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Feb 02 09:09

All the water's gon-dola! Venice's famous canals dry up due to low tides caused by the 'super blue blood moon' and lack of rain

Unusual weather has left some of Venice's legendary canals dried out - forcing gondolas to park up on dry land.

Cold winter weather, low tides caused by the 'super blue blood moon' and little rain have caused the storied waterways to drop by up to 23in in some cases.

Feb 01 09:20

IN PICTURES: Schools and trains cancelled as snowdrifts trouble parts of Sweden

A wave of heavy snow in central and northern Sweden has caused trains to be cancelled and schools to close as even Swedes accustomed to tougher conditions struggle to beat the elements.

Jan 31 09:30

Will Punxsutawney Phil be buried by snow on Groundhog's Day?

A snowstorm is coming for parts of the Northeast, and it will likely be snowing when the world-renowned groundhog prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow this Friday.

Jan 31 09:29

Tasmania weather: Summer snow shocks Tassie

JUST two days after the state sweltered through blistering heat, summertime snow has been falling on Tasmania’s higher peaks.

Jan 30 13:52

Bill Nye Does Not Speak for Us and He Does Not Speak for Science

Tonight, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” will accompany Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Trump’s nominee for NASA Administrator, to the State of the Union address. Nye has said that he’s accompanying the Congressman to help promote space exploration, since, he asserts, “NASA is the best brand the United States has” and that his attendance “should not be … seen as an acceptance of the recent attacks on science and the scientific community.”

Jan 30 09:05

Massive blizzard leaves Tehran a winter wonderland

After drought, northern Iran blanketed with over a meter of white stuff, shutting roads, airports and schools, and delighting capital's denizens

Jan 29 09:20

IT WON’T STOP SNOWING: MT. BAKER SCORES 133 INCHES IN THE PAST 8 DAYS

The Pacific Northwest has been hammered in the past week with multiple feet of freshies. It all stems from an atmospheric river from the Hawaiian islands that has pumped a continuous flow of moisture into the Northwest, which combined with cold temperature to create the most epic conditions of the season!

Starting last weekend, spots in the PNW began grabbing huge snow totals. Whistler nabbed 25 inches Sunday night, while Mt. Baker in Washington snagged a cool 20 inches overnight. And the fun didn't stop there: The snow fell essentially nonstop throughout the week.

Jan 29 08:12

Al Gore Pushes Climate Action at Davos World Economic Forum: ‘The Survival of Our Civilization Is at Stake Here’

The global economy was not the only topic on the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. During a breakout session on Thursday, former vice president and climate change zealot Al Gore spoke on a panel entitled “Stepping Up Climate Action.”

“The survival of our civilization is at stake here, and people are becoming aware of it, and the change is beginning to accelerate, but we have to translate that into political change,” Gore said.

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Jan 29 07:38

North Iran gets massive snow dump

After months of waiting for the snow to arrive, Teheranis were hit by massive snowfall overnight on Sunday (Jan 28) that shut airports and schools but delighted the ski community.

The capital's Imam Khomeini International and Mehrabad airports were shut due to poor visibility "until further notice", state television said.

Some 20 provinces in the west and north of Iran were affected by the snowfall that began last Thursday and peaked on Saturday night, with some mountainous areas receiving as much 1.3m of snow according to official news agency IRNA.

Jan 26 16:53

California Considers $1,000 Fine for Waiters Offering Unsolicited Plastic Straws

Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw.

Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California's lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon's law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

"We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans," Calderon explained in a press release.

Jan 26 12:26

Freezing rain slicks up Winnipeg roads, causes power outages

Freezing drizzle and fog are causing problems around Winnipeg.

There have been several crashes, including one on the South Perimeter Highway near the Oak Bluff turnoff, one westbound on the North Perimeter near Brookside Boulevard, and one on northbound Kenaston Boulevard just past Lindenwood Drive.

