Glacier National Park

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Falling Rocks Kill Girl in Car With Family on Scenic Drive

14-year-old was killed, parents and two other children were injured at Glacier National Park

(Newser) - Falling rocks hit the top of a vehicle traveling on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, killing a 14-year-old Utah girl and injuring her parents and two other children, the AP reports. Park officials say the rock slide happened at about 7pm Monday near the East Tunnel on the scenic... More »

Grizzly Euthanized After 20-Foot Fall

Vertebrae damage left animal partially paralyzed

(Newser) - One of an estimated 300 grizzly bears in Montana's Glacier National Park had to be euthanized this week after a 20-foot fall left it partially paralyzed. It was found on its back in the middle of a road late Sunday, leading rangers to speculate it had been hit by... More »

One Wrong Step in Flip-Flops Proves Fatal

Montana man dies after 100-foot fall in Glacier National Park

(Newser) - A visitor to Montana's Glacier National Park is dead after one wrong step led to a 100-foot fall. Park authorities say 26-year-old Robert Durbin was taking photos by a creek on a scenic mountain road in the park when he fell into the water, reports the Missoulian . According to... More »

Bear Kills Mountain Biker in Montana

Forest law enforcement officer surprised animal on trail

(Newser) - A US Forest Service law enforcement officer was killed Wednesday in the first fatal bear attack this century in the Glacier National Park area. Authorities say 38-year-old Brad Treat was killed in Flathead National Forest in northwest Montana on a trail just outside the national park, ABC News reports. "... More »

MIA in Glacier National Park: Actual Glaciers

Receding ice sheets could have big ramifications in the West

(Newser) - "National Park" doesn't have much of a ring to it, but that soon might be a more fitting name for Glacier National Park if its eponymous glaciers keep going the way of the dinosaurs: The New York Times takes a look today at glacier melt in the Montana... More »

7 Places You've Got to See Before They're Gone

Climate change threatens these natural wonders

(Newser) - Thanks to climate change, some of the planet's greatest natural wonders are in danger, Time notes. Megan Gibson lists 10 that you shouldn't miss before they disappear:
  1. Great Barrier Reef, Australia: It could be gone within a century as ocean temperatures climb and the reef suffers from pollution.
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Newlywed Who Pushed Husband Off Cliff Gets 30 Years

Jordan Linn Graham has no chance of parole

(Newser) - Jordan Linn Graham will spend the next 30 years in prison without the possibility of parole for pushing her husband of eight days off a cliff , reports the Missoulian . The 22-year-old Montana woman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder during her trial last year in the apparent hope that she'd... More »

Cops: New Bride Shoved Husband Over Cliff

She confesses to killing 8 days after wedding

(Newser) - A Montana newlywed turned herself into a widow just eight days into her marriage by pushing her husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park, police say. Jordan Linn Graham, 22, has told investigators that she argued with Cody Johnson, 25, while they walking on a steep hiking trail on... More »

Hikers' Skills Helped Them Survive in Montana Park

2 Virginia residents were stranded for days

(Newser) - Rangers in Montana's Glacier National Park say two hikers from Virginia who were safely rescued after being stranded there for days in bad weather were well-prepared for harsh, wintry conditions. Chief Ranger Mark Foust said in an email that Jason Hiser and Neal Peckens, both 32, had the right... More »

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