Ukraine: Frost has disastrous consequences for orchards

Ukraine: Frost has disastrous consequences for orchards

http://www.freshplaza.com
3/22/2012

The severe frost, which controlled the weather in a large part of Ukraine from the middle of January till the end of February has had extremely damaging results for the orchards in Southern and Eastern Ukraine.

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Venice’s famous waterways ice over

Big freeze in Europe shows no signs of letting up as Venice’s famous waterways ice over

http://www.dailymail.co.uk
February 7, 2012

The big freeze shows no sign of letting up in Europe as Venice’s famed waterways fell victim to sub zero temperatures this morning.

Water buses were stranded in some of the Italian city’s canals after they froze solid in temperatures as low as -10C.

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Freeze Kills Dozens In Eastern Europe

Freeze Kills Dozens In Eastern Europe

http://www.rferl.org
January 31, 2012

Heavy snow and a severe cold snap are reported to have killed dozens of people across Eastern Europe.

Ukraine’s Emergency Situations Ministry said 18 people have died of hypothermia in recent days, and nearly 500 people have sought medical help for frostbite and hypothermia.

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Cold weather kills dozens in Europe

Cold weather kills dozens in Europe

http://www.irishtimes.com
January 25, 2010

Dozens of people have died in cold weather sweeping eastern Europe with temperatures today dipping to -35 degrees in some areas, causing schools to close and disrupting road and rail traffic.

Though eastern Europe has borne the brunt of the latest cold snap, temperatures also dropped to -17 degrees in the Netherlands, whose meteorological agency declared this the coldest winter in 30 years.

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Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather

Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather

http://www.watoday.com.au
January 10, 2009

A rare, heavy snowfall in central Spain closed Madrid’s airport and paralysed traffic in the city and several German rivers were frozen over as much of Europe remained in the grip of Siberian conditions on Friday.

The bitter cold which has embraced the much of the continent since the end of last year comes amid Russian gas cuts to several European countries.

But not everyone was unhappy about the cold snap, as people in the Netherlands rediscovered the pleasures of skating along the iced-over canals.

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