Jan 26 12:25

Freezing Tokyo sees most ambulance calls for 80 years

Tokyo’s ambulance service has experienced its busiest day in more than 80 years, officials said Thursday, amid icy conditions as the Japanese capital shivers through its coldest temperatures in decades. The Tokyo fire department, which runs the ambulance service, said it had responded to 2,826 calls on Wednesday following rare and heavy snow that sparked chaos in one of the world’s most populous cities. “Generally, we receive more calls in winter. But we think the combination of influenza, heavy snow and cold weather contributed to the record high number,” a fire department spokesman told AFP. The number of emergency call-outs was the highest since the service began in 1936 and well above the average of around 2,000. The annual number of emergency calls has been on the rise for the past eight years in Tokyo , the spokesman added.

Jan 26 12:25

No relief from freezing cold in Kashmir

There was no relief from cold wave conditions in Kashmir as mercury stayed several degrees below freezing point in most parts of the Valley.
Kargil town in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir saw the mercury rise by three degrees on Thursday night but settled at a bone-chilling minus 17.8 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.
He said Kargil continued to be the coldest recorded place in the state.

Jan 26 12:24

Heavy snow hits central Shanghai for first time in a decade

Shanghai residents are revelling in rare snow, but the extreme weather has disrupted flights and trains in the region and the city also saw a series of traffic accidents during rush hour on Friday.

Jan 26 09:13

Tokyo records lowest temperature in 48 years, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a very rare low temperature advisory for capital Tokyo as cold air started affecting the country on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. This is the first such warning for Tokyo in 33 years, officials said, adding the cold weather will continue until Saturday, January 27. By Thursday morning, the temperature in Tokyo dropped to -4 °C (24.8 °F), which is the lowest this city has seen in 48 years.

A rare heavy snowfall hit Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing around 700 traffic accident, stranding more than 9 000 travelers and leaving more than 180 people injured.

Jan 25 10:19

Florida, the Sunshine State, out-SNOWING Canadian Prairies

It’s 2018 and parts of Florida are straight up out-snowing Edmonton, Alberta.

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a competition that no one saw coming, Pace in Santa Rosa County, on the Florida panhandle, has been snowier than Edmonton (International Airport) so far in 2018.

Allow me to paint a picture of the two unlikely competitors, separated by 3000 km:

Edmonton, Alberta: Known for being one of Canada’s coldest cities in the winter, has an average high temperature of -6°C/21.2oF and an average snowfall of 21.7cm/8.5 inches in January.

Pace, Santa Rosa County, Florida: Known for its pearly white beaches along the Gulf coast, has an average high temperature of 16°C/60.8oF and an average snowfall of 0 inches in January.

Jan 25 09:17

Rare snow, heaviest since 2014 brings Tokyo to a standstill

A rare heavy snowfall hit Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing around 700 traffic accident, stranding more than 9 000 travelers and leaving more than 180 people injured.

The snowfall began during the morning hours (local time) of January 22, causing severe traffic problems. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued a warning to all of Tokyo's 23 wards at around 14:30 local time, making it the first official heavy snow warning since February 2014.

Parts of expressways around the capital were closed, about 50 vehicles stranded on Tokyo's iconic Rainbow Bridge as many of them couldn't climb up the slope, NHK reports. The Sankei Shimbun said the bridge had been closed due to car accidents caused by the snow, leaving as many as 300 cars in gridlock.

Cars were also trapped in a tunnel, causing a 10 km (6.2 miles) long tailback from Monday evening through early Tuesday morning.

Jan 24 10:48

Snow falling on leaders: 'exceptional' winter weather delays VIP arrivals to Davos

Heavy snowfall has hampered the arrival of world leaders, business executives and charity bosses at this week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

The exclusive ski resort was snow-bound on Monday after the heaviest precipitation in two decades.

“In the last six days, 159 centimetres (63 inches) of snow fell on Davos (...) a fall that we observe only every 20 years,” Switzerland’s Institute for the Study of Snow and Avalanches said in an evening bulletin.

“From Monday evening until the end of the snow overnight, an additional 20 to 40 cm will be added,” the Institute said, evoking an “exceptional” situation.

