An atmospheric scientist and sailplane pilot describes why large areas of burned land can produce clouds and rainstorms.
Southern Québec is warming twice as rapidly as the rest of the world due to the progressive loss of snow cover. An average annual warming of 3 C to 6 C is expected by the end of the century.
Images of water gushing into subway stations filled social media following heavy rain in New York City. Solutions are at hand – but it takes money and political will, an expert explains.
Evidence is mounting that, as the climate warms, the amount of rain falling in heavy storms is increasing, especially in the central and eastern US.
Every increase in one degree of global warming will increase losses of crops to insects from 10% to 25%.
A new attribution study finds human-caused climate change made Europe’s July floods more likely. What about Tennessee’s flooding? An atmospheric scientist explains how scientists make the connection.
The IPCC report has laid out some alarming sea level projections for the future. But the relationship between sea level rise and real-world risk is complex.
A bipartisan group of senators said it reached a deal on $550 billion in new spending on infrastructure.
Residents of flood-prone areas have been counting on local knowledge and community support to deal with floods for centuries. Can scientists work with them to better understand floods?
The water cycle is intensifying as the world warms, bringing heavier downpours and longer droughts.
Not every extreme weather event is caused by climate change, but heat waves that were once ridiculously improbable are showing up more often. Just ask Portland.
The triple whammy of the moon’s wobble, sea level rise and more intense storms will bring worse tidal floods into coastal communities in the 2030s. This includes in Australia.
I helped forecast disaster – but nothing prepared for me what happened next.
Catastrophic floods in north-western Europe have shown how badly early warning systems can fail.
Done right, managed retreat redesigns communities to be better for everyone. Here’s how it’s evolving for the future.
NOAA’s 2021 high-tide flooding outlook shows where the risks are highest and growing. Some communities are seeing 20 or more days of flooding a year now.
The way we build our cities is adversely affecting our health, and, in particular, our hearts. Thinking of urban planners as health professionals could change that
Structures are built to withstand a normal range of conditions. But what’s ‘normal’ is changing rapidly.
Cities are among the harshest habitats on Earth. But when planned properly, private gardens can help improve their liveability.
Oil spills, cracked buildings and pollution. Just some of the environmental effects of Kenya’s massive railway project.