News from the Field

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Shark Rampages off Russian Coast

Two people were seriously injured this week in what are believed to be the first-ever shark attacks on Russia's Pacific coast. The first attack occured on Wednesday when a 25-year-old man lost both... Read More

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Yellowstone Avalanche Shelling Criticized

The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees and three other conservation groups have appealed to the federal government to close Yellowstone National Park's Sylvan Pass to winter visitors and... Read More

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Cyclist Hospitalized in Hit-and-Run

Paralympic cycling champion Simon Richardson was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident while he was on a training ride in Wales on Wednesday morning. Richardson, 44, won two track cycling... Read More

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Mosquitoes Resistant to Net Pesticide

Troubling new research indicates that a common pesticide used in mosquito nets is increasingly ineffective, weakening the cheapest and easiest way to combat malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.... Read More

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Ski Coach Sentenced for Drug Violations

The former head of Austria's Nordic ski team was given a 15-month suspended jail sentence, 12 months of which were suspended, after a court in Vienna found him guilty of trafficking in... Read More