Jan 24 10:45

Hottest Week Of The Year – All Of Antarctica Below Freezing

This week is the hottest week of the year in Antarctica, and the entire continent is below freezing.

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Meanwhile, our fake news and fake science organizations tell us Antarctica is melting down, and it is bad news.

Experts also say refugees will be forced to flee to Antarctica before 2030.

Jan 23 16:52

Scientists Get Buried In Snow At Davos While Lecturing On Global Warming

Scientists have once again set up a mock Arctic base camp to educate world leaders about man-made global warming at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Climate scientists hope their mock camp illustrates how global warming could impact the Arctic, but the “Gore effect” may make it harder to get the message across. Davos has seen frigid temperatures along with about six feet of snow in the last six days.

Jan 23 08:26

FLASHBACK 2015 - Weatherman fired for climate change book

A weatherman for French state television has been fired for writing a book questioning what he calls the "hype" around climate change.

Philippe Verdier, a meteorologist for France 2, announced his sacking in an online video released Saturday, in which he opened his letter of dismissal before the camera.

In the clip, he says that his book, "Climat Investigation" (Climate Investigation) had earlier led to him being "banned from being on the air, and I received this letter today.

"I have decided to open it with you, in front of you, as it concerns everybody, in the name of freedom of speech."

A statement on the screen then says he was fired by his employer, "one month before COP 21." COP21, the U.N. climate change conference, begins in Paris on November 30, seeking a worldwide agreement to curb global warming.

France Televisions, which operates France 2, did not respond to a CNN request for comment.

Jan 23 08:02

Heat loss form Earth’s interior responsible for sliding ice sheets

New research suggests the dissipation of heat from Earth’s interior is responsible for the acceleration of the seaward slide of Greenland’s ice sheets.

The descent of of Greenland’s shrinking glaciers is well documented, but the latest research — published this week in the journal Scientific Reports — is the first to link the ice loss with escaped heat from Earth’s interior.

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So..... it's NOT your fault after all!

Jan 22 14:30

At Davos, 6 Feet of Snow Brings Limousines to a Crawl

There is A God!

DAVOS, Switzerland — It may be tempting fate to try to gather 60 heads of state and hundreds of global business leaders in the dead of winter in a Swiss mountain valley. This year, the World Economic Forum’s luck seems to have run out.

Fat, damp snowflakes have been tumbling down for the past six days, burying the town in six feet of snow, three feet of it in the last two days alone. Snow was still falling fast on Monday night, and the steep, pine-dotted slopes were so heavily laden that some neighborhoods here in Davos had to be evacuated for fear of avalanches.

Jan 22 12:30

Midwest hit by whiteout conditions, blizzard warnings

Jan 22 12:30

Tokyo hit by heaviest snow since 2014

Tokyo saw its heaviest snow in four years on Monday, with authorities urging evening commuters to hurry home and prompting those behind the wheel to brace for traffic disruptions.

The heavy snow in the capital prompted the Meteorological Agency to issue a warning to all of Tokyo’s 23 wards at around 2:30 p.m. — the first official heavy snow warning since February 2014.

Jan 22 12:29

It's snowing again on Big Island summits!

It’s a winter wonderland once again on Big Island summits.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Monday.

Forecasters say there will be occasional snow showers and icy road conditions throughout the day.

Total snowfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

At around 7 p.m. Sunday, officials said the road to the summit of Mauna Kea was closed to the public.

Jan 22 11:59

RIP: Weather Channel founder John Coleman dies – Called ‘global warming’ a ‘hoax’

RIP John!

John Coleman, the dancing, prancing San Diego weatherman who tickled television viewers by the way he would sing out the letter U in KUSI-TV’s call letters, died on Saturday. He was 83. Coleman, who also angered many people by insisting that global warming is a hoax, died at his home in Las Vegas, according to KUSI, where he served as a forecaster from 1994 to 2014, when he retired. The station did not announce the cause of death, but it did say that Coleman was surrounded by family when he passed away. His 2014 retirement capped a 60-year career during which served Coleman as the first forecaster on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” then went on to found the Weather Channel during the early days of cable television.

