News from the Field

Photographer: Mr Empey

Vermont Governor Outruns Black Bears

Vermont governor Peter Shumlin was chased by black bears on Wednesday night as he tried to protect four birdfeeders hanging from a tree at his house in Montpelier, Vermont. Shumlin first tried... Read More

Photographer: Jeff Gunn/Flickr

Search Suspended for Missing Sailors

Four sailors are presumed dead after an accident Saturday at the Full Crew Farallones yacht race in San Francisco. Eight men were swept overboard when their boat, the Low Speed Chase, crashed into... Read More

Photographer: Sasata/Wikimedia Commons

Texas to Buy Crane Habitat

Texas will use money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement to preserve 80 acres of whooping crane habitat on the Gulf Coast. According to the terms of a deal signed on Tuesday, the Texas... Read More

Photographer: Andres Rueda/Flickr

Stormtrooper Walks Across Australia

Australian Jacob French completed a nine-month trek across Australia from Perth to Sydney dressed as a Stormtrooper on Thursday. French, 21, began his Trooper Trek in July and pushed a cart some... Read More

Photographer: Rob Unreall

Hiker Disappears in California Desert

Rescue crewsd are searching for a San Diego man who went missing on Sunday while exploring the caves at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southern California. Guillermo Piño, 26, was camping... Read More