Mountains

November 22, 2018 - 4:41 pm
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — It's downright cold atop Mount Washington, home to some of the most brutal weather in the Northeast. The Mount Washington Observatory says it plunged to minus 26 (minus 32 Celsius) on Thursday morning. The observatory says that broke its daily record low of minus 11 (...
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n this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, a sign designating the Corral Canyon Park recreation area stands amid landscape charred by the Woolsey fire in Malibu, Calif. Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of public lands popular with hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The Woolsey fire has charred more than 83 percent of National Park Service land within the Santa Monica Mountain National Recreational Area. Officials announced Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, that all trails were closed. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
November 15, 2018 - 3:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California residents faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire also are grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular destinations for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The Woolsey Fire has charred more than...
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This 2014 photo provided by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund shows a group of mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, the International Union for Conservation of Nature updated the species’ status from “critically endangered” to “endangered.” The designation is more promising, but still precarious. (Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas' status from...
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The Malibu, Calif., villa of German TV presenter Thomas Gottschalk lies in ruins from the Woolsey fire Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
November 13, 2018 - 10:14 pm
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area. But in a sign of significant progress against the blaze, more neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled last week. A massive plume rose suddenly at midmorning...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, photo, Abdoulaye Camara, an immigrant from Mauritania, waits at the Dasmesh Darbar Sikh temple in Salem, Ore. Camara was one of 124 migrants who were detained near the border with Mexico in May 2018, and sent to a federal prison in Oregon, the result of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
November 09, 2018 - 11:19 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of...
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Workers clear the road off toppled trees after Typhoon Yutu slammed Isabela province in northeastern Philippines Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. A strong typhoon battered the northern Philippines on Tuesday, though officials were hopeful that successful evacuations would help avoid a repeat of the death and destruction wrought by a powerful storm last month. (AP Photo)
October 31, 2018 - 2:03 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers have pulled out four survivors and three bodies but several more were missing after a massive landslide set off by a typhoon crashed down on two government buildings in a northern Philippine mountain province, officials said Wednesday. Regional police Chief...
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University of Hawaii President David Lassner, left, speaks at a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 in Honolulu accompanied by state Board of Land and Natural Resources Chairwoman Suzanne Case, second from left, Attorney General Russell Suzuki,second from right, and Hawaii Gov. David Ige, right, regarding a Hawaii Supreme Court ruling upholding a decision to grant a permit for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. The state Supreme Court's 4-1 ruling is a victory for the contentious Thirty Meter Telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
October 30, 2018 - 10:09 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — After years of delay, including lengthy court battles and passionate protests from those willing to be arrested for blocking construction crews, builders of a giant telescope plan to move forward with constructing the $1.4 billion instrument on a Hawaii mountain that is considered...
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A mourner places a flower to pay tribute at a memorial altar for late South Korean mountain climbers at a university in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Relatives dressed in black funeral suits wept in grief on Wednesday as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they had died in a storm last week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 17, 2018 - 4:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Relatives dressed in black wept in grief Wednesday as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they died in a storm last week. The caskets covered in white sheets were carried from a terminal in Incheon International Airport to...
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CORRECTS THE LOCATION TO LIVINGSTON, NOT BOZEMAN - This photo provided by Bob Legasa shows him in a hospital in Livingston, Mont., Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, after a bear attack the day before. Legasa, who is having a second surgery for his injuries Monday, Oct. 15,2018, says he expects to be discharged Tuesday, three days after he was mauled by a grizzly sow protecting her cub near Livingston, Mont. (Bob Legasa via AP)
October 15, 2018 - 6:48 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park, with the bear sinking her teeth into his arm and clawing his eye before another hunter drove her off, the victim recounted Monday. The mauling of Bob Legasa, 57, in the...
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Family members of Nepalese guides cry as bodies of those killed in Gurja Himal mountain arrive at the Teaching hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Rescuers retrieved the bodies of five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides from Gurja Himal mountain, where they were killed when their base camp was swept by a strong storm. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
October 15, 2018 - 4:52 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — It took rescuers two days to recover the battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who died in Nepal's worst mountaineering disaster in recent years, authorities said Monday. Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a group of villagers...
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