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Wildfires spread, fish die off amid severe drought in Europe

Aug. 11, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe struggled Thursday to contain a huge wildfire in France that has swept through a large swath of pine forest, while Germans and Poles faced a mass fish die-off in a river flowing between their countries. Europe is suffering under a severe...

Italy: All 11 hikers killed in glacier avalanche identified

Jul. 09, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities on Saturday put the final death toll of an avalanche in northern Italy at 11 and said all the victims had been identified nearly a week after a chunk of ice detached from a melting glacier and sent a torrent of ice, rock and debris on hikers below. ...

10th body recovered from Italy's melting Marmolada glacier

Jul. 07, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Rescue crews in northern Italy recovered a tenth body Thursday and said they were looking for just one more hiker following a deadly avalanche sparked by the collapse of a chunk of melting glacier. Alpine rescue crews using dogs and drones were able to recover the...

Drones spot 2 more bodies from Italy avalanche, toll at 9

Jul. 06, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

CANAZEI, Italy (AP) — Authorities said conditions downslope from a glacier in the Italian Alps were too unstable for searchers and dogs to work on the mountain where a chunk of ice the size of an apartment building broke loose at the weekend, killing several hikers. But with the aid of drones,...

Warming world creates hazard for Alpine glaciers

Jul. 05, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

Italy was enduring a prolonged heat wave before a massive piece of Alpine glacier broke off and killed hikers on Sunday and experts say climate change will make those hot, destabilizing conditions more common. Seven hikers died and several others are unaccounted for after large...

Body parts, gear found on Italian glacier after avalanche

Jul. 05, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

CANAZEI, Italy (AP) — Rescuers found body parts and equipment as they searched Tuesday for hikers missing following a powerful avalanche that killed at least seven people and was blamed in large part on rising temperatures that are melting glaciers. Officials initially feared 13...

Alpine avalanche leaves 7 known dead, 13 missing in Italy

Jul. 04, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

CANAZEI, Italy (AP) — Thunderstorms hampered Monday the search for more than a dozen hikers who remained unaccounted for a day after a huge chunk of an Alpine glacier in Italy broke off, sending an avalanche of ice, snow and rocks down the slope. Officials put the known death toll at seven. ...

Alpine glacier chunk detaches, killing at least 6 hikers

Jul. 03, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A large chunk of an Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday and roared down a mountain in Italy, sending ice, snow and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail on the peak and killing at least six and injuring nine, authorities said, warning that the toll might climb. A...

Italian state television says at least 4 people killed when Alpine glacier chunk breaks loose, slams into hikers

Jul. 03, 2022 10:58 AM EDT
ROME (AP) — Italian state television says at least 4 people killed when Alpine glacier chunk breaks loose, slams into hikers.

Cruise ship that hit iceberg arrives in Seattle for repairs

Jun. 30, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A cruise ship that struck an iceberg in Alaska has docked in Seattle for repairs. The Norwegian Sun arrived in Seattle on Thursday. It hit part of an iceberg on Saturday near Hubbard Glacier in Alaska. The ship was turned around to Juneau, where it...