News from the Field

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Should Corrupt Countries Get Eco-Loans?

On Tuesday, the World Bank announced a $52-million ecodiversity loan to Madagascar, the troubled east-African island nation. Political unrest has gravely threatened Madagascar's natural resources,... Read More

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Revolutionary New Camera Coming Soon

A new consumer camera due out later this year from Silicon Valley start-up Lytro allows users to change the focus of their pictures after they are taken. Simply clicking on a fuzzy background or... Read More

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The Next Great American Kayaker?

The 2011 International Canoe Federation's Freestyle World Championships kicked off in Platting, Germany, on Monday. Dane Jackson, son of four-time world champion Eric Jackson, finished day one... Read More

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Rioting Biker Loses Sponsors

Professional mountain biker Alex "Pro" Prochazka is in hot water after posing next to a burning car last Wednesday during post-hockey riots in Vancouver, Canada. Pro, wearing a T-shirt by... Read More

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Popular Climbing Tool Recalled

French climbing equipment manufacturer Petzl announced yesterday that it would recall its popular GriGri 2 belay tool after receiving reports of a potentially dangerous failure of the device's... Read More