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Satellites Can Warn of Floods, Landslides, Scientists Say

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Flood victims stand stranded on dry land March 2, 2000 in Mozambique. The country was hit by severe floods in 2000 leaving tens of thousands of people homeless. Scientists hope that new satellite technology could detect heavy rains and rising waters anywhere in the world, providing time to warn people of potential disaster.

Photograph by Getty/Per-Anders Pettersson/Liaison
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