News from the Field

Missing Snowboarder Spent Night at Hotel

In what is being called a "very expensive mistake," a Heavenly Mountain snowboarder whom search and rescue had sought through the night was found at the Horizon Casino Resort hotel with an... Read More

'NY Times' Disbands Environment Desk

In 2009, The New York Times created its environment desk. Edited by Sandy Keenan, the desk had a staff of nine (two editors, seven reporters) and also oversaw the Green Blog. Less than four years... Read More

3 Russian Climbers Killed in Avalanche

Several Russian climbers were found dead in an avalanche on one of the highest peaks in the Caucasus Mountains on Friday. The group of four set out on January 2 to begin their ascent of Georgia's... Read More

USDA Declares Wheat Belt Disaster Area

The federal government has declared natural disaster areas in four main wheat-producing states as persistent drought continues to batter the plains region. The four states—Kansas, Colorado,... Read More