Fresh water is the most important substance on Earth, but it isn’t equally distributed across the planet. How many benefits do the world’s largest lakes provide? Interdisciplinary research begins to explore this complex question.
Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, has dropped record-setting rainfall on parts of North Carolina. Many river gauges show waterways above flood stage. Flash and long-term flooding, as well as a risk of landslides, are expected to continue for days.