National Mar 22, 2019

Japanese trekker dies after fall on Nepal mountain

A 64-year-old Japanese man has fallen to his death on a popular trekking route in western Nepal, officials said Thursday. Masashi Nagasawa, who was on an 11-day Annapurna Sanctuary trek with three other Japanese nationals, fell from a cliff Wednesday while returning to his hotel ...

Over 10 people feared 'buried' in avalanche at Swiss ski station

World Feb 20, 2019

Over 10 people feared 'buried' in avalanche at Swiss ski station

An avalanche at a ski station in the Swiss Alps buried several people on Tuesday, regional police said, as local media reported that more than 10 people may have been covered. The avalanche on the Plaine-Morte ski track in Crans-Montana in southern Valais canton occurred ...

Sweden's highest peak now No. 2 due to climate change

World / Science & Health Aug 3, 2018

Sweden's highest peak now No. 2 due to climate change

Researchers expressed concern Thursday about the rapid pace of climate change, after a glacier on Sweden's Kebnekaise mountain melted so much in sweltering Arctic temperatures that it is no longer the country's highest point. "It's quite scary," said Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist, a Stockholm University geography ...