Tropical Storm Norma surged to hurricane strength late Friday off Mexico’s Pacific coast which was pounded just hours earlier by Tropical Storm Max. Norma looked likely to churn toward the Los Cabos resort area, according to the US National Hurricane Center in Miami. At 0300 GMT, Norma was 270 miles (435 km) south of Cabo San Lucas, packing top sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kmh). It was expected to strengthen in coming days the NHC said.
Sunnier weather is significantly accelerating the melting of Greenland's glaciers, exacerbating the effects of rising global temperatures, according to a new study. For the past 20 years, a marked decrease in cloud cover over Greenland during the summer has allowed more solar radiation to warm glaciers and pack ice, according to research led by the University of Bristol and published in Science Advances.