News from the Field

Summer Storms Linked to Holes in Ozone

Big summer storms in the United States could be destroying the ozone layer, linking climate change and ozone loss in populated areas. In a study published online in the journal Science on... Read More

Paul Watson Skips Bail, Flees Germany

Anti-whaling activist and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder Paul Watson has fled Germany, where authorities were shortly to decide whether or not to extradite him to Costa Rica. The... Read More

Baumgartner Completes Test Jump

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner safely completed a jump from more than 18 miles over southern New Mexico on Wednesday. Baumgartner reached speeds of about 536 miles per hour during the training... Read More

Saudi Judoka Barred From Wearing Hijab

The president of the International Judo Federation said Thursday that one of Saudi Arabia's first female athletes ever selected for the Olympics will have to compete without a headscarf. The... Read More