News from the Field

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ASP to Begin Drug Testing

The Association of Surfing Professionals announced on Thursday that it would initiate a random drug-testing program beginning for the 2012 World Tour. Though the specifics of the tests are not yet... Read More

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Energy Giant Fined for Greenpeace Spying

French nuclear energy company EDF has been found guilty of hacking into the computer of the head of France's Greenepeace operations. Greenpeace has protested nuclear plants in France and abroad.... Read More

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800 Rare Snails Accidentally Frozen

On Thursday, New Zealand's Department of Conservation announced that 800 endangered giant snails froze to death after a temperature gauge malfunctioned in Hokitika. The snails were being kept in a... Read More

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IAAF: Radcliffe Marathon Record Stands

The women's marathon world record set by Paula Radcliffe in 2003 will stand, despite the advent of new rules mandating that women's marathon world records be set in women-only races. The IAAF... Read More

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NP Chief Blocked Grand Canyon Bottle Ban

Two weeks before a ban on the sale of bottled water was to go into effect in Grand Canyon National Park last January, the top federal parks official abruptly blocked the initiative after consulting... Read More