Two dead, hundreds flee floods in Philippine storm

People push a half-submerged tricycle through a flooded street in Agusan del Sur province in Mindanao At least two people were killed and hundreds forced to flee their inundated homes in the Philippines as torrential rain triggered flooding and landslides in the storm-battered archipelago, officials said Saturday. Huge waves smashed into a coastal village on […]

Major floods in Manila as typhoon batters Philippines

Flood water in some Manila streets was up to shoulder height The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila on Thursday, trapping people on rooftops and claiming at least two lives in another part of the country. Typhoon Vamcopackedwinds of up to 155 kilometres (96 miles) […]

Mystery of glacial lake floods solved — ScienceDaily

A long-standing mystery in the study of glaciers was recently — and serendipitously — solved by a team led by University of Hawai’i at Manoa astrobiologist and earth scientist Eric Gaidos. Their findings were published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The mystery involves floods or “jokulhlaups” that emerge suddenly and unpredictably from […]

Mystery of glacial lake floods solved

IMAGE: The hot water drill used to drill through the glacier to the subglacial lakes. The drill stem is hundreds of meters below in the ice, suspended on a rubber hose… view more  Credit: Eric Gaidos A long-standing mystery in the study of glaciers was recently — and serendipitously — solved by a team led by […]

Mystery of glacial lake floods solved

The hot water drill used to drill through the glacier to the subglacial lakes. The drill stem is hundreds of meters below in the ice, suspended on a rubber hose through which hot water is pumped down. Credit: Eric Gaidos A long-standing mystery in the study of glaciers was recently —- and serendipitously—solved by a […]

Powerful Glacial Floods Heave Himalayan Boulders

Enormous boulders—10 meters or more in diameter—litter many river channels in the Himalayas. Scientists have now age dated several of these behemoths and estimated the flow velocities necessary to heave them. The boulders were likely set in motion thousands of years ago by the powerful forces of glacial lake outburst floods, the researchers […]