conformist. Time to get out of the water: Brockwell Lido in South London has a screening of Jaws   Photo credit: …

Wyoming wild game bird farm hopes to breed sage grouse

POWELL, Wyo. — It all started as a family project 22 years ago. But then the tiny enterprise grew larger than they dared dream. Now a rural Powell business, Diamond Wings Upland Game Birds, LLC, has a seat at the table in a national debate about sage grouse …

River herring, hurt by dams and climate, might be endangered

PORTLAND, Maine — The federal government is reviewing the status of a pair of river herring species to see if the little fish should be listed under the Endangered Species Act because of factors including dams and climate change. The National Marine Fisheries Service is looking at the …