Reuters FYI

Oklahoma, not O.K.

April 24, 2015

  Large clouds are seen as a tornado passes south of El Reno, Oklahoma May 31, 2013. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

Large clouds are seen as a tornado passes south of El Reno, Oklahoma May 31, 2013. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

Earls before swine

April 23, 2015

  In politics, it's a pig-eat-pig world.

In politics, it’s a pig-eat-pig world.

And you thought pork-barrel spending was a problem.

With the hotly contested May 7 general election looming over the UK, the proprietors of the Pennywell Farm in Devon, England, believe they’ve found a way to predict the outcome: pig race.

The rapidly more blue planet

April 22, 2015

  Japan's Mount Fuji is seen covered with snow. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan’s Mount Fuji is seen covered with snow. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Happy Earth Day, everyone!

Celebrate the day with a series of stunning Reuters photos of our beautiful, horribly polluted earth.

Get your goat

April 21, 2015

  A plane takes off as a goat grazes at the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon April 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

A plane takes off as a goat grazes at the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

China’s new ad ban?

April 20, 2015

  A woman holding a baby stands in front of a shelf displaying milk powder products at a supermarket in Beijing May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman holding a baby stands in front of a shelf displaying milk powder products at a supermarket in Beijing May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

You’ve got the power

April 17, 2015
The setting sun illuminates the sky behind wind turbines of a wind park near Neusiedl am See, December 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

The setting sun illuminates the sky behind wind turbines of a wind park near Neusiedl am See, December 22, 2014. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Pack up your trunks

April 16, 2015

  Elephants perform during a rehearsal for the new show of Swiss National-Circus Knie in the town of Rapperswil east of Zurich March 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Elephants perform during a rehearsal for the new show of Swiss National-Circus Knie in the town of Rapperswil east of Zurich March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A selfie from space

By Arlene Getz
April 15, 2015

 

REUTERS/Yves Herman

Painting with flowers 

It’s not known as the Garden of Europe for nothing. Every year, the 30 or so gardeners at Keukenhof park in the Netherlands display millions of flowers in a sight confirming that spring finally has arrived. Here, children fill in the final petals on a floral portrait of the artist Vincent van Gogh.

China’s leftover homes

April 14, 2015

Zheng Meiju walks towards her partially demolished nail house (back) in Rui’an, Zhejiang province, China, July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Clearing the air – or at least letting someone pollute it more than you

April 13, 2015

  Birds fly across the sky on a polluted day in Wuhan, Hubei province, February 16, 2015. REUTERS/STRINGER

Birds fly across the sky on a polluted day in Wuhan, Hubei province, February 16, 2015. REUTERS/STRINGER