Snowstorm hits northern Rocky Mountains; Montana gets brunt

U.S. 09/29/19, 16:11

Areas of the northern Rocky Mountains looked more like mid-winter rather than early fall on Sunday as a snowstorm dumped record amounts of wind-driven snow that caused hazardous travel conditions and scattered power outages. Winter storm warnings were posted for parts ...

Controversial telescope to be built on sacred Hawaiian peak

U.S. 06/20/19, 20:23

After years of protests and legal battles, officials have announced that a massive telescope which will allow scientists to peer into the most distant reaches of our early universe will be built on a Hawaiian volcano that some consider sacred. The ...

Helicopter rescues climbers from near Mount Rainier summit

U.S. 06/06/19, 15:03

A helicopter crew has rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier after they had been stranded on the Cascade Mountain peak in Washington for several days.The National Park Service said in a statement the climbers were suffering ...

Deaths rise as Nepal issues more permits for Mount Everest

World 05/28/19, 05:24

Nepal's reluctance to limit the number of permits it issues to scale Mount Everest has contributed to dangerous overcrowding, with inexperienced climbers impeding others and causing deadly delays, seasoned mountaineers said.During the short period this season when the weather was ...

Pilot killed in crash of small plane in California mountains

U.S. 05/16/19, 21:03

Authorities say a pilot has been killed after a small plane crashed in the Southern California mountains.The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says the wreckage of the single-engine Aviat plane was spotted early Thursday in a remote area.Crews hiked a ...

Longtime ETA fugitive Josu Ternera arrested in France

Europe 05/16/19, 04:11

A longtime chief of the Basque separatist militant group ETA who had been on the run for 17 years was arrested Thursday in the French Alps region, Spain's Interior Ministry said.José Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, ...

Sherpa climber scales Mount Everest for record 23rd time

World 05/15/19, 00:53

Sherpa climber Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak.Rita reached the summit with other climbers Wednesday morning and all of them were ...

Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas

World 04/18/19, 11:06

Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community are preparing an ascent to raise awareness about the Nepalese mountain guides who make it possible for hundreds of foreign climbers to ...

Update: 2nd eagle egg hatches in California mountains

U.S. 04/15/19, 13:29

The Latest on bald eagles in Southern California (all times local):11:25 a.m.Viewers of an online live feed witnessed the second of two bald eagle eggs hatching in Southern California mountains.The first chick poked its head out of the shell Sunday ...

Mount Washington avalanche danger increases after death

U.S. 04/12/19, 14:23

Authorities warned of increasing avalanche danger Friday a day after a skier died on the Northeast's highest mountain.Thursday's was one of at least four human-triggered avalanches on the mountain that day, and more were possible as slabs of snow formed ...

Report: Pollution still drifting into Rocky Mountain Park

Enviroment 04/11/19, 15:34

Harmful nitrogen pollution is still drifting onto fragile, high-elevation ecosystems in Rocky Mountain National Park from Colorado highways, power plants and livestock operations, state and federal agencies said.Nitrogen pollution was 38% higher than the 2017 target level, according to a ...

Hikers missing in Southern California mountains found safe

U.S. 04/11/19, 00:38

Two hikers who vanished in snowy Southern California mountains were found safe on Wednesday by rescuers who spent days searching the rugged heights. Gabrielle Wallace, 31, of Rancho Cucamonga and Eric Desplinter, 33, of Chino Hills went missing Saturday in the ...

Scientists release most detailed map of Teton quake fault

Science 04/05/19, 14:29

Scientists have completed the most detailed map yet of one of North America's most spectacular geologic faults with the hope of providing a better understanding of the earthquake risk at a popular vacation destination.Millions of tourists visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming, ...

Mountain park becomes public bath amid Venezuela crisis

World 04/04/19, 17:54

After generations of breathing life into Venezuela's crowded capital, the tree-covered slopes of El Avila mountain looming above Caracas are being transformed into a public bath amid worsening power failures that are disrupting life in the crisis-wracked country.Every day, hundreds ...

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