News from the Field

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Caribbean Coral on Verge of Collapse

Caribbean coral reefs are on the brink of collapse, according to new research from the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The study, presented at the IUCN's conference in South Korea,... Read More

Photographer: Outside

Contador Wins the Vuelta

In his first Grand Tour appearance after a February doping suspension, Alberto Contador won the overall at the 67th Vuelta a Espana. In a marked departure from his dominance in previous years,... Read More

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Frosted Flakes-Fed Monkey Bites Illegal Owner

A Javan macaque subsisting on a diet including Frosted Flakes and juice has been quarantined after biting its owner on the hand and arm. The monkey was being kept, illegally, as a pet by a... Read More

Photographer: ISS Earthkam

Kennedy, Dempster Climb Ogre

American climbers Kyle Dempster and Hayden Kennedy made the third ascent of Baintha Brakk in Pakistan, climbing a new line up the peak's south face. "Six months ago I wondered if pulling off two... Read More

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Third Hantavirus Death Reported

Officials on Thursday announced the third hantavirus death of a visitor to Yosemite National Park. As many as 10,000 people may have been exposed to the rodent-borne disease after sleeping in the... Read More