A photo showing a frozen waterfall inside a house has been shared on social media with claims that it was taken in Texas during the recent devastating winter storm. This is false; the image has been on the internet since 2018, more than two years befor
As temperatures plunged and snow and ice whipped the state, much of Texas’ power grid collapsed, followed by its water systems.
Cruz returned to Texas after his trip to Mexico drew criticism. His trip coincided with power outages and water supply issues across the state.
Was Joe Biden silent on the 4 million people without power due to a February 2021 winter storm? No, that's not true. The president did not appear on camera to address the situation, but he made several public statements about the storm an
We should say former Texas mayor, since he resigned.
Are renewable energy sources the main reason for blackouts amid a deadly winter storm? No, that's not true: Renewables like wind and solar continue to produce, according to power grid officials, and are not the leading cause of the blacko
As residents across Texas fought power blackouts on February 15 2021 following a massive winter storm, a Ramada Hotel in Austin came under criticism online for appearing to respond by price-gouging people seeking shelter with electricity. Reporter Ton
Phil this year, like many years in the past, gave his forecast during a major snowstorm that hit the entire Northeast.
Salt is a cheap and effective way to protect roads from ice due to a simple scientific principle: freezing point depression of solutions.
A photo of a snow-covered street has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter in November 2020 that claim it was taken in the Pakistani city of Karachi. The claim is false; the photo was actually taken by an Afghan photog
Immunologist Dr. Rick Bright made his prediction in testimony prepared for his appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
From the Neolithic to present times, the amount of sunlight we see in a day has had a profound impact on human culture.
A November 1 2019 ReturnToNow.net post headlined “Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts An Alarming Number of Snowstorms This Winter” was shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook. and was likely to continue spreading. ReturnToNow.net is cl
Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of real winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area in the first event of its kind since record keeping started back in 1937.
After 17 years of war against Taliban and al-Qaida-linked insurgents, the military is shifting its focus to better prepare for great-power competition with Russia and China, and against unpredictable foes such as North Korea and Iran.
Heavy snow paralyzed much of Europe for yet another day, cutting off mountain villages, sparking avalanches like one that crashed into a Swiss hotel and killing at least four more people.
The so-called "war on Christmas" seemingly hasn't ended; it just changes location from time to time.
The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather.
The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and flu complications in the winter of 2017-2018 - the highest flu-related death toll in at least four decades.
Scientists have found that wood frogs, which don’t urinate in the winter, recycle urea into useful nitrogen which keeps the small animals alive as they hibernate and freeze.
Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, foresees no early end to winter.
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This March 2017 story in the New York Times described the record low extent of Arctic sea ice at its annual maximum. Scientists who reviewed the article found it to be accurate and informative, with only a couple d
Only seven weeks in the winter of 2016-2017. That’s how much time elapsed between fateful phone calls made by incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn and his firing by President Trump. On Dec. 1, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying
On 16 January 2017, the British Antarctic Survey announced that they would be shutting down their Halley VI research station between March and November 2017, due to the presence of a growing and unpredictable crack expanding through the ice shelf on wh
On March 2 2021, throngs of Twitter users objected to the purported canceling or banning of books by Theodor Geisel, also known as children’s author Dr. Seuss. In some tellings, it was actual censorship — a state-sponsored cancellation that
In his first public speech since leaving office, former President Donald Trump delighted his audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference with numerous false and misleading claims, many of them criticisms of his successor. Trump falsely cl
Did Ted Cruz lose all his Marriott points? No, that's not true: The story making the claim about the Texas senator is satirical. It wasn't meant to be real, although some social media users appeared to take it as such. The claim appeared
Is there "still no evidence masks or lockdowns slow the spread of COVID-19"? No, that's not true: The claim was posted with no citation of studies disproving the effectiveness of masks and lockdowns. On the other hand, there are now dozen
After a major winter storm hit the US state of Texas in February 2021, a video was shared repeatedly in Facebook and Twitter posts alongside a claim it shows former US President Donald Trump delivering supplies to desperate Texans. The claim is false:
The recent blackouts that left 4 million Texas customers without electricity and heat during a deadly winter freeze also unplugged plants that could have generated more power.
An article shared thousands of times says the US federal government stopped Texas from generating more power as a severe winter storm approached. This is false; a spokeswoman for the state’s grid operator called the claim “misinformation,” and do
Police officers shown on body camera video holding Daniel Prude down naked and handcuffed on a city street last winter until he stopped breathing will not face criminal charges, according to a grand jury decision.
Quick Take The U.S. Department of Energy approved a request to allow power plants in snowstorm-battered Texas to temporarily bypass some environmental limits during its energy crisis, in order to produce more power. Viral headlines falsely claim the de
As an example of how disinformation can get laundered through Facebook, witness the attempt to spread a lie about the current vaccination efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic. The claim originated with a post from a user based in England reading: Che
REVIEW An Instagram post claimed that a study had shown that vitamin D supplements reduced the risk of COVID-19 infections by 34 percent. The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, used data from the U.K. Biobank, a large
A steep decline in energy generated by fossil fuels and nuclear power plants was largely responsible for the power outages in Texas during the deep freeze that recently gripped the state, according to the operators of the state’s power grid. D
Quick Take A screenshot purports to show a 2016 tweet from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz concerning climate change. Cruz’s office said the tweet was fake, and there is no record of Cruz ever posting it. The phony screenshot went viral anyway. Full Story A
Did Joe Biden send the National Guard to Texas with food, water and temporary shelter? No, he did not: Each state's National Guard unit is under the command and control of the governor, not the president, and Governor Abbott of Texas has
Did Ted Cruz say "I'll believe in climate change when Texas freezes over"? No, that's not true: There's no evidence the Texas senator ever said that. The source for the claim is a fake tweet, made to look like it's from Cruz. The tweet is