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.
The Indian summer monsoon rainfall affects the lives of over a billion people. By looking at how prehistoric climate changes affected it, scientists can contribute to its future prediction.
Weather-related catastrophic events have cost Canadians more than $17 billion in the past decade. That only stands to grow, unless building codes change to make homes more resilient.
With heatwaves, droughts and fires all on the rise, the federal government is urged to merge its separate strategies on disaster resilience and climate readiness.
Amid fears that parts of Townsville and other Australian cities might become "uninsurable", making urban areas more resilient and adaptable to flooding is becoming more urgent.
There are benefits and downsides to damming rivers.