Physical geography
  • In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013, photo distributed by Miura Dolphins, 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura rests in a camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) during his attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. According to his management office, Miura plans to reach the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak on Thursday, May 23 to be the world's oldest person to climb the world's highest peak. His rival, 81-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan, from Nepal, who nabbed the record just before he could in 2008, was

    An 80-year-old Japanese man who began the year with his fourth heart operation became the oldest conqueror of Mount Everest.

    LAST UPDATE : May 23, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT
  • Participants are expected to announce various commitments to advance the "Caribbean Challenge".

    LAST UPDATE : May 17, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT
  • Farmer Tom Albaugh holds drought impacted ears of corn in a field on his farm, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Ankeny, Iowa. Albaugh expects to be harvesting by the middle of September, ahead of the usual end of September or early October schedule. The harvest is three to four weeks ahead of schedule in most of the corn belt because an unusually warm spring allowed farmers to plant earlier.

    The world urgently needs to adopt drought-management policies as farmers from Africa to India struggle with lack of rainfall and the United States endures the worst drought it has experienced in decades.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT