Showing Archived Posts

Video of Near-Naked Chinese Boy Running in Snow Sparks Furor

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Home video showing a four-year-old Chinese boy forced by his parents last month to run almost naked through the snow of New York City is sparking controversy and allegations of child cruelty. The short video, posted on YouTube and other video-sharing websites, shows the crying boy running toward his parents in his underwear and shoes, […]

Tags: , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

One Killed, Many Stranded in Heavy Snow in Eastern Europe

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Parts of eastern and central Europe were hit hard by blizzards and frigid temperatures for a second day Thursday, which killed at least one person, and left many trapped in vehicles. Romania, Bulgaria and Kosovo were especially hard hit, with some areas being covered with about two meters of snow. Romania deployed army troops and […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

Romania is Digging Out From a Blizzard

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Snow plows in Romania are battling blizzard conditions Thursday, as they assist hundreds of stranded motorists. Streets across Romania are littered with vehicles that are stuck or have been abandoned. The snowstorm, along with icing conditions, has disrupted flights and caused train delays in and out of Bucharest, the capital. The Associated Press says a […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Snow City Being Built in Moscow

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Architects and snow sculptors are to begin building a “snow city” in the Russian capital, Moscow. Russian media Thursday said 20 groups of designers and 20 groups of builders will put together a city that includes structures such as a hotel, a fitness club and a prison, all located on a 2,500-meter stretch of land […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

Snow Blankets Parts of South Africa

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Unusually heavy snow fell over large sections of eastern South Africa on Monday and Tuesday, stranding motorists, closing roads and stopping trains. Most areas reported three to five centimeters but heavier amounts were reported in higher elevations. Reuters news agency reports that in some areas, the snowfall reached 60 centimeters. A National Weather Service forecaster […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

Catastrophe Declared in Chile’s Auracania Region Following Heavy Snow

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Chilean officials have declared a “catastrophe” in eight southern districts where heavy snowfall has left an estimated 6,500 people isolated. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera says that the declaration will free up more resources to help those who need help in the mountainous Auracania region. Days of bad weather have left some areas buried under nearly […]

Tags: , Posted in Americas

Southern Chile Buried in Heavy Snow

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Residents of southern Chile’s mountainous Auracania region are digging out after a massive snowstorm dumped about 2 meters of snow in the area, leaving many communities isolated from the rest of the country and without power. Emergency crews have been working to clear roadways of snow to allow for transportation in and out of the […]

Tags: , Posted in Americas

Endangered Snow Leopards Found in Afghanistan

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A healthy population of rare snow leopards has been discovered in mountainous northeastern Afghanistan, with the world’s “most elusive” cat caught on camera by a wildlife group. The Wildlife Conservation Society said this week that the endangered animals have been documented by camera traps at 16 different locations along the Wakhan Corridor, the narrow strip […]

Tags: , , Posted in South Asia