Opinion

Floods in south Brazil have displaced 600,000. It's the new normal

By Marcia Zilli, Caio Coelho, Neil Hart
May 17 2024 - 1:45pm

A mighty river is flowing out of the Amazon rainforest, and it's not the one you're thinking of. In the first kilometre above the forest canopy, a "flying river" is transporting moisture evaporated from Amazonian trees southwards along the Andes mountains towards Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in Brazil.

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