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  • People are leaving dogs to freeze to death in the bitter cold

    01/05/2018 11:57:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    washington post ^ | Jan 4, 2018 | Karin Brulliard
    Police in Hartford, Conn., charged a woman Thursday with animal cruelty in connection with a grim scene reported by a neighbor on New Year’s Day: a dog chained to a small shelter outside a home — and frozen solid. The incident was one of several similar deaths reported in recent days as bitter cold grips the eastern United States, prompting animal rescue organizations and local authorities to issue warnings about giving pets shelter. Several of the deaths occurred in Ohio. In Toledo, a dog was found frozen to death on a front porch last week. Three other frozen dogs were...
  • Man told to stop giving freezing homeless people a place to stay

    01/05/2018 11:52:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    ny post ^ | Jan 4, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    A suburban Chicago man has been told to stop the “slumber parties” he hosts in a basement for freezing homeless people — or the home will be condemned. “I would stay up all night with them and give them coffee and stuff and feed them,” Greg Schiller, of Elgin, told NBC Chicago of the events in his girlfriend’s basement. Schiller said his reading of city code allows for “slumber parties,” but city officials claim that code applies to children’s parties, not adults. According to the city, the “parties” Schiller hosts a few times a week actually make the home a...
  • What's The Temperature Where You Are?

    12/31/2017 3:01:17 PM PST · by ROCKLOBSTER · 536 replies
    National Weather Service ^ | 12/31/17 | ROCKLOBSTER
    Dangerously cold temperatures will be in place tonight to ring in the new year for many locations located east of the Rocky Mountains. Locations across the Northeast and as far south as Kansas into Ohio will be below zero at midnight with wind chills of -20 to -40 for many of these locations. Therefore, locations from northeastern Montana into portions of the Midwest and Northeast are under a Wind Chill Warning with Wind Chill Advisories in place as far south as the central Gulf Coast through Monday morning. Monday's highs will stay below freezing for much of Texas to the...
  • The Day After Christmas 75% Of US Sees Freezing Temperatures

    12/26/2017 4:49:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 26, 2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    It’s the day after Christmas and millions of Americans across the lower 48 states have experienced temperatures at or below freezing. Tuesday morning saw low temperatures across the continental U.S., according to meteorologist Ryan Maue. Millions of Americans already experienced a white Christmas Day, including Erie, Pennsylvania where they got a record 53 inches of snow over a two-day period Ryan Maue | ✔ @RyanMaue Tuesday morning (Dec 26) the avg temperature across Lower 48 was 18°F. 75% at/below freezing 20% at/below 0°F Coldest snapshot of day at 8:15 AM EST 2:15 PM - Dec 26, 2017 From...
  • Warmth is no Worry but Cold Kills

    10/26/2017 8:18:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 10/26/2017 | Viv Forbes
    It was ice, not global warming, that killed and entombed millions of mammoths and woolly rhinos in Siberia and Alaska. It was unrelenting cold and then ice, not global warming, that forced the Vikings out of Greenland. It was bitter winters, not heat waves, that finally defeated the armies of Napoleon and Hitler in Russia. George Washington’s army also suffered from an unusually bitter winter at Valley Forge in 1778, in the depths of the Little Ice Age. Snowy blizzards periodically kill more cattle than heatwaves in Colorado, South Dakota and Texas.
  • July 4, 2017 : Coldest July Temperature Ever Recorded In The Northern Hemisphere

    07/06/2017 8:19:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 7/4/2017 | tonyheller
    Greenland just set the record for coldest July temperature ever reported in the Northern Hemisphere at -33C. Climate experts immediately responded to the record cold by saying Greenland is melting faster than expected at -33C.
  • Cop Saves a Woman’s Life After Choosing to Understand a Dog Instead of Shooting It

    02/22/2015 6:30:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 16 February, 2015 | Matt Agorist
    Germantown, WI — An incredible story from Friday morning starts out with a black lab named John Boy, approaching a police officer.Germantown police officer, Jeff Gonzalez deserves credit for not only refusing to do what so many other cops do when dogs approach them, but actually getting out in the freezing weather to see why this dog was loose.“He stood there and barked a little bit, then I rolled down my window and called to him. Then he wagged his tail and got more friendly until I got out of my car. And then he ran a little bit,” said...
  • Record Low Temperatures Set Friday ( Vermont, NH, NY )

    09/19/2014 5:02:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    In Burlington the temperature reached the freezing mark for the earliest time in the season since 1964 ... A record low was established in Massena, NY for Thursday and Friday ... It means the end of the growing season for 2014 for many
  • Bird Report in Your Area; Sightings, Activity & Survival during Polar Vortex [Vanity]

    01/07/2014 10:48:03 AM PST · by Obama_Is_A_Feminist · 63 replies
    Janurary 7, 2014 | OBAMA_IS_A_FEMINIST
    How are birds in your area dealing with the cold weather? Any sightings or interesting stories worth sharing here? There are reports of Arctic birds coming down into North America, including parts of the United States during this 'polar vortex'.. Any sightings? Some birds flee the cold areas for warmer climates, and some stay and endure it by hiding in sheltered areas such as hollow or thick trees in groups. If you have the means to set food out for birds, finding food is more of a problem for them during cold temperatures than enduring the temperature is.
  • Freezing weather wipes out German flea circus

    03/31/2013 3:40:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies ^ | 3/31/13 | Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany. Flea circus director Robert Birk says he was shocked to find all of his 300 fleas dead inside their transport box Wednesday morning. The circus immediately scrambled to find and train a new batch ..
  • China chills hit 28-year low, trapping ships in ice

