News from the Field

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Keystone XL Given Second Life

Plans for the contentious Keystone XL pipeline, which were put on hold by President Obama in November, may have gained a second chance this week from Republican lawmakers in Nebraska and... Read More

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Texas Cow Population in Decline

The number of cows in Texas, the United State's largest cattle producer, has decreased by 600,000 since January 1. The Texas AgriLife Extension Service attributes the fall to this year’s... Read More

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Climber Makes 6th Attempt on Mt. Hunter

Japanese mountaineer Masatoshi Kuriaki is back in Alaska to make his sixth attempt at a solo, wintertime first ascent of Mt. Hunter. Kuriaki hopes to realize a decade-long goal of completing the... Read More

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Man, 62, Finishes Ultra on Antarctica

Wyoming runner Brent Weigner, 62, on Wednesday became the oldest person ever to finish an ultramarathon on Antarctica when he completed the Antarctic Ice Marathon 100K in 15:41:04. Weinger ran in... Read More

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Nat'l Guard Blackhawk Rescues CO Hikers

A Blackhawk helicopter from the National Guard landed on Colorado's 14,226-foot Quandary Peak on Sunday morning to rescue two experienced climbers who were stranded near the mountain's summit. A... Read More