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No 'polar vortex' here: Record heat grips Australia killing thousands of animals
While the US is stricken by freezing cold, Australia is suffering a record heat with temperatures approaching 50C (122F) in some parts of the country and leaving thousands of animals dead.

09.01.2014 20:08

Deadly cold snap in US shatters temp. records, sends even polar bears to shelter
Record freezing temperatures gripped the entire US, including Hawaii, as a major winter storm hit the country. The alarming weather brought ice and heavy snowfall caused by a 'polar vortex', bringing many cities to a standstill and killing at least 21.

07.01.2014 18:03

Hundreds stranded overnight on freezing Amtrak trains as 'Polar vortex' moves in
Hundreds of passengers found themselves stranded overnight on Chicago-bound Amtrak trains as a major winter storm plunged much of the American Midwest into dangerously cold subzero temperatures.

07.01.2014 16:07

NY declares state of emergency due to 'Polar vortex' winter storm
NY governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency ahead of a major winter storm triggered by the “polar vortex,” now sweeping into the eastern US. The state could see as much as 36 inches of snow and wind chills as low as 40 degrees below zero.

07.01.2014 03:43

Bone-chilling 'polar vortex' storm brings Midwest cities to a standstill
Cities across the US Midwest on Monday are grinding to a halt as a deadly “polar vortex” descends, promising to deliver heavy snowfall and potentially record-breaking cold temperatures.

06.01.2014 11:37

Canadians experience jolting 'frost quakes' as temperatures plunge
As temperatures around Toronto and across Ontario drop to -20 Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit), residents are reporting frost quakes that are powerful enough to shake houses and rattle nerves.

06.01.2014 12:37

Rescue saga: US ship heads to free two trapped icebreakers in Antarctic
American vessel the Polar Star, the US Coast Guard's only active heavy polar icebreaker, is heading to the Antarctic to rescue over 120 crewmembers aboard Russian and Chinese ships trapped in heavy sea ice.

05.01.2014 08:31

‘Polar vortex’ hits US Midwest and Northeast with record freezing temperatures
The American Midwest and Northeast have braced for a "polar vortex," a megastorm that is expected to bring record low temperatures on Monday. So far extreme weather conditions have claimed at least 16 lives, paralyzed travel and caused power shortage.

04.01.2014 21:32

UK swept by destructive, ‘17 year-high’ tidal surge (PHOTOS)
Coastal areas in the south and west of the UK have been swept with waves of up to 10 meters (30 feet) high, causing flooding and destruction. With around a hundred flood warnings active on Saturday, the country could yet expect more severe storms.

04.01.2014 05:05

21 inches of snow as Mass. closes offices, threat of flooding in Boston (PHOTOS)
Nine people reportedly died in accidents or froze to death after New Year’s storm brought howling winds, drifting snow and frigid temperatures to the northeastern US state of Massachusetts. The weather prompted the National Guard to be put on standby.

03.01.2014 05:22

At least 1,600 flights put on hold as nor'easter storm prepares to dump snow across East Coast
With the new year still only hours old, the Northeastern United States is ringing it in with a major winter storm that’s threatening to upend travel plans and create dangerous driving conditions in numerous states.

02.01.2014 15:51

Passengers of ice-bound Russian ship in Antarctic rescued
All the passengers of the Russian ship Akademik Shokalsky, stuck in the Antarctic since Christmas Eve, have been rescued after a Chinese helicopter delivered them to an Australian icebreaker.

02.01.2014 06:05

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