Jan 22 07:09

Waiting for spring? New US warship trapped in icy Montreal waterway

The Canadian climate is apparently too harsh for the US Navy, as one of its state-of-the-art vessels found itself trapped in ice in Montreal waterway and may spend the whole winter there before it can set sail again.

The US Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Little Rock has been behind schedule almost from the very beginning of its military duties. Its first journey to its home port at Mayport Naval Station in Florida from Buffalo, New York, where it was commissioned on December 16, was delayed three days due to the weather.

Jan 21 09:00

Global Cooling

VETERANS TODAY: Plenty to write about this week, but as America freezes I thought it an opportune time to return to the global warming hoax. It’s the biggest and most expensive scientific hoax in history and it’s high time it was knocked on the head. Only the Western democracies are buying into this nonsense – the Chinese and German governments know full well that human CO2 emissions are not materially affecting the climate. Decarbonizing our economies however is materially affecting our prosperity and costing jobs. Having been wrongfully accused of a hoax myself I must confess that I’m rather enjoying the Bad Guys’ discomfiture as temperatures plummet!

As I commented in Spyhunter decarbonizing our economies makes about as much sense as decarbonizing ourselves. Britain’s absurd Climate Change Act is said to be costing the country £18 billion a year, enough to rebuild the Royal Navy.>>>

Jan 20 09:43

Satellite Images Capture Rare Snowfall in the Sahara Desert

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite captured stunning views of the snow-covered dunes in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara Desert — an area known to be one of the hottest places on Earth, according to a video from ESA.

The images, taken on Jan. 8, revealed that some areas of the desert were covered in up to 15 inches (40 centimeters) of snow, which fell across the arid region on Jan. 7, according to the video.

Jan 19 15:28

The terrifying 'ice tsunami' driven by 100mph winds that buried alive an ENTIRE herd of mysterious musk oxen in Alaska

A savage 'ice tsunami' in Alaska buried alive a whole herd of musk oxen leaving all but one 'wholly submerged', researchers have found.

With blizzards raging at between 60 to 100mph (128 - 160km/h), the pack of more than 50 were buried alive, leaving only a few tufts of hair poking out.

During the violent storm, these hardy creatures - whose ancestors managed to survive the last Ice Age - descended to the water but were quickly trapped and frozen by the rising tide.

Jan 19 13:05

Wind Turbine breaks in half in Chatham-Kent

A wind turbine has snapped in half and is currently sitting bent over in an open field in Chatham-Kent.

The turbine is located at Drake Road and 16 Line in South Buxton.

John Norton, the general manager of community development with the municipality, says the fire chief is on scene, as well as police.

Jan 19 10:38

Freeze warning once again for parts of the Suncoast

Don't put away the jackets quite yet as another round of freezing temperatures can be expected Friday morning.

High pressure building in will keep skies clear tonight and winds rather light, but we will still see wind chills in the upper 20s to low 30s to start the day on Friday.

Jan 19 09:58

Cleveland Tells Wind Industry, ‘Government is Not Your Sugar Daddy’

Rep. Bobby Cleveland is submitting legislation to halt tax incentives for renewable resources. If passed, it would impact the wind and solar power industry in Oklahoma.

House Bill 2908 would repeal Senate Bill 440 which allowed the zero-emission energy facilities to collect tax credits.

“It’s time we do away with this costly tax credit,” said Cleveland. “The government is not your sugar daddy, no matter how hard the wind industry may wish. Wind companies are no longer in their infancy, and the industry is stable enough to stand on its own feet.”

Jan 19 09:49

Snowfall Covers All 50 States for First Time Since 2010

As of Wednesday morning, snowfall covered at least part of all 50 states and blanketed 52.3 percent of the country, WMTV reported.

