Posts Tagged Environment and nature

‘Gray Mountain’ won’t disappoint Grisham fans

This book cover image released by Doubleday shows "Gray Mountain," by John Grisham. (AP Photo/Doubleday)

“Gray Mountain” (Doubleday), by John Grisham

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‘Superstorm’ crafts narrative from Sandy’s wrath

This book cover image released by Dutton shows "Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy," by Kathryn Miles. (AP Photo/Dutton)

“Superstorm” (Dutton), by Kathryn Miles

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Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

A runner, wearing a mask to protect herself from pollutants, looks at her smartphone as she and others jog past Chang'an Avenue near Tiananmen Square shrouded in haze at the start of 2014 Beijing International Marathon in Beijing, China Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) — Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

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Victorian wins US bobsled brakeman push title

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Aaron Victorian is from Hawaii, goes by the name Surf and has never tried pushing a bobsled on ice.

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