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…

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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…