Extreme weather conditions, ranging from blizzards to tornadoes, have killed at least 43 people across seven states over the Christmas period.
"This is a huge impact on our community, and we're all suffering," said Garland Police Lt. Pedro Barineau from Dallas, where eight people were killed and 15 were injured, according to Fox News.
New Mexico, West Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle suffered heavy snow fall, while at least nine tornadoes swept through the country, destroying as many as 1,450 homes. more >>
While President Barack Obama Saturday hailed the ratification of a universal pact, signed by diplomats from 196 nations in Paris to slow global warming by adopting green energy sources and cutting down on emissions, Republicans responded by saying the United States is not legally bound to the agreement without approval by Congress.
"The Paris agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis," Obama told reporters, after 196 countries approved the climate accord at the 21st Conference of Parties on Saturday to bring down pollution levels so as to limit the rise in global temperatures to well below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial averages and "and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels."
"It creates the mechanism, the architecture, for us to continually tackle this problem in an effective way," Obama said. more >>
A team of scientists have announced that they may be getting close to finally locating the elusive "Hillary Clinton Accomplishment" particle.
Researchers from the Whitewater Institute of Ethics held a press conference Monday in which they stated they were close to locating the mysterious microscopic substance.
"After months and months of research and data collecting, our team believes it is that much closer to finding the HCAP," explained one scientist. more >>
President Barack Obama has declared at a healthcare summit overseas that the United States of America is the sole sufferer of sicknesses.
Speaking to a group of people gathered in China, President Obama expressed his frustration at the presence of mass illness in the United States, especially in light of challenges to his healthcare law.
"The ongoing and constant legal and political attacks on America's healthcare system are absurd, ridiculous, and counterproductive," declared Obama as he continued to read the teleprompter. more >>
Although pegged "rock", the album is an eclectic collection of eleven tracks containing sacred hymns from the Christian tradition reworked by contemporary artists and composers. Pope Francis' voice is heard all throughout the musical pieces with excerpts of his most significant speeches.
The pontiff's voice is set over a compilation of songs ranging from rock to pop, Latin music to Gregorian chants. more >>
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, business magnates famous for their philanthropy, recently announced a new global initiative, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, which is aimed at promoting private sector investment in new clean energy technologies.
In a Facebook photo posted on Nov. 30, Zuckerberg said: "Solving the clean energy problem is an essential part of building a better world. We won't be able to make meaningful progress on other challenges - like educating or connecting the world - without secure energy and a stable climate."
The announcement was made ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate change conference talks, which are being held this week in Paris. Global leaders are aiming to reach an agreement on putting a cap on the rise in global temperatures over several meetings scheduled between November 30 and December 11, 2015. more >>