Archive for October 3rd, 2015

Obama declares state of emergency in South Carolina over flooding: White House

Reuters: President Barack Obama on Saturday declared a state of emergency in South Carolina after severe storms caused widespread flooding, the White House said in a statement. Obama ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts, and he authorized federal agencies to coordinate disaster relief efforts, the statement said.

Climate change can alter the planet’s shape

Indo-Asian News Service: As melting glaciers erode the land, global warming could alter the shape of the planet, a new study says. "Antarctica is warming up, and as it moves to temperatures above 0-degrees celsius, the glaciers are all going to start moving faster," said study lead author Michele Koppes, assistant professor at University of British Columbia. "We are already seeing that the ice sheets are starting to move faster and should become more erosive, digging deeper valleys and shedding more sediment into the oceans,"...