The Editors

Rio Olympics Budget Cut 30 Percent

The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee announced on Monday that it will reduce its budget for next year’s Olympics by as much as 30 percent.

Kuriki Pushes for Everest Summit Again

Nobukazu Kuriki, a Japanese mountaineer attempting to be the first to summit Mount Everest since the April earthquake, reached the South Col between Everest and Lhotse.

JetBlue to Open Urban Farm

JetBlue Airways is opening a 24,000-square-foot farm outside Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

Hunter Survives Grizzly Attack

Chase Dellwo, a 26-year-old bow hunter in Montana, escaped an attack by a male grizzly bear on Saturday. He scared off the animal by shoving his arm down its throat.

5 of the Day’s Biggest Stories

The first-ever brewery receives a “Salmon-Safe” certification, Black Lives Matter promises not to interfere with runners at the Twin Cities Marathon, USA Pro Challenge owners step down, a new women’s...

Group of 15 Summits Manaslu

A group of 15 alpinists reached the summit of Manaslu—the world’s eighth-highest mountain, at 26,781 feet—on Wednesday.

Wildlife Group Petitions to Protect Joshua Trees

On Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received a formal petition from the wildlife protection group WildEarth Guardians to change the status of Joshua trees to “threatened” under the...

Land and Water Conservation Fund to Expire

On Wednesday night, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will expire, leaving thousands of acres of public lands, including portions of national parks, at risk for development projects.

Zion Reevaluates Permit Process

Rangers at Zion National Park are conducting an “after-action review” of their permit-issuing process following the death of seven canyoneers during a flash flood earlier in September.