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2006-02-22 21:11:22

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's Mount McKinley, North America's tallest mountain, will be capped at 1,500 climbers a year under a plan announced by the National Park Service on Wednesday. The new management plan for the Denali National Park and Preserve imposed the first-ever limit on the number of climbers for a mountain in Alaska to ease overcrowding after a record 1,340 people climbed the 20,320-foot (6,194-meter) peak in 2005. Mount McKinley, one of the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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