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Climate change in Mongolia destroying pastures

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A goat lies dead on a hillside in the Ulziit district of Bayankhongor in Mongolia. It is the victim of a dzud, a weather pattern that occurs when a dry summer is followed by a harsh winter. Photograph: Grace Brown/AP
Overgrazing and a cycle of summer drought and winter snow has degraded vital pastureland in Mongolia, killing livestock and jeopardising livelihoods

March 11, 2016 — Daashka and his brother tear across the Mongolian steppe on a motorbike in a desperate search for somewhere to graze their herds. Pastureland is dwindling rapidly as Continue reading Climate change in Mongolia destroying pastures

Baguio, Tuguegarao record lowest temps since November

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Colder weather is expected until early February in these two cities in northern Philippines

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 27, 2016) — The cities of Baguio and Tuguegarao in the northern Philippines recorded “extremely” cold weather in the past two days – the lowest Continue reading Baguio, Tuguegarao record lowest temps since November

Storm-hit US digs out as death toll rises to 25

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AFTER ‘SNOWZILLA’ People take photographs in the snow with the New York City skyline in the background in Central Park in New York, New York, USA, January 24, 2016. Peter Foley/EPA
The eastern United States emerge wearily from a massive blizzard that dumped huge amounts of snow and killed at least 25 people

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Jan. 25, 2016) — The eastern United States emerged wearily from a massive blizzard that dumped huge amounts of snow and killed at least 25 people, but Washington was still reeling, with government offices and schools to remain closed Monday, January 25.

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Hong Kong hit by coldest temperatures in nearly 60 years

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COLD. Morning temperatures drop to 3.3 Celsius in urban areas Hong Kong, where most buildings lack central heating, and below freezing on the hills. File photo by Dale De la Rey/AFP
Weather officials issue a frost warning saying an ‘intense cold surge’ was in place, coupled with chilling monsoon winds

HONG KONG (Jan. 24, 2016) — A cold snap gripped Hong Kong on Sunday, January 24, with residents shivering as temperatures plunged to the lowest point in nearly 60 years and frost dusted the mountaintops of a city accustomed to a subtropical climate.

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China braces for worst cold in 30 years

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Around 90% of China will face below freezing temperatures in the next 4 days

BEIJING, China (Jan. 21, 2016) — Schools have been suspended and emergency workers put on standby in China as the country braces for historically cold weather, including 30-year lows in places, the government and state media said Thursday, January 21.

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