All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ICE’

100 Illegal Immigrants Found in House

The Houston Chronicle reports that more than 100 people were found in a “stash house” in the city this week. A stash house is a holding point for illegal immigrants who cross the border into the United States while they await further steps, perhaps meeting up with a relative or getting transportation to wherever they are heading next. The Houston …

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Snowstorm Pounding Midwest, Moving East

Although it is winter and snow and cold weather is to be expected, the storms that are hitting the country are anything but normal. Record cold temps, record snowfall, as well as severe travel complications make this winter, a season that millions of people will be happy to see come to an end. The most recent storm that hit the …

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Akademik Shokalskiy Passengers Rescued In Antarctica

After being stuck in ice floes since Christmas Eve, the passengers of the Akademik Shokalskiy have finally been rescued. A team of scientists and passengers aboard the expedition ship were in the Arctic doing research on climate change, recreating and updating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson’s 1911 to 1913 voyage to Antarctica. They were unable to leave when weather conditions became …

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Icebound Russian Ship Set to be Rescued by Saturday

A Russian ship carrying 74 passengers has been stranded in the icy water mass of Antarctica since Tuesday. Strong winds through the ice-covered water caused The MV Akademik Shokalskiy to become trapped near Stillwell Island, far south of Hobart, Tasmania. What started on November 28 as a commemorated voyage dedicated to the 100th anniversary of an Antarctic voyage led by …

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Arctic Sea Ice Volume Up 50% This Year

The European Space Agency (ESA) today announced that the volume of Arctic sea ice measured this year is up 50% from the volume measured in 2012. The ESA’s CryoSat satellite measured 9,000 cubic km or sea ice back in October, up from the 6,000 cubic km measured in 2012. This new measurement bucks the declining ice measurements measured in the …

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Winter Tires, Are They Worth Buying?

Winter is here, and for most of the country the roads are slick, icy and full of snow. Is it worth it to buy snow or winter tires? Many drivers who live in icy snowy winters use all-season tires throughout the year and some use chains. But winter tires or snow tires can be a better choice, if the winters …

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Winter Tire Alternatives: Green, but Effective?

As earlier reported by us, it is catching on that winter tires damage our lungs and heart more than they protect us from slipping on the highway. While this may be true, it is still pretty obvious that we need some sort of extra protection while driving over this winter’s ice and snow. Thankfully, there are options other than the …

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Ice Storm Hits Majority of the U.S.

A major storm has hit the largest part of the western U.S. Thursday, and continues to wreak havoc on this country – causing flight cancellations, traffic accidents, school closings, and overall treacherous conditions that are expected to last through the weekend. “Its not only the ice and snow, but freezing temperatures have made Saturday the coldest Dec. 7 on record …

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Killer Thanksgiving Storm Isis Threatens Travel

The western side of the United States is dealing with an intense storm by the name of Isis, and the southern and eastern parts of the country are sure to have their turn with it soon. According to the Associated Press, the icy storm with the worst possible timing is already responsible for at least eight deaths and hundreds of …

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Frank Zamboni Celebrated with Ice-Resurfacing Google Doodle Game

Today’s Google Doodle is a an interesting little game that puts you in the driver’s seat of an unlikely protagonist. Sure, there are hockey players and figure skaters in the game – but you don’t control them. Instead, you’re the Zamboni driver, tasked with smoothing out the scuffled ice. The Doodle, of course, honors Frank Zamboni, the Italian-American inventor of …

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren Wants Reddit’s Help In Crafting New Bill

Reddit is something of an unstoppable force on the Internet. The site has attracted the attention of those big and small, and even the President dropped by for an AMA. It’s an incredibly influential site, and one lawmaker wants to leverage that power in crafting a new bill. The Hill reports that Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, the sponsor behind …

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U.S. Government Pirates TVShack.net to Share Pithy Anti-Piracy Propaganda

If you’ve tried to go to sites like Megaupload or Ninjavideo or any other file-sharing site that has been seized by the U.S. government, instead of seeing the website you’ll be met with a notice from the government telling you that the site has been taken down. It’s kind of become the “Keep Out” sign that the U.S. Justice Department …

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