This graph of Boulder's year-to-date rainfall is just staggering

In Colorado, rainfall characterized by the National Weather Service as "biblical" has left thousands homeless, hundreds missing and at least eight people dead. Among the hardest-hit cities has been Boulder, which last week catapulted from a dry spell into its wettest year on record in the span of just five days. » 9/18/13 10:40am 9/18/13 10:40am

Ancient flood myths may have a basis in geological history

10,000 years ago, at a time when humans recorded historical events by telling mythical stories that got passed from one generation to the next, huge parts of the North American continent were deluged by massive walls of water. They were, as geologist David R. Montgomery writes in this month's Discover magazine,… » 9/03/12 1:49pm 9/03/12 1:49pm

Massive spiderwebs engulf Australian town as arachnids escape floods

You may have seen this strange tableau in Pakistan a wee while back, but it never ceases to be absolutely amazing. In the town of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia, rising floodwaters have forced uncountable spiders to seek shelter on higher ground. Sprawling spiderwebs have overtaken bushes, shrubs, fields,… » 3/06/12 4:35pm 3/06/12 4:35pm

Faced with rising floodwaters, Thai citizens turn to homemade jet skis …

Since this summer, a particularly strong monsoon season has caused dangerous floodwaters to raise across Thailand. These waters have killed over 500 people and caused several billion dollars in property damage already. In cities like Bangkok, residents have adjusted to the rising waters by flood-proofing their vehicles … » 11/15/11 5:05pm 11/15/11 5:05pm