Incredible Sinkholes Around the World

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Taichung, Taiwan, 1999: earthquake-opened sinkhole filled with molasses spilled from nearby storage tanks.

Sinkholes tend to appear suddenly, and while particular regions are famously prone to sinkholes they happen all over the world.  Sinkholes form when the bedrock or soil underneath subsides, forcing the topsoil (or in many cases concrete) to collapse. They can be exceptionally large (several hundred meters in diameter and depth) and can swallow everything directly above.  They’ve been known to “swallow” cars, homes, businesses, and other structures. (Pics)

 

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Sea-Rise Levels By End Of Century May Be Lower Than Previously Predicited

Sea-Rise Levels By End Of Century May Be Lower Than Previously Predicited 

 Columbia Glacier is adding to ocean levels this century, the total global sea rise by 2100 may be lower than many are anticipating.

Despite projections by some scientists of global seas rising by 20 feet or more by the end of this century as a result of warming, a new University of Colorado at Boulder study concludes that global sea rise of much more than 6 feet is a near physical impossibility.

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