News from the Field

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Burma Halts Massive Dam Project

The government of Burma announced on Friday that it will halt work on the Myitsone Dam, a project that would have forced 15,000 Burmese from their homes and returned little of the dam's... Read More

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AAC Challenges Mortenson's Climb Record

On Tuesday, the executive director of the American Alpine Club withdrew his defense of mountain climber and humanitarian Greg Mortenson, author of the controversial memoir Three Cups of Tea. Club... Read More

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Man Found Alive Days After Car Crash

A California man was found alive on Thursday, six days after his car plunged 200 feet off a cliff in the Angeles National Forest. David Lavau, 67, survived the initial accident and kept himself... Read More

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World's Largest Solar Farm Goes Live

Saferay, a solar power plant company, added 78 megawatts worth of solar panels to its existing solar plant in eastern Germany this week, making its facility the largest solar park in the world at... Read More

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Russians Climb New Route on Trango

A four-man team of Russian climbers has established a new route on Pakistan's 20,500-foot Trango Tower, which is home to the world's tallest near-vertical cliff. It is only the second route up... Read More