Baxter in $14 Million Expansion to Include Katahdin Lake

Trust for Public Land has closed on a $14 million expansion of 6,000 acres of Baxter State Park.

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Ameren Only Had to Check 4 Items At Taum Sauk Reservoir Once A Week

Ameren has released its last inspection (Dec. 8, 2005) of the Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir that collapsed on Dec. 14.

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Ameren: New Madrid Quake Not At Fault in Taum Sauk Disaster

Ameren in a report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says it does not believe a 1.9 earthquake 100 miles to the southeast on the New Madrid fault played any role six hours later in the December 14, 2005, Taum Sauk Reservoir collapse.

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French Writer And Anti-Ski Lift Activist Pierre Chapoutot Killed in Avalanche

The alpinist and writer Pierre Chapoutot has been killed by an avalanche on the crête de Lachat in the Lauzière range close to the ski resort of Valmorel. A climber of considerable repute he had opened a number of routes in the Oisans. Passionate about the mountain environment Mr. Chapoutot was known as a straight-talker and had most recently been campaigning against the further enchroachment of ski lifts in the Beafortain. More controversially he had defended the bombing of the la Grave cable car during construction in an article published in 1977.

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Man Seeks to Be First to Climb All Munros on Foot

34-year-old Steve Perry, from Yorkshire, set off on the 1st of December to tackle all of Scotland’s 284 mountains standing over 3,000 feet.

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Fatal 300 Foot Fall on Acheronte Waterfall in Italian Alps

Sarah Kathleen Ball died in a fall while ice climbing Acheronte waterfall in the Italian Alps.

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Fatal Fall on Lanin Volcano

Luis de Carlos, 60, from Naremburn in Sydney’s north, is believed to have blown off the Lanin volcano, near the border of Chile and Argentina in the Patagonian region.

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Mauna Kea In Rare Week Snow Closure

Mauna Kea is being shut down nearly a week because of snow.

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New Hampshire Governor Visits Mount Washington Summit in Wake of 142 mph Wind Storm

Gov. John Lynch and his wife, Dr. Susan Lynch, took a snow tractor ride to the summit of Mount Washington for a look at one of the world’s foremost weather installations.

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Abseiler Killed in Ben Nevis 100 Foot Plunge

A climber abseiling down Tower Ridge approach to Ben Nevis was killed after falling 100 feet.

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Spin Control: Ameren Blames It on Rita for September Taum Sauk Overflow

A press release from Ameren says the September overflow at Taum Sauk was caused by waves from Hurricane Rita.

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Last 10 Comments on americasroof News Stories

Here’s the last 10 comments posted on this news section.

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Rainier Beats Bigfoot for Washington Quarter Finalist Design

Mount Rainier has beaten Bigfoot as one of three finalists for the official Washington State Quarter.

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West Virginia Is No Longer Wild, Wonderful

West Virginia has replaced its “Wild, Wonderful” motto with “Open for Business.”

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Motley Fool’s Backcountry Stock Tips

Motley Fool has tracked backcountry stocks and finds gadgets (e.g., GPS provider Garmen) are hot.

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