The extreme weather in the US has got so cold that even Hell has frozen over.
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Monday 06 January 2014
Much of the United States is currently in the grip of a polar vortex, a system of dense air producing plummeting temperatures and swathes of freezing weather, bringing some parts of the country to a halt and causing chaos in others.
Friday 27 December 2013
30 Greenpeace activists detained in September will have left the country by the end of the weekend after having their charges dropped and being issued transit visas
Thursday 26 December 2013
The first of 30 Greenpeace activists arrested after a protest over Arctic oil drilling has left Russia, the environmental group said on Thursday, with all expected to get clearance to leave Russia by Friday.
Wednesday 25 December 2013
The protesters and two freelance journalists, including six Britons - were arrested after Russian authorities boarded their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, during an anti-drilling demonstration in September
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Hopes are now that activists and journalists will be home for Christmas following move by Russian parliament
The good news: there has been a dramatic increase in Arctic sea ice. The bad news: it's still half the level is was in the 1980s
Monday 16 December 2013
Even worse, the rebound is probably only a temporary respite
Sunday 15 December 2013
More than a million pictures have been scanned from texts published in the 17th to the 19th centuries
Friday 13 December 2013
The Russian authorities have told a group of Greenpeace activists and freelance journalists arrested during a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic that they cannot leave the country.
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Vladimir Putin told a defence ministry meeting that he wished to see the military bolster its presence in the territory
Monday 09 December 2013
Champions League sponsor Gazprom were the target
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Now... Winter sun in the wild Atlantic
Cape Verde is an Atlantic island nation that basks in year-round sunshine. Departing on 10 December, you can spend a week exploring the main island of Boa Vista, using the Iberostar as your base, with meals, transfers and Thomson flights from Gatwick for £828pp. capeverde.co.uk
UK weather: Met Office issues snow and sleet warning as cold front brings Arctic winds and icy conditions
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Sleet and snow showers to hit Scotland later in the week
Sunday 24 November 2013
Russia was no doubt finding the fuss over the Arctic 30 embarrassing
Friday 22 November 2013
Mr Perrett and Bryan have now been moved to an undisclosed location after a St Petersburg court granted their release
Thursday 21 November 2013
Seven more Greenpeace activists arrested by the Russian authorities in a protest against drilling in the Arctic have been granted bail, including two Britons - Frank Hewetson from London and Iain Rogers from Exeter.
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