At least 79 dead as cold wave grips northern India and Nepal

At least 79 dead as cold wave grips northern India and Nepal

More than 70 people have died in India and Nepal over the weekend as intense cold wave descended upon the region. According to local media reports, lack of night shelters and amenities have already led to the death of over 70 homeless and poor people in India's…

Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening

Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening

Over the last decades, the stratospheric polar vortex has shifted towards more frequent weak states which can explain Eurasian cooling trends in boreal winter in the era of Arctic amplification. When the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air…