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National Geographic magazine.
Glaciers are wild beasts. Back in our preindustrial days we feared them like wolves—except glaciers ate whole villages. By the late 19th century they’d become tourist attractions; in Switzerland you could venture into the belly of the Rhône Glacier through a tunnel dug each summer next to the Hotel Belvedere. By then we had also begun creating a world that may one day have no room for glaciers. But for now, beasts they remain.
Anyone in the Southeast hoping for a break from the warm, humid and unsettled weather will need to wait at least another week.
Persistent dryness and localized breezes may create difficulties for firefighters battling wildfires across the western United States into early next week.
A storm will crawl through the northeastern part of the nation during the first weekend of summer with rounds of drenching showers and thunderstorms.
Following a patchwork of severe weather this past week, a severe weather outbreak seems likely to target portions of the Plains from late this weekend to early next week.
Lightning and persistent dry weather have teamed up to produce a number of wildfires in Oregon and northwestern Canada.
Thunderstorms are expected to drench a significant part of the southern United States through Saturday and will bring temporary relief to the ongoing June swelter.
Intense storms blasted parts of the central and eastern United States with enough rain to cause devastating flooding this week.
While mainly dry weather is expected across Russia as group play continues at the 2018 FIFA World Cup early this week, intense heat will persist for some of the matches.