News from the Field

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

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

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