'Flushing' out drug use trends early in the COVID-19 pandemic

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders and other restrictions drastically affected how people lived and worked, resulting in social isolation and economic instability. Now, researchers show that some people ...

Why is China facing record floods?

Record rains have inundated central China with floods striking an underground subway system, damaging dams and riverbanks, and causing landslides and building collapses.

California fire cancels bike ride, prompts evacuations

A rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe forced evacuations of a mountain town and the cancellation of an extreme bike ride through the Sierra Nevada, leaving thousands of riders and spectators stranded Saturday.

Modeling dire wildfire circumstances can save lives

The increasing size and number of wildfires can lead to dire situations in which emergency managers must shift their focus from getting everyone out to simply minimizing human casualties.

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