An amazing landscape left behind by melting ice sheets offers clues to the future of Greenland's shrinking glaciers, a new study suggests.
The incredible terrain is in northern Canada, which is ridged with thousands of eskers — the sinuous, gravelly remains of streams and rivers that flowed beneath the ice. Canada was once buried beneath miles of ice, similar to the way Greenland is today. Called the Laurentide Ice Sheet, this massive ice cap covered all of Canada and parts of the northern United States 15,000 years ago. When the Laurentide Ice Sheet started melting, the retreating ice left behind a record of its demise, such as the eskers, still visible on the Arctic tundra. Deciphering this record could provide a better forecast of the future of Greenland's changing ice sheet, scientists think.
The worst flooding in more than a decade across parts of Nepal, India and Bangladesh has impacted more than 16 million people.
Following a surge of heat, high humidity and thunderstorms, bursts of cooler and less air will sweep across the midwestern and northeastern United States this week.
Tropical Storm Hato will unleash heavy rainfall and locally damaging winds over parts of Taiwan and southeastern China this week.
Monday’s solar eclipse is being touted as one of the biggest astronomical events of the year, but people that miss it will have the chance to see another in less than a decade.
Many locations across Germany will see welcome spells of dry weather to start autumn following a wet summer that featured rounds of significant flooding.
Though summer heat faded early across much of the United Kingdom, a few days of steamy weather will return come autumn.
As hot and humid air clashes with a surge of fall-like air diving southward out of Canada, the stage will be set for widespread, destructive thunderstorms early this week across the Midwest.