Scientists knew human-induced climate change would cause Hurricane Florence to be bigger and wetter, even before the storm hit. Here's how.
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The next time a river overflows its banks, don't just blame the rain. New research identifies another culprit: Leafy plants.
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Climate change may make it harder for the soil to absorb water. That could have serious implications for food production and security, researchers warn.
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A new global water map is so advanced that scientists could use them to predict which rivers are most likely to flood during heavy rainfall.
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Heavy rainfall events that occur on July 1 result in 70% fewer cases of mosquito-borne disease than those that occur just a month earlier, research finds.
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