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Hundreds Die in India Heatwave
 Hundreds Die in India Heatwave 

Hundreds Die in India Heatwave

Heatstroke, blackouts, water shortages plague parched country

(Newser) - Hundreds of people have died in northern India as the country suffers the hottest temperatures it has ever recorded. Along with the at least 260 people reported dead, thousands have flooded hospitals suffering heat stroke or food poisoning. In cities the heat has also led to electricity blackouts and water...

Rain Shuts Key Olympic Ski Site
 Rain Shuts 
 Key Olympic 
 Ski Site 

Rain Shuts Key Olympic Ski Site

Organizing committee says snow won't be an issue

(Newser) - The ski resort that will host freestyle and snowboarding events at the Vancouver Games—which begin a month from tomorrow—is closed because of heavy rain, renewing concerns about the mild climate during the Olympics. Soft snow conditions bordering on dangerous forced cancellation of World Cup events there last winter.

Whatever Happened to Global Warming?

Sorry, folks, a cold snap doesn't reverse trend

(Newser) - Fox News is basking in this year's frigid winter because it apparently disproves global warming. "Yeah, that global warning thing is really kicking into high gear, isn't it?" sniggered Foxman Steve Doocy recently as he reported record lows across the nation. Dufus! "The ability to distinguish...

Colossal Chinese Dustball Circles Earth in 13 Days

(Newser) - A dust cloud weighing nearly a million tons kicked into the atmosphere by a massive storm in China's Taklamakan desert circled the world almost intact in 13 days, the Telegraph reports. Scientists, who used NASA satellites to track the path of the dustball until it fell apart over the Pacific...

Forecast: 'Astonishing' New Cloud Type

If recognized, new variety would be first since 1951

(Newser) - A photo taken by an Iowa paralegal may help secure the recognition of a new cloud type, USA Today reports. Meteorologists are analyzing the cloud's characteristics to determine whether it's an example of an unrecognized type. If the move to recognize the cloud type succeeds, undulus asperatus, whose Latin name...

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