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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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
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
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 [...]
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.