A huge iceberg that broke off of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier is heading toward the Southern Ocean, satellite images show.
Between November 2013 and March 2014, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) — an instrument on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites — tracked the massive iceberg as it drifted across Pine Island Bay in the Amundsen Sea. A time-lapsevideoalso shows the motion of the ice island.
Heavy overnight flooding throughout northern New England caused at least one fatality, officials said Wednesday as they advised residents in all three states to avoid water-covered roadways and watch out for overflowing rivers.
National Weather Service officials say about 200 trees were either snapped or uprooted during an EF1 tornado in Spalding County – and the rains that fell in northeast Georgia Sunday night and Monday pushed the level of Lake Lanier up more than a foot.
The warn-torn Syria is on the brink of another disaster as the World Food Program warned on Tuesday that the country was facing a drought that could put millions of people’s lives at risk, compounding the impact of years of war.
The drought threatens to cut wheat production in the country’s northwestern breadbasket to a record low of 1.7 million to 2 million metric tons, according to World Food Program (WFP) spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs.
The Saharan dust storm could trigger a spike in asthma attacks and also lead to previously undiagnosed sufferers developing the condition, a leading expert has warned.
Dr Keith Prowse, Honorary Medical Adviser to the British Lung Foundation said Saharan dust is contributing to unusually high levels of air pollution, threatening the health of elderly and vulnerable people in the UK.
One of the strongest storms of the year pelted the northeast US and Canada with snow and wind gusts in some places reaching 185km/h. This latest storm was the most ferocious this year in terms of its central pressure, rapidly plummeting to 960 millibars and meteorologists described the storm as explosive. More bad weather is forecast with the risk of tornadoes over the weekend. BBC Weather’s Susan Powell has the story.
Some areas of the globe are especially vulnerable to rising sea levels. As land recedes under advancing waters, governments are faced with the costs of building defensive seawalls and relocating coastal populations — and in some extreme cases, finding new homes for entire island nations.