52,000 Fish Found Dead in Kansas City River

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is trying to figure out why 52,000 fish were found dead in Brush Creek just south of Kansas City.  A total of 1,900 common carp, 240 silver carp, and 50,000 sunfish went belly-up throughout a 4.5-mile stretch of the creek downstream from the Plaza, an upscale shopping district, and Mission Hills Country Club, a

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Lobster Diver Grabbed, Spit Out by Whale, And Other Close Encounters

“This is how you’re going to die,” thought Michael Packàrd, a commercial lobster diver out of Provincetown, Massachusetts. “In the mouth of a whale.” Packàrd guessed that he was trapped for 30 to 40 seconds before the whale spit him out in a gush of whitewater on the surface, where his shipmate ultimately pulled him to safety. Luckily, Packàrd only

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Confessions of a First-Time Mountain Hunter

I thought I’d trained and prepared enough for this hunt. I was very wrong. Like many outdoorsmen, I’ve long entertained aspirations of hunting big game—elk, bear, sheep—in the mountainous backcountry. I envisioned loading up my pack with a week’s worth of supplies, grabbing my rifle, and setting out into the depths of the wilds with few comforts or safeguards, only to

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