Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that in answer to a request made 40 years ago by Alaska’s then-governor Jay Hammond, the name of the highest mountain in North America has now officially been changed back to the Native Alaskan term, Denali, meaning “high one” or “great one.” The change…
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Berlin's Tempelhof Airport closed its operations last year, leaving a vast swath of land currently unused. An increasingly vocal group wants to replace the airport with the world's largest man-made mountain, adding snowy peaks to the now-flat city.