Snow cover on Arctic sea ice has thinned significantly: NASA

In an alarming revelation, NASA has confirmed that the snow on sea ice in the Arctic has thinned significantly in the last 50 years - by about a third in the western hemisphere and by half near Alaska.

Ocean life may help bring rain, snow

Giving a new spin to how rain occurs, scientists believe a lot of the organic matter in clouds is released into the air by breaking waves in the ocean.

Himachal hills get fresh snow

The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw a sharp fall in mercury due to overnight rain in the low and mid hills and snow in higher reaches, but the Met Office forecast mainly clear weather next week.

Snow, rains lash Himachal; temp dips below freezing point

Snowfall, rains and hailstorm lashed higher parts and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh reviving cold conditions in the region.

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after snowfall, landslides

Fresh snowfall and landslides Monday forced closure of the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway.

Avalanche warning in Kashmir

A medium danger avalanche warning was issued for some snow-bound areas of Kashmir Valley.

Snow shuts down much of Washington again

The forecast of nearly a foot of snow was enough to shut down much of Washington, with the federal government closing its offices in the capital area.

Head to Shimla, Manali for white Valentine`s Day

A thick blanket of snow covered the picturesque tourist resorts of Shimla and Manali in Himachal Pradesh, making them perfect for revellers on the Valentine`s Day.

Snow blankets Beijing, ends long spell of dry weather

Snow blanketed the Chinese capital, ending an extended dry weather spell, the second such instance in over 60 years.

Winter weary US struck by another big storm

Winter-weary Americans were hit with another massive storm which was expected to dump as much as a foot of snow and a dangerous mix of freezing rain and sleet on a huge swath of the United States.

Kashmir Valley lashed by rains; higher reaches receive snow

Overnight rains lashed Kashmir Valley with the higher reaches, including the tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam, receiving fresh snowfall.

120,000 households without power as snow, sleet hit Slovenia

Heavy snow and sleet battering most of Slovenia blocked roads and railways, and left 120,000 households without power across the Alpine country.

US doctor walks 10 km in snow to perform brain surgery

Where there is a will, there is a way, an old adage was proved by a US surgeon who walked nearly 10 kilometres through snow to perform a life-saving brain surgery.

Bitter cold lingers as US northeast digs out from snow

At least two deaths were blamed on the weather, which made roads treacherous.

Storm forces some 1,000 flight cancellations at US airports

Some 1,000 flights were cancelled at all three airports in the New York area due to a strong winter storm that has dumped several inches of snow in the region.

Heavy snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir

Kashmir valley Tuesday received the season`s heaviest snowfall throwing life out of gear and severing the valley`s road and air links with rest of the country.

Days before Christmas, US winter weather kills seven

A band of severe weather from tornadoes to icy blasts left at least seven people dead as winter storms and severe weather pushed up the East Coast on Sunday, bringing record high temperatures to Philadelphia and New York City but ice storms to parts of New England.

Lakes, streams freeze as Himachal reels under cold wave

Most parts of Himachal, including the foothill areas reeled under biting cold wave as mercury hovered around freezing point at several places.

Cairo sees first snow in years as cold snap hits Egypt

A regional cold snap spread to Egypt, with some Cairo suburbs seeing snowfall for the first time in years, a weather official said.

Geoengineering may drastically reduce `normal` rain and snow

A new study has showed that a significant build-up in greenhouse gases in atmosphere can change worldwide precipitation patterns, a widely discussed technological approach to reduce future global warming may also interfere with rainfall and snowfall.