VietNamNet Bridge – La Nina cooling pattern has been cited as the main reason behind the unusual climate in many places in the world, including the north of Vietnam which is facing a very cold winter. Dao Thi Thuy, Head of the Climate Forecasting Division under the Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, in the interview given to VnExpress, explained why it is unusually cold in the north. What are the causes of the current unusual coldness? In 2010, we saw the unusual El Nino and La Nina, which are the names of the global coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomena. El Nino occurred at the beginning of the year, while La Nina appeared at the end of the year. The manifestations of the La Nina have become clearer, which brought unusually cold temperatures. ENSO (El-Nino Southern Oscillation) is a periodic climate pattern that occurs across the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is characterized by variations in the temperature of the surface of the tropical eastern … [Read more...] about Why is it unusually cold in the north?
Ba cot sweet soup good on winter days By Thanh Nga in Quang Nam Ba cot, a sweet soup made from sticky rice, is popular among people in the central province of Quang Nam. This sweet soup can be found at many occasions like death anniversaries, the Lunar New Year (Tet) or on rainy and cold days. You can cook it on your own as the recipe is quite simple. You just have three things ready – sticky rice, honey sugar and ginger, and of course, water. First, use water to briefly clean sticky rice before putting it into a pot on a small fire. When glutinous rice is boiled soft, pour honey sugar into the pot with a moderate volume. Ensure a small fire in the cooking process and stir the soup in a gentle way until it becomes a thick liquid. The next step is to peel ginger, grind and scatter it into the soup. A bowl of hot sweet soup with a fragrant ginger smell served with grilled rice paper will make you warmer on cold winter days. … [Read more...] about Ba cot sweet soup good on winter days
(VOVworld)- Russia, Ukraine and the EU failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter at recent EU-brokered talks in Belgium but agreed to meet again on October 29 in the hope of ironing out differences over Kiev's ability to pay. The failure of the talks anticipates a frozen winter in Europe. At the talks, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan has discussed gas prices, Kiev’s ability to pay and Moscow’s gas supplies. They reached consensus on gas prices and supplies, but remained at odds about Ukraine’s ability to pay its gas debt to Russia. Kiev wanted Russia to advance the gas on credit, but Moscow refused and asked the EU to guarantee Ukraine’s debts. The EU, however, has not decided how much to help Kiev because it is facing its own financial difficulties. The impasse has many in Europe worrying about a possible very cold winter. Two previous … [Read more...] about Europe to face a frozen winter
(VOVworld) - Despite the cold winter, Moc Chau Plateau in Son La northern province maintains its stunning beauty with colourful flowers. vnexpress.net … [Read more...] about Moc Chau in winter
Despite the cold winter, Moc Chau Plateau in Son La northern province maintains its stunning beauty with colourful flowers. VNE/VOV … [Read more...] about Image: Moc Chau in winter