A Christmas tree is temporarily dominating New York's Rockefeller Center having survived the winds of Superstorm Sandy that left a path of destruction in a New Jersey town and even its donor without electricity for weeks. (Nov. 14)
Portland recycling bins are overflowing with dirty diapers. Recycling collectors in Portland have reported that they now pick up 120 pounds of dirty diapers a day, whereas they used to find about one a month.
Scientists are eager for access to information from a quarter-billion dollar lab at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that they hope will teach them about climate change, earthquakes and even the origins of life on Earth and other planets.