With many of Australia’s hillsides stripped bare by fire, scientists are rushing to predict where mudslides could be triggered by rainfall.
NPR science reporter Rebecca Hersher and photographer Meredith Rizzo traveled to Australia to learn how they’re doing it. More of their reporting (with photos) is here.
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