Daily Archives: August 12, 2010

Red Hot

This summer in Moscow the weather has been more than just unpleasant. It’s been dangerous. Not only has Moscow suffered through its worst heat wave ever, the heat has dried out forests and peat bogs in surrounding areas, leading to extensive wildfires which have filled the air with smoke. This has made the air in the city of 10,000,000 unhealthy to breathe; citizens are advised to stay indoors and keep their windows closed. Ordinarily, in such oppressive heat that suggestion would be a bad joke — but with air pollution at such dangerous levels it is, unfortunately, sound advice.

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