‘Hovering ship’ photographed off U.K. coast in rare optical illusion – National

Unusual footage from the U.K. has many scratching their heads over a rare optical illusion — one you might call a hovering tanker, a ghost ship or whatever floats your boat. Pedestrian David Morris spotted a large tanker seemingly hovering high above the ocean from a beach in Cornwall recently, U.K. media report. The […]

Over 1.3 million Texans still facing water issues as power grid operator faces probe – National

More than 1.3 million people across over 200 counties in Texas still had issues with their water supply by Wednesday, but that was down sharply from recent days, a spokesman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said. That figure compared with Tuesday’s 3.4 million, Monday’s 8 million and Sunday’s 9 million, or […]

‘Emergency’: How a winter storm and power outages plunged Texas into crisis – National

Two days before the storm began, Houston’s chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they would for a major hurricane. Many took heed: Texans who could stocked up on food and water, while nonprofits and government agencies set out to help those who couldn’t. But few foresaw the fiasco that was to […]

‘We’re used to the cold’: Canadians in Texas cope better than most amid winter storm – National

Armed with winter survival and driving skills, Canadians living in Texas are coping with the storm better than most in the state right now. Having lived up north for years, Canadians in the state would be used to the cold weather and inches of snow, but some said despite this, they’ve never experienced conditions as […]

Monsoon flooding in Indonesia’s capital forces over 1,300 to flee their homes – National

Severe flooding across several areas in the Indonesian capital forced more than a thousand people to flee their homes on Saturday, with the country’s meteorology agency warning the conditions were set to continue for the next week. Some 1,380 Jakarta residents were evacuated from southern and eastern areas of the city, home to 10 […]

Biden plans Texas trip, disaster declaration as winter storm crisis drags on – National

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday he will approve a disaster declaration for Texas, clearing the way for more aid in a crippling winter storm as he weighed a trip to survey the federal response. Millions of residents in the United States’ biggest oil and gas producer have dealt with power outages, and […]

Woman’s fish tank turns into a block of ice amid Texas storm – National

There are plenty of ways to sum up the extreme-weather crisis in Texas this week. You could count the millions of Texans who are stuck without heat or electricity. You could look at the state’s desperate struggle to keep its power grid from collapsing. You could look at the death toll, the state of […]

Thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles rescued from Texas storm – National

Volunteers in Texas have rescued some 4,700 sea turtles off the state’s southern coast, where a winter storm left the reptiles stunned by the cold and on the verge of death. Thousands of large turtles are now being housed at a convention centre on South Padre Island, as locals are trying to save the […]

No, renewable energy is not primarily to blame for Texas power failures – National

With millions of Texas residents still without power amid frigid temperatures, conservative commentators have falsely claimed that wind turbines and solar energy were primarily to blame. “We should never build another wind turbine in Texas,” read a Tuesday Facebook post from Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. “The experiment failed big time.” “This is a […]

At least 3 dead as tornado rips through U.S., leaving millions without power in the cold – National

At least three people were found dead early Tuesday after a tornado tore through a seaside town in North Carolina at the rough edge of a blast of winter weather across the United States. Millions of people remained without power amid subfreezing temperatures, and authorities warned of treacherous travel conditions in many states. The […]