A nomadic Gujjar girl plays in the River Tawi to get respite from the heat Friday in Jammu, India. Last month was the warmest March on record worldwide, based on records back to 1880, scientists reported Thursday.
Retired Lawrence High School teacher Larrie Scott, left, and Jayhawk Breakfast Rotarian Bob Schwartz clean up a lumber pile Feb. 13 outside a home for Habitat for Humanity on Comfort Lane in North Lawrence.
Jayhawk Breakfast Rotarians Chip Blaser, left, and John Clinger prepare to put a new roof on a tool shed on Comfort Lane in North Lawrence. The two were participating in a Habitat for Humanity work day on Feb. 13.
Brad Rueschoff of Kansas Division of Wildlife and Parks, left, presented the Wildlife Award to Charles and Cheryl Thomas during the Douglas County Conservation District’s 64th annual meeting and dinner held Feb. 8 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Mary and Jeff Johnson, left, receive the Grassland Award from Douglas County Conservation District supervisor Roger Kitsmiller during the district’s 64th annual meeting and dinner held Feb. 8 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles donated $2,000 in proceeds from their annual haunted house to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital oncology department. The Nov. 16 check presentation was held at the Eagles Lodge. Accepting the check are, from left, Heather Ackerly, Janice Seymour, Dianna Nelson and Gail Vick. At right is Judy Johnson, local Eagles secretary and the grand auxiliary secretary, who made the presentation.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary No. 309 held their annual awards dinner to honor the local fire and police departments. Dean Brown, Aerie trustee and chairman for the annual event, left, is pictured with Jamie Lawson, who received the Reverence For Law Award, and Alan Johnson, who received the Excellence For Fire Prevention Award. Not pictured is Kathy Brown, junior past madam president and state trustee, who received the Volunteer Of The Year Award from the auxiliary.
Winners of the Buffer Award, Valerie and Dwane Richardson, left, are pictured with Douglas County Conservation District supervisor Ron Reed, who presented the award. The Feb. 8 presentation was held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
John and Nancy Sue Howard
Smoke and steam hangs Wednesday over the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland, which has erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Volcanic ash drifting across the Atlantic forced the cancellation of flights in Britain and disrupted air traffic across northern Europe, stranding thousands of passengers.
A survivor waves after he was rescued Thursday from rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake Wednesday in Yushu county, western China’s Qinghai province. China poured rescue crews and equipment into a mountainous Tibetan region Thursday in a bid to find survivors more than a day after strong earthquakes killed more than 700 people and injured thousands.
Dora F. Stoebener
Britain’s political party leaders, from left, Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Gordon Brown, are seen Thursday at the start of their first ever live televised political debate being broadcast to the nation from the TV studios in Manchester, England. British voters fixed their eyes on television screens across the country for the first U.S.-style political debate Thursday — a historic event billed as an exciting prelude to one of the closest elections in years.
Artists Jordan Briceland, left, and Matthew Farley install “Fish Out of Water” in front of the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. The piece, constructed of water bottles and a fiberglass canoe, is part of the 2010 Lawrence Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibit.
Researcher Marcus Eriksen checks a plastic bucket with a triggerfish trapped inside after finding it floating in the Sargasso Sea, in the North Atlantic Ocean, in this Feb. 3 photo released by 5 Gyres. Researchers are warning of a new blight on the North Atlantic: A swirl of confetti-like plastic bits, bottle caps and other refuse stretching for thousands of square miles.