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Extreme cold and heavy snow kills 40 in Ukraine, Russia

Extreme cold and heavy snow kills 40 in Ukraine, Russia

Sub-zero temperatures across Ukraine have claimed 40 lives since late December, officials said Friday as the death toll from the cold snap hitting Europe keeps rising. Authorities said most of those who died of exposure were found in the streets, a total of 40 victims since December 30, with 11 of them confirmed dead in […]

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At least 40 die in 2 days in Egypt over sweltering heatwave

At least 40 die in 2 days in Egypt over sweltering heatwave

Aug 11, – The Health Ministry says that 19 people died Monday when temperatures reached around 40 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) in the country’s north. The ministry says the heatwave killed 21 people Sunday. Egyptian health authorities say at least 40 people have died in the last two days amid a scorching heatwave hitting […]

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Belgium: 100 cars crash in fog; at least 1 dead

Belgium: 100 cars crash in fog; at least 1 dead

Dec 03, – Medical workers were working to free injured passengers from the twisted metal of their vehicles hours after the crash, and the fog is making the emergency rescue by helicopter impossible. The provincial governor, Carl Decaluwe, said one person had died, and that among the 54 injured, five were in life-threatening condition, 11 […]

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Syria refugees scramble to prepare for Lebanon winter

Syria refugees scramble to prepare for Lebanon winter

Nov 22, – The United Nations refugee agency and a string of partner groups are trying hard to provide help. In Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, the sun is still shining. But soon temperatures will dip and snow will blanket fields that house hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Their shelters are little more than wooden frames […]

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UN Climate chief: World in ‘new danger zone’ CO2 recorded 400 ppm

UN Climate chief: World in ‘new danger zone’ CO2 recorded 400 ppm

May 13, AP – When it breached the CO2 threshold of 400 parts per million (ppm) last week, the world “crossed an historic threshold and entered a new danger zone,” Christiana Figueres said in a statement urging policy action. The world has entered a “new danger zone” with levels of Earth-warming carbon dioxide in the […]

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