News from the Field

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Grand Teton Speed Record Falls Again

A climbing ranger from Rocky Mountain National Park broke Kilian Jornet's Grand Teton speed record on Wednesday, just 11 days after the Spanish ultrarunner smashed the 30-year-old record. Andy... Read More

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U.N. Green Climate Fund Holds First Meeting

After months of delays, board members of the U.N. Green Climate Fund, designed to help impoverished countries cope with global climate change, will hold their first meeting in Geneva. In 2011,... Read More

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Hippo Stuck in Swimming Pool

Hippos are the worst. After being bullied by his herd, a South African hippopotamus has found sanctuary in an eight-foot-deep swimming pool at the Monate Conservation Lodge. One problem: there are... Read More

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West Nile Outbreak 'Worst Ever' in U.S.

Federal officials announced Wednesday that the outbreak of West Nile virus is likely to worsen in the coming weeks. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that, despite having... Read More

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Arctic Ice to Hit Record Low

Arctic ice is set to hit a record low next week, according to U.S. climate scientists. Researchers from the National Snow and Ice Data Center used satellite data to determine that sea ice around... Read More