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Researchers Say Climate Change to Blame for Hurricane Maria’s Extreme Rainfall

WASHINGTON — Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research finds. A new study analyzing Puerto Rico’s hurricane …

Flooding in North Prompts UK Government to Hold Emergency Session

Hundreds more people were told to leave their homes in northern England Sunday as Prime Minister David Cameron said more troops would be deployed to protect peoples’ lives and property after weeks of heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding. Cameron said …

Landslide Danger Remains High in Switzerland

Swiss authorities say the risk of landslides remains a danger in drenched areas with two lakes near flood levels and abundant snowfall expected in southern Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment is warning that water levels are climbing …

North Korea Reports 31 More Deaths From Downpours

North Korea says dozens more people have been killed or reported missing because of heavy rainfall this week. The announcement Wednesday comes a day after U.N. staff visited storm-pounded areas to assess damage and investigate the needs of flood victims. …

Texas Sinkhole Could Help With Runoff Study

A Central Texas sinkhole that’s grown to about 20-feet deep has offered researchers a way to study runoff into the Edwards Aquifer. Officials in Austin say the parking lot hole opened Jan. 25 after heavy rainfall, leading to discovery of …