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    Cosmos Q&A: NSW flooding

    What’s causing the floods, and how do we manage future natural disasters in a changing climate?

    NSW is currently experiencing severe flooding events, after a weekend of heavy rainfall saw flood and evacuation warn...

    Climate March 22, 2021
  • Flash-flood phenomena found

    New research describes how heavy precipitation happens in dry areas.

    New research has explained the drivers of extreme precipitation events around the globe.Extreme precipitation eve...

    Climate March 9, 2021
  • Mediterranean megaflood confirmed

    The Med experienced a flood of Biblical proportions in pre-Biblical times. Andrew Masterson reports.

    Once upon a time there was a massive flood across the Mediterranean Sea, an in-pouring of water so huge that it excav...

    Climate March 25, 2018
  • Deadly molasses flood surge

    A sticky tidal wave that moved faster than Usain Bolt.

    When Americans grumble about events taking place too sluggishly, they often complain they’re moving slower than molas...

    Physics November 22, 2016
  • China's great flood really happened, say geologists

    Sediments in Yellow River gorge support oral histories that go back to the founding of Chinese ci...

    Jishi Gorge upstream the landslide dam. The grey silt deposits dozens of metres above the water level are lacustrine ...

    Earth Sciences August 5, 2016
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