News from the Field

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SF Plans Retreat From the Ocean

San Francisco is planning for sea rise on a grand scale with ideas for a managed retreat from coastal areas that are prone to storm surge. In the Ocean Beach Master Plan, environmental groups... Read More

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Oil Surveys Deafening Whales

In a recent letter to President Obama, lawmakers expressed concern over some of the effects that recent oil survey practices may have on marine life. Energy companies map the ocean floor by using... Read More

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Ahmadinejad to Be Iran's First Astronaut

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has bravely volunteered to risk his life as the first Iranian astronaut sent into space. The often-embattled politician spoke to the country’s official... Read More

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2 Climbers Dead on Les Droites

Two climbers have died on the north face of Les Droites in the French Alps after becoming pinned down by a snowstorm. The unidentified alpinists were attempting to climb the Lagarde Couloir when... Read More

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Christmas Trees Rebuild Beaches

Communities affected by Hurricane Sandy are using their old Christmas trees to help rebuild sand dunes on their beaches. The trees are being placed on the beaches with their tops facing the ocean... Read More