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Kerry snow job: Secretary of state fined for failing to clear sidewalk
US Secretary of State John Kerry has been fined for not clearing the snow from the sidewalk in front of his house after a blizzard hit Boston. The excuse, according to his spokesman, was “Diplomats – they’re just like us.”

30.01.2015 08:23

-40C in Siberia: Town buried in ice, residents turn to social media for help
Apocalyptic images of the Siberian town of Dudinka, where a powerful storm has left residents without water or electricity, have reemerged on social media. Users are pleading for help from local authorities.

29.01.2015 09:04

One year on: How the Western media finally changed its tune on Sochi
Almost a year after the Sochi Olympics wowed winter sports enthusiasts worldwide, it’s possible to review the initial impact of their legacy. The former Soviet resort city has been transformed into a luxury destination the equal of anything in Europe.

23.01.2015 15:08

‘Storm of the century’ a bust in NYC as blizzard piles on other states
In the wake of warnings from city and state officials about an impending and “historic” snowstorm, New Yorkers dutifully prepared for the worst. Grocery store shelves were emptied. Cars were banned from the roads. Even public transportation was shuttered.

27.01.2015 14:41

​Pollution damaging English economy, public health – experts
Pollution in England is damaging its economy, an independent advisory group has warned, as it urged the government to rethink its attitudes to environmental wellbeing.

27.01.2015 15:47

Mysterious 'ice booms' across North America linked to wet, cold weather
Cold booms? Frost quakes? A winter-time meteorological phenomenon has scientists debating whether blasts heard across North America are, indeed, cryoseisms. Most agree that the loud, inexplicable booms are associated with cold, rainy conditions.

22.01.2015 18:05

​2014 officially hottest year on record
Two leading US climate research bodies have declared that 2014 was the warmest year since records began in 1880, with surface temperatures about 0.68 Celsius (33 °F) higher than the historic average.

16.01.2015 22:47

Structure taller than Eiffel Tower built in middle of Amazon (PHOTOS)
The construction of a giant observation tower in the middle of the Amazon rainforest – a project of German and Brazilian scientists – is nearing completion. Photos from the top of the structure, which is higher than the Eiffel Tower, reveal the process.

14.01.2015 13:46

Saudi cleric proclaims snowman-building 'anti-Islamic' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
People in Saudi Arabia - the second hottest country in the world - have recently had a chance for some fun, building snowmen following freak snowstorms that have hit the country. However, the hilarity has been proclaimed sinful by a Saudi scholar.

12.01.2015 14:07

​Near supersonic speed: Boeing 777 catches jet stream, makes NY-London in 5 hours
A British Airways flight traveling from New York to London Heathrow broke a record as it approached the speed of sound after riding a powerful jet stream, making the journey in just over 5 hours.

11.01.2015 11:30

Australian inferno inside view: Firefighter straps on GoPro to show wildfire battle (VIDEO)
As the raging Australian wildfires finally began subsiding, a firefighter decided to show how his team is battling the flames on the charred Adelaide Hills by mounting on a GoPro camera on his helmet.

07.01.2015 04:37

Stunning skies of bright greens: Aurora borealis illuminates Russia's north (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Northern Lights of rare intensity were observed in several regions of Russia's north at the start of the year. Clear frosty air with cloudless skies and no snow storms let both locals and tourists capture the stunning natural light show.

06.01.2015 13:21