Latest Caves News

New this week: 'Power of the Dog,' 'Annie' live and Kenny G

Nov. 29, 2021 14:31 PM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Jane Campion, whose last movie was 2009's “Bright Star," makes a triumphant...

Charleston West Side developers get into the spirits

Nov. 27, 2021 09:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The magic is in the cave, Tighe and John Bullock trust. Tighe and his father, John, learned of its existence near Renick on the Greenbrier-Pocahontas county line. A geological engineer, John Bullock thought a distiller could use that water to...

Western Kentucky professor wins science award from China

Nov. 23, 2021 04:01 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Western Kentucky University professor received an award from China's Ministry of Science for his work on water resources in poor regions. Longtime professor Chris Groves was given the "Friendship Award," which China bestows on foreign experts...

Superior shows generational divide over views on copper mine

Nov. 14, 2021 10:03 AM EST

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — The kids care about the future of mining. But they also care about Native American rights. These kinds of contradictions and concerns lie in the background of Superior, a small town nestled in the mountains at the start of Pinal County’s Copper...

Man trapped for two days rescued from Britain’s deepest cave

Nov. 09, 2021 11:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Bolstered by treats tucked in their helmets, some 240 rescuers worked in shifts for more than two days to help extricate a cave explorer who lost his footing and tumbled into one of Britain's deepest hollows. Forming a human chain, rescuers from at least...

Pinnacles National Park caves vandalized by graffiti

Nov. 08, 2021 10:22 AM EST

PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A famous cave system at Pinnacles National Park in central California remains closed for removal of extensive graffiti damage. Officials had expected to reopen the Balconies Caves last Friday but extended the closure to Nov. 10,...

Kentucky man sentenced for stealing guns from employer

Nov. 04, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man was sentenced to almost seven years in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution after admitting he stole more than 300 guns from the pawn shop where he worked. U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced Brandon Wayne...

State to drain, expedite repairs at Cave Creek Dam near Ely

Oct. 27, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State officials have decided to close and fully drain a reservoir in eastern Nevada to expedite repairs and eliminate potentially dangerous conditions at the 89-year-old Cave Creek Dam sooner than originally was planned over several seasons. Cave Lake...

Gates installed on Alabama bat cave to protect habitat

Oct. 23, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Gates have been installed at the mouth of a cave in eastern Alabama to protect the habitat of two endangered species that live in the cavern, the state wildlife agency said. Mined by the Confederacy during the Civil War for saltpeter, a component...

Green hydrogen hub in Mississippi to be largest in US

Oct. 20, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson-based company has announced plans to build a green hydrogen hub in Mississippi it says will be the largest of its kind in the U.S. and create an easier pathway for hard-to-decarbonize manufacturing industries to move away from fossil fuels. ...