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In two studies published in the science journal “Nature,” scientists from the UK-US International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration said they were able to measure the bottom of the Thwaites Glacier and insert cameras and probes through a borehole to study the object from underwater. The images showed researchers that while the glacier overall is melting slower than models projected, the warmer water underneath the ice is creating cracks and crevasses where the ice is melting much faster than the rest of the glacier. The glacier, nicknamed the “Doomsday glacier” which is roughly the size of Florida, has been sensitive to climate change over the last 30 years and accounts for about 4% of global sea level rise, according to scientists. If the glacier collapses it could add 25 inches to the global sea level rise in the coming centuries, according to researchers. “If an ice shelf and a glacier are in balance, the ice coming off the continent will match the amount of ice being lost through melting and iceberg calving.1 month ago WCMY
ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Waterways along the Ohio River are still contaminated with hazardous materials following a train derailment that spilled multiple toxic chemicals, but officials are confident that those waterways are contained and not affecting water supplies. The Norfolk Southern Railroad train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3 while traveling from Illinois to Pennsylvania. The hazardous materials that burned in the wreckage of the train derailment in Ohio had the potential to be deadly if evacuations not been ordered, experts told ABC News last week. Five of the 10 cars containing toxins also contained vinyl chloride, officials said. No detections of vinyl chloride or hydrogen chloride were identified for the 291 homes that had been screened, according to the EPA.1 month ago WCMY
RAMI AL SAYED/AFP via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — More than 1,200 people are dead after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday, officials said. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Turkey in 1939, killing approximately 30,000 people. Monday’s quake in southeastern Turkey had the same magnitude, according to the United States Geological Survey. Meanwhile, at least 239 people were killed and some 600 were injured in government-held areas of Syria, according to Syrian state media. In rebel-controlled areas, at least 147 people were killed, according to the Syrian civil defense and medical group that operates in opposition-held areas, known as the White Helmets.1 month ago WCMY
Dallas Zoo(DALLAS) — Missing monkeys. The Dallas Zoo has been struck by a string of suspicious incidents in recent weeks that are under criminal investigation. A gross necropsy determined that the bird, which was at least 35 years old, suffered from a wound, said zoo officials. Zoo officials alerted law enforcement officials about the missing monkeys. An update will be shared on Feb. 1, zoo officials said.1 month ago WCMY
Over 50,000 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products were recalled Sunday due to possible listeria contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced. – 6-ounce plastic tray of “Boar’s Head CHARCUTUERIE TRIO” with sell by dates 4/13/23, 4/14/23, and 4/15/23. – 7-ounce plastic tray of “COLAMECO’S PRIMO NATURALE BLACK PEPPER UNCURED SALAMI” with use by dates 12/22/23, 12/30/23, and 1/17/24. – 1-pound plastic tray of “DEL DUCA SOPRESSATA, COPPA & GENOA SALAMI” with sell by dates 4/13/23 and 4/14/23. – 1-pound plastic tray of “DEL DUCA GENOA SALAMI, UNCURED PEPPERONI & HARD SALAMI” with use by date 5/4/23.1 month ago WCMY
dowell/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Layoffs have battered the tech industry in 2023, carrying over a series of job cuts that began last year. While a slew of smaller companies like Spotify, Vox Media and IBM have imposed layoffs too. I loved my job,” Ajiwe said. Vox Media, the parent company of Vox, laid off 130 workers, which amounts to 7% of its staff. Vox Media declined comment about the layoffs.1 month ago WCMY
Deandre Nichols/Facebook(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — Tyre Nichols, the man who died this month after an alleged beating by five police officers, was “damn near perfect,” his mother RowVaughn Wells said at a press conference on Monday. “He only worked at FedEx for maybe nine months, but you should see the out pour of love and support,” RowVaughn Wells said. Officers pulled over Nichols that Friday due to “reckless driving,” according to Memphis police reports, and attempted to flee from the officers before being eventually arrested. “All I know is my son Tyre is not here with me anymore,” she added. “I know everybody says they have a good son or that everybody’s son is good, but my son?2 months ago WCMY