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Greenland had waterfall 3x bigger than Niagara Falls

Of course, this only proves that global warming is fake:

For an hour or so Greenland had its own mighty waterfall, flowing secretly at three times the volume of Niagara. A meltwater lake on the surface of a glacier suddenly emptied in July 2006, sending millions of gallons of water through cracks in the ice sheet to the ground where it could affect the movement of the ice.

The lake covered 2.2 square miles near the western edge of the ice sheet and took about 24 hours to drain.

During the most rapid 90 minutes, water was flowing out of the lake at a rate of 2.3 million gallons per second, according to researchers led by Sarah Das of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Mass.

Under international convention, the minimum flow of Niagara Falls in summer is about 750,000 gallons per second.

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Morning Brief, Friday, April 18

Global Economy

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Rising food prices are leading to the "worst crisis of its kind in more than 30 years," according to Columbia University's Jeffrey Sachs. Rice traders are beginning to panic.

The volume of world trade grew more slowly in 2007 than in 2006.

Asia

The United States may be willing to paper over differences with North Korea to preserve an agreement on plutonium. South Korea is considering setting up a new, permanent diplomatic channel to the North.

In a move that could smooth the way to a free-trade deal, South Korea agreed to lift import restrictions on U.S. beef.

The United States has no "coherent plan" for Pakistan's tribal areas, according to the GAO.

Middle East and Africa

Israel plans to build 100 new settlement homes in the West Bank. Talks with the Israelis have brought "no results," according to the Palestinian foreign minister.

The U.S. military is freeing thousands of (mostly Sunni) detainees in Iraq and building a wall in Sadr City. Al Qaeda's No.2 man says the U.S.-led war in Iraq is a "failure."

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice plans to call on Arab states to protect Iraq from Iran's "nefarious influences."

The United States criticized Zimbabwe's neighbors for indulging Mugabe.

Europe

In a snub, British PM Gordon Brown met with the three presidential contenders before seeing U.S. President George W. Bush. Bush and Brown are in synch about Iran, though.

Russia's Gazprom inked a deal with Libya and may reach agreement to transport Nigerian gas to Europe.

Russia suffers from a massive shortage of skilled labor.

Americas

Mexican migrants are sending a lot less money home these days.

Farmers in Argentina stand accused of setting their fields on fire.

2008 U.S. Elections

The U.S. public's views of Iraq and the economy are heading south.

The new AP-Yahoo! poll finds growing support for Barack Obama in the primaries, but John McCain is making gains against either Democratic nominee.

Today's Agenda

The pope addresses the United Nations.

Robert Mugabe celebrates Zimbabwe's independence by bashing Britain.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak visits Japan.

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