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So close! Iceland almost gets female-majority parliament

Sep. 26, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland briefly celebrated electing a female-majority parliament Sunday, before a recount produced a result just short of that landmark for gender parity in the North Atlantic island nation. The initial vote count had female candidates winning...

Icelanders vote with climate change on everyone's mind

Sep. 25, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelanders were voting Saturday in a general election dominated by climate change, with an unprecedented number of political parties likely to win parliamentary seats. Polls suggest there won’t be an outright winner, triggering complex...

Blackfeet continue work to defend Badger-Two Medicine

Sep. 18, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

Heart Butte, Mont. (AP) — The fight to protect the Badger-Two Medicine defends not so much a place as a way of living. On a map, this jumble of mountains, rivers, hunting grounds and petroleum deposits is surrounded by the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Glacier National...

Operation September Freedom: Biplane flights honor WWII vets

Sep. 05, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Navy veteran Kenneth Schrammeck was beaming recently as he slipped into the front seat of a Boeing-Stearman Model 75 biplane just outside the Jet Center at Glacier International Airport. At 98 ½ years old, the former Navy aviator never dreamed...

Study documents dramatic loss of remaining Pyrenees glaciers

Sep. 03, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Europe's southernmost glaciers will likely be reduced to ice patches in the next two decades due to climate change, as the shrinking of ice mass on the Pyrenees mountain range continues at the steady but rapid speed seen at least since the 1980s, Spanish scientists say in a...

Accidental fall Wyoming climber's apparent cause of death

Aug. 20, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — An accidental fall was apparently what killed a climber found dead on Wyoming's highest mountain, according to the Sublette County Sheriff's Office. A helicopter crew spotted the body of Thor Hallingbye, 41, of Cheyenne, shortly after noon Monday...

Climber missing near Wyoming's highest mountain found dead

Aug. 17, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — A climber missing in the area of Wyoming's highest mountain has been found dead. Thor Hallingbye, 41, of Cheyenne, was reported missing Sunday after apparently getting separated from his group near Gannett Peak on Saturday, according Sublette...

Montana man drives classic Glacier touring car to California

Aug. 14, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Three years ago, Hamilton’s Dennis Moore found a Montana treasure. The 1940 Lincoln Zephyr convertible that transported dignitaries for Glacier Transportation Company on scenic drives through the national park had been hidden away in a Helena...

Rat nests contribute to fossil record in odd Wyoming cave

Jul. 25, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

NATURAL TRAP CAVE, Wyo. (AP) — It’s time to praise pack rats. The small rodents with big eyes are helping scientists decipher climate change deep inside a chilly Wyoming cave. “Pack rats compulsively gather all kinds of stuff in their nests —...

Crews find more partial human remains from 1952 Alaska crash

Jun. 29, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The solemn task of sifting through rocks, twigs and ice to find human remains as small as a fingernail continued this month on a glacier north of Anchorage, nearly 69 years after all 52 members of a military transport flight were killed when...