Too much rain when paired with prolonged high levels of humidity could promote the development of diseases in plants.
Makoto Murase from Japan developed his own urban water recycling system, which collected, filtered and kept rainwater in large underground storage tanks, preventing flooding of sewers and providing usable water for irrigation, toilets, washing and drinking.
The Great Wall of China needs our help. A crowdfunding campaign has been held to restore the Great Wall of China to prevent its further damage. This campaign is run by the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation, an organization that is semi-supported by the government. To be able to restore the Great Wall, the campaign needs $1.6 million (11 million yuan).
United Arab Emirates is planning to build an artificial mountain that can alter the weather patterns, increasing the amount of rainfall the region receives
Heavy El Niño rains have spurred the growth of poisonous mushrooms in California, which are potentially dangerous for pets playing outside.
Joshua trees, a beloved and iconic desert species in California, is currently in decline due to drought and climate change.
Prehistoric climate changes that took place thousands of years ago are apparently hidden inside Indian cave deposits (not pictured), and may hold clues to better predicting future climate in the region, according to new research.
We all know the popular springtime saying, "April showers bring May flowers," but the opposite may also be true.
It seems that extreme weather including torrential rains and blazing heat is becoming the new norm, and now new research indicates that more than half of hot extremes are caused by climate change.
Remember that mysterious "milky rain" that fell in parts of Washington and Oregon last week? Now a researcher from Washington State University (WSU) is making the claim that it is not volcanic ash caught in rainclouds, as was suspected, but rather the result of a rare event at an ancient lake.
A mysterious substance locals are calling "milky rain" was found falling in parts of Washington and Oregon last Friday afternoon and into the night. Experts are now speculating about its origins while simultaneously reassuring locals that it's unlikely a threat to public health.
It has long been suspected, especially among farmers, that rainstorms can lead to harmful pathogens that wreak havoc on plants. And now, research has for the first time caught this phenomenon on camera, and possibly paved the way for disease-resistant crops.
Do you ever wonder why we can smell rain coming? Well it turns out that that distinctive fresh, earthy aroma of an approaching rainstorm is due to the release of aerosol clouds that are carried by the wind, a new study says.
A new study has found that pollutant emissions produced by human activity has been causing the world's total annual monsoon rainfall to decline over the past five decades. And while that may be good news for some flood-prone regions, experts do not doubt that it has had a significant adverse impact on delicate ecologies.