News from the Field

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15,000 Crocodiles Escape South Africa Farm

In what is sure to become a SyFy Channel original movie, 15,000 crocodiles have escaped from the Rakwena Crocodile Farm in northeastern South Africa (Acrocalypse!) and are running amok in the... Read More

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Cruise Ship Denies Naval Rescue in Antarctic Waters

The British Royal Navy issued a press release on Tuesday that the HMS Protector, an icebreaker that patrols the Antarctic coast, had saved a Norwegian cruise ship, the MS Fram, after it became... Read More

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Mineral Seeding: The Answer to Climate Change?

A sprinkle of fairy dust may be all it takes to put the brakes on global warming. Researchers in Germany have found that seeding our oceans with olivine, a common Earth mineral named for its color,... Read More

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Wiggins Will Focus on Giro

Olympic time trial gold medalist and reigning Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins plans to focus on winning the Giro d'Italia this year. In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Wiggins said... Read More

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Smokies to Charge for Camping

Starting on February 13, it will cost $4 per person to camp in backcountry sites at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, officials announced. The move, which was approved last year by the National... Read More