VERIFY Fact Check |

Yes, cruise ships dump waste into the ocean

Environment

Yes, you can develop an allergy to red meat if this tick bites you

Environment

Claims you eat a credit card’s worth of plastic per week need context

Science

No, you can’t see the Great Pacific Garbage Patch from space

Environment

Yes, the grid can handle the demand if more people adopt electric vehicles

Environment

Some cities have outlawed new natural gas hookups but there’s no nationwide ban

Environment

No, it’s not cheaper to fill a gas-powered vehicle than charge an electric one

Money

No, a study on Joro spiders doesn’t say they will colonize the entire East Coast by this spring

Environment

No, you can't get sick with COVID-19 from drinking tap water

Coronavirus

Yes, the Beijing Olympics is relying almost entirely on artificial snow

Olympics

No, it cannot be too cold to snow

Weather

No, adding sugar to Christmas tree water won’t help keep it fresh

Holiday

No, surveys don’t indicate the Kentucky tornado had the longest path ever

Extreme Weather

Yes, it’s rare for a severe tornado outbreak to take place in December

Extreme Weather

Yes, a Bill Gates-owned company is planning to build a nuclear power plant in Wyoming

Business

Yes, cattle are the top source of methane emissions in the US

Environment