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WATCH: Massive Avalanche Causes BC Highway Closure

If you needed any more evidence of just how frighteningly powerful avalanches can be, observe the above video from the British Columbia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.

According to the Washington Post, the controlled avalanche was set off by transportation officials on Friday, and The Inertia reports that the slide ultimately resulted in the closure of six miles of the highway in the surrounding areas. Watch the video, and then thank your lucky stars for the people who work in avalanche mitigation.

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$36M in Fines for Teen who Ignited Oregon Wildfire
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$36M in Fines for Teen who Ignited Oregon Wildfire

$36M in Fines for Teen who Ignited Oregon Wildfire

Last summer on September 2nd, a teenager was caught tossing fireworks into Oregon’s most iconic hiking trails—The Columbia River Gorge. The Gorge, like the rest of the state, was primed for a catastrophic wildfire. That teenager who Oregon Live reported was found giggling with friends during the incident is now facing a hefty punishment: $36 million in fines. Due to the combination of high temperatures and minimal amounts of precipitation, the state’s many lush forests were poised for fire

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Skier Narrowly Avoids Mama Bear in Whistler
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Skier Narrowly Avoids Mama Bear in Whistler

Skier Narrowly Avoids Mama Bear in Whistler

Skis? Check. Boots? Check. Bear Spray? Er—looks skier Jaime Stein forgot to throw that in his bag. Thankfully he didn’t need it when he skied by a female black bear and her cub on the Crystal Glide run at Whistler Blackcomb. According to the Vancouver Sun, Stein noticed the bear as he came down the run. But he failed to notice the tiny cub beside her—one of two that were following mom across the trail. “It’s good I can ski quickly,” he told the Vancouver Sun. “I’ve seen a lot of bears up here

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Amazon To Make Tiny Swedish Ski Hill 30 Feet Taller
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Amazon To Make Tiny Swedish Ski Hill 30 Feet Taller

Amazon To Make Tiny Swedish Ski Hill 30 Feet Taller

Yep, you read that right. Amazon, skiing, vertical feet? Amazon is building a massive data center an hour west of Stockholm in the city of Eskilstuna, Sweden. Home to Vilsta ski resort and the Tunafors Ski Club, the town is in for a surprising bonus next winter thanks to the massive online retailer: an extra 30 vertical feet as rock masses from the construction site are moved to the top of the ski hill. In a nod to the environment, before the 105,000 tons of rock could be moved, the debris