Instead of one damaged wellhead, a mudslide would leave a tangled mess of pipes buried under a giant mass of sediments.
Haiti's deforestation is largely driven by small-scale farming and charcoal production, which involves harvesting wood and heating it to remove water and volatile compounds.
A new initiative—looking to equalize the gender gap in the workforce—calls for hiring an equal number of men and women to help restore a shattered mountainside.
One local ecologist set out to catalog the destruction.
To avoid repeating California's recent devastation, susceptible regions must prepare for future disasters.
At least 15 people were killed in the wreckage in Montecito, California. Dozens more are still missing.
At least eight people have been killed by mudflows after a deluge of rain fell on the region left vulnerable by the Thomas Fire.
Mudslides, waterspouts, and flash flooding are expected in already hard-hit areas.