The capacity of climate to influence tectonics has been of growing interest for over a century. Likewise, the dramatic effect of rainfall on the evolution of mountainous landscapes is widely debated among geologists.
A rainy spell early on Sunday brought better air to residents of New Delhi, giving them a brief respite from thick grey smog that has shrouded the Indian capital for the last two months, although air quality continued to be ‘very poor’.
Steady rain in northern California doused the state’s most deadly wildfire on Friday, but it turned ash from thousands of destroyed homes into slurry, complicating work to find bodies reduced to bone fragments.
Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state, as authorities rushed to bring drinking water to the most affected areas, officials said Sunday.
Pressure intensified Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that have killed more than 320 in the Indian state of Kerala, triggering landslides and sending torrents sweeping through villages in the region's worst inundation crisis in a century.
Rescuers were searching for dozens still missing in southwestern Japan on Monday after heavy rains that left shocked residents returning to muddy homes unsure where to start the recovery and cleanup due to the extent of damage from flooding and mudslides.