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Friday August 2nd, 2019 day edition

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Up to half the surface of the island’s ice sheet is thought to be currently melting, with runoff equivalent to a 0.5mm rise in global sea levels in July alone.

Greenland has seen abnormally high temperatures so far this summer, scientists have told The Independent, with melting expected to rival the record levels seen in 2012.

In mid-June, temperatures along the eastern coast of Greenland were up to 9C above the 1981-to-2010 average.

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“These are extreme temperatures for the ice sheet, and communities around the Greenland coast are likely bracing for flooding from ice melt,” she added.

Since 2010 the ice sheet’s mean annual mass balance has been about -300 billion tons, equivalent to a mean global sea level rise of about 0.8mm a year.

Apart from the direct influence of the melting ice on sea level rise, the Greenland ice sheet also has a significant impact on regional and global climate. »

Oklahoma court upholds sentence for ex-cop convicted of rape

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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, is seen at a sentencing hearing in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals says it will issue an opinion this week in an appeal filed by Holtzclaw, who is appealing his 18 convictions and 263-year prison sentence.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A court on Thursday upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions and 263-year prison sentence of a former Oklahoma City police officer whose case has been watched closely by the Black Lives Matter movement and some conservatives. »

Samsung’s headphone dongle leaks ahead of Note 10 announcement

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The photos depict a dongle that is exactly as you’d expect: there’s a USB-C jack on one end and a 3.5mm input on the other.

Samsung is expected to include the new dongle in the box with the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, which will likely soften the blow.

With Samsung — the last major holdout — seemingly on board with the effort to kill the 3.5mm headphone jack, the war on the headphone jack is effectively over, and the dongles have won. »

Robert Landsburg's Brave Final Shots

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When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, photographer Robert Landsburg was there – within a few miles from the summit, shooting away.

Landsburg had spent several weeks prior to the eruption documenting the volcano, putting himself on the precipice of danger.

Seeing the immanent explosion in the not-so-distant distance, Landsburg decided he could not escape the eruption in time to save his own life. »

Ninja auf Twitter: "The next chapter, https:

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