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Extreme rains are drenching China’s booming cities

A worker inspects waterlogged steps on July 6, 2020 in Shanghai, China during a yellow alert for rainstorms.

A storm deluges Shanghai, the largest city in China’s Yangtze River Delta. Urban sprawl in the region might be adding to rainfall intensity. Credit: Yin Liqin/China News Service via Getty

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Nature 603, 11 (2022)



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