Jan 19 09:30

'This is some deviants trying to do something,' legislator tells Moore police officer after discovering tracker on pickup

'This is some deviants trying to do something,' legislator tells Moore police officer after discovering tracker on pickup

Jan 19 09:26

Al Gore's Inconvenient Hypocrisy


When Gore’s first film came out The National Center discovered he was using 20 Times more electricity than the average household. Eleven years and a second film later he’s become an even bigger energy hypocrite.

Jan 18 14:30

Russia's Yakutia region temperatures of -84? (-119?) are shattering and bursting thermometers as INSANE cold to last through January

On Tuesday, in Russia's Yakutia region, temperatures dropped to an unbelievable 84 degrees below zero.

Temperatures are so low that thermometers are freezing and bursting.

Jan 18 11:44

Frigid photos of the snow-ravaged South

Unusually arctic conditions continued to roil the South on Wednesday. The unconventional weather patterns – including snow, ice, record low temperatures and below-zero wind chills – have shut down interstates, triggered highway crashes, closed airport runways and prompted widespread school and government office closings.

At least eight people have died, including a baby in a car that plunged off an icy overpass into a Louisiana canal, the Associated Press reported.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana, according to his official Twitter account. More than 1,200 Department of Transportation and Development employees are working around the clock, distributing 1.5 million pounds of salt across the state to help alleviate road conditions.

Jan 18 07:45

More than 2,000 flights cancelled as 57 million East Coasters - from Florida to Maine - are hit with snow, ice and freezing cold temperatures

A winter storm has broken off into two branches, one battering the Northeast, and the other bringing show and ice to the South

The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills.

The snowfall sabotaged morning rush hour even before it began, sending cars crashing into each other on major thoroughfares throughout the region. Officials urged people to stay off the slick roads if possible, and to bundle up and wear layers of clothing if they ventured outside.

Jan 18 07:32

Legislator suspected wind industry behind tracking device

The state legislator who found a GPS tracker on his pickup suspects the wind industry is behind it.

Rep. Mark McBride spoke to a Moore police officer about his suspicions late Dec. 4 after finding the tracking device underneath his pickup.

"He advised me of the possibility of a wind farm corporation being connected to placing the GPS on his vehicle," Officer Francisco Franco wrote in a police information report.

The officer wrote McBride explained he "is in the process of writing legislation against wind farms which could influence wind farm corporations negatively."

Jan 18 07:27

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.

A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet's temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in the journal Nature.

"Our study all but rules out very low and very high climate sensitivities," said lead author Peter Cox, a professor at the University of Exeter.

How effectively the world slashes CO2 and methane emissions, improves energy efficiency, and develops technologies to remove CO2 from the air will determine whether climate change remains manageable or unleashes a maelstrom of human misery.

Jan 16 14:24

If Hillary Was President.Would She Allow the USA to freeze During the Artic Blast to So Call Save the Planet?

I can say if Hillary was President. America would freeze to comply with lowering our carbon foot print in the name of saving the planet

Jan 16 13:23

Tillerson Breaks With White House, Rejects Freeze Of Military Exercises Near North Korea

In a direct reversal with the recently disclosed official White House policy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. rejects a 'freeze for freeze' approach that would pause joint U.S./South Korean military drills in exchange for a pause to North Korea's nuclear program.

Speaking in Vancouver at a meeting with foreign ministers, Tillerson said that "we reject a 'freeze for freeze' approach, in which legitimate defensive military exercises are placed on the same level as the DPRK’s unlawful actions. The pressure campaign will continue until North Korea takes decisive steps to de-nuclearize."

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I am having a Jean-Luc Picard "double face palm", at warp speed, upon reading this.

Is it pathologically impossible for these to gentlemen to at least appear to be on the same page, regarding US foreign policy, for at least a millisecond?!?

This stuff is crazy-making; and I would like to believe that there is some kind of a strategy here, but for the life of me, I cannot see it!!

Jan 16 12:03

Heavy snow accumulating as road crews tackle highways

Road crews are salting and plowing interstate highways and shifting more resources to Northern Davidson County as heavy snow continues to fall in most areas.

