News from the Field

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Court Delays Rules on Coal Emissions

A U.S. federal appeals court in Washington D.C. on Friday delayed regulations that would have limited emissions from coal plants. The court ruled that a January 1 implementation date for did not... Read More

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Writer Paralyzed After Climbing Fall

A California outdoors writer is reportedly paralyzed after a climbing accident in Joshua Tree National Park in December. Bill Becher was climbing Saddle Rock, a 600-foot formation in the park, when... Read More

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Romero Completes Seven Summits

On Christmas Eve, December 24, 15-year-old climber Jordan Romero became the youngest person ever to summit the highest mountain on each of the world's seven continents when he successfully climbed... Read More

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Ranger Killed at Rainier National Park

Law enforcement officials in Washington State are searching for a man who shot and killed National Park Service Ranger Margaret Anderson Sunday morning, then fled into the forest in Mount Rainier... Read More

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EPA Sharply Limits Mercury Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday unveiled long-awaited rules limiting mercury emissions from power plants. EPA head Lisa Jackson said the restrictions, which will reduce the amount... Read More