Glaciers

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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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This undated picture released by the police in canton Valais shows the place at Hohlaub Glacier near Saas Fee, Switzerland where the body of a German hiker was found. The remains of the German hiker who disappeared while climbing in the Swiss Alps 30 years ago has been found at the Hohlaubgletscher above Saas Fee, Switzerland, on July 25 2017 by two climbers, police said on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (Police of Canton Valais/Keystone via AP)
August 02, 2017 - 11:47 am
GENEVA (AP) — Police in southwestern Switzerland have found in an Alpine glacier the remains of a German hiker who went missing almost exactly three decades ago. The regional Valais police department said Wednesday the remains of the unidentified man were found after two hikers last week happened...
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This still frame from video provided by KMGH-TV shows a teen staffer at a Colorado camp, who gave only his first name, Dylan, describing how he fought off a bear after waking up to find the animal biting his head and trying to drag him away at the camp near Ward, Colo., Sunday, July 9, 2017. The 19-year-old was awakened around 4 a.m. to a "crunching sound" with his head inside the mouth of the bear, which was trying to pull him out of his sleeping bag as he slept outside at the camp 48 miles (77 kilometers) northwest of Denver. (KMGH-TV via AP)
July 09, 2017 - 8:50 pm
WARD, Colo. (AP) — A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought off a bear after waking up Sunday to find the animal biting his head and trying to drag him away. The 19-year-old woke up at around 4 a.m. to a "crunching sound" with his head inside the mouth of the bear, which was trying to pull him out...
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In this image taken Saturday, June 17, 2017, debris is strewn about at the scene where a second-story deck collapsed at a lodge near Lakeside, Mont. Authorities now say more than 30 people were taken to hospitals after the second-story deck of a Montana lodge collapsed during a memorial event for a firefighter. About 50 people were gathered to remember William Nickel, a longtime Flathead Valley firefighter who died in April. (Firefighter/Engineer Mathew Borlandelli/Somers/Lakeside Fire Department via AP)
June 18, 2017 - 7:22 pm
LAKESIDE, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of the second-story deck of a Montana lodge during a memorial event for a firefighter (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Authorities now say 32 people were taken to hospitals after the second-story deck of a Montana lodge collapsed during a memorial event...
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