Some areas are seeing impressive amounts of snow. Emergency managers, police and road crews report snow totals so far:

Jan 16 12:02

Travel warning as parts of UK set for heavy snow

Parts of the UK could see up to 25cm (9.8in) of snow on Tuesday night, the Met Office has said.

Amber warnings for snow and ice have been issued for southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, with forecasts of between 15cm (5.9in) and 25cm (9.8in) of snow on higher ground and up to 10cm (3.9in) at lower levels.

Jan 16 12:02

Czech highway closed amid heavy snow, multiple car crashes

Heavy snow in the Czech Republic has caused dozens of car crashes and closed down the country's major highway.

The Czech Hydro-meteorological Institute warned the snowfall was expected to hit six of the country's 14 regions, mostly in eastern Czech Republic.

The D1 highway, a key route that links the capital Prague with the country's east, was blocked at several places after multiple crashes, including trucks.

At least two people have been injured.

Jan 16 12:01

Freezing Weather Beginning to Shut Down Houston Area Highways

Large stretches of area highway HOV lanes have already closed down for the day as frozen precipitation falls across the region. From I-45 South up U.S. 69 North to I-10 and portions of U.S. 69 south, the first signs of the latest winter storm are showing on area roadways before what is expected to be the worst to come later in the morning on Tuesday.

Some small patches of freeway including 10 inside the loop at Washington and Studemont as well as on the Gulf Freeway at Dixie Farm Road have been closed due to icing on overpasses. Areas north of the city are seeing closures as well as Harris County warns the worst is still ahead.

Jan 16 12:00

NWS warns of possible freezing temperatures

Commuters across the Rio GrandeValley should exercise caution while heading out to work and school Wednesday morning as freezing weather could make crossing bridges and overpasses hazardous because of icy roadway conditions.

“Watch out for elevated surfaces because of light icing from freezing drizzle,” National Weather Service Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley Warning Coordination Meteorologist Barry Goldsmith said Monday afternoon. “The peak impact in the Valley is the Wednesday morning commute between 5 and 9 in the morning.”

A strong cold front bringing a blast of cold air from Canada will move through the Rio GrandeValley and the northern ranchlands today.

Jan 16 12:00

It’s so cold in Russia people’s eyelashes are freezing – it’s -62°C

If you think it’s been cold in the UK recently, spare a thought for the people of the village of Oymyakon in Russia. Temperatures there have dropped to as low as -62°C, according to one thermometer, cold enough to freeze people’s eyelashes.

Jan 16 11:59

Freezing rain, sleet on the way as Houston remains under winter storm warning

Officials are warning residents to stay off the roads today if they can, as the potential for freezing rain and sleet is only expected to grow as the hours roll on and the temperatures continue to drop.

A winter storm warning remains in effect across the region, until midnight, and the National Weather Service warns that rain will gradually turn into a hazardous wintry mix from north to south.

The wintry weather has impacted roadways throughout the region and led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights from Houston's main airports. And CenterPoint has reported 11,000 customers with power outages ostensibly due to the weather.

Jan 16 09:08

'Ice quakes' hit Wisconsin: Deep booms heard in the middle of the night cracks open in frozen ground

Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

The series of explosion-like sounds rattled residents from Waupun, Campbellsport and elsewhere Tuesday and sent Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputies out looking for a cause.

Geologists say the booms were likely a phenomenon commonly known as an ice quake.

They are the after-effects of the frost quakes - or cryoseism - which are more commonly found on glaciers in the polar regions.

It's caused by water that sinks into the soil and bedrock where it freezes and expands, causing an explosive popping sound that feels like a mild earthquake.

Most frost quakes occur after a heavy rainfall or snow fall when there is a large amount of moisture on the ground.

Jan 16 08:26

Clearing snow off the roof in Japan (Yukioroshi)

Jan 15 19:23

The world's coldest village: Siberian outpost reaches near-record cold temperatures as thermometer BREAKS after recording minus 62C

Welcome to the coldest village on earth where the average temperature in January is -50C and inhabitant's eye lashes freeze solid mere moments after stepping outside.

