Fewer monsoons may make fighting wildfires harder

Winter rains can temper Arizona's wildfire season, but monsoon rains shut them down. Unfortunately, this monsoon season was the second-driest ever.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~9 min

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Assam flooding: Several rare rhinos die in India's Kaziranga park

Eight one-horned rhinos have been killed after rains left 85% of the Kaziranga park under water.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 19, 2020 ~2 min

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Is air pollution behind 80-year decline in monsoon rain?

Rainfall from the Asian summer monsoon has been declining for 80 years, and air pollution is the most likely culprit, researchers say.

Mari Jensen-Arizona • futurity
May 16, 2019 ~6 min

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Data from dirt improve monsoon predictions

Data about soil temperature and moisture can improve predictions about how much rain will fall during monsoons.

Brian Wallheimer-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 22, 2019 ~3 min

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