The Antarctic is melting even in the middle of subzero winter

The Antarctic is melting even in the middle of subzero winter

Summer melting on the Ross ice shelfColin Harris / era-images / Alamy Stock Photo By Andy Coghlan The average winter temperature on the Antarctic peninsula is a chilly -15°C. Yet automated instruments on the Larsen C ice shelf have recorded extensive surface melting even during the long, dark winter. When wind blows over high mountains, […]

Conduct the The winter season Olympics Drink Sizable Turds?|Humor

Conduct the The winter season Olympics Drink Sizable Turds?|Humor

Wheeeeee! Who cares?! With the games drudging past the half way mark, the international enthusiasm for everyone’s favorite team is starting to wane, which has our sports reporter asking this very important question: Do the winter Olympics suck a large steaming dog turd? “I wouldn’t like to say whether the Pyeong Chang Games are sucking […]

Winter road salt, fertilizers turning North American waterways increasingly saltier

Winter road salt, fertilizers turning North American waterways increasingly saltier

Top Story Across North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers and other salty compounds that humans indirectly release into waterways. At the same time, freshwater supplies are becoming more alkaline or basic, the “opposite” of acidic. Salty, alkaline freshwater can create big problems for drinking water supplies, urban infrastructure […]

Shock as Essex family ‘pleased’ with pop-up Winter Wonderland|Humor

The Bryants, ‘A clan of notorious and litigious complainers’ from Billericay, have stunned local media by declaring themselves ‘well pleased’ after visiting a pop-up Christmas Winter Wonderland in Peterborough. Dad, Peter, speaking on BBC Radio Essex said: ‘It was great, to be fair. We went expecting it to be useless so we could complain to […]

The long winter: 'Game of Thrones' fans in four-day viewing marathon

LONDON (Reuters) – Ice zombies and fire-breathing dragons plague the characters in the hit fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones,” but for fans who took part in a four-day marathon to watch the series’ 67 episodes back-to-back, a pained rear end posed a greater threat. FILE PHOTO: The Iron Throne is seen on the set […]