Last week, a team of all star athletes—Jeremy Jones, Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, Elena Hight, and more—virtually headed to Washington D.C. as part of Protect Our Winter's annual lobby event. Throughout the week POW hosted 32 meetings, 15 with Republicans and 17 with Democrats. They met with 17 House Offices and 15 Senate Offices and met with delegations from 17 states.
NBC News’ Leigh Ann Caldwell sat down with climber and filmmaker Jimmy Chin, snowboarder Jeremy Jones and Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins to hear more about how they addressed the issues of climate change, public lands, and the clean energy economy during this year's virtual lobby event.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced they are considering a name change. TGR photo. California’s Squaw Valley Resort announced it is considering renaming to delete the racist and sexist slur “Squaw” from its name, following the nationwide movement to remove symbols of racism and indigenous oppression. The Tahoe-area resort says it plans to enlist the help of local tribal leaders in ultimately making a decision on the matter. In a statement, the resort said, “As you likely know, the term
The bison charged the woman as she was trying to take a photo of it. Wikipedia photo. A woman was gored at Yellowstone National Park when she tried approaching a bison for a photo. Last Thursday, the 72-year-old woman was within 10 feet of the animal multiple times before it charged at her, goring her with its horns. The victim was flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for further treatment for her sustained puncture wounds. In response the to incident, park biologists
A drug commonly used by high-altitude mountaineers and guides has shown promise as a treatment for Covid-19. Wikipedia photo. In recent weeks, news of a promising new treatment for COVID-19 has been making the rounds in medical circles and even made it to the front page of the New York Times. No, it's not a malaria drug. It’s a corticosteroid called dexamethasone, and it has long been used both as emergency medicine and as a sort of performance enhancing drug by high altitude climbers.