The following is an excerpt from National Geographic:
"A Greenland glacier named Jakobshavn Isbrae, which many believe spawned the iceberg that sank the Titanic, has hit record speeds in its race to the ocean. Some may be tempted to call it the king of the glacier world, but this speedy river of ice is nothing to crow about.
A new study published February 3 in the journal Cryosphere finds that Jakobshavn's averaged annual speed in 2012 and 2013 was nearly three times its rate in the 1990s. Its flow rate during the summer months was even faster."
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Following a storm that brought snow Thursday night, another snowstorm will threaten travelers across the Upper Midwest through Saturday night.
Both short-term and long-term flooding will continue over a large part of the central United States as more rain falls and runoff continues through next week.
While strong winds and cold dominated weather headlines at PyeongChang, South Korea, during this Winter Olympics, snow is expected during the final day of competition.
The "Beast from the East" will not only bring unusual late-February cold to the United Kingdom next week, but also several opportunities for disruptive snow.
Some of the same communities being threatened by severe weather this weekend may face more violent thunderstorms and flooding as February comes to a close.
A storm sweeping through the northeastern United States will bring snow and ice to parts of New England as heavy rain elevates the risk of flooding farther south.
As the start of the Major League Baseball regular season approaches, teams have headed to Florida and Arizona for spring training.
Archaeologists with the Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, announced the discovery of 300 year-old human remains Monday that may belong to one of the most prominent men from the Golden Age of Piracy, "Black Sam" Bellamy.