The crazy winter weather continued, as record low temperatures in Europe froze the Danube River from Austria to the Black Sea, AFP reported.
Meanwhile, a mild winter in the United States saw January temperatures rise as much as eight degrees above normal, according to a map released by the National Climatic Data Center.
The last fourteen years of weather in the United States are condensed into 33 minutes by this Guardian animation.
Climate change could have a greater impact on microbial communities than previously thought, which could in turn affect hydrological and biogeochemical processes, according to researchers studying microbes in Antarctica, Xinhua reported.
Sewer and water systems in U.S. cities need a $300 billion upgrade investment, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Protesters in Peru marched in opposition to government-backed mining projects worth $50 billion, which they fear could pollute and deplete water supplies, Reuters reported.