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Time Is Running Out for the Sumatran Rhino

Time Is Running Out for the Sumatran Rhino

We’ve been dreading the impending extinction of the Sumatran rhinoceros for decades, and sadly, it appears the stoic beast may not have much time left. With worldwide numbers dwindling to new lows, a team of zoologists in Cincinnati are resorting to an extreme measure: mating a brother and sister. This [...]

Three Climbers Attacked By Sherpas On Mt. Everest

Three Climbers Attacked By Sherpas On Mt. Everest

A confrontation high on the slopes of Mt. Everest turned violent this past weekend as an angry mob of Sherpas attacked a trio of independent mountaineers there. The confrontation began with a fiery exchange near Camp 3, located at 7200 meters (23,622 ft) on the mountain, but later escalated when [...]

British Adventurer Racing To The Magnetic North Pole

British Adventurer Racing To The Magnetic North Pole

There may not be any explorers traveling to the Geographic North Pole this spring but that doesn’t mean the Arctic will be completely empty. A British adventurer will set out today on a solo and unsupported journey across the frozen expanse in an effort to raise funds for charity. But [...]

New Study Reveals Bleak Outlook for Northeast Ski Resorts

New Study Reveals Bleak Outlook for Northeast Ski Resorts

An article that appeared a few days ago in The New York Times contained some very disheartening news for skiers and snowboarders in in the northeastern United States. And yes, it involves climate change.

Two Snowboarders Rescued on Mt. Rainier, Sense of Humor Intact

Derek Tyndall and Thomas Dale weren’t shy about how they survived two very cold nights on Mt. Rainier. “There was a little bit of spooning,” Dale told reporters on Tuesday evening, hours after rescue teams were able to locate the men and transport them to safety. “I’m not going to [...]

The Restoration of Hetch Hetchy

The Restoration of Hetch Hetchy

Written with contributions from Bryan Schatz The Hetch Hetchy debate has been called the most controversial National Park discussion in the US, the biggest urban scandal in US history, and potentially, the largest environmental restoration project in the world.

It’s Official: Lance Armstrong Stripped of All Seven Tour de France Titles

It’s Official: Lance Armstrong Stripped of All Seven Tour de France Titles

After months of allegations and weeks of speculation, it is now official. The International Cycling Union (UCI) has officially stripped Lance Armstrong of all seven of his Tour de France titles

Nike Pulls Endorsement from Livestrong, Armstrong Steps Down

The day USADA announced they would be filing charging against Lance Armstrong, his foundation, Livestrong, had a fourfold increase in donations. The support has always been with Armstrong, until a few hours ago. By Yoon Kim

Avalanche on Annapurna Claims Two

Avalanche on Annapurna Claims Two

Just two weeks after an avalanche claimed more than a dozen lives on the remote Himalayan peak of Manaslu, another avalanche, this time on Annapurna, has taken the lives of two more climbers. The accident occurred this past weekend as a three-man team was climbing the peak, which is notorious [...]

Climbers Successfully Summit Manaslu

Climbers Successfully Summit Manaslu

Tragedy has turned into triumph on the Himalayan peak of Manaslu this week. On Monday, several climbing teams successfully reached the summit of the 8156 meter (26,670 ft) mountain which was the site of a massive avalanche on September 23.