Helicopter sharpshooters to kill Grand Teton nonnative goats

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A disputed effort to help native bighorn sheep in Grand Teton National Park was scheduled to start...
22:25 21 February 2022

Macron vows “fight of the century” against climate change

PARIS — France’s leader called the battle against climate change and environmental destruction “the fight of the century” Thursday after visiting a me...
15:19 13 February 2022

Pakistan rescues Canadian, Finnish climbers by helicopter

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's military launched a helicopter evacuation of a Canadian and a Finnish mountain climber who were stranded on a peak in...
11:29 9 February 2022

Trump tweets reversal of push for Nevada nuclear waste dump

LAS VEGAS — President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to reverse his position on a proposal to create a national nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountai...
1:59 7 February 2022

Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 38 dead overall

ANKARA, Turkey — An avalanche slammed into a mountain road in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, wiping out a huge team of rescue workers sent to find peopl...
15:22 5 February 2022

Scientists dive into ‘Midnight Zone’ to study dark ocean

BARCELONA, Spain — A team of scientists is preparing to dive deep into the depths of the Indian Ocean — into a “Midnight Zone” where light barely reac...
7:25 5 February 2022

Guardian of Monarch butterfly grounds eulogized in Mexico

OCAMPO, Mexico — Hundreds of farmers and agricultural workers thronged the funeral of activist Homero Gómez González on Friday, and the homage to him ...
21:32 31 January 2022

Nepalese-owned operators take lead on world’s highest peaks

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Once relegated to support staff, Nepalese climbers famous for their skills on the world's highest peaks are emerging out of the sha...
3:30 21 January 2022

Storms cut power in Washington state mountain towns for days

SKYKOMISH, Wash. — Rural mountain communities outside Seattle that have been without power for days and cut off from the outside world by a series of ...
21:43 16 January 2022

To experience New Zealand’s rugged beauty, go by camper van

GLENORCHY, New Zealand — We crested a hill on the winding lakeside road, and there it was: Middle-earth.
13:44 15 January 2022

Review: `The Hollows’ is much more than a murder mystery

“The Hollows," Minotaur Books, by Jess Montgomery
13:36 13 January 2022

Man saves California’s oldest weekly newspaper from closure

DOWNIEVILLE, Calif. — A retiree has canceled an around-the-world trip to save California's oldest weekly newspaper, which was set to shut down when it...
18:44 8 January 2022

‘Colors of the Mountain’ author Da Chen dies at 57

LOS ANGELES — Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cult...
2:56 25 December 2021

Research team to take fresh look at delicate artifacts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandals and baskets that have withstood the ravages of time will be among the perishable artifacts analyzed by a team of scientist...
23:10 2 December 2021

Hikers answer plea to find wedding ring lost on mountaintop

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A man’s quest to find his wedding ring on a 4,000-foot snow-covered mountain in New Hampshire has been completed by a couple of hik...
13:58 27 November 2021

Buddhist nationalists claim victory in Sri Lankan election

KANDY, Sri Lanka — In this mountain city that was for centuries home to Sri Lanka’s kings and in recent years has been riven by religious violence, Bu...
5:54 27 November 2021

Analysis: Mountain of impeachment evidence is beyond dispute

WASHINGTON — After two weeks of riveting public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there is a mountain of evidence...
11:00 22 November 2021

French courts face touchy test: Is helping migrants a crime?

LYON, France — A French court is to rule Thursday on whether to convict a mountain guide of helping migrants enter the country illegally — the latest ...
13:21 21 November 2021

AP Explains: Iran’s nuclear facility deep inside a mountain

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's Fordo nuclear facility sits deep inside a mountain, with just one structure visible from space.
18:15 5 November 2021

Swiss lament glacier melting as UN focuses on mountains

GENEVA — A Swiss minister says over 10% of the Alpine country's glaciers have been lost over the last five years — a depletion not seen in over a cent...
14:27 29 October 2021