Residents of south Florida are on alert for falling reptiles as the temperatures in the region drop.Reports of iguanas falling from trees have come from several cities in Florida, where temperatures have reached below 10°C (50°F). The cold-blooded reptiles appear to be frozen stiff, or laying on the ground after falling from tree branches. Iguanas, an invasive species in Florida, are unable to self-regulate their temperature, which means their bodily functions slow down when no external source of heat is present, to the point where they go into a state of hibernation.While the iguanas appear dead, most are actually fine once they warm up.
Snow fell in many parts of the country over the weekend, with most of Newfoundland getting the brunt of it. On Monday, the army was called in to help dig out residents after more than 100cm of snow piled up on Friday and throughout the weekend. While many are making the best of it with snowboards and skis, a state of emergency remained in effect for the fourth day on Monday, as it remains hazardous to residents and rescue crews alike.Significant snow fell in Ontario, too, with Toronto already at 126 per cent of its typical snowfall. Another weather system is expected to hit Ontario next weekend, with potential for a rain/snow mix.Want your winter weather pictures added to our gallery? Post them on Twitter and Instagram and tag us @yahoocanada on both platforms!
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More than 54 people are dead after a mix of heavy snowfall, rains and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan.On Monday, authorities struggled to reopen highways and evacuate people, according to the Associated Press, with some parts of Afghanistan buried in up to six inches of snow.In Pakistan, most of the deaths have been attributed to the collapse of roofs amid heavy snowfall. In Afghanistan, flash floods have destroyed at least 131 residential homes.While Kabul’s snowy period can last from the beginning of December to the end of March, accumulation tends to be very low. At its snowiest, Afghanistan’s capital typically gets about 9mm of snow per day, making the recent snowfall much more significant.
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The Australian state of New South Wales has declared a week-long state of emergency due to the deadly wildfires currently devastating the area. It’s the third state of emergency for the region since November.State Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Thursday that the state of emergency would come into effect Friday morning, in anticipation of worsening conditions on Saturday.Some residents are already evacuating the region, and any visitors who are in the tourist leave area are being asked to depart before Saturday.A state of emergency means that emergency services will be able to close or open roads at will and forcibly evacuate members of the public.At least 17 people have died since the start of the wildfire season in September, and 12 million acres of land have been burned. It’s also feared that nearly half a billion animals could be dead as a result of the widespread fires.Firefighters from around the world are heading to Australia to support their peers on the ground. By Jan. 4, it’s estimated that 87 Canadian firefighters will be joining emergency services in New South Wales to help battle the ongoing blaze.Temperatures are expected to reach above 40 C this weekend, with some relief in sight on Sunday, when rain is expected to fall.
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It’s World Toilet Day, a day created to help bring awareness to the fact that not everyone has access to a toilet. The goal is to spread awareness about the millions of people around the world who don’t have sanitation and safe waste removal access. The United Nations supports the initiative of the World Toilet Organization which aims to bring toilets to everyone around the world by 2030, based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. According to the World Toilet Organization, 4.2 billion people globally live without safely-managed sanitation, and a further 673 million practice open defecation.In honour of World Toilet Day, here’s a look at some of the toilets around the world.
From her stint as Chrissy on Three’s Company to her empire of skincare, clothes and health products, Suzanne Somers is not a name people would soon forget. And her Palm Springs getaway that she shares with husband Alan Hamel is pretty unforgettable, too.Whether it’s taking in the breathtaking views surrounding the home, or hosting friends in the seven bedrooms for a weekend party, the home has lots of unique features to enjoy. It’s currently on the market for an undisclosed amount.Listing and photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstate.com
More than 80 per cent of Venice, Italy is submerged, as flood waters rise during high tide. Nov. 15 saw the second highest tide in the city since 1966, reaching 187 cm. The government has declared a state of emergency. Many shops and schools are closed, as well as landmarks such as St. Mark’s Square.There are 50,000 residents who live in Venice year-round, and while tourists are still seen posing in the streets and taking selfies, Venetians are expressing worry that the flooding has got worse in the last 20 years. Some experts anticipate Venice could be completely underwater in the next 100 years.“We have been in this emergency for days and we just can’t put up with it any more,” said Venetian resident Nava Naccara to Reuters.According to a video released by Mayor Luigi Brugnaro, it could cost up to €1 billion to repair the damage to the city.
Four people have died and thousands more have been displaced since bushfires began in Australia more than a week ago. At least 300 homes in the states of New South Wales and Queensland have been razed. More than 60 bushfires are estimated to still be burning.The blazes are now 90 per cent contained, according to the Australian Associated Press, but high temperatures through the weekend mean that could quickly change."Everybody has to be on alert no matter where you are and everybody has to assume the worst and we cannot allow complacency to creep in," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said, according to the BBC.
