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Death Toll from Afghan Avalanches Tops 200

Death Toll from Afghan Avalanches Tops 200

AFP (Feb. 27, 2015) More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in Afghanistan. Duration: 00:42 Video provided by AFP
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The Big Melt: Antarctica's Retreating Ice

The Big Melt: Antarctica's Retreating Ice

AP (Feb. 27, 2015) From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth. Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice. (Feb. 27) Video provided by AP
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Ice Climber Becomes First Ever To Climb Up Frozen Niagara Falls

Ice Climber Becomes First Ever To Climb Up Frozen Niagara Falls

Buzz60 (Feb. 3, 2015) Canadian Ice climber Will Gadd completed perhaps the most spectacularly famous ice climb in the history of the world, climbing up the ice of a frozen Niagara Falls in the dead of winter. Jen Markham (@jenmarkham) has the amazing video. Video provided by Buzz60
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Avalanche Cause Chaos With Tons of Snow

Avalanche Cause Chaos With Tons of Snow

RightThisMinute (Jan. 16, 2015) A pair of videos show that avalanches, no matter the size, can be very dangerous. In clip one, snowboarder Greg Hugunin narrowly avoided an avalanche as he rode down the slopes on a mountain in Alaska. In clip two, a snowmobile driver in British Colombia was carried down a hill by an avalanche and went missing under the snow. Luckily, a friend was close by and was able to pull him out. Video provided by RightThisMinute
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