2nd February - Today's News: Bridge Collapses, Tourists Stranded in Wake of NZ Cyclone
In NZ, West Coast storm 'like a fire hose' tore down coastline, tossing rubbish buried 20 years whilst helicopters provide a bird's-eye view of the storm-ravaged West Coast, a Southland bridge collapses and some tourists rescued after night in cold near Fox Glacier, others still stranded in Haast as slips close West Coast highways
Venice's famous canals dry up due to low tides caused by the 'super blue blood moon' and lack of rain
NASA's Curiosity rover reveals a stunning panorama of the Martian landscape, looking strangely familiar to earthling eyes - well, they probably filmed it in Nevada!
And another twist in the "Clovis Comet" controversy as it's now claimed that toward end of Ice Age, human beings witnessed fires larger than dinosaur killers with up to 10% of the Earth's land surface ignited (bearing in mind quite a lot of it was under ice at the time too .... including the alleged impact site .... ). Can't help but wonder if they are misinterpreting evidence of normal wildfires, which may have been a bit more common than today in a drier landscape?