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Dramatic photos show the devastating flooding and landslides in Japan

Japan is experiencing what could be one of the worst weather-related disasters in its history, following the heaviest rainfall the country has experienced for decades. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of a “race against time” to rescue flood victims on Sunday, as emergency response teams in the country’s western regions search for at least 60...CONTINUE READING
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Extreme flooding in Maryland is a glimpse into our disaster-filled future

Last weekend, Ellicott City’s quaint Main Street, with red, white, and blue decorations draped from storefronts, became a churning brown river.  While several factors resulted in this Maryland town’s second “1,000-year storm” occurring in just the last 22 months, one increasingly significant contribution to the flooding is the amount of water vapor accumulating in Earth’s...CONTINUE READING
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Maryland residents post frightening videos of flash flooding after heavy rain

Residents and local press in Maryland posted frightening footage of destructive flash flooding on Sunday, following heavy rain across the state. Particularly affected was Ellicott City, located about 14 miles west of Baltimore, which suffered intense flash flooding along its Main Street — the very same street that was turned into a raging river amidst...CONTINUE READING
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Ice age waterfalls caused the original 'Brexit,' scientists say

Britain’s political separation from the European Union officially began last week. But the island’s original split from mainland Europe actually happened hundreds of thousands of years ago. Researchers have a new theory for how this prehistoric “Brexit” likely went down: first with an overflowing glacial lake, and later with a catastrophic flood.   If it...CONTINUE READING
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Five-storey building falls into the river, after being pounded by rain for days

A five-storey building collapsed after days of torrential rain pounding south-western China. SEE ALSO: Climate change could dump even more rain on the tropics In footage that has since gone viral, the residential building, located in Jomda county, in Tibet, is seen caving into the banks of the Ziqu River, which feeds into the Yangtze....CONTINUE READING
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No need to worry, just hundreds of thousands of fire ants forming living towers

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Aerial footage shows avalanche of mud in deadly Colombia floods

Floodwaters from three swollen rivers surged through a Colombian city this weekend, burying homes under an avalanche of mud and rocks. Aerial survey footage by the Colombian Air Force shows the scale of devastation in Mocoa, the capital of the southwestern Putamayo province.  SEE ALSO: Strange things are happening off the coast of Peru, and...CONTINUE READING
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The moment a Buddhist temple got completely washed away in a flood in Myanmar

A Buddhist temple in Myanmar has been swallowed by floodwaters in the wake of heavy monsoon rains.  Footage shows the pagoda slowly sinking into floodwaters, before eventually disappearing completely into the Irrawaddy River — the country’s largest that flows from north to south. SEE ALSO: Five-storey building falls into the river, after being pounded by...CONTINUE READING
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