The remote Siberian village of Oymyakon is the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world.

It was so icy in the Russian village that a new electronic thermometer conked out after recording a bone-cracking minus 62C.

The official weather station at the 'pole of cold' registered minus 59C, but locals said their readings were as low as minus 67C - less than 1C off the lowest accepted temperature for a permanent settlement anywhere in the world.

And that record breaking recording was taken in the town back in 1933.

Jan 15 13:08

Snow emergency declared in Sterling, Illinois

According to a statement from the city, the snow emergency began at 7 a.m. Here’s what you need to know:

Do not park on snow routes until the full width of the street is clear

Do not park in the Central Business District or in the city parking lots from 1:30 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.

Odd and even parking restrictions apply: This means on odd days of the month, park on the side of the street with odd-numbered addresses; vice versa for even-numbered days. “Odd and even days will be considered as beginning between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.”

The parking restrictions will be lifted block-by-block as it stops snowing and when all snow has been removed.

Jan 15 09:18

Cold Start To Week, Snow Possible Mid-Week

What a difference a day makes! Temperatures on Sunday morning were about 40 degrees colder than on Saturday morning. Highs will generally stay in the 20s for today and Monday, so don’t look for the 60s to return anytime soon!

Jan 15 09:18

More snow coming? Highs in the 40s for MLK Day, but flurries could return

After a brief melt, more snow could blanket Middle Tennessee on Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Jan 15 09:13

THOM ANDERSON: That time it snowed 17 inches here

At intermission, I stood in the lobby of the old Florence Little Theatre on South Cashua Drive watching snow fall on the parking lot. When we went to the car after the show, there was a pretty good covering.

This was a bit of a surprise. We had understood there was a chance of snow that day in February 1973, but no big deal. An inch or two of the white stuff was average when snow happened around here. The next morning, it still fell heavily, and it had gone further than any local snowfall I could remember. We were unprepared for the 17 inches finally measured at the Florence airport.

Jan 15 09:12

Global Warming Is Getting So Bad It’s Snowing in the Sahara Desert

A rare blanket of snow descended earlier this month on the usually sun-scorched sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.

Residents in the northern Algerian town of Ain Sefra basked in the white powder during an unusual Jan. 6 snowfall, which melted later in the day even as temperatures dropped below 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jan 14 09:09

Travel advisory issued for icy, snowy Cayuga County

A travel advisory has been issued for snowy, icy Cayuga County.

Driving conditions are hazardous in Cayuga County. Roads are slick with ice, visibility is poor and heavy snow is falling across the county, said the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff David Gould issued a travel advisory for the county Saturday morning. He urged residents to use caution when driving.

It is 12 degrees and snowing in the Auburn area, National Weather Service records show. The wind chill is zero.

Jan 14 09:09

Hail and ice an 'unusual' summer surprise for Tasmanians in January

It is summer in Australia but someone forgot to tell Tasmania, where people have rugged up again as hail and ice blanketed the ground.

Jan 14 09:05

Photo of China’s ‘Ice Boy,’ Frozen on a Walk to School, Goes Viral

A photo of a young Chinese boy has gone viral in the country, as he arrived in school with a frozen face and hair after walking through the frigid rural cold, The South China Morning Post reports.

Jan 14 09:01

Green Call for the US Military to “Instruct” Civilians to Address Climate Change

Having failed to break the US political deadlock, greens are now looking to the US military to intervene in domestic politics, to save us all from the carbon demon.

Jan 12 13:24

WINTER STORM HUNTER BRINGS SNOWY WEATHER, FREEZING RAIN AND FLOODS AS IT HITS OHIO, TENNESSEE AND NEW ENGLAND

Low temperatures, fierce snow and ice storms will buffet large areas of the Tennessee Valley, the Ohio Valley and the Northeast as Winter Storm Hunter moves east through Friday and Saturday.

Jan 12 13:23

New Orleans is in for a freezing cold weekend. See forecasted lows.

New Orleans will get another shot of freezing weather starting Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 and lasting through the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.

