News from the Field

'Deadliest Catch' Faces 'Fishing Cliff'

The three-month Alaska crab season starts Tuesday, October 15, but it's still unclear if the federal shutdown will affect the 80-some vessels that sail the Bering Sea. Crabbers, including the crew... Read More

Huge North Dakota Oil Spill Ruins Crops

A Tesoro Logsitics LP pipeline in North Dakota has ruptured, spilling more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a nearby wheat field. The accident marks the biggest leak in the state since it... Read More

Exercise: Good for Body and Brain

Exercise has long been linked to increased production of a protein known as the "brain-derived neurotrophic factor" (BDNF). BDNF is essential for creating and maintaining healthy neurons and... Read More

Greg Mortenson Fraud Claim Rejected

A federal appeals court panel has rejected a claim that fabrications in Greg Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools constituted fraud against purchasers of the books and... Read More