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Lawsuit contests Montana vaccine mandate ban on tribal land

Sep. 08, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A federal lawsuit in Montana seeks to block a state agency from enforcing on tribal lands a legislative prohibition against COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The Glacier County Regional Port Authority filed the complaint Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Great...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Aug. 30, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 29 The Washington Post on Lindsey Graham's riot prediction. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham on Sunday said that if the Justice Department prosecutes former president Donald Trump for...

EXPLAINER: Pakistan fatal flooding has hallmarks of warming

Aug. 29, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

The familiar ingredients of a warming world were in place: searing temperatures, hotter air holding more moisture, extreme weather getting wilder, melting glaciers, people living in harm’s way, and poverty. They combined in vulnerable Pakistan to create unrelenting rain and deadly flooding. ...

Zombie ice from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches

Aug. 29, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

Greenland’s rapidly melting ice sheet will eventually raise global sea level by at least 10.6 inches (27 centimeters) -- more than twice as much as previously forecast — according to a study published Monday. That's because of something that could be called zombie ice. That's...

Study: Already shrunk by half, Swiss glaciers melting faster

Aug. 22, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's 1,400 glaciers have lost more than half their total volume since the early 1930s, a new study has found, and researchers say the ice retreat is accelerating at a time of growing concerns about climate change. ETH Zurich, a respected federal polytechnic...

Missing India soldier's body found on glacier after 38 years

Aug. 17, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

LEH, India (AP) — The remains of an Indian army soldier have been found more than 38 years after he went missing on a glacier at the highest point along the heavily militarized contested border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, officials said Wednesday. The soldier and 17...

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,...