Jan 12 13:23

US weather latest: Alligators are being frozen into North Carolina lakes as freezing conditions continue

Temperatures in the US have plummeted to historic lows as parts of the country are subjected to -35C conditions

Alligators are being frozen into their lakes in North Carolina as freezing conditions continue.

A video posted by the Shallotte River Swamp Park shows the creatures submerged by the ice with only their snouts visible.

Jan 12 09:12

Tigers win soccer game in the snow

Corsicana's Tiger soccer team is off to a fast start, but even if the go to the state title game, they will never forget Thursday's 5-0 win over Canyon in their opener of the Everman Tournament.

They won the game in the snow.

Honest.

Jan 12 09:11

It Snowed In Denton, Texas Thursday

For about ten minutes, snow flurries came down in Denton, a possibility the city had been preparing for, for days.

As snow came down in downtown, delighted Denton residents stepped outside bars and businesses to see it firsthand.

“It started snowing,” said Preston Walker. “It doesn’t happen in a Texas very often. You gotta see. It’s like an angel. It’s an anomaly. It doesn’t happen.”

Jan 12 07:22

NASA BLATANT FRAUD - Sea Level Has Been Adjusted

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At the end are two pictures of the Statue of Liberty, one taken in 1898 and one 1917. The sea level looks the same in both pictures.

Jan 11 10:04

Exposed: Chevron Has a Secretive Drilling Site in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Wedged into last month’s $1.5 billion tax cut law, which benefits mostly the 1 percent, is a provision opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to commercial oil drilling.

After decades of being denied access to the refuge, the oil companies have achieved a legislative milestone. And absent a movement of popular resistance combined with legal action, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will join the growing list of places around the world plundered by CEOs and a political elite who put profits before people and the planet. We can and must stop them.

Jan 09 16:33

Alligators in North Carolina poke their noses through ice to survive freezing temperatures

Alligators living at the Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, have adapted to the state's unusual weather by poking their noses through the ice to survive.

"It's a survival mechanism," said George Howard, the general manager of the park. "They'll go wherever it is warmest."

Jan 09 11:49

The Arctic comes to Massachusetts: Ocean bay completely freezes over for just the third time in 80 years to the amazement of local residents

Temperatures across the Atlantic dipped so low during the 'bomb cyclone' that the ocean froze over in Massachusetts and one man captured footage of the astonishing scenes.

Ryan Canty posted a video to his YouTube channel showing his family joking around on top of frozen waves at Old Silver Beach in Falmouth.

Mr Canty said that his grandmother, who lives in the area, has only seen the ocean freeze over like this three times in the past 80 years.

Jan 09 11:03

Alps snow strands thousands of tourists in Switzerland

Thousands of tourists have been left stranded after heavy snow in the Alps cut off towns and villages across Switzerland, France and Italy.

In the Swiss resort of Zermatt, more than 13,000 tourists are trapped and some visitors who wanted to leave were airlifted by helicopter.

Skiing is not possible as slopes are closed because of the risk of avalanches.

More than a metre (39in) of snow fell in parts on Monday alone.

On Tuesday, a metre more is forecast.

Jan 09 10:34

Heavy snowfall wreaks havoc in China; 21 killed

Heavy snowfall in China continued to wreak havoc on Monday, damaging houses, agriculture and power facilities, with authorities saying 21 people have been killed and millions hit in the last one week.

The provinces that have been badly hit by the weather are Anhui, Henan, Jiangsu, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Shanxi and Chongqing Municipality, the China National Commission for Disaster Reduction said.

Jan 09 09:47

SMH Suffers Through Their Stupidest Day On Earth

SMH says 47C iwas the hottest day on Earth, and animals are falling out of trees due to “climate disruption”

California was 57C in 1913, 10C warmer than yesterday’s claimed record. Bourke, NSW was 48C on this date in 1896.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported animals falling helpless from the heat on January 14, 1896.

Australia had their worst heatwaves during January 1896.

Bourke had 18 days over 110 degrees that month.

Maximum temperatures at Bourke that month were 49C.

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