    01/05/2013 8:34:26 PM PST · by cutty · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 5, 2013
    Temperatures in China have plunged to their lowest in almost three decades, cold enough to freeze coastal waters and trap 1,000 ships in ice... Since late November the country has shivered at an average of minus 3.8 degrees Celsius, 1.3 degrees colder than the previous average, and the chilliest in 28 years... Bitter cold has even frozen the sea in Laizhou Bay on the coast of Shandong province in the east, stranding nearly 1,000 ships, the China Daily newspaper reported.
  • RSC offers £1000 for explanation of an unsolved legendary phenomenon

    06/27/2012 12:41:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies
    Royal Society of Chemistry ^ | 26 June 2012 | NA
    Why does hot water freeze faster than cold water? It seems a simple enough question - yet it has baffled the best brains for at least 2,300 years. Aristotle agonized over it fruitlessly in the fourth century BCRoger Bacon in the 13th century used it to advocate the scientific method in his book Opus Majus Another Bacon, Francis, wrote in his 1620 Novum Organum, that "slightly tepid water freezes more easily than that which is utterly cold" but could not explain whyDescartes was defeated by it in the 18th century ADEven perplexed 20th and 21st century scientists and intellectuals have swarmed over...
  • (Vanity) Meanwhile...Back at Stinkpotty Park....Protestors ready to Occupy local hospital ERs

    10/29/2011 9:38:33 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Weather Channel | DGHoodini
    ...with great numbers of cases of genital frostbite! >B-}
  • Police Leave Teens Locked in Van For Hours

    03/28/2011 7:50:31 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 40 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Mar 28, 2011 | BRIAN THOMPSON
    Police who busted a Fort Lee, N.J., high school house party over the weekend left a van full of teens locked up and parked outside in the freezing cold for 14 hours without food, water or access to a bathroom. Officials only realized what had happened after a passerby heard screams and banging from the police van where five teens were trapped, NBC New York has learned. "We were cold, dehydrated, hungry," said Tony, 17. "I mean it was the worst thing that ever possibly happened to me." Police raided the house party at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday because of...
  • Freezing Winters In Europe Could Be The Norm

    01/21/2011 7:24:31 PM PST · by Signalman · 42 replies
    IceCap ^ | 1/21/2011 | Oliver LeJeune
    Colder winters could become the norm in Europe over the next 20 to 40 years, US-based forecaster Weather Services International said Tuesday. “We have recently noticed a change in [weather] patterns back to what we had in the 1950s and 1960s in Europe… We’ve had three cold winters in a row in the UK,” WSI's chief meteorologist Todd Crawford told Platts. “We believe there is a strong likelihood that it’s going to hang around for the next 20 to 30 years.” If true, the findings could have important implications for the European energy markets, where demand typically increases during winter...
  • Record Cold across the Northland (Paging Al Gore)

    01/21/2011 8:30:53 AM PST · by milwguy · 27 replies
    northlandnews ^ | 01/21/2011 | nn
    Temperatures have been reported as low as -46 degrees for International Falls beating the previopus record set in 1954 of -41F. A Extreme Cold Warning, Wind Chill Warning and Advisory expire today at 10am. Frostbite times in Duluth have been hovering around 10-15 minutes today with the cold snap. Temperatures this afternoon will be in the negative single digits for Highs. Here are some of this morning's lows collected from the National Weather Service in Duluth, MN
  • Big Chill Heading to SE Texas; Extended Sub-Freezing Conditions

    01/07/2010 6:34:53 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 423+ views ^ | 01/07/2010 | John G. Winder
    An arctic cold front is pushing its way across the U.S. causing freezing rain, snow and extremely low temperatures from the great Northwest to the East Coast and even pushing into the deep South beginning as early as today. Southeast Texas, and the Houston area, will start feeling the freezing temperatures today and the wintry blast will be with us throughout the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a “Hard Freeze Warning” “A hard freeze warning is in effect for all of Southeast Texas from this evening through Sunday morning.”
  • Six degrees of separation from torture (Cold-water immersion and the CIA)

    08/28/2009 2:13:58 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 2 replies · 503+ views
    Globe & Mail ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2009 | Colin Freeze
    The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency wanted to use cold water to soften up al-Qaeda suspects, so it read tracts by Canadian experts. The research - with titles like Immersion into Cold Water and Survival in Cold Waters - was written with the intent of improving the odds for sailors and fishermen lost at sea. The CIA accessed it to determine how far its agents could go with "high-value detainees" in secret prisons.... "Water dousing is intended to weaken the detainee's overall resistance posture and persuade him to co-operate with interrogators," reads one of the CIA memos justifying the practice. It...
  • Clean-air agency makes burn-ban violators feel heat (Seattle)

    04/13/2009 1:26:44 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies · 1,559+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 4-13-09 | Susan Kelleher
    Donald Harmon's attempt to save a few bucks on his heating bill could cost him $850 — more than half his monthly Social Security — because he picked the wrong fuel. The 82-year-old retiree was hit with a hefty fine in January for burning wood to take away the chill in his kitchen and the living area in his North Seattle home. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency had declared a burn ban that day. While Harmon was feeding broken-up pallets into his woodstove, an agency inspector was outside taking notes and photos as the smoke rose from the chimney....
  • Waxman promises quick action on climate

    01/15/2009 8:54:23 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 139 replies · 4,655+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 1/15/09 | Associated Press Writer H. Josef Heber
    California Rep. Henry Waxman said Thursday the environment and U.S. economy depend on congressional action to confront the threat of climate change. Waxman, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke as he opened Congress' first hearing on climate legislation. A group of 14 corporate