Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Hottest year ever roundup: Cold kills 175 in India's Uttar Pradesh; crops threatened by cold in China; freezing temperatures endanger Athens' homeless

Historic Cold Snap In China Is Causing Dizzying Inflation In The Price Of Vegetables - Business Insider
A cold snap in China hasn't gotten much attention here, but it might start to get more, as it's causing massive food inflation.
Cold weather causes damages to sugarcanes in Guangxi - Globaltimes.cn
Cold weather has caused damages to sugarcanes in Guangxi over the past days. Farmers are harvesting sugarcanes to avoid further losses. Weather forecast has showed that a fairly strong cold wave will hit the region on Jan. 9-12.
Schools close due to cold weather in northern provinces - Breaking news, sociey news from Vietnam
Many schools in Hanoi and several northern provinces have had to give thousands of students days off for health reasons, as cold weather has blanketed the region for several days.
BBC News - North India cold snap toll rises to 170
The Press Trust of India news agency reported that 175 people had died in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, where temperatures have dipped to below zero.
Chinese wheat crop threatened by harsh winter
THE exceptionally cold weather in China this winter may have a detrimental effect on the country's developing wheat crop, according to the China National Grain and Oils Information Centre (CNGOIC).
Cold-stunned sea turtles treated in North Carolina - Winston-Salem Journal: State / Region:
Jean Beasley of the sea turtle hospital said Monday the hospital was treating 22 turtles suffering from cold stunning.
Freezing temperatures endanger Athens' homeless - timesofmalta.com
Snow blankets Athens, Greece as a sudden cold spell sweeps the country.

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