The Daily Word in Mt. Everest's poop problem, PARCC protests and National Grammar Day
Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 4,
a “party bike” will soon be wobbling through the streets of Downtown Albuquerque, bringing up to 14 drunken pedalers to the pubs of there choice,
the man who invented Keurig coffee makers thinks the disposable single-use coffee packets are to expensive and bad for the environment,
APS is threatening to criminally charge students who protest the controversial PARCC test,
and its National Grammer Day, everybody! Check out Grammar Girls’ editing checklist here and then post all the errors you find in today’s Daily Word in the comments below. Whoever finds the most errors will win a heaping helping of smug self-satisfaction!
The Daily Word in Marquez' death, a Russian firefighter and a balloon crash
Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died yesterday at the age of 87.
Yesterday, Missouri police arrested a suspect, accused of a string of vehicle shootings on Kansas City highways.
Relatives of those who were on Flight MH370, which disappeared weeks ago, want answers.
An avalanche swept down Mt. Everest, killing at least 13 people.
The City settled several lawsuits from people who were arrested or cited for feeding the homeless.
Earlier this morning, a hot air balloon crashed into a house in the Sage and Unser area.
Gov. Susana Martinez addressed negative things that were said on secret audio recordings from four years ago, pero she won't say “sorry” because they were private.
A medical marijuana supplier wants to give people a mall-like experience. In that case, do they provide free samples?
Leave No Trace
You’d think mountain climbers would diligently follow the old “leave no trace” rule. You know, the one that says pack out whatever it is you’ve packed in. Sadly, of the some 4,000 people who have climbed the world’s highest mountain, not all have been so environmentally conscious. This BBC video shows sherpas climbing to dangerous heights in order to remove trash (mostly abandoned oxygen tanks and ropes) left behind by tired climbers.
Perhaps this is why Mt. Kailash, in western Tibet, is off limits to climbers. After all, the Hindu god Shiva lives there and the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, is one of the few said to have ascended the mountain, though he did so to meditate, and not for sport.
The trash that’s being found on Everest used to be buried under the snow but warmer weather has lead to snow melt, exposing the abandoned sporting goods.