News from the Field

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Greg Mortenson Fraud Claim Rejected

A federal appeals court panel has rejected a claim that fabrications in Greg Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools constituted fraud against purchasers of the books and... Read More

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Ueli Steck Solos Annapurna's South Face

“Summit, alone, South Face,” was the text that Ueli Steck sent from base camp at 10:00 p.m. on October 9. He was referring to his solo ascent—the first ever—of the south... Read More

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Tumblr Justice: Cops in Bike Lanes

For New York City’s police officers, the rules say, “No parking, standing or stopping vehicles within or otherwise obstructing bike lanes.” But a new Tumblr catalogues just that.... Read More

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BASE Jumper Dies Preparing for Championships

Three-time Hungarian national wingsuit champion Victor Kovats died Tuesday when his jump into a central China gorge went awry, the Associated Press reports. After a search involving more than 200... Read More

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Drugs Reportedly Found on Greenpeace Ship

During a search of the seized Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, Russian authorities claim to have found hard drugs including poppy straw and morphine. Greenpeace immediately fired back in a statement... Read More

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Purchasing the Everglades

What ever happened to the deal to save the Everglades wetlands? Five years ago, Florida announced that it would purchase almost 300 square miles of sugarcane land from U.S. Sugar for $1.75... Read More