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Freezing temperatures kill 65 zoo animals in Mexico

February 8, 2011 Comments off
Chilly conditions at Chihauahua Zoo on Saturday killed 65 animals, including 14 parrots and parakeets.
Chilly conditions at Chihauahua Zoo on Saturday killed 65 animals, including 14 parrots and parakeets.

(CNN) — An icy cold front that swept through northern Mexico over the weekend left 65 zoo animals dead, the zoo’s owner told CNN on Monday.

Parrots, crocodiles and peacocks were among the victims of temperatures that dropped as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 15 degrees Celsius) early Saturday morning at the Chihuahua Zoo in the city of Aldama, about an hour north of Chihuahua.

The alarming number of deaths, which represents about Read more…

Lake Vostok drilling in Antarctic ‘running out of time’

January 29, 2011 Comments off
Lake Vostok
The first satellite images of Lake Vostok were obtained in the 1990s

With only about 50m left to drill, time is running out for the Russian scientists hoping to drill into Vostok – the world’s most enigmatic lake.

Vostok is a sub-glacial lake in Antarctica, hidden some 4,000m (13,000ft) beneath the ice sheet.

With the Antarctic summer almost over, temperatures will soon begin to plummet; they can go as low as -80C.

Scientists will leave the remote base on 6 February, when conditions are still mild enough for a plane to land.

The team has been drilling non-stop for weeks. Read more…

1180 new snowfall records set in the USA this past week

January 12, 2011 Comments off

It’s been a very busy week for snow and also for lowest max temperature, thanks to our El Nino induced weather patterns, while the Pacific Northwest is seeing warmer conditions, the southeast and eastern US gets lots of snow thanks to the pattern.

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