News from the Field

June Mountain to Reopen Next Winter

After closing unexpectedly last spring, Mammoth Mountain's June Mountain Ski Area has announced it will reopen for the 2013-14 winter season. "Next winter we look forward to bringing skiers and... Read More

Photographer: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Indian Apple Farmers Head to Himalayas

Quaker missionary Samuel Evans Stokes first introduced American Red Delicious apple trees to India in 1916 and they have grown there ever since, supporting a robust apple farming industry. But now... Read More

Photographer: glennharper/Flickr

Tough Mudder Participant Dies in Virginia

Maryland resident Avishek Sengupta died Sunday at a Virginia hospital after participating in a Tough Mudder in West Virginia's Berkeley County on Saturday. The 28-year-old had to be removed from a... Read More

Photographer: Chris Burkard

Climate Change Group Clone Redwoods

A non-profit group is cloning redwoods and with the intention of planting them around the world to fight climate change. According to the Associated Press, David Milarch, co-founder of Archangel... Read More

Photographer: Courtesy of Rizzoli

Running Banned at 3 Oregon Refuges

Oregon officials have planted "no joggings signs" at three national wildlife refuges in the Willamette Valley to discourage a pace that they say will disrupt wildlife. The signs have surprised some... Read More