News from the Field

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Oscars Show Love for Outdoor and Adventure Films

The short list of Oscar-nominated documentary features was released yesterday; four of the 15 listed films stem from heated controversy or great achievement in the realm of nature, exploration, and... Read More

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Drones to Detect Fires, Not Pot Smokers

In 2006, the U.S. Forest Service purchased two drones for catching marijuana users in the woods of California, not knowing that the agency didn't meet federal requirements for drone operation.... Read More


Mystery “Alien” in Bristol Harbor Uncovered

A bioluminescent, squid-like alien thing appeared in Bristol Harbour Tuesday, pulsating in a spectacular show of light and exterrestrial wonder. After 20 seconds it disappeared, but it was enough... Read More

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San Francisco Mulls Butterfly Ban

Host your butterfly-themed weddings while you can. San Francisco's seven-member Commission on the Environment voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a resolution that would urge the city's... Read More

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Shanghai's Smog Problem

If you're outside in Shanghai right now, reading this article would probably be near impossible. And looking at anything more than 50 yards away? Forget it. Shanghai is experiencing one of its... Read More