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The devastating mudslides that follow forest fires

Mud and debris from a mudslide on Interstate-70 through Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, US has broken a guardrail and is in the road.

Intense rain triggered mudslides in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, during June and July last year — one year after a fire scorched the area. Credit: AP/Shutterstock

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Nature 601, 184-186 (2022)



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