Glaciers

In this Oct. 8, 2018 photo, shows the entrance to the Chacaltaya atmospheric observatory, at Chacaltaya mountain, Bolivia. The station is an important place to collect data samples partly due to its own location on the remnants of a glacier. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
November 08, 2018 - 12:35 am
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The snow appears to be pristine on the Andean peaks that loom above Bolivia's capital, but even here ash and smog reach up to a remote plateau that is home to the world's highest atmospheric observatory. It's an ideal site for a team of international scientists who collect...
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The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket with the NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) onboard is seen shortly after the mobile service tower at SLC-2 was rolled back, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The ICESat-2 mission will measure the changing height of Earth's ice. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
September 15, 2018 - 9:17 am
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earths ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a...
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This Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, photo released by the National Park Service shows the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed Saturday with pilot Craig Layson and four passengers from Poland onboard in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The National Park Service has ended attempts to recover bodies and wreckage of the small airplane that crashed Aug. 4 on a near-vertical mountain within Alaska's Denali National Park. The agency says it has determined that recovery of the bodies and the aircraft would exceed an acceptable level of risk. (National Park Service via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 9:03 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane that crashed in Alaska's Denali National Park, killing five people on board, will remain on a near-vertical mountainside because of the substantial risk to recovery crews, officials said Friday. The National Park Service announced it will end efforts to...
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FILE - This April 24, 2016, file photo taken above the Kahiltna Glacier near Denali, shows peaks in the Alaska Range, as seen through the open cargo bay doors of a Chinook helicopter. Searchers said Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, that they found four people dead in a sightseeing airplane carrying Polish tourists in Alaska's Denali National Park a day and a half after thick clouds hampered the response to a distress call. Another person is missing and presumed dead after the crash Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
August 06, 2018 - 9:28 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Searchers on Monday found four people dead in a sightseeing airplane carrying Polish tourists in Alaska's Denali National Park — a day and a half after thick clouds hampered the response to distress calls. Another person is missing and presumed dead after the crash Saturday...
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In this picture provided by the Italian Alpine Rescue, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, Italian Speleologists and rescuers work on the site where 33-year-old Stefano Guarnieri, of Italy, who has been trapped in an underground grotto since Saturday, on the Mount Canin – in the Italians Alps between Italy and Slovenia. Guarnieri fell about 17 meters while exploring a cave under a glacier at an altitude of around 2,200 meters. His friends immediately called for help. (Italian Alpine Rescue Via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 8:54 am
ROME (AP) — An Italian spelunker has been rescued after two days trapped in a grotto beneath an Alpine glacier near the northeastern border with Slovenia. The news agency ANSA says 33-year-old Stefano Guarniero was strapped to a stretcher and pulled from the cave 200 meters (650 feet) below the...
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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...
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People sunbathe on a beach in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Much of Spain is on alert as the country's weather agency warns that temperatures could surpass 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) due to a hot air mass moving northward from the African continent. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 02, 2018 - 8:23 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the heatwave in Europe (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The European Union is offering to speed up funds for farmers to help them cope with the effects of drought across the continent. The EU's executive Commission said Thursday that farmers could obtain at least 70 percent...
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People sunbathe on a beach in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Much of Spain is on alert as the country's weather agency warns that temperatures could surpass 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) due to a hot air mass moving northward from the African continent. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 02, 2018 - 8:13 am
MADRID (AP) — Hot air from Africa is bringing a new heatwave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures that are forecast to peak at 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit) in some southern areas. The torrid weather meant public services were put...
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July 31, 2018 - 2:57 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it rescued a Russian climber stranded on a treacherous peak in the north after his fellow mountaineer fell to his death last week. An army statement says a helicopter plucked climber Alexander Gukov from Latok, at a height of 6,294 meters — about 20,650...
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