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2013-02-28 14:08:41

Climate change likely to prompt further extremes of weather and add to pressures Every one degree fall in outside air temperature during the winter corresponds to a drop in ambulance response time of more than 1 per cent, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. Increased demand and treacherous road conditions during the winter months combine to stretch ambulance services in England, which have a target of reaching 75% of immediately life-threatening (category A)...

2006-01-10 04:50:00

NEW DELHI -- Over two million survivors of last year's South Asia earthquake, many living in tents, face heavy snow this week as unusually cold weather tightens its grip across much of Asia, weather officials said on Tuesday. India and Bangladesh were also reeling under the cold snap -- with Dhaka reporting 23 weather-related deaths since Monday -- but it was the impact on Pakistan's devastated Himalayan region that was causing most concern. There has also been several weeks of heavy snow in...

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2006-01-08 05:35:00

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO -- Troops and volunteers shovelled snow from roofs and roads in Japan and India's capital New Delhi recorded its lowest temperature in 70 years as a cold wave swept across parts of Asia on Sunday. In China, cattle have died of the cold in the far western province of Xinjiang and a 42-km (25-mile) section of the Yellow River has frozen over in eastern Shandong, officials and news reports said. At least 20 people have died from exposure, disease and malnutrition in...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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