The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a “heads-up” directive to environmental agencies in the northern Gulf of Mexico after four dolphins were killed in the last two weeks. A team from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulport found the latest victim Friday on Ship Island with its jaw missing. Dead dolphins have also been found shot and stabbed in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi in recent weeks.
Agencies are now on the lookout for any p... Read More
Aspen is readying for the return of World Cup skiing next week, but persistent health problems make the participation of reigning World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn uncertain. Favorable conditions allowed Aspen organizers to give the go-ahead on Thursday for the giant slalom and slalom events, now scheduled to take place November 24 and 25. “I didn't think that was going to happen a week ago. We literally got this last storm at exactly the right time,” said organizer Jim Hancock. &ldq... Read More
According to Yellowstone scientists, hunters in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming shot seven gray wolves that were collared for research purposes in recent weeks. Though there is no indication that the wolves were hunted illegally, animal activists have said the killings point to the need for a buffer zone around Yellowstone.
Dave Hallec, chief of the park’s Center for Resources, told reporters that the killings do not threaten Yellowstone’s population of 85-100 gray wolves. Park offici... Read More
Software magnate John McAfee is still hiding out in a secret location following the murder of his neighbor on an island off Belize. McAfee, the 67-year-old founder of the eponymous antivirus software company, is a person of interest in the death of Gregory Viant Faull, who was shot to death on Saturday at his home on Ambergris Caye. Speaking to The Telegraph by phone, McAfee denied he had anything to do with Faull's death, and said he believed he would face "summary execution" if he surrendere... Read More
A 24-year-old Alpine Meadows ski instructor, Annalise Kjolhede, died Tuesday after succumbing to injuries sustained on Saturday while skiing in the backcountry near Lake Tahoe. Kjolhede struck a submerged rock during a run, severely damaging her head and neck despite the fact that she was wearing a helmet. She was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, where she died Tuesday night. She had been with Alpine Meadows for a year. The resort released a written statement saying, "H... Read More