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Chile's hospital ICUs near full capacity as pandemic rages  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Chilean authorities say intensive care units in the country’s hospitals are nearly at capacity amid a flood of coronavirus patients, and some doctors report they are having to make wrenching... more
A new critically endangered frog named after 'the man from the floodplain full of frogs'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new species of a criticallyendangered miniaturized stump-toed frog of the genus Stumpffia found in Madagascar is named... more
A new Critically Endangered frog named after 'the man from the floodplain full of frogs'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new species proposed to be classified as Critically Endangered of miniaturised stump-toed frog of the genus Stumpffia,... more
South Asia cyclone death toll passes 100  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
At least 106 people died in the fiercest cyclone to hit Bangladesh and eastern India since 1999, officials said Friday as aerial footage revealed immense flooding in coastal areas. more
Deadly cyclone cuts destructive path in India and Bangladesh  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Wide swaths of coastal India and Bangladesh were flooded and millions were without power Thursday as Cyclone Amphan, the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than a... more
Michigan flood displaces thousands, threatens Superfund site  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Floodwaters surging through Central Michigan on Wednesday were mixing with containment ponds at a Dow Chemical Co. plant and could displace sediment from a downstream Superfund site, though the company said there was no... more
Thousands evacuate due to 'historic' mid-Michigan flooding  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Floodwaters have overtaken dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people from communities in central Michigan, where the governor warned that Dow Chemical Co.'s hometown could end up under 9 feet of water... more
Thousands evacuated as river dams break in central Michigan  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rapidly rising water has overtaken dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people from flooded communities in central Michigan, and the governor warned that one city could end up... more
1 Michigan dam breached, another at risk amid Midwest floods  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
People living along two lakes and a river in mid-Michigan rushed to evacuate Tuesday after the breach of a dam following days of heavy flooding across parts of... more
Flooding hits parts of Midwest, with evacuations in Michigan  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river were evacuated Tuesday following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the... more
Flooding impacts emergency response time in England  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
First responders, such as fire and ambulance services, will likely struggle to reach urgent cases in a timely manner during flooding in England, researchers from Loughborough University have found. more
UN: Floods in central Somalia hit nearly 1 million people  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Flooding in central Somalia has affected nearly 1 million people, displacing about 400,000 people, the United Nations said Monday, warning of possible disease outbreaks because of crowding where... more
Plant biologists discover simple principle of plant responses to hormone  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a new study researchers from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands and colleagues in Japan and Spain have found a simple mechanism for control of plant... more
Food webs determine the fate of mercury pollution in the Colorado River, Grand Canyon  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In the Grand Canyon reach of the Colorado River, two species play an outsized role in the fate of mercury... more
Food webs determine the fate of mercury pollution in the Colorado River, Grand Canyon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the Grand Canyon reach of the Colorado River, two species play an outsized role in the fate of mercury... more
Early humans thrived in this drowned South African landscape  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Early humans lived in South African river valleys with deep, fertile soils filled with grasslands, floodplains, woodlands, and wetlands that abounded with hippos, zebras, antelopes, and many other animals, some... more
Experts review symptoms, diagnosis, and current treatment of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The ongoing economic and social impact of the pandemic is staggering, but despite a daily flood of news on the disease, few laypeople know that paradoxically, COVID-19 mostly kills through... more
New study could help better predict rainfall during El Nino  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have uncovered a new connection between tropical weather events and U.S. rainfall during El... more
Abell 2384: Bending the bridge between two galaxy clusters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each other. This mighty event released a flood of hot gas from each galaxy cluster that formed... more
AP PHOTOS: Volunteers flood Navajo Nation in virus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Under the watchful eye of Agathla Peak and just south of Monument Valley on the Navajo reservation, the Kayenta Health Center struggled under an onslaught of COVID-19. The center's only... more
Economic blow of the coronavirus hits America’s already stressed farmers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Richard Oswald, still mourning the loss of his family's homestead to flooding along the Missouri River, is planting corn and soybeans into ground that last year was feet... more
Coastal adaptation against sea level rise makes economic sense  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Coastal zones in Europe contain large human populations, significant socio-economic activities and assets, and fragile ecosystems. Coastal communities will face increasing risk of floods as climate change could cause extreme... more
Simulations forecast nationwide increase in human exposure to extreme climate events  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
By 2050, the United States will likely be exposed to a larger number of extreme climate events, including more frequent heat waves, longer droughts and more... more
As sea level rises, multiple factors threaten Honolulu's urban infrastructure  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Today and as sea level continues to rise in the future, extreme high tide events cause Honolulu, Hawai'i's primary urban center to experience flooding not just from water washing directly over the shoreline, but... more
Multiple flooding sources threaten Honolulu's infrastructure  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers found in the next few decades, sea level rise will likely cause large and increasing percentages of land area to be impacted simultaneously by the three flood mechanisms. Further, they found direct marine inundation represents... more
US to rein in flood of virus blood tests after lax oversight  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Food and Drug Administration is pulling back a policy that has allowed scores of coronavirus blood tests to reach the U.S. market without... more
We've had a taste of disrupted food supplies: Here are 5 ways we can avoid a repeat  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When our reliance on supermarkets is seriously disrupted—for example, by spikes in demand due... more
How catastrophic outburst floods may have carved Greenland's 'grand canyon'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
For years, geologists have debated how and when canyons under the Greenland Ice Sheet formed, especially one called 'Greenland's Grand Canyon.' Its shape suggests it was carved by... more
Catastrophic outburst floods carved Greenland's 'Grand Canyon'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Buried a mile beneath Greenland's thick ice sheet is a network of canyons so deep and long that the largest of these has been called Greenland's "Grand Canyon." This megacanyon's shape suggests it was... more
Battered by floods, U.S. river communities try new remedies  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hollywood Beach Road was once such prime real estate that the neighborhood had its own airstrip, enabling well-heeled residents to zip back and forth between homes in nearby St. Louis... more
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