New York's Washington Square Park Turns Into Winter Wonderland.

Washington Square Park in New York looks like a winter wonderland as the city expects up to 25 centimeters of snow.

Snow fell steadily across New York City throughout the morning, forcing the cancelation of hundreds of flights and delaying the opening of two COVID-19 vaccination sites after the storm disrupted dosage delivery.
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READ MORE: Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America needs to get better at dealing with it, experts said as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities, governments and millions of shivering residents.

This week's storms — with more still heading east — fit a pattern of worsening extremes under climate change and demonstrate anew that local, state and federal officials have failed to do nearly enough to prepare for greater and more dangerous weather.

At least two dozen people have died this week, including from fire or carbon monoxide poisoning while struggling to find warmth inside their homes. In Oklahoma City, an Arctic blast plunged temperatures in the state capital as low as 14 degrees below 0 (-25 Celsius).

"This is a different kind of storm,'' said Kendra Clements, one of several businesspeople in Oklahoma City who opened their buildings to shelter homeless people, some with frostbite, hypothermia and icicles in their hair. It was also a harbinger of what social service providers and governments say will be a surge of increased needs for society's most vulnerable as climate and natural disasters worsen.
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More Afghans Arrive in Turkey After Rough Journey Triggered by Taliban Violence.

More Afghans Arrive in Turkey After Rough Journey Triggered by Taliban Violence.

Refugees say they are disappointed in their country’s direction following the withdrawal of international forces and violence between the Taliban and the Afghan government  #afghantaliban

Codeine Abuse Increasing Among South African Youth, Experts Say.

Codeine Abuse Increasing Among South African Youth, Experts Say.

To counter drug addiction among young people, communities are creating initiatives to rehabilitate them   #codeine

Biden Administration Seeks Repeal of 2002 War Powers Authorization.

Biden Administration Seeks Repeal of 2002 War Powers Authorization.

In a move to restore power to the legislative branch, a Senate panel looks at repealing the resolution that authorized the use of military force in Iraq

Wildfire Burns Near Highway in Turkey

Wildfire Burns Near Highway in Turkey

Wildfires raged, Monday, August 2, near a road in Bodrum, Turkey, as firefighters battled to control the blaze. ————————— READ MORE: Over 10,000 people have been evacuated from the Turkish province of Mugla to escape the deadly wildfires ravaging ...

Indonesia’s Isolated Baduy Use Internet to Survive Pandemic.

Indonesia’s Isolated Baduy Use Internet to Survive Pandemic.

Ancient Baduy tribe live in isolation and free from technology but pandemic has caused some younger members to turn to internet to survive #Indonesia #BaduyTribe