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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. ...

Forest Service seeks to pinpoint Hanging Lake headwaters

Oct. 10, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The fire, floods and massive debris flows of the past year in Glenwood Canyon could help answer an aeons-old question — where exactly does the underground source of water that feeds Hanging Lake begin? The U.S. Forest Service is working...

In 'The Rescue' a perilous underwater mission in focus

Oct. 07, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Stanton, the elite British cave diver who helped lead the mission to save 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand in 2018, isn’t much for movies. Stanton will without hesitation plunge into the murkiest of waters but he rarely sets foot...

Review: Thai cave incident explored in riveting ‘The Rescue’

Oct. 06, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

The outcome is right there in the title. And yet the new documentary “ The Rescue,” about the harrowing 18-day ordeal in which 12 young soccer players and their coach were saved from a flooded cave in Thailand, is still a stressful, suspenseful experience. It’s other things, too —...

Report: Girl wasn't buckled in before fatal theme park fall

Sep. 25, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — A 6-year-old Colorado girl who died in a fall from a theme park ride this month wasn't wearing the seat belts, and operators of the vertical drop ride didn't properly check the restraints before allowing it to begin, according to a report from state investigators. ...

Autonomous robots prepped for cave search and rescue mission

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. ...

World's longest cave system adds 8 miles

Sep. 15, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — The world's longest cave system has added 8 miles (13 kilometers) to its length, officials said. The additional mileage was mapped and documented by the Cave Research Foundation, Mammoth Cave National Park said Saturday in a statement. It brings...

Missouri cave with ancient Native American drawings sold

Sep. 14, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacred site.” A bidder agreed to...

'Free Solo' filmmakers swap peaks for depths in 'The Rescue'

Sep. 11, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

In “The Rescue,” Oscar-winning “Free Solo” filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin trade climbing peaks for watery depths. Their documentary, which premieres Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, retraces the 2018 rescue of the youth soccer team...

Girl who died at amusement park ID'd as probe continues

Sep. 09, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The family of a 6-year-old girl who died at a Colorado amusement park is raising money to pay for her funeral as an investigation continues into what happened. The girl was identified as Wongel Estifanos on Wednesday by Garfield County...