News from the Field

Ice-Free Arctic by 2054

An ice-free Arctic may become the reality by 2054, says a newly released study by researchers at the State University of New York at Albany. While previous reports have pegged the climate-change... Read More

Maine's Veazie Dam to be Removed

Maine's Penobscot River will come one step closer to flowing freely into the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in almost 200 years on Monday, when authorities begin the process of dismantling the... Read More

Mystery of the Fat Gene Unlocked

The FTO gene, or the “fat gene,” affects one out of every six adults, making them 70% more likely to become obese. However, the mechanism by which it did so was a mystery, until now. A... Read More

Woman Dies While Making Channel Swim

A British woman who was trying to swim the English Channel to raise money for charity died Sunday after collapsing on the French coast. Susan Taylor was swimming to raise money for a hospice and... Read More

Smokey Is Back, With Bear Hugs

Despite the explosion of fire season across the country the past few years, Smokey the Bear has been conspicuously absent, leaving us all scratching our heads and asking each other, "Only who can... Read More