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Haze Over Bangladesh
January 20, 2013 | NASA's Earth Observatory

“On January 10, NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of haze hugging the Himalayas and spilling out into the Ganges delta and Bengal Sea.The haze likely resulted from a combination of urban and industrial pollution, agricultural fires, and a regional meteorological phenomenon known as a temperature inversion.” Quoted from the NASA image release.


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The India-Asia Collision
February 12, 2013 | MIT News
“India came running full speed at Asia and boom, they collided,” says Jagoutz, an author of the paper. “But we actually don’t think it was one collision … this changes dramatically the way we think the India/Asia collision works.” Quoted from the MIT press release.

Fire Ants!
March 7, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"Invasive animals are often most abundant in habitats impacted by humans, especially man-made habitats, such as roadsides, suburban and urban developments, and areas of intensive agricultural activity. Understanding why this is true may reveal important insights about the ecological mechanisms that help determine the success and impact of many invasive species." Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.

February: Most Popular News Items
March 1, 2013 | Geology.com
The India-Asia Collision (MIT News) Earth Flyby Reality Check (NASA) 68,000-Year Record of Greenhouse Gases (NSF) Meteoroid Explodes Over Russia – Hundreds Injured (CNN) What is Killing the Coral? (NSF) Underwater Logging (Takepart.com) Ancient Eruptions and Global Warming (Climate Central)


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