News from the Field

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E.U. to Limit Food-Based Biofuel

The European Union is set to limit the use of crop-based fuels after studies showed they resulted in minimal emission savings and contributed to price increases in the cost of food. The new plan... Read More

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Court Rejects Tim DeChristopher Appeal

On Friday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Tim DeChristopher's conviction for disrupting the sale of federal oil and gas leases in an attempt to stop an auction he believed to be illegal.... Read More

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Fisherman Survives 15 Weeks at Sea

A Kiribati policeman claims he was rescued by a shark after spending 15 weeks lost at sea. On May 28, Toakai Teitoi, 41, was traveling home from the capital of Tarawa with his brother-in-law in a... Read More

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Lawsuit Delays Christo Arkansas Project

A federal judge has temporarily blocked construction on Bulgarian-born artist Christo's Arkansas River installation pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging it. The project calls for nearly six... Read More

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Death Valley Named Hottest Place

Ninety-nine years after the fact, Death Valley, California, has been handed the title of hottest place on earth: 134 degrees Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913. Until this week, the record belonged to El... Read More