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  • Six climbers missing on Mt. Rainier, last heard from Wednesday

    Rescuers flew over the glaciers of Mt. Rainier National Park on Saturday looking for two guides and four hikers who haven’t been heard from since Wednesday, when they were attempting to scale the fifth-tallest mountain in the Lower 48.   The...
  • For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible

    For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible
    Mt. Rainier looms over Puget Sound, seductive and deadly, wooing climbers and testing their skills. Now, the icy peak has claimed six more victims in the second-worst mountaineering accident in Rainier's history. More than 14,000 feet high at its...
  • Hunters fire near Yosemite National Park is fully contained

    Hunters fire near Yosemite National Park is fully contained
    A wildfire burning for more than a week near Yosemite National Park is now fully contained, officials reported Monday night. The Hunters fire burned 677 acres and began May 26 in Mariposa County. The fire burned two unoccupied homes and one smaller...
  • National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers

    National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers
    Point Reyes National Seashore is unusual among U.S. parks. Its shimmering coastline and velvety hillsides make for a majestic Marin County landscape — and its two dozen commercial dairy farms and ranches make for one of the nastiest disagreements in...
  • Crazy for stargazing? Best places to see meteors and more this summer

    Crazy for stargazing? Best places to see meteors and more this summer
    It wasn't just you. Almost everyone was disappointed last weekend when the Camelopardalid meteor showers failed to put on the promised dazzling show. But take heart, the Delta Aquarids are coming up July 29 and 30 and the Perseids from Aug. 10 to 13....
  • 6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier

    6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier
    Six climbers were killed in a 3,300-foot fall along the steep north slope of Mount Rainier, officials said Saturday, in the worst disaster on the mountain in more than three decades. Search crews found climbing and camping gear in snow more than 3,000...
  • Mt. Rainier victim predicted: 'Nothing will be easy on this climb'

    As family members of six climbers believed to have died in a catastrophic fall on Mt. Rainier made their way to Washington state, officials said there are no plans to actively search for the bodies because of the treacherous terrain. "All indications...
  • Crews make huge gains on Hunters fire near Yosemite National Park

    Crews make huge gains on Hunters fire near Yosemite National Park
    The Hunters fire that’s been burning near Yosemite National Park since Monday is expected to be completely contained by next week, state fire officials reported. The blaze in Mariposa County has burned 677 acres and is now 90% contained, according...
  • Melvin Ray Harris, zoo and aquarium volunteer

    Melvin Ray Harris, zoo and aquarium volunteer
    Melvin Ray Harris, a longtime employee of the United States Information Agency whose love of the outdoors led to stints with the National Park Service and as a volunteer at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the National Aquarium, died May 24 at the...
  • Illinois senators seek national park status for town founded by former slave

    Illinois senators seek national park status for town founded by former slave
    The state's U.S. senators want to see a western Illinois site receive national park status, pointing to its historical significance as the first town founded and built by a former slave before the Civil War. "Free" Frank McWorter started New ...
  • Historic sites face climate threats

    Historic sites face climate threats
    The streets around City Dock in Annapolis flooded again Friday, closing the Spa Creek Bridge connecting the Eastport neighborhood with downtown for several hours. It was yet another reminder to Lisa Craig that she's in a race against time to protect one...