Winter weather

Polar bear Venus, right, and her 8-month-old cub of the Ranua Zoo enjoy the snow in the polar bear's enclosure in Ranua, Finnish Lapland on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The snow was donated to the Ranua Wildlife Park by the Ruka ski center some 150 kilometers (90 miles) away, to help cool down the polar bears in temperatures of around 24 degrees Celsius (75 F), but were expected to cool down by weekend. (Marko Junttila/Ranua Zoo via AP)
July 27, 2017 - 11:11 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Polar bear mom Venus has gotten a summer treat — a chance to frolic in the snow with her eight-month-old cub despite the heat enveloping Finland's northern Lapland. A pile of snow has been dumped onto their home at Ranua Wildlife Park, 760 kilometers (470 miles) north of Helsinki...
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Merced and Mariposa County Sheriff's Office members attend a briefing during a wildfire in Mariposa County, Calif., Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the Western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and threatening hundreds more structures in California. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on Tuesday ordered evacuations for some residents living southwest of Yosemite National Park. (Merced County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 18, 2017 - 7:15 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the Western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and forcing residents from communities on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park in California, authorities said Tuesday. Flames threaten more...
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File - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, elk feed at the Wenaha Wildlife Area near Troy, Ore. Wildlife managers in seven states, including Oregon, in the U.S. West report severe weather this past winter was rough on wildlife. (Keith Kohl/ Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)
July 02, 2017 - 12:26 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife suffered higher than normal losses this winter in severe weather across the western United States, where the toll included the deaths of all known fawns in one Wyoming deer herd and dozens of endangered bighorn sheep in California. Wildlife managers in Colorado, Utah...
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File - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, elk feed at the Wenaha Wildlife Area near Troy, Ore. Wildlife managers in seven states, including Oregon, in the U.S. West report severe weather this past winter was rough on wildlife. (Keith Kohl/ Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)
July 02, 2017 - 12:14 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife suffered higher than normal losses this winter in severe weather across the western United States, where the toll included the deaths of all known fawns in one Wyoming deer herd and dozens of endangered bighorn sheep in California. Wildlife managers in Colorado, Utah...
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In this Friday, June 16, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses Bear Creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. With hundreds of so-called thru-hikers entering the high Sierra early in the season, their experiences serve as a cautionary tale for others planning weekend or summer wilderness escapes. More than a dozen people have drowned in Sierra rivers at lower elevations, including one in Yosemite and three in Sequoia National Park, and rangers are warning hikers to think twice about crossing swift water. (Wesley Tils via AP)
June 24, 2017 - 2:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the hazards of California's gargantuan winter finally caught up to her. While crossing a partly submerged log in Yosemite National Park, Sellsted was...
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FILE - This Wednesday, May 31, 2017, file photo, Ron Lenfield watches the fast-flowing Weber River along his property, in Oakley, Utah. Rivers in Utah are expected to remain dangerously swollen with icy mountain runoff for several more weeks. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 12, 2017 - 4:17 pm
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Massive waterfalls in Yosemite National Park and rivers raging in mountains throughout the western United States are thundering with greater force than they have for years — and proving deadly as warm weather melts the deepest mountain snowpack in recent memory...
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June 12, 2017 - 9:43 am
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Massive waterfalls in Yosemite National Park and rivers raging in mountains throughout the western United States are thundering with greater force than they have for years — and proving deadly as warm weather melts the deepest mountain snowpack in recent memory...
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Marisa Tobey breaks up a clump of moist dirt while weeding her garden, Thursday, April 28, 2017, in Freeport, Maine. Northern New England's annual mud season is expected to last into May this year. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
April 29, 2017 - 4:20 pm
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (AP) — Spring is in the air. But mud is on the ground, and will be for a while. Mud season is an annual mucky rite of passage in the lives of northern New Englanders. This year, it's gloppier than usual in places, and hanging around longer. Even Acadia National Park in Maine...
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