Famed country music star Kenny Rogers has a history of flipping houses. He’s developed a reputation for buying and fixing up homes in and around Atlanta, Ga. for profit. This Tuxedo Park home, for example, was purchased in 2009 for $2.8 million, and Rogers sold it in 2011 for $3.75 million. It’s back on the market today, fully decked out, for $4.495 million.Click through the gallery to see where Rogers raised his twin boys when they were only four years old.Photos and listing courtesy of Josh Vick, HomeTour America and TopTenRealEstateDeals.
Extended family member of the Kardashian clan, Scott Disick, is setting out to make a name for himself with his new reality show Flip It Like Disick. In time for the show’s debut, one of Disick’s first “flips” is hitting the market. The California home, originally built in 1973 and updated in 2007, got some modern upgrades from the reality television star. What do you think of Disick’s work?Listing and images courtesy The Agency
Fifteen-time Grammy award winner Alicia Keys has a brand new house, and it’s one of the most unique abodes in the United States.The Razor House is a swirling-mass of stone and glass, creating a very modern look and feel while bringing the stunning California coastline inside. The house has been featured in commercials for Visa and Calvin Klein, and has even been compared to Tony Stark’s home in the ‘Iron Man’ movies. Judge for yourself by taking a peek inside.Photos courtesy Gary Kasl. All figures in U.S. dollars.Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.
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If you’re a fan of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, there’s a good chance you recognize the former home of housewife Camille Grammer. Actor Kelsey Grammer and Camille called this Malibu estate home for most of their marriage, moving into the house in 1997. Kelsey Grammer left the house after the couple divorced in 2011, and the property sold in 2015.The current owners are now selling the home, listing it for $19.95 million. Check out the images to see what it’s like inside the former home of Fraiser and a Real Housewife.
Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard is putting his home of the past two decades up for sale.For the cool price of US$51.995 million, you can have the two-acre estate where Leonard and his family has lived.Leonard became an Olympic gold medalist for the United States in 1976, and was the first professional boxer to win more than $100 million in purses.This home is located in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood of Los Angeles, popular with the Hollywood elite who prefer a quieter, more private lifestyle. Famous neighbours include Matt Damon, Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Garner.To see what it’s like to live inside the home of one of the world’s most famous boxers, check out these photos.Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.
Fans of the show Nashville may recognize this home as the abode of the queen of country music, Rayna Jaymes (played by Connie Britton). This 20,533-square-foot house was selected by producers of the show for all exterior shots of Jaymes’ residence, and the set for her home was a faithful recreation of parts of the interior.It is currently listed for USD$15,999,999, co-listed by Mauricio Umansky of The Agency, Beverly Hills and Dennis Johnson of Worth Properties, Nashville.Check out the photos for a peek inside the magnificent property.Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.
Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas has put his lush home on the island of Majorca on the market. With homes in both New York and Bermuda shared with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, the couple spends less time at this villa, prompting them to put it up for sale. Douglas has been a real estate investor since he was 21, investing the first money he ever made in acreage in Vermont.Now 74, Douglas’ Majorca home, names S’Estaca, is being listed for sale, nearly 30 years after he became its owner.Check out the photos for a peek inside the luxurious 200-acre villa.Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.
Beginning March 19, moon-gazers globally were treated to a “super worm moon” for the spring equinox. It was the third (and final) super moon that would appear in 2019. The moon will reach its fullest point on March 20 at 9:43 p.m. ET, although it was at its closest point to the Earth mid-afternoon on March 19.The name “worm moon” is given to the full moon in March, as it’s also the time of year with earthworms begin to emerge from the ground, according to National Geographic.Check out some of the impressive photos emerging from the astronomical spectacle.
This week, Christians around the world marked the start of the Lent season — which means Shrove Tuesday (or Pancake Tuesday) for some, and Mardi Gras for others.The world also experienced some wild weather, including a lake turning pink due to heat in Australia and a tornado tearing through the southern U.S.Combined with a royal visit to Blackpool, England and a stunning SpaceX launch and landing, we’ve had quite a week.Let us know which photos are your favourites in the comments.
Michael Cohen gave explosive and controversial testimony in front of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform today, as questions about his credibility struck a chord for members.Cohen is the former lawyer, fixer and confidant of U.S. President Donald Trump and will be going to prison on charges of tax fraud and lying to congress.Viewers were captivated by Cohen’s remarks on Trump’s actions while president and during his campaign. Cohen’s testimony implicated Trump in hush payments to Stormy Daniels, and accused Trump of overt racism.Here are some of the most poignant and contentious quotes from Cohen who says he “blindly followed” Trump for a decade.