News from the Field

Record Year for Rescues in Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park has reported that expenses for search and rescue missions in 2011 have exceeded $219,000, an increase of $60,000 over the previous well above the single-year record from... Read More

Judge Deals Cape Wind Serious Blow

In a decision that jeopardizes the Cape Wind project, a federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration underestimated the danger the wind farm's turbines... Read More

Canada's National Animal Challenged

A Canadian senator launched a campaign Thursday to change the country's national emblem from the beaver to the polar bear. Referring to the beaver as a "dentally defective rat," Conservative... Read More

Kayak Race in China Ends in Blows

The final of the men's 2,000-meter kayaking fours China City Games in Nanchang, China ended in bloodshed early this week when the Nanchang squad retaliated violently after a collision with a team... Read More

Search for Korean Climbers Unsuccessful

Nine days after a team of climbers including world-renowned alpinist Park Young-Seok went missing on Annapurna, searchers have no idea what may have befallen the men. The Korean climbers were... Read More