13th July - Today's News: Record Rainfall Brings Deadly Floods & Landslides in Japan

In Japan, Kyushu braces for more rain after 19 die in floods and landslides and nearly 50,000 ordered to flee - reports suggest 500mm of rain fell in some places on Thursday.

Worst storm to slam Edmonton in eight years brings spectacular lightnings and floods

Wet weather may cause butterfly numbers to decline - though this previously happened in 2007 and most species soon bounced back.  And bad weather affects bird migration at Llanelli wetland centre with some autumn migrant arriving already.   There's also a rat warning as floods flush out pests.

American 'settled in three waves' - but the first and most important was some 15,000 years ago.  Clovis First is long dead!


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