News from the Field

Man Breaks Solo Atlantic Rowing Record

British rower Andrew Brown on Sunday established a new world record for crossing the Atlantic alone, traveling 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Barbados in 40 days and 9 hours. Brown, 26,... Read More

Controversy Brews Over Skiers' Underwear

A controversy over underwear has ski racers and officials up in arms following Slovenian skier Tina Maze's second-place run in a recent World Cup super-g while wearing a plastic compression suit.... Read More

Drought, Famine Strike Tarahumara

The Mexican Red Cross is sending emergency food aid to the indigenous Tarahumara people in northern Mexico after reports of crippling drought, widespread famine, and rumored suicide. Over the... Read More

Cerro Torre Climbed by "Fair Means"

American climbers Hayden Kennedy and Canadian Jason Kruk made the first "fair means" ascent of the Compressor Route on Cerro Torre's southeast ridge on Monday in Patagonia. The pair climbed the... Read More

State Dept. Expected to Nix Keystone XL

The U.S. Department of State is today expected to reject Trans Canada's bid to proceed with the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a proposed 2,000-mile project that would carry oil from Alberta, Canada to... Read More