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Montevideo, October 19th 2021 - 23:43 UTC

Tag: heat

  • Thursday, November 8th 2012 - 07:11 UTC

    Heat causes massive blackout and the collapse of Buenos Aires city

    Massive traffic jams and the subway and some train lined knocked out

    A heat wave which reached 36 Celsius caused on Wednesday a massive blackout in Argentina’s capital with an estimated three million people suffering lack of power plus such emblematic sites as Government House (Casa Rosada), Congress and the posh district of Puerto Madero.

  • Tuesday, July 20th 2010 - 04:12 UTC

    Russians exposed to the worst heat wave in 130 years

    Young girls cool off in a fountain. Moscow has recorded 38 degrees Celsius

    Russia is going through its worst drought in more than a century. In Moscow, it’s hotter than in European and African resorts. The heat has caused asphalt to melt, boosted sales of air conditioners, ventilators, ice cream and beverages, and pushed grain prices up. Environmentalists are blaming the abnormally dry spell on climate change.