Glaciers

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2016, file photo sightseeing buses and tourists are seen at a pullout popular for taking in views of North America's tallest peak, Denali, in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Rescuers are attempting to locate a sightseeing plane that crashed with the pilot and four passengers aboard high on a mountain ridge in Denali National Park and Preserve. The pilot reported on his satellite phone Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, that there were some injuries but authorities couldn't get details before the satellite connection dropped. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
August 05, 2018 - 8:37 pm
Peering through low cloud cover, rescuers aboard a military aircraft on Sunday were attempting to find a sightseeing plane that crashed with the pilot and four passengers aboard a day earlier in Alaska, high on a mountain ridge in Denali National Park and Preserve. The pilot reported on his...
Read More
In this Thursday, July 12, 2018 photo, a view of an Iceberg, near the village Innarsuit, on the northwestern Greenlandic coast. Scientists have watched an iceberg four miles long break off from a glacier. The iceberg is allegedly grounded on the sea floor. Residents in houses near the shore are prepared for an evacuation. (Karl Petersen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 7:03 am
LONDON (AP) — An iceberg four miles (six kilometers) long has broken off from a glacier in eastern Greenland. New York University professor David Holland, an expert in atmospheric and ocean science, has told The Associated Press that "this is the largest event we've seen in over a decade in...
Read More
In this May 7, 2018 photo, Mount Rainier is seen at dusk and framed by the Murray Morgan Bridge in downtown Tacoma, Wash. The eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has geologic experts along the West Coast warily eyeing the volcanic peaks in Washington, Oregon and California, including Rainier, that are part of the Pacific Ocean's ring of fire. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 12, 2018 - 1:11 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) chain of 13 volcanoes , from Washington...
Read More
FILE - In this April 15, 2002, file photo, members of the U.S. Army's High Altitude Rescue Team from Fort Wainwright Army Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, unload supplies from the team's CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the National Park Service's 7,000-foot level Mount McKinley base camp on the Kahiltna Glacier near Talkeetna, Alaska. The National Park Service is considering new rules for the disposal of human waste generated by climbers on North America's tallest mountain, Denali. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
February 28, 2018 - 8:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Climbers on North America's tallest mountain may have to start packing out more of their poop after a researcher determined a glacier in which much of it has been dumped over the past decade probably is not decomposing the human waste. Michael Loso, a glacier geologist,...
Read More
FILE- In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Christmas Tree, which came from a northwestern Montana forest, is lit on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Some Montana companies hope to keep the fame of the spruce tree that served as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree alive by trucking the tree back home to Montana. Organizers hope it can be used to help rebuild a century-old chalet in Glacier National Park that was destroyed in a wildfire last summer. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 10, 2018 - 7:09 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The spruce tree destined to serve as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was carefully selected from a Montana forest and hauled across the country in a special truck to preserve its freshness. The 79-foot-tall (24-meter-tall) tree, which was lit up last month during a ceremony...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo United States' Lindsey Vonn smiles during a news conference in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria. While injuries have forced many of ski racing’s biggest names to sit out the season-opening World Cup events this weekend, American standout Lindsey Vonn surprisingly announced her start in Saturday’s giant slalom. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, file)
October 26, 2017 - 4:37 pm
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — While injuries have forced many of ski racing's biggest names to sit out the season-opening World Cup events this weekend, American standout Lindsey Vonn has unexpectedly announced her start in the women's giant slalom. The absence of GS specialists like Lara Gut, Anna Veith...
Read More
Rescue workers stand next to a police helicopter in Krimml in the Austrian province of Salzburg, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. The Austrian Red Cross said five mountain climbers died Sunday in the Austrian Alps in Wildgerlostal on Mount Gabler, east of Innsbruck, and a sixth climber was severely injured, the Austrian news agency APA reported. (AP Photo/Franz Brinek)
August 27, 2017 - 5:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Eight mountain climbers have died in three different accidents this weekend in the Austrian and Italian Alps. The Austrian Red Cross said five mountain climbers died Sunday in the Austrian Alps in Wildgerlostal on Mount Gabler, east of Innsbruck, and a sixth climber was severely...
Read More
Rescue workers stand next to a police helicopter in Krimml in the Austrian province of Salzburg, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. The Austrian Red Cross said five mountain climbers died Sunday in the Austrian Alps in Wildgerlostal on Mount Gabler, east of Innsbruck, and a sixth climber was severely injured, the Austrian news agency APA reported. (AP Photo/Franz Brinek)
August 27, 2017 - 12:03 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Eight mountain climbers have died in three different accidents this weekend in the Austrian and Italian Alps. The Austrian Red Cross said five mountain climbers died Sunday in the Austrian Alps in Wildgerlostal on Mount Gabler, east of Innsbruck, and a sixth climber was severely...
Read More
August 25, 2017 - 11:58 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian mountain rescue crews say they have recovered the remains of two — or possibly three — hikers on a glacier on Mont Blanc's southern face likely dating from the 1980s or 1990s. Alpine rescue commander Delfino Viglione said Friday the bodies were discovered this week by a hiker...
Read More
FILE- In this June 10, 1947 file photo, Viceroy of India Lord Louis Mountbatten, right, speaks with Muslim League leader Muhammed Ali Jinnah during conferences on India's division in New Delhi. Jinnah appealed to Indians to carry out peacefully the British plan for dividing the country. The Muslim League formally adopted the plan on the night of June 9. As the 70th anniversary of India-Pakistan Partition comes up next week, relations between the two nations are as broken as ever. In some ways, their violent birth pangs dictated their future course through suspicion and animosity. (AP Photo/Max Desfor, File)
August 09, 2017 - 9:29 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — When the British ended two centuries of colonial rule on the Indian subcontinent in August 1947, they left a jigsaw legacy — the vast country of India flanked on either side by a newly created Pakistan split in two parts. Excitement over independence was quickly overshadowed by...
Read More

Pages