In Assam, India, an island is dissolving like a cube of sugar in a cup of the tea for which the region is famous, and a river is to blame. The New York Timesreports on the fate of Majuli, one of the world’s largest “inland islands,” which is surrounded by the Brahmaputra River. Climate change is fueling destructive changes, among them more devastating flooding, but the river itself bears much of the blame: Its unique braided shape creates a natural instability, according to some scientists. Read More