| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:21 PM
A Friday break in the weather allowed seven occupants of an air taxi flight stranded on Ruth Glacier since Tuesday by poor weather to be flown out, according to Denali National Park officials.
Park spokesperson Maureen McLaughlin says a Talkeetna Air...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:33 PM
A recovery team from Hawaii has begun to retrieve materials from the wreckage of a military cargo plane crash dating back to the Korean War, which locked the remains of all 52 people on board inside a Southcentral Alaska glacier.
Lee Tucker, a...
| Jun 23, 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show.
But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...
| May 28, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Given the short half-life of DNA, we may never have a Jurassic Park – but could we one day boast of an Ice Age Garden?
Scientists have brought back to life a collection of roughly 400-year-old frozen plants recovered from melting glaciers in the...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:16 PM
A warming climate is melting the glaciers of Mount Everest, shrinking the frozen cloak of Earth’s highest peak by 13% in the last 50 years, researchers have found.
Rocks and natural debris previously covered by snow are appearing now as the snow...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Its native peoples called it Alyeska, "the Great Land," and no wonder: Alaska has many eye-popping and mind-boggling attributes to richly justify that name. Consider it has 586,000 square miles (equivalent of one-fifth of the lower contiguous 48 states)....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 8:33 AM
A National Park Service plan intended to ease congestion in Yosemite Valley proposes numerous cutbacks to reduce tourist activities, but stops short of placing a limit on the number of daily visitors....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
HASTINGS, Minn. - Debbie Carlson can laugh at the irony: She's the wife of a well digger who can't find good water for his own family.
Like one out of three wells in Dakota County, hers is so contaminated with nitrates she won't let anyone drink from it...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Alaska’s state capital, Juneau, with its mountains, ice field, quaint narrow streets and early 19th century architecture left over from gold-mining days is a popular stop with passengers on Inside Passage and other Alaska cruise itineraries. And...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:31 PM
A growing glacier. That’s how neighbors in the Settlers Bay area of Wasilla were describing the flooding situation Wednesday. Since the start of January, flowing and then freezing water has caused an ice build up more than a foot deep on Settler Bay...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:38 AM
INTERLAKEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Virgin, the Monk, and the Ogre — in German, the Jungfrau, the Moench and the Eiger — are three classic Swiss mountains that for centuries have drawn artists, thrill-seekers and tourists.
For a weekend...