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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

    The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Thursday to 165 as lack of equipment and the sheer depth of snow that buried entire homes and families hampered rescue efforts. "We're...
  • Afghanistan avalanches triggered by heavy snow kill at least 100

    Afghanistan avalanches triggered by heavy snow kill at least 100
    At least 100 people have been killed in avalanches following severe snowfall in northeast Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday as rescue crews struggled to reach the affected areas. The hardest-hit province, Panjshir, about 60 miles from Kabul, saw 100...
  • Body of skier who died in Colorado avalanche recovered

    Searchers have recovered the body of a skier who was killed in an avalanche on Aspen Mountain. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office says 64-year-old John Martin Gancsos was found dead Monday afternoon at the bottom of a snow-covered chute at about 9,400...
  • Nepal pledges to improve climbing conditions on Everest

    Nepal is improving its weather forecasting, stepping up security and promising swift rescues if needed during the upcoming climbing season on Everest in an attempt to recover from the worst mountaineering disaster on the world's highest peak last year....
  • After deadly avalanche, sherpas must decide whether to climb again

    After deadly avalanche, sherpas must decide whether to climb again
    The low boom, like thunder, didn't startle Galden Sherpa at first. At Mt. Everest base camp, climbers often heard the loud rumble of ice fracturing as the first sunlight struck the mountainside above. Then word came over the radio: A massive glacier had...
  • New rule says loggers in landslide-prone areas of Washington may need geotech report first

    Logging companies may need a geotechnical report before they start cutting trees in landslide-prone areas of Washington. The state Forest Practices Board approved a rule Tuesday making it clear that loggers might need scientific data to show public...
  • Dubnyk, Wild blank Avalanche, 1-0

    ST. PAUL, Minn. The Wild and Colorado Avalanche have the ability to bring out the best in each other. The Central (old-Northwest Division) rivals often play entertaining, fast-paced contests, and Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center, the two teams...
  • Five years later, La Cañada Flintridge recalls when the mudslides hit

    Five years later, La Cañada Flintridge recalls when the mudslides hit
    In the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2010, hundreds of La Cañada Flintridge residents were startled out of their beds by the sound of the hillsides falling down around them. City officials and residents knew a mudslide was likely. No sooner had...
  • Five years after mudslides, La Cañada residents see signs of recovery

    Five years after mudslides, La Cañada residents see signs of recovery
    In the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2010, hundreds of La Cañada residents were startled out of their beds by the sound of the hillsides falling down around them. City officials and residents knew such an occurrence was a likelihood. No sooner had...
  • Pacific Coast Highway begins to reopen after winter storm rock slides

    Pacific Coast Highway begins to reopen after winter storm rock slides
    About two-thirds of Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County that closed after a rock slide swept across the road during a heavy winter rainstorm was reopened Tuesday, although the connection to Los Angeles County remains shut. The highway from about...
  • Snow, snow everywhere — World Tour event cancelled after skier sets off avalanche

    Snow, snow everywhere — World Tour event cancelled after skier sets off avalanche
    KAPPL, Austria (AP) — A Freeride World Tour event in the Austrian Alps has been canceled after the second starter set off an avalanche — from which he escaped with bruised ribs and legs. Organizers say French free skier Julien Lopez set...