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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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Heavy storms moving across the Upper Midwest this weekend created hazardous flooding that resulted in many road closures and washouts.
Intense heat will last into the early week before thunderstorms bring relief by midweek.
Carlotta will elevate the risk of flooding in southern Mexico into Sunday night.
Showers and thunderstorms may return to some of the venues hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches early this week.
Cooler air will rush from Canada southward into parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes early this week, bringing an end to the recent intense heat.
The National Capital Region is among the communities across northwestern India being shrouded by dust and poor air quality as the advancement of the monsoon has stalled.
The central United States will be the focal point for flooding downpours and locally severe thunderstorms through Tuesday.
Downpours and severe thunderstorms will continue to cruise the northern tier of the central United States through this weekend.