Siberian shipyard workers brave freezing cold

YAKUTIA, Russia (Reuters) – A drone flies low over a snow-covered shipyard in Russia’s Far East, where workers toil in subzero temperatures to maintain the hulking vessels during the bitter Siberian winter. The process of ‘vymorozka,’ which roughly translates as ‘freezing out,’ is backbreaking and tedious work that takes weeks in some of the world’s … Read more

Russians are freezing as Soviet-era infrastructure in the country crumbles —and Moscow keeps spending on war

Heating systems are breaking down in Russia’s harsh winter, leaving many people freezing. Much of Russia’s Soviet-era infrastructure needs modernizing. But Russia is splurging on war rather than public utilities. Heating systems are breaking down in Russia’s harsh winter, leaving many people freezing as Moscow continues to spend on its war in Ukraine. Parts of Russia … Read more

Munich Airport suspends all flights on Tuesday morning due to freezing rain

Munich Airport has temporarily suspended flight operations due to freezing rain as cold weather continues to affect the region ByThe Associated Press December 5, 2023, 2:55 AM A speed train is parked outside the central train station in Frankfurt, Germany, after snowfalls on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) The Associated Press BERLIN — … Read more

Scientists Have Been Freezing Corals for Decades. Now They’re Learning How to Wake Them Up

This story originally appeared in Hakai and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Arah Narida leans over a microscope to gaze into a plastic petri dish containing a hood coral. The animal—a pebbled blue-white disk roughly half the size of a pencil eraser—is a marvel. Just three weeks ago, the coral was smaller than … Read more