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In this photo provided by Pi'ikea Keawekane-Stafford, state and county officials remove Native Hawaiian structures from Mauna Kea, Thursday, June 20, 2019. After years of protests and legal battles, Hawaii officials announced Thursday that a massive telescope which will allow scientists to peer into the most distant reaches of our early universe will be built on a volcano that some consider sacred. The state has issued a "notice to proceed" for the Thirty Meter Telescope project, Gov. David Ige said at a news conference. Ige said four unauthorized structures were removed from the Mauna Kea mountain earlier in the day. (Pi'ikea Keawekane-Stafford via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 9:23 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — 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 state announced a "notice to...
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This Jan. 3 1976 photo made by the National Reconnaissance Office shows Mount Everest at center. This and other once-classified Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to. (National Reconnaissance Office via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to. The Asian mountain range, which includes Mount Everest, has been losing ice at a rate of about 1% a year since 2000, according to a study...
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Liberal Party, of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau, speaks to supporters as Marc Miller, MP of Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Ile-des-Soeurs, looks on during an armchair discussion at an open Liberal Party fundraising event in Montreal, Quebec, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 6:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The approval Tuesday comes 10 months after the Federal Court of Appeal halted the...
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FILE - In this file photo taken June 19, 2013, Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima, Wash. A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier Thursday, June 6, 2019, after they had been stranded on the Cascade Mountain peak for several days. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 07, 2019 - 4:19 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — One of the climbers stranded for days near the top of Mount Rainier in Washington state told reporters Thursday night, "Don't mess with Rainier." Climber Yevgeniy Krasnitskiy of Portland, Oregon, spoke those words as he described the harrowing conditions his group of four faced after...
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FILE - In this file photo taken June 19, 2013, Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima, Wash. A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier Thursday, June 6, 2019, after they had been stranded on the Cascade Mountain peak for several days. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 06, 2019 - 5:21 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — 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 climbers were suffering from exposure and were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the National...
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Prof. John All of Western Washington University, gestures as he speaks with the Associated Press in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The U.S. scientist says Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely make it dangerous for future climbers. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)
June 04, 2019 - 8:44 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it more dangerous for future climbers, a U.S. scientist who spent weeks in the Everest region said Tuesday. Professor John...
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives for a meeting with young people and families, in Iasi, Romania, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Francis began a three-day pilgrimage to Romania on Friday that in many ways is completing the 1999 trip by St. John Paul II that marked the first-ever papal visit to a majority Orthodox country. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 01, 2019 - 6:14 pm
MIERCUREA CIUC, Romania (AP) — Pope Francis braved a rain-soaked, twisting drive through the mountains of Transylvania on Saturday to visit Romania's most famous shrine, urging Romanian and ethnic Hungarian faithful to work together for their future. Storms forced Francis to change his travel plans...
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In this photo made on May 22, 2019, a long queue of mountain climbers line a path on Mount Everest. About half a dozen climbers died on Everest last week most while descending from the congested summit during only a few windows of good weather each May. (Nirmal Purja/@Nimsdai Project Possible via AP)
May 28, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NAMCHE, Nepal (AP) — Scaling Mount Everest was a dream few realized before Nepal opened its side of the mountain to commercial climbing a half-century ago. This year the government issued a record number of permits, leading to traffic jams on the world's highest peak that likely contributed to the...
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Birds fly as Mount Everest is seen from Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal, Monday, May 27, 2019. A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said Monday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
May 27, 2019 - 8:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said Monday. Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during...
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Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide Kami Rita, 49, is welcomed by his sister at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
May 25, 2019 - 8:46 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Family, friends and supporters welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal's capital on Saturday, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record. After flying back from Everest to Kathmandu, Kami Rita was greeted by the waiting crowd at the...
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