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A Year in the Life of a Fox News Reporter
Flip through the amazing photos Fox News reporter Adam Housley snapped this year -- from the Japan tsunami to abandoned California gold mines.
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Japan Tsunami Wreckage

Fox News was one of the first news crews on the scene in Japan, following the devastation from the tsunami.  Watch Adam Housley's report >>

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Japan Tsunami

Adam Housley describes aftershocks of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit northeast Japan. Watch the video >>

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Japan Earthquake

Adam Housley reports from North of Tokyo, one of the hardest-hit areas by the Japanese earthquake, and describes the scene to Neil Cavuto.  Watch the video >>

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Japan Clean Up

As the meltdown threat rises in Japan, FNC's Adam Housley says, "they are finding bodies in some cases by the thousands, but according to Japanese agencies the number is 10,000 and is to climb significantly."  Watch the video >> 

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Mining Story 3

In the middle of California's Mojave Desert about an hour outside of the Las Vegas strip, business is booming -- literally -- as detonations reveal the lifeblood of America's technical security. 

Molycorp has begun mining again at its Mountain Pass facility after about a decade of inactivity, extracting valuable and concentrated ore that holds 15 rare earth elements, used in everything from cell phones to U.S. missile systems.  Read more >> 

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Mining Drill

Officials at Sutter Gold Mine say techniques used today are cleaner than ever, with little connection to some of the harsh ways gold was extracted from rock in the past. One miner, who is fifth generation from these parts, says locals are excited about 100 new well-paying jobs and that because most will be filled by locals, keeping everything clean is personal. Read more >>

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Abandoned California Gold Mine

Along California's picturesque Highway 49, aptly named for the famed miners of a time passed, most action these days involves tourists intent on finding the next great taste of wine, or hunting down a hidden gem in a local antique store.

Nestled in the foot hills of the towering Sierra, towns like Sutter Creek, Amador City and Angels Camp evoke a romantic past, with the only gold mining here now just a few people with pans. But for the first time since the 1950's, California's Mother Lode will have more than just a tourist draw, as an operating underground gold mine is set to open. Read More >> 

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Mining Story 2

As prices of gold soar around the world, and even here on the left coast, mining begins to move forward. Sutter Gold Mine says it will be fully operational within 6 months and should pour its first gold bar within a year. 

Conservative estimates have the company believing it will pull at least 1,800 ounces of gold out of the ground each month, and that it is more than cost effective to reopen this mine, which has in parts been operational since before California was accepted into the Union. Read more >>

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Mining Story

Environmentalists like Dan Jacobson aren't so pleased with the prospect of miners back in the Mother Lode. He says new “gold” can be found in new, cleaner industries like eco-tourism. He says the area in recent years has drawn thousands of tourists for its hiking, biking, clean rivers and green way of life and all that will be threatened. Why go back to an era that did so much damage, he insists. Read more >>

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Clean Energy

Is clean energy the future? Adam Housley takes a tour Sacramento Municipal Utility District Wind Power Plant in Rio Vista, California.

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Occupy LA Tents

Adam Housley reports on the massive raid on 'occupy L.A. protesters.  Watch the video >>

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Occupy LA

Occupy LA - LA City Hall
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On September 11th, Pepperdine University enacted a memorial of 2,977 flags on its lawn – honoring the victims and emergency responders who died on 9/11.

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Evacuation Lincoln California

Between 4,000 and 5,000 homes in Lincoln, California -- a city of 40,000 people -- had been evacuated when a burning propane rail tanker caught fire. Read more >>

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Las Vegas Fire Department

More than 40-million people visit the Las Vegas Strip every year and 90% of those people stay in high rises that stretch in some cases more than 60 stories into the sky. So it may not be hard to believe that the Fire Station that covers the strip is the busiest in the world and has the task of fighting fires hundreds of feet above the casinos and stores that draw-in millions from around the globe.

We first got word of special high-rise training in Las Vegas through a close friend of mine Captain Rian Glassford of Clark County Fire. The process and planning began months ago and throughout this month, two times a day on drill days, about 90 firefighters responded to the nearly completed Foutainebleau Hotel for a mock fire on the 32nd floor. Our crew has covered tons of fires and been through significant fire training, but this opportunity to see men and women train in such a unique way was impossible to pass up….so, we suited up and headed in right along side them. Read more >>

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What you might have only expected to see in a James Bond movie has now become mission possible, as the Pentagon is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the development of tiny drones and large unmanned aerial systems that take military surveillance and even military offense into the next millennium. Read more >>

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Coast Guard

Adam Housley rides along with U.S. Coast Guard service members patrolling the high seas.  Watch the video >>

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Coast Guard Search and Rescue

Aboard the USCG Cutter Waesche we are more than impressed. At this time of the morning, the fog envelopes San Francisco to the point that we can’t see Alcatraz, or even a slight glimpse of the city, as the 418 foot long ship gently slices through the bay waters….this is by far the largest ship of its kind in the fleet. Read more>> 

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Coast Guard 3

We are getting this tour as the Coast Guard touts its impressive new weapon. I have been on a ton of ships during my time at Fox and have seen some impressive improvements, but this one, the USCGS Waesche, may be my favorite. At 50 feet wide compared to the 30 foot wide cutters of old, the ship now has a huge 4000 sq ft flight deck and not one, but two helicopter hangers with a completely automated landing system. There is also a fully automated fire suppression system, including 1800 psi water cannons designed to push a burning chopper hulk off the deck in case of catastrophic magnesium fire. Read more >> 

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Coast Guard 2

This advancement means the USCG is now even more capable of executing the most challenging maritime security missions including supporting the mission requirements of the joint U.S. combatant commanders. 

This new design will provide better sea keeping and higher sustained speeds, greater endurance and range, and the ability for launch and recovery, in higher sea conditions. There’s improved small boats, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles – all key attributes in enabling the Coast Guard to implement increased security responsibilities. Read more >>

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A Year in the Life of a Fox News Reporter

Flip through the amazing photos Fox News reporter Adam Housley snapped this year -- from the Japan tsunami to abandoned California gold mines.

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