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FILE - This June 30, 2017 remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that's run into conflicts with farmers and ranchers after rebounding in some regions, an official told The Associated Press, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (U.S. Forest Service via AP, File)
March 14, 2019 - 10:24 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subject to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the predators recovered following a decades-long restoration effort. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to...
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Joe Miller's beard freezes over as he walks through downtown Casper, Wyo., during a winter storm Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The storm brought blizzard conditions to parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota. (Josh Galemore/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 7:28 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. "This is a very epic cyclone," said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations for the National...
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In this Monday, March 11, 2019 photo, musher Ramey Smyth changes runners as he switches sleds in Unalakleet, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 8:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska musher leads the world's most famous sled dog race in the push to the finish. Pete Kaiser, from Bethel, Alaska, was the first musher to leave the checkpoint in White Mountain, at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday. All mushers must take a mandatory eight-hour break at White...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 4, 2019 file photo, Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan shows pictures of two missing climbers, Briton Tom Ballard, right, and Italian Daniele Nardi in Islamabad, Pakistan. Italy's ambassador to Pakistan has confirmed the deaths of two missing European mountain climbers on Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-tallest mountain. Pontecorvo tweeted Saturday, March 9, 2019 that the search for Italian Daniele Nardi and Briton Tom Ballard ended after a team confirmed that silhouettes spotted at a height of about 5,900 meters (6,455 yards) were those of the two climbers. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
March 09, 2019 - 11:29 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two European mountain climbers who went missing on the Pakistani mountain Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-tallest, were confirmed dead Saturday by Italy's ambassador to Pakistan. Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo tweeted that the search for Italian Daniele Nardi and Briton Tom Ballard...
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In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019, photo, a man looks on amid wildflowers in bloom near Borrego Springs, Calif. Two years after steady rains sparked seeds dormant for decades under the desert floor to burst open and produce a spectacular display dubbed the "super bloom," another winter soaking this year is shaping up to be possibly even better. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 08, 2019 - 11:58 am
BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — It started with the desert lilies in December. Since then a wave of wildflower blooms has been crescendoing across Southern California's Anza-Borrego desert in a burst of color so vivid it can be seen from mountain tops thousands of feet above. Two years after steady...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019 file photo, crews work to remove the snow debris from a controlled avalanche that spilled onto Interstate 70 near Loveland Pass, Colo. Historic avalanche conditions persisted in the mountains of Colorado on Thursday, March 7, 2019, shutting down portions of I-70 and prompting a rare warning for drivers to avoid traveling through the region that’s home to many ski resorts. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP, File)
March 07, 2019 - 9:54 pm
DENVER (AP) — Historic avalanche danger caused havoc in the Colorado mountains Thursday, shutting down portions of two highways and prompting a rare warning for drivers to avoid a route leading to some of the state's busiest ski resorts. After another round of heavy snow, at least three major snow...
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FILE - This June 30, 2017 remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that's run into conflicts with farmers and ranchers after rebounding in some regions, an official told The Associated Press, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (U.S. Forest Service via AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 8:06 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that's running into conflicts with farmers and ranchers as its numbers rebound in some regions. The proposal would give states the...
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Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan shows pictures of two missing climbers, Briton Tom Ballard, right, and Italian Daniele Nardi in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 4, 2019. Pakistani military helicopters took off Monday with four Spanish rescuers to search for a missing pair of European climbers on Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth highest mountain. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
March 06, 2019 - 7:40 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the missing European climbers in Pakistan (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A Pakistani mountaineering official says a Spanish-Pakistani rescue team has called off the search for European climbers who went missing over a week ago on the world's ninth-highest mountain...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, the snow-capped mountain of Nanga Parbat is seen in northern Pakistan. A Pakistani mountaineering official says military helicopters could not drop off four Spanish rescuers to search for a missing pair of European climbers because of heavy snowing. (AP Photo/Musaf Zaman Kazmi, File)
March 06, 2019 - 5:34 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani mountaineering official said another day of searching for a pair of European climbers who went missing on the world's ninth-highest mountain produced no results on Wednesday as the risk of avalanches made the mission increasingly dangerous. Hopes faded further for...
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Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan shows pictures of two missing climbers, Briton Tom Ballard, right, and Italian Daniele Nardi in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 4, 2019. Pakistani military helicopters took off Monday with four Spanish rescuers to search for a missing pair of European climbers on Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth highest mountain. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
March 05, 2019 - 8:04 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Armed with drones, Spanish and Pakistani mountaineers searched Tuesday despite diminishing hopes for two European climbers who went missing over a week ago on the world's ninth-highest mountain in bad weather, officials said. The search for Italian Daniele Nardi and Briton Tom...
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