Mountains

June 25, 2019 - 9:43 am
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A man has died after a tree fell on his vehicle at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A statement from the park says 64-year-old Patrick Cook Elliott of Knoxville died shortly after his vehicle was struck by the tree Monday along Little River Road about 7 miles from...
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This Jan. 3 1976 photo made by the National Reconnaissance Office shows Mount Everest at center. This and other once-classified Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to. (National Reconnaissance Office via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cold War-era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to. The Asian mountain range, which includes Mount Everest, has been losing ice at a rate of about 1% a year since 2000, according to a study...
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Liberal Party, of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau, speaks to supporters as Marc Miller, MP of Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Ile-des-Soeurs, looks on during an armchair discussion at an open Liberal Party fundraising event in Montreal, Quebec, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 6:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The approval Tuesday comes 10 months after the Federal Court of Appeal halted the...
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In this Oct. 8, 2016, photograph provided by Juniper Outdoor Pursuits Centre Pvt. Ltd., shows early morning light falling on Nanda Devi east base peak, seen from Pachu valley in Uttarakhand, India. Indian air force pilots have resumed a search over a Himalayan mountain for a team of mostly foreign climbers missing since late May. The fourth day of the search on Tuesday was taking place in the northern state of Uttarakhand after five bodies were spotted in the snow in high-resolution photos taken Monday. (Maninder Kohli/Juniper Outdoor Pursuits Centre Pvt. Ltd. via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 2:12 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's mountaineering foundation has launched a ground expedition on a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain to retrieve the bodies of five people believed to be from a missing team of international climbers, an official said Monday. The foundation spokesman Amit Chaudhary said...
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FILE - In this file photo taken June 19, 2013, Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima, Wash. A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier Thursday, June 6, 2019, after they had been stranded on the Cascade Mountain peak for several days. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 07, 2019 - 4:19 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — One of the climbers stranded for days near the top of Mount Rainier in Washington state told reporters Thursday night, "Don't mess with Rainier." Climber Yevgeniy Krasnitskiy of Portland, Oregon, spoke those words as he described the harrowing conditions his group of four faced after...
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June 07, 2019 - 2:11 am
SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — A judge has imposed a $1 million fine against the owner of an unlicensed landfill outside of Atlanta whose towering mountains of debris burned for eight months. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the judge also ordered Tandy Ross Bullock to remove all waste from the...
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Prof. John All of Western Washington University, gestures as he speaks with the Associated Press in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The U.S. scientist says Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely make it dangerous for future climbers. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)
June 04, 2019 - 8:44 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it more dangerous for future climbers, a U.S. scientist who spent weeks in the Everest region said Tuesday. Professor John...
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June 03, 2019 - 8:07 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian air force pilots spotted five bodies Monday in the Himalayas near the border with China and Nepal while searching for eight climbers attempting to chart a new route near India's second-highest peak who went missing in an avalanche. Dr. Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a civil...
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Marian shrine, in Sumuleu Ciuc, Romania, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Francis began a three-day pilgrimage to Romania on Friday that in many ways is completing the 1999 trip by St. John Paul II that marked the first-ever papal visit to a majority Orthodox country. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 01, 2019 - 1:25 pm
MIERCUREA CIUC, Romania (AP) — Pope Francis braved a rain-soaked, twisting drive through the mountains of Transylvania on Saturday to visit Romania's most famous shrine, urging Romanian and ethnic Hungarian faithful to work together for their future. Storms forced Francis to change his travel plans...
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New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary's daughter, Sarah Hillary garlands statues of Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, right, the first climbers to ascent Mount Everest during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the first ascent in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Nepal has commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest amid a climbing season marred by the highest death toll in four years and a debate on whether the government should limit permits to prevent dangerous overcrowding on the world's highest peak. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)
May 29, 2019 - 11:57 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest on Wednesday amid a climbing season marred by the highest death toll in four years and a debate on whether the government should limit permits to prevent dangerous overcrowding on the world's highest...
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