A young man in Goettingen, Germany, Friday, looked at a stream colored  green by chemicals released during a fire at a storage facility nearby  and flushed into the stream by water used to extinguish the fire. Police  said the chemicals were harmless.

A young man in Goettingen, Germany, Friday, looked at a stream colored green by chemicals released during a fire at a storage facility nearby and flushed into the stream by water used to extinguish the fire. Police said the chemicals were harmless.

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Mono Lake is the saline remnant of a much larger lake that filled the Mono basin during the Pleistocene. The ancient fresh-water lake, Lake Russell, was named for Israel C. Russel, who first mapped the area in 1881. At its highest level, the shore of Lake Russell once lapped against the foot of the Sierra Nevada about 130 m above its current water level. Several lava domes and flows in the middle of Mono lake were erupted less than about 1,000 years ago. Paoha Island is predominantly a domed mass of lake-bottom sediments that was uplifted by an intrusion of magma beneath the lake as recently as 350 years ago. The lake is 40-50 m deep immediately west of Paoha Island, and several submarine craters have been identified around the island. (via usgs)

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Mono Lake is the saline remnant of a much larger lake that filled the Mono basin during the Pleistocene. The ancient fresh-water lake, Lake Russell, was named for Israel C. Russel, who first mapped the area in 1881. At its highest level, the shore of Lake Russell once lapped against the foot of the Sierra Nevada about 130 m above its current water level. Several lava domes and flows in the middle of Mono lake were erupted less than about 1,000 years ago. Paoha Island is predominantly a domed mass of lake-bottom sediments that was uplifted by an intrusion of magma beneath the lake as recently as 350 years ago. The lake is 40-50 m deep immediately west of Paoha Island, and several submarine craters have been identified around the island. (via usgs)

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A house sat in Destne, Czech Republic, Thursday. Almost 100 mushers with  some 500 dogs are competing in the Sedivackuv Long dog-sled race in the  area. They have to compete in deep snow and freezing conditions in the  Orlicke mountains.

A house sat in Destne, Czech Republic, Thursday. Almost 100 mushers with some 500 dogs are competing in the Sedivackuv Long dog-sled race in the area. They have to compete in deep snow and freezing conditions in the Orlicke mountains.

Decorative red lanterns hung in a tree before Lunar New Year  celebrations at Ditan Park in Beijing Friday. The Lunar New Year begins  Jan. 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon.

Decorative red lanterns hung in a tree before Lunar New Year celebrations at Ditan Park in Beijing Friday. The Lunar New Year begins Jan. 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon.

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Fishermen sailed along the Yenisei River near the village of Ust-Mana, in Siberia, Russia.

Fishermen sailed along the Yenisei River near the village of Ust-Mana, in Siberia, Russia.

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Ash erupted from Mount Etna, a volcano near Catania, Italy.

Ash erupted from Mount Etna, a volcano near Catania, Italy.

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The next time you complain about the rain… let this dragonfly give you a bit of perspective.

sciencecenter:

The next time you complain about the rain… let this dragonfly give you a bit of perspective.

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Members of Hanyang technical high school mountaineering club, wearing  Santa Claus costumes, reached the summit of Dobong mountain near Seoul.

Members of Hanyang technical high school mountaineering club, wearing Santa Claus costumes, reached the summit of Dobong mountain near Seoul.

Traffic moved slowly on Interstate 25 near Longmont, Colo.,. A  storm dumped several inches of snow, forcing the cancellation of more  than 100 flights at Denver International Airport. Denver was expected to  see about 9 inches of snow.

Traffic moved slowly on Interstate 25 near Longmont, Colo.,. A storm dumped several inches of snow, forcing the cancellation of more than 100 flights at Denver International Airport. Denver was expected to see about 9 inches of snow.

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People watched the sun rise during a winter solstice celebration at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.

People watched the sun rise during a winter solstice celebration at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.

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A bright ring or ‘halo’ around the sun, called parhelion, was seen in Mongolia.

A bright ring or ‘halo’ around the sun, called parhelion, was seen in Mongolia.

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The cargo ship TK Bremen ran aground on a beach in Erdeven, France. Winter storm Joachim crossed France overnight.

The cargo ship TK Bremen ran aground on a beach in Erdeven, France. Winter storm Joachim crossed France overnight.

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