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Landslides kill 22 after downpours in S. Korea

Torrential rain pounding South Korea on Wednesday triggered landslides which killed 22 people, flooded hundreds of homes and turned main roads into rivers of churning, muddy water. Thirteen people died when a mudslide hit an inn and three homes in the mountainous Chuncheon area 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of…

California’s ‘Big One’ could be massive ‘superstorm’ that floods state: scientists

The planet’s rising temperatures mean California is at greater risk of a “superstorm” that could flood the state’s Central Valley, causing damage that would dwarf even a major earthquake, scientists have warned. At a conference in Sacramento last week, 117 researchers brought together to study flooding risks in California presented…