News from the Field

Puma Boat Breaks Mast in Volvo Race

A third boat in the Volvo Ocean Race is facing a potentially devastating setback only weeks after the around-the-world event began in Spain. The Puma boat, captained by American Ken Read, broke its... Read More

New Climategate Emails Released

The hacker behind the 2009 release of emails between climate researchers has made public another batch one week before this year’s greenhouse gas negotiations in Durban, South Africa. The... Read More

7 in Puerto Doping Case to Stand Trial

Seven people arrested in conjunction with the 2006 Operation Puerto doping scandal are likely to face charges in a Spanish court over claims that they helped cyclists blood dope. The seven include... Read More

Russians Will Tackle K2 This Winter

A team of highly experienced Russian mountaineers is planning to become the first climbers ever to summit K2 in winter. The 16-man team will be led by Russian Viktor Kozlov. Known for... Read More

Kenyan Runner Loses Feet to Frostbite

The Kenyan runner and University of Alaska Anchorage student who went missing in a snow storm for two days has lost both his feet after suffering severe frostbite. Doctors amputated Marko... Read More