Unless urban planning is taken seriously in Sierra Leone, there's a risk that similar disasters like the mudslides could occur with potentially more devastating consequences.
Researchers examined credit data on the victims of Hurricane Katrina to understand how the disaster affected their personal finances, revealing important lessons for those hurt by Harvey.
Ad hoc boat rescues have become critical parts of disaster response efforts, a trend first responders have officially embraced.
As Houston continues to rescue residents whose homes were ruined, it also begins to deal with issues related to contaminated floodwaters and overflowing reservoirs. It won't be easy.
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Harvey is admirable. With a little homework, your contributions will go further.
The unpredictability of hurricanes makes it hard to say for sure whether climate change is making them worse. But we do know that sea-level rise and increased evaporation will worsen the impacts.
Instead of building a wall on the US-Mexico border, a landscape architect calls for restoring the Rio Grande and turning its course into an international park – an idea first proposed in the 1930s.
Green roofs could play a critical role in helping cities cope with extreme rainfall events in the age of climate change. The roofs essentially suck up stormwater like sponges if designed properly.
Heavy rains, poor and clogged drainage systems have made many towns and cities in Nigeria susceptible to massive flooding.
As the rich move away from disaster-prone areas, the poor may be left behind.
Analysis of flood gauge data suggest that floods are becoming less frequent in many parts of the world. Despite that, more people and property are at risk, particularly in developing countries.
As summer heatwaves intensify across Canada, smaller cities need to follow the lead of Toronto and Vancouver - to protect vulnerable citizens from injury, disease and death.
When floods hit the toe of Italy, children were sent away, often for years.
A researcher on sea level rise and climate change impacts reviews Kim Stanley Robinson's new novel, 'New York 2140,' which envisions the city's future in the face of extreme sea-level rise.
New South Wales has just had its hottest summer on record – an event that was made 50 times more likely by humans' impact on the climate.
With little action at the national level on climate change, state and city officials are taking the lead – but by emphasizing local benefits.
Research based on palaeological flood records suggests floods as big as those that hit Brisbane in 2011 may be more common than we think.
2016 was Australia's fourth warmest year on record, capping off the hottest decade.
Climate change will certainly affect Bangladesh but claims of climate change refugees are premature.
There are ticking time bombs, high up in the mountains.