The Garbage Patch Misconceptions
June 13, 2013 | NOAA
"The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"—a purported island of trash twice the size of Texas floating in the Pacific Ocean—receives a lot of media attention. [...] However, based on research we know that the name "garbage patch" is misleading and that there is no island of trash forming in the middle of the ocean." Quoted from the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration article.
First Saudi Woman to Climb Everest
May 18, 2013 | The Daily Star
Today, Raha Muharraq became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra
September 5, 2013 | YouTube
You will not believe the music that these kids can make with instruments fashioned out of barrels, boxes, pipes and wires picked from a trash dump in Paraguay. This is only connected to geology by its "waste disposal" theme, but you will be impressed.