DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – As many people in the southern U.S. hosted neighbors who had no heat or water during the vicious February storm and deep freeze, Kate Rugroden provided a refuge for shell-shocked bats. Starving and disoriented, the winged mammals tumbled to the snow-coated ground as temperatures plunged to levels rarely seen in the region. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400? “They burned through their energy reserves as they tried to wake up and get away from the cold and ice,” said Rugroden, of Arlington, Texas, one of numerous rehabilitation specialists nursing stranded bats plucked up by sympathetic people. “And there aren’t any insects out there for them to eat yet.” Bats are among numerous wildlife believed to have taken a beating in the South, a region unaccustomed to such a severe and prolonged cold snap. Many species migrate there for winter precisely because of its normally mild weather. Texas Parks and Wildlife … [Read more...] about Bats, Birds Among Wildlife Harmed During Texas’ Deep Freeze
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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for February 25 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Two Air Force pilots were hospitalized in Florida Thursday after their jet crash-landed at Tyndall Air Force Base , authorities said. "At approximately 11:25 a.m. this morning a Mirage F1B aircraft contracted through Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) crashed off the end of the flight line," Col. Gregory Moseley, the 325th Fighter Wing commander, said in a statement. "First responders were dispatched to the scene immediately, and both pilots were taken to a hospital in Panama City, Fla., to assess injuries sustained during the crash." ATAC told Military.com that one of the pilots ejected before the crash. ALABAMA MILITARY PLANE CRASH LEAVES 2 DEAD "Our thoughts and prayers are with the pilots and their families," Moseley said. 90th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptors from … [Read more...] about Florida’s Tyndall Air Force Base sees jet crash land; pilots hospitalized
China’s economic recovery is notable, some analysts say, after suffering serious pandemic-driven setbacks for the majority of last year. By most accounts, China’s economic numbers at the start of its lunar new year in early February was more significant than those put out by governments in other developed countries. “China’s policy to control the pandemic was very strict. Also, the capillarity of the Communist Party made the implementation of these strict measures easier than in other parts of the world,” Lourdes Casanova, director of Cornell’s Emerging Markets Institute, told VOA. The situation has been different in many democratic countries that found it difficult to use harsh measures to control the spread of the disease and impose lockdown as a tool to enforce social distancing. China’s gross domestic product expanded by 6.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020. The economy grew 2.3% in 2020, according to Chinese government data. The turnaround has surprised economists because … [Read more...] about China Posts Impressive Economic Recovery, but Can Growth Continue?
The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what’s needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds. So the U.N.’s climate chief is telling nations to go back and try harder. Most countries — especially top carbon polluters China, United States and India — missed the Dec. 31 deadline for submitting official emission-cutting targets for November’s climate negotiations in Scotland. Friday’s report provides an incomplete snapshot of the world’s efforts: The world’s pledges so far are only enough to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions to less than 1% below 2010 levels by 2030. The world has to cut carbon pollution 45% below 2010 levels to achieve the more stringent official Paris goal of limiting future warming to another half a degree (0.3 degrees Celsius) from now, U.N. officials said. “We are very, very far from where we need to be,” U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa … [Read more...] about UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough
close Video Trump: Where Biden sees American darkness I see American greatness Democrats are giddy that Joe Biden was able to read a 20-minute speech from a TelePrompter. Imagine setting the bar that low for the guy you hope to elect president of the United States. Biden’s speech concluded a four-day dirge, otherwise known as the Democrat National Convention . From every viewpoint, the undertaking was a bust. Ratings for the evening broadcasts ranged from down 27% to down 9% compared to 2016; the best performance came on the night that Sen. Kamala Harris , D-Calif., spoke. Astonishingly, the last night, when Joe Biden addressed the nation, saw only a 325,000 bump from the preceding evening; in the past three elections, the final night audience surged anywhere from 4.6 to 10.4 million viewers. Uh-oh. KAY COLES JAMES: FIGHT FOR AMERICA – VOTERS MUST DO THIS TO STOP SOCIALISM AND ANARCHY Also, the RealClearPolitics average of … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: Trump vs. Biden – Greatness and optimism vs. depressing view of America