News from the Field

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Lost Fishermen May Have Eaten Friend

Two fishermen who were rescued in Siberia after spending three months stranded in the taiga are suspected to have killed and eaten one of their companions. Alexei Gradulenko, 35, and Alexander... Read More

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Coastal Fog Now Carrying Mercury

New research presented at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco has determined that mercury from the ocean is most likely seeping into cloudbanks that roll in from the coast.... Read More

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Development Threatens African Lions

A new study warns that populations of African lions are in danger of becoming extinct due to human development. Satellite data, studied by researchers at Duke University, show that about 75 percent... Read More

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Ghana to Build Africa's Largest Solar Power Plant

The largest solar power plant in Africa will be built in Ghana, according to Blue Energy, the British renewable energy developer behind the planned plant. The project is expected to cost around... Read More

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DeChristopher Can't Do Social Justice Work

Climate activist and newly-released prisoner Tim DeChristopher has given up his job at a Salt Lake City Unitarian church after the Federal Bureau of Prisons barred him from social justice work.... Read More