Scientists say area twice the size of Manhattan broke off of Greenland's ice shelf in last 2 years
A 44-square-mile section of Greenland’s ice shelf has broken off in the last two years, researchers said.The lost ice represents an area about twice the size of Manhattan.Scientists fear the ice shelf, the biggest outside Antarctica, is melting even more rapidly than previously predicted.“We should be very concerned about what appears to be progressive disintegration at the Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf, because upstream … is the only major Greenland ice sheet ice stream,” Jason Box, a spokesperson for The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland said in a statement.The acceleration o...
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Hurricane Laura caused a Texas river to flow backward for hours
AUSTIN, Texas — Shortly after the powerful winds of Hurricane Laura made landfall on the Texas Coast last week, the flow of the Neches River slowed and slowed and then reversed entirely.Although it might sound slightly mythical, last week wasn’t the first time a river’s been known to reverse course. It wasn't even the first time the Neches River specifically has been recorded doing so.The river, which flows more than 400 miles south through Texas before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico, flowed backward in what the U.S. Geological Survey called a “far more dramatic” fashion during Hurricane Ike...