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Look At This Huge Floating Raft Made Out Of Ants

Video: How many thousands of ants do you think are in this floating ant raft? I mean, the size of it is just ridiculous and there’s more ants clumped up in balls on top of the raft too. Ants have been known to link their legs and mouths with each other to create these sort of ant rafts during flooding but this one is more like the size of an ant island. Apparently, they can survive for weeks just holding each other like this.

Why This Weekend's Record Flooding In Louisiana Was So Extreme

Historic, record flooding gripped southeastern Louisiana this weekend after neighbourhoods from Baton Rouge to Livingston were swamped under an absolute torrent of rainfall. As of this morning, 20,000 people had been rescued from their homes, and the danger is far from over.

Flooding In West Virginia Is So Bad A Burning House Floated Down A Creek 

West Virginia is in the midst of a rash of deadly flooding, and one particularly dystopian video shows what appears to be a burning house floating through a creek in the town of White Sulphur Springs.

DC's Metro Should Probably Just Take A Few Months Off

Washington DC’s subway is scheduled to be shut down for an extended period of time to deal with a slew of deferred maintenance. But after today’s service problem — literal waterfalls in one station — maybe DC’s Metro needs a holiday sooner than that.

This Floating Walkway Is Christo's First Truly Important Work Of Art

Over the weekend, my social media feeds were draped in neon orange as the world exuberantly shared the first photos of Christo’s latest work, The Floating Piers, a 3km walkway across an Italian lake. It is easily the artist’s most ambitious piece from an engineering perspective — and one that actually adds value to its location.

This Upside Down Video Of The Paris Flood Makes It Seem Like You're Underwater

Video: When you throw a GoPro on a fishing rod and toss it in the flooded Seine in Paris and then flip that footage upside down, you better be prepared for some interesting shots of the City of Light. Some of it is really cool, what you think is the real world gets all bendy and warped. Other parts can get a little bit dull, since it’s just dirty brown water covering your view.

Climate Change Made The Flooding In France More Deadly

Last week’s flooding in France saw rivers reach their highest levels in 50 years, forcing the Louvre to move its art away from rising waters. After the floods caused 18 deaths and nearly one billion Euros in damage, French President Francois Hollande made a statement urging his country to take stronger action against climate change. Now a group of researchers have scientific evidence to back up Hollande’s plea, and have issued a report stating that human-caused climate change played an “important role” in France’s destructive deluge.

The Louvre Is Moving Art Due To Historic Flooding In Paris

Over the last few days heavy flooding across France, Austria and Germany has resulted in some scary photos, including surreal images of the Seine spilling over its banks in Paris. The river is getting a little too close for comfort for the Louvre, which is relocating some of its art.

Dramatic Photos Show Some Of The Worst Flooding Texas Has Ever Seen

Just last month, southeastern Texas saw some of the worst flooding in its history, described as “biblical” by many news outlets. Now, thanks to yet another spate of torrential rainfall, Texans are experiencing déjà vu all too soon.

Florida Is Even More Screwed Than We Thought

Florida, America’s lowest-lying state, faces dire predictions thanks to the accelerated melting of the world’s ice sheets. But a new study says this future is coming sooner and faster than previously predicted, prompting a major survey by the US Army Corps of Engineers to shore up the state’s most vulnerable regions.

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