News from the Field

Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo was selected Saturday in a 60 to 36 vote over Istanbul to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. It was seen as the safest course for the International Olympic Committee, because of the city's... Read More

Photographer: AP

Nyad's Cuba-Florida Swim Under Attack

Diana Nyad accomplished an incredible feat last week, swimming 110 miles from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Florida, in a grueling 53-hour marathon. But haters, as they say, will hate, and now members... Read More

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Air Pollution Kills 200,000 Annually

Air pollution causes 200,000 early deaths each year, a newly released study from MIT's Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment has found. The group tracked emissions from sources like vehicle... Read More

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Search For Firefighter Enters Seventh Day

The search for a missing U.S. Forest Service firefighter has entered its seventh day. Token Adams, a 41-year-old engine crew captain disappeared Friday in the Santa Fe National Forest. Adams set... Read More

Photographer: Syndey Morning Herald

Creek Turned to Concrete by Coal Company

An Australian creek has been flooded with concrete after a contractor error, the Newcastle Herald reports. The accident happened over three months ago, but the company involved and the local... Read More