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In this photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a winter-run Chinook salmon is seen on Friday, March 2, 2018. Approximately 29,000 endangered winter-run juvenile Chinook salmon were released into the North Fork of Battle Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River. A $100 million project removing some dams and helping fish route around others is allowing wildlife officials to restore one of the state's most endangered native salmon to vital spring-fed Battle Creek, which springs from the cold northernmost reaches of the Sierra Nevada. Authorities say Battle Creek could prove a species-saving chill hideout against climate change and drought. (Steve Martarano/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 6:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $100 million project removing dams and helping fish route around others is returning a badly endangered salmon to spring-fed waters in northernmost California, giving cold-loving native fish a life-saving place to chill as scientists say climate change, drought and human...
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March 04, 2018 - 2:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — Authorities say two people have died, two others have been seriously injured and one is missing after a series of avalanches in the French Alps. The gendarmes in France's eastern region of Haute-Savoie said three avalanches occurred over a two-hour period Sunday in the Vallorcine...
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March 03, 2018 - 12:46 pm
PARIS (AP) — Two Spanish skiers died Saturday after being swept away by an avalanche in the French Pyrenees, authorities said. The prefecture in the southwestern Hautes-Pyrenees region said the two men were part of a group of four Spanish tourists and a guide who were doing backcountry skiing...
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March 03, 2018 - 11:40 am
PARIS (AP) — Authorities say one Spanish skier has died and another has been seriously injured after being swept away by an avalanche in the French Pyrenees. The prefecture in the southwestern Hautes-Pyrenees region said the two skiers were part of a group of four Spanish tourists and a guide who...
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March 02, 2018 - 6:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — Four skiers were killed and another injured in an avalanche in the French Alps on Friday and their guide was held for questioning, authorities said. The group of six people was on a ski touring expedition in an off-trail area near Entraunes, close to the Italian border in the southern...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2002, file photo, members of the U.S. Army's High Altitude Rescue Team from Fort Wainwright Army Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, unload supplies from the team's CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the National Park Service's 7,000-foot level Mount McKinley base camp on the Kahiltna Glacier near Talkeetna, Alaska. The National Park Service is considering new rules for the disposal of human waste generated by climbers on North America's tallest mountain, Denali. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
February 28, 2018 - 2:40 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Climbers on North America's tallest mountain may have to start packing out more of their poop after a researcher determined a glacier in which much of it has been dumped over the past decade probably is not decomposing the human waste. Michael Loso, a glacier geologist,...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:19 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildlife charity says rare Ethiopian wolves are making a comeback after losses from disease and drought. The Britain-based Born Free Foundation said Friday that the birth of 60 new wolf pups has been recently recorded in the stronghold of the species in the Bale mountains of...
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