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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Toll climbs after powerful quake hits Nepal: Things to Know

    The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response. The key information known at this time: ___ HOW BAD IS THE...
  • Wisconsin man climbing Everest survives avalanche triggered by Nepal quake

    Wisconsin man climbing Everest survives avalanche triggered by Nepal quake
    A Wisconsin man climbing Mount Everest has survived a powerful earthquake that shook Nepal on Saturday. Andy Land, 52, of Fond du Lac, and his climbing team guided by International Mountain Guides of Ashford, Washington, were in the Khumbu Icefall...
  • Muhlenberg students caught in Nepal quake

    Muhlenberg students caught in Nepal quake
    Four Muhlenberg College students studying in Nepal were safe and fine Saturday after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake left about 1,000 people dead in the region. All of the students had made contact with the college or their families by Saturday afternoon,...
  • Nepal marks anniversary of deadliest Everest avalanche

    Nepal on Saturday marked the anniversary of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche with a memorial and a government announcement that it will set up a welfare fund for mountaineering and trekking workers in the Himalayan nation. The April 18, 2014,...
  • Ex-Marine amputee begins 2nd attempt to scale Everest

    A former U.S. Marine who lost his right leg and several fingers in an explosion in Afghanistan is making a second attempt to scale Mount Everest to inspire others like him, a year after an avalanche that killed 16 Sherpa guides stopped him at the base...
  • Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

    A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. From the vantage point of an airplane, it's easy to see gas bubbles in the slick that mark the spot where an oil platform toppled during a 2004...
  • A glance at 2 Gulf spills: 1 infamous, 1 virtually unnoticed

    Five years ago, BP's massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico exposed weaknesses in the drilling industry's safety culture and gaps in its spill response capabilities. But another spill had been befouling the Gulf for years — virtually unnoticed —...
  • French officials: Alps avalanche kills 3 tourists, injures 1

    Three foreign tourists — two Austrians and an Italian — have died in an avalanche in the French Alps, and a fourth tourist has been taken by helicopter to a hospital in Grenoble with unspecified injuries. Hautes-Alpes department officials...
  • Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark

    Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the...
  • A dog named Blue eases sadness over loss of loved ones in landslide

    A dog named Blue eases sadness over loss of loved ones in landslide
    After Brandy, his wife of 37 years, was killed in the Oso landslide on March 22, 2014, in a rural community north of Seattle, one of the very few bright spots for Tim Ward was the reunion with his dog, Blue. A series of events Seattle and elsewhere...
  • Oso remembers deadly mudslide with prayer, potlucks, but no raft trip

    Oso remembers deadly mudslide with prayer, potlucks, but no raft trip
    The landslide that destroyed dozens of homes and killed 43 men, women and children will be remembered in ways both public and private on Sunday, the first anniversary of the disaster that slammed into a mountain subdivision called Steelhead Haven 60 miles...