News from the Field

NM Wildfire Becomes State's Largest

Fire officials announced Wednesday that a wildfire in New Mexico's Gila National Forest has burned more than 265 square miles, making it the largest wildfire in state history. Last week, lightning... Read More

White-Nose Found in Endangered TN Bats

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed Tuesday that a disease responsible for killing millions of bats in 19 states has been found for the first time in an endangered species in Tennessee.... Read More

Rare Butterfly Thrives in Warming U.K.

British scientists are attributing the spread of the rare brown argus butterfly in the U.K. to warmer summer temperatures, according to a new study published in the journal Science on Friday. The... Read More

Hogs Run Riot After Zoo Escape

Visitors to the Edinburgh Zoo on Monday were forced to take shelter in the monkey enclosure after a family of large red river hogs escaped their pen and had to be subdued with tranquilizer darts.... Read More

Ozturk and Wilkinson Send Tooth Traverse

Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson have made the first ascent of the Tooth Traverse in Alaska's Ruth Gorge, climbing some five miles of rock and ice across the Moose's Tooth massif. "It took me... Read More