December 8, 2013
USGS research chemist Bill Brumbaugh places protective netting over the collector funnel of a passive rain sampling apparatus in March 2012 at Denali National Park in Alaska.
USGS researchers John Besser (left) and Ann Allert deploy a “peeper” into shallow sediments of a mine-impacted stream in southeast Missouri in July 2008.
David Alvarez of the USGS samples for fuel exhaust pollutants July 27, 2004, in Voyageurs National Park of International Falls, Minnesota.
The Columbia Environmental Research Center has helped create some of the most cutting-edge tools in their field for analyzing pollutants in some of the most severe and inaccessible locations on earth. Data these researchers have collected could change the way the world sets water and air quality standards.
December 7, 2013
Members of the Purdue volleyball team celebrate after their victory during the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at the Hearnes Center.
Members of the Missouri women's volleyball team look at the scoreboard as Purdue takes the lead in the fourth set during the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
Missouri volleyball player Molly Krelow, right, blocks the ball from KiKi Jones during the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at the Hearnes Center. Purdue defeated MU 3-1 in the five game set. It was MU's first loss of the season.
Auburn running back Tre Mason celebrates his touchdown in front of Auburn fans during Saturday's Southeastern Conference Championship game Saturday in Atlanta. Auburn fans outnumbered Missouri fans at the Georgia Dome.
Missouri quarterback James Franklin is sandwiched between Auburn's Elijah Daniel, left, and Dee Ford in the second half of Missouri's 59-42 loss in the SEC Championship game Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Franklin threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 62 yards and another touchdown in what was ultimately a losing effort.
Missouri players Justin Britt, from left, Russell Hansbrough, and Evan Boehm walk off the field after Missouri's 59-42 loss to Auburn in the 2013 SEC Championship game on Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The team finished with a record of 11-2 and went 7-1 in its second season in the Southeastern Conference.
Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham reaches out with the ball after scoring a 55-yard touchdown late in the second quarter of the SEC Championship game Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
This combination of 2013 file photos shows, from left, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi; Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls; and Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
Pearl Harbor survivor John R. Stevens salutes the flag Saturday, Dec. 7, in Honolulu at the start of the ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the attack.
Missouri men's basketball game against UCLA took place on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. MU defeated UCLA 80-71.
Missouri guard Jordan Clarkson attempts to shoot a basket during the mens' basketball game versus UCLA on Saturday. MU defeated UCLA 80-71.
Missouri guard Earnest Ross dribbles the ball up the court during the first half of the mens' basketball game versus UCLA on Saturday. Missouri defeated UCLA 80-71.
Jordan Clarkson fights to get past the UCLA defense during the mens' basketball game versus UCLA on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. MU defeated UCLA 80-71.
Missouri guard Jordan Clarkson dunks a ball during the first half of the mens' basketball game versus UCLA on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri guard Jabari Brown prepares to shoot during the first half of the mens' basketball game versus UCLA at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.