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What’s the record for how long it’s ever rained without stopping?

Lynn McMurdie, University of Washington and Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik, Washington State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have...

Atmospheric river storms can drive costly flooding – and climate change...

Tom Corringham, University of California San Diego Ask people to name the world’s largest river, and most will probably guess that it’s the Amazon, the...

Why does some rain fall harder than other rain?

Jeffrey B. Halverson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like...

What happens when a raindrop hits a puddle?

Nate Barlow, Rochester Institute of Technology Have you ever taken a walk through the rain on a warm spring day and seen that perfect puddle?...

For a flooded Midwest, climate forecasts offer little comfort

Shuang-Ye Wu, University of Dayton Flooding in the Midwest, triggered by an intense “bomb cyclone,” has devastated parts of the region, which has been plagued...

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Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth’s atmosphere, but...

Julie Loisel, Texas A&M University Peatlands are a type of wetland where dead plant material doesn’t fully decompose because it’s too soggy. In these ecosystems,...