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Polar vortex causes a record-breaking freeze across the Midwest

The cold weather goes back to a sudden warming far above the North Pole. "The system was set to extend from the Dakotas through New England, with Chicago expecting temperatures to plunge as low as -25 degrees Fahrenheit overnight Tuesday into Wednesday", it reported the weather service as saying.

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Harrowing moment dam collapse unleashes deadly wave of waste

The Brazilian mining company Vale SA, the owner of the tailings dam, faced with criticism and suspended production as protesters gathered in front of its headquarters. The mining waste or tailings, which contain toxic levels of iron oxide, plastered 252 hectares of Brumadinho and the Paraopeba River. Officials with the Mines and Energy Ministry and the National Mining Agency (ANM) told reporters on Friday that the cause of the rupture was still unclear and that all documentation regularly ...

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Gigantic Hole Two-Thirds The Size Of Manhattan Found In Antarctica Glacier

The melting in Thwaites Glacier, approximately the size of Florida in the U.S., contributes four percent of global sea level rise each year. At the beginning of the study, the researchers therefore assume that you would find on a glacier at the end of some of the gaps between the ice and the surface, according to Nasa, in a statement.

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Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Forecasts Early Spring

The Groundhog Day traditions were observed as usual in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Saturday, despite the temperature of 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Phil saw his shadow, indicating there'd be six more weeks of winter, while Chuck didn't encounter his.

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As Chicago braced for unsafe cold, Trump joked about global warming

Late Monday, Trump tweeted about the brutal and risky wind chills hitting the middle of the country, and even asked global "waming" (sic) to "please come back fast". Donald Trump's recent tweet adds to the weird things he has already said about global warming . "I'm a meteorologist, and we have proof of this".

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Snow wallops US Midwest as it braces for extreme cold

Later on Wednesday a cold front will push through with a few more snow showers/squalls and behind it, the Vortex. In Michigan, non-essential government offices were closed, including the Capitol. "That's 40 degrees below normal", Hurley said. The current record of minus 26 degrees was set in 1996. On Sunday longtime Illinois meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste of AllisonHouse made this forecast: "The state of Illinois' coldest temperature ever recorded, minus 36 degrees F degrees at ...


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