There are benefits and downsides to damming rivers.
A new report predicts that one-third of the ice in the Himalayas will melt, even if we contain global warming to 1.5C. So what does that mean for the flood-prone valleys below?
Donald Trump has threatened to use funds allocated for disaster relief to fund his border wall. It's time to rethink how we frame disasters to stop politicians from using them for political gain.
Marshes, swamps and other kinds of wetlands provide valuable services, such as effective natural flood control. But they are being destroyed for development in many parts of the world.
Climate change is happening and will intensify in coming decades. Some experts say it's time for a triage strategy that focuses investments where they are most likely to have an impact.
Most cases of breast cancer are related to environmental causes. When we talk about climate change, we must not forget this part of the story.
Drones are low cost and easy to operate. They give quality, high resolution outputs, and can be deployed fast and often.
Australia's coastal settlements are highly exposed to the impacts of climate change. Climate-resilient urban landscapes that can cope with large amounts of water need to become the new normal.
African countries are sure to face more flooding in the future, they need to adapt or risk loosing the progress that's already been made
The frequency of intense tropical cyclones is increasing in the South Indian Ocean - a region that previously didn't have these.
Venice is set to be regularly 70% underwater and proposed tidal floodgates won't deal with the fundamental problems.
Coastal real estate prices appear to be taking a hit, but mostly in neighborhoods with more climate change believers.
Infrastructure systems – roads, water treatment systems, power grid – can't be built the same ways as in the past. What's a better roadmap for the future?
Government agencies spend millions of dollars yearly to buy and demolish homes sited in floodplains. But the program is slow, cumbersome and doesn't always help those who need it most.
Yes, giant mosquitoes are a thing. They're specialized to wait out the dry times only to emerge from their eggs when high water provides the perfect larval environment.
Hurricanes frequently move inland in the southeast US, causing widespread river flooding, but emergency plans focus on protecting people in coastal communities.
Flooding seems to be an inevitable reality for Nigeria. But the risks can be minimised.
AI can definitely help us monitor floods and could perhaps even deliver more accurate early-warning messages in the near future.
Widespread flooding in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence shows the need for better advance planning in inland areas of the south and mid-Atlantic, especially near rivers.
Relocation from risky areas is the only safe response.