Water is seen on part of the glacial ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of Greenland. As the sea levels around the globe rise, researchers affiliated with the National Science Foundation and other organizations are studying the phenomena of the melting glaciers and their long-term ramifications.

Water is seen on part of the glacial ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of Greenland. As the sea levels around the globe rise, researchers affiliated with the National Science Foundation and other organizations are studying the phenomena of the melting glaciers and their long-term ramifications.

An aerial photo taken in August shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island. The liner capsized off the Italian coast in January 2012, killing at least 30 people. Workers raised the ship in September in the largest and most expensive maritime salvage operation in history.

An aerial photo taken in August shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island. The liner capsized off the Italian coast in January 2012, killing at least 30 people. Workers raised the ship in September in the largest and most expensive maritime salvage operation in history.

Riot police are covered with foam sprayed by Belgian firefighters during an Oct. 7 protest in central Brussels for better work conditions.

Riot police are covered with foam sprayed by Belgian firefighters during an Oct. 7 protest in central Brussels for better work conditions.

A truckload of stranded commuters crosses a flooded street in Manila on Aug. 19. Torrential rains brought the Philippine capital to a standstill, submerging some areas in waist-deep floodwaters and making streets impassable to vehicles.

A truckload of stranded commuters crosses a flooded street in Manila on Aug. 19. Torrential rains brought the Philippine capital to a standstill, submerging some areas in waist-deep floodwaters and making streets impassable to vehicles.

500 eruptions in 231 days?! Japan volcano coats city with ash — again

500 eruptions in 231 days?! Japan volcano coats city with ash — again

"The Palouse ~ Tapestry Of Colors" ~ "The Palouse is located in Eastern Washington and for a few weeks each year everything goes vibrant especially the greens." •

"The Palouse ~ Tapestry Of Colors" ~ "The Palouse is located in Eastern Washington and for a few weeks each year everything goes vibrant especially the greens." •

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