Big storms with lots of flooding, like hurricanes Dorian and Maria, actually restore the Caribbean's delicate balance between native and nonnative fish species, new research finds.
Tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth have shown how important it is to integrate local information and resources with global scale forecasts and support.
The usual way we calculate the economic damage of natural disasters underestimates their true toll – which is key to understanding the costs of climate change.
Half the deaths from Atlantic hurricanes are down to storm surge. People in vulnerable regions need to be aware of what it is and how it threatens their safety.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
At a time when storms are becoming more frequent and severe, relying on levees for flood control can create as many problems as it solves.
Planning for the growing risks of flooding that threatens the UK's cities, towns and villages is underway, but progress is too slow.
As climate change threatens to bring more sudden rainstorms, we need to rethink the way we manage water.
The UK has seen drought conditions since 2018, but the flooding of June 2019 shouldn't come as a surprise.
Over the past 20 years, Great Lakes water levels have gone from sustained multiyear lows to multiyear highs. Climate change is accelerating the transition between dry phases and wet phases.
With hurricane season comes the usual efforts by insurance companies and government agencies to calculate the economic costs. An economist explains how they're doing it wrong.
Antarctica studies show sea level rise may be happening faster than we're planning for, and airports will be hit hard.
For the start of Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, scholars explain weather forecasting, evacuation orders, inland flooding risks and how social ties influence decisions to stay or flee.
Sea levels could rise by two metres by 2100, sparking a refugee crisis unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Artificial intelligence can help manage floods effectively, but decisions about which communities are protected require a human touch.
There's an apparent emerging Doug Ford doctrine in Ontario of short-term gain for long-term pain. It threatens to embed long-term structural costs for the province and its taxpayers.
Trump has repeatedly misconstrued the territory as not being part of the United States. But it is.
A climatologist who studies precipitation trends explains how climate change is projected to make flooding events in the Midwest more severe and more frequent.
The Trump administration has proposed a major revamp of the National Flood Insurance Program since its inception in 1968. Here's why it needs fixing.
The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.