News from the Field

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Alex Honnold to Climb Skyscraper on Live TV

Noted free-soloist Alex Honnold will climb one of the world's tallest buildings on live TV later this year, according to the National Geographic Channel. The network, which aired Nik Wallenda's... Read More

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Dunes Threaten Tunisian 'Star Wars' Set

Mos Espa, the fictional town from the The Phantom Menace, may soon be lost to the sands of time. The movie set, built for the 1999 Star Wars prequel, is a popular tourist attraction for the... Read More

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The Wave Monument Claims Third Hiker

A beautiful and forbidding desert area south of Utah has claimed its third hiker this month. Elisabeth Ann Berval, 27, died of heat exhaustion while hiking with her husband at the Wave, a sandstone... Read More

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Plan to Kill Barred Owls to Save Spotted Approved

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced that it will proceed with plans to kill 3,600 barred owls in California, Oregon, and Washington in an attempt to bolster the threatened spotted... Read More

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18 Positives, 12 Suspicious from 1998 Tour

A report from the French Senate released today has identified 18 positive and 12 suspicious test results from the 1998 Tour de France. Among the riders testing positive for EPO or with suspicious... Read More