News from the Field

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2013 Hurricane Season Weakest Since 1982

On November 30, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will close the books on the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. With only 13 named storms in the Atlantic basin, 2013 had the fewest... Read More

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A New Twist in Everest's Mallory Mystery

A new book about British mountaineer Frank Smythe, written by his son, Tony, claims George Mallory’s body was discovered decades before Conrad Anker came upon the lost climber in 1999,... Read More

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Jamaica's Anti-Doping Board Resigns

Following a recent emergency audit from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), all 11 members of Jamaica's Anti-Doping Commission (Jadco) have resigned, the Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner reports.... Read More

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Turning Blight into Beauty in Detroit

To reverse the downward spiral of Detroit’s East Side, a private company is tearing down a blighted neighborhood with plans of putting a large-scale urban farm in its place. Hantz Woodlands... Read More

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Sea Life Erupts Along California Coast

Monterey, California and neighboring coastal areas have witnessed a massive increase of sea life in recent months. Scientists say it all began with a late season burst of anchovies that attracted... Read More