Predicting flood risk better

Engineers at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum have developed a new statistical model that predicts how likely extreme flood events are in Germany. In contrast to earlier models, they distinguish between several types of floods with ...

Amazonian rainfall increases in wet season

Covering more than 2 million square miles in South America, the Amazonian rainforest plays an important role in regulating the level of carbon dioxide, and thus affects global climate. In the Amazon, strong transpiration ...

Amazon River pirating water from neighboring Rio Orinoco

The Amazon River is slowly stealing a 40,000-square-kilometer (25,000-square-mile) drainage basin from the upper Orinoco River, according to new research suggesting this may not be the first time the world's largest river ...

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