News from the Field

New York Bans Large Sodas

Soft drink industry representatives are threatening New York with possible legal action after the city's board of health approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks. The ban... Read More

Jackson Fire Started in Backyard

The wildfire threatening Jackson, Wyoming, was started in the yard of an elderly resident south of town, witnesses report. In a statement released Tuesday, Jay and Jason Anderson said their... Read More

Monk Eats Bad Berries, Wanders Forest Nude

After receiving a call from a concerned hiker last week, German police responded to find a naked man wandering in the woods in the town of Traunstein. It turns out he was a Franciscan monk who was... Read More

Jeff West Dies on the Stikine

Kayaker Jeff West has died on a solo attempt of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine River in British Columbia. He was 42. West had paddled the 45-mile stretch of Class V-VI rapids with Todd Wells and... Read More

Sherpas Voice Objections to Climate Studies

Mount Everest Sherpas are angry with how studies of glaciers and glacial lakes have been conducted in recent years, according to a report from the BBC. If things don’t change, they threaten... Read More