Scores of ships confined to port – Ice shuts Danube in half-a-dozen countries

Scores of ships confined to port – Ice shuts Danube in half-a-dozen countries

http://new.kuwaittimes.net
February 12, 2012

BELGRADE: Thick ice has closed hundreds of kilometres (miles) of the Danube river in half-a-dozen countries and confined scores of ships to port on the busiest European waterway, officials said yesterday. The 2,860-kilometre (1,780-mile) river, which flows through nine countries and is vital for transport, power, irrigation, industry and fishing, was wholly or partially blocked from Austria to its mouth on the Black Sea.

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Due to cold weather: Russian gas supplies down 30% at Austrian hub

Russian gas supplies down 30% at Austrian hub

http://www.focus-fen.net
2 February, 2012

Vienna.Deliveries of Russian natural gas to one of Europe’s biggest gas hubs, Baumgarten in Austria, are down around 30 percent due to cold weather

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Epic Snowfalls In The Alps

Epic Snowfalls In The Alps

http://en.skiinfo.com
January 18, 2012

It’s now a month since snowfall began in the Alps and it has hardly let up since, with the biggest accumulations over that period now approaching 6 metres (20 feet) and reports from some resorts that this is the snowiest January in 30 or even 60 years.

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Subfreezing weather batters Europe, causing deaths and travel havoc

Subfreezing weather batters Europe, causing deaths and travel havoc

http://cnews.canoe.ca
December 20, 2009

WARSAW, Poland – Snowstorms and subfreezing temperatures have battered Europe, killing 29 people in Poland alone and wreaking havoc on air, train and car travellers from the Nordics to Italy on the last weekend before Christmas.

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Fresh snow on four continents

Fresh snow on four continents

http://www.snowboardclub.co.uk
30 September 2009

– Fresh snow in Europe.
– Fresh snow in New Zealand as season winds down.
– Fresh snow in Australia leads some resorts to extend season.
– Fresh snow for Whistler as Olympic season draws near.
– Fresh snow in Chile and Argentina

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Early snowfalls in Europe hit Historic Levels

Early snowfalls in Europe hit Historic Levels

http://wattsupwiththat.com
December 7, 2008

  • 20 year record snowfall in Dolomites enough to last all season
  • Some Swiss train services cancelled due to excess snow
  • Still more heavy snow in the Pyrenees
  • More snow for Scotland

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