Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Indian Kashmir chief furious over protester death – The Express Tribune

An 18-year-old student was killed and another person was injured by paramilitary soldiers at a demonstration on Monday against power cuts that have caused fierce resentment during freezing winter weather.

...Protests over electricity – a highly political issue in Kashmir – have erupted in recent days following blackouts because of power-generation problems.

Temperatures of minus 14 degrees Celsius have led lakes to freeze and rivers to run lower than usual, causing difficulties for the hydroelectric projects that provide 70 percent of local power.

Twitter / @DanHannanMEP: Last year George Monbiot s ...

Last year George Monbiot said cold weather was proof of global warming. Now warm weather is proof.

Growers, homeless advocates prepare for freezes in Flagler, Volusia - Florida

The hard freeze warning means a temperature below 27 degrees for at least two hours, which can seriously damage or kill seasonal vegetation. Tonight's lows in Flagler are expected to be between 21 to 26 degrees, with the colder temperatures inland.

Climate coverage down again in 2011 — The Daily Climate

Media coverage of climate change continued to tumble in 2011, declining roughly 20 percent from 2010's levels and nearly 42 percent from 2009's peak, according to analysis of DailyClimate.org's archive of global media.

Grab those scarves. A cold wind is blowing. | Gainesville.com

A blast of Arctic air coming for the next few days is expected to shatter the record low set back in 1900 before the warm-up later in the week, according to the National Weather Service in Jacksonville.

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