Flooding isn't always destructive – it can be part of our toolkit for restoring ecosystems.
The threats of climate change to plants, animals and people in Africa mean that the continent is an excellent place for biometeorological research.
Locust outbreaks are driven by unusual climatic conditions.
Mosquitoes love the wetter weather La Niña brings to some parts of Australia. But will we see more mosquito-borne disease?
Khartoum, one of Africa's largest cities, is both blessed and threatened by the dynamics of the Nile Rivers.
New risk models show nearly twice as many properties are at risk from a 100-year flood today than the government's flood maps indicate.
Hurricane stalling has become common over the past half-century, and their average forward speed has also slowed.
How high a storm surge gets depends on both the hurricane and the land.
Some rainstorms drench you in a second, while others drop rain in a nice peaceful drizzle. A meteorologist explains how rainstorms can be so different.
High temperatures, periods of increased relative humidity and more rainfall are likely to happen more in Nigeria's coastal region under future global warming.
Overlapping disasters of COVID-19 and flooding could be a serious threat for Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
The flooding has affected water resources, agriculture and food security, health and sanitation, fisheries, and energy and infrastructure.
Efforts to engineer Britain's rivers over the past 75 years have only made flooding worse.
Thousands of dams across the US are aging and overdue for maintenance. Taking them down can revive rivers, restore fish runs and create new opportunities for tourism and outdoor activities.
Blaming flooding on an act of God wrongly absolves government and developers of their liability for poor decisions that unfairly burden taxpayers.
A new study suggests raising dykes along a third of Europe's coastline, but there are more cost-effective options.
If the forecasts are right, the US could be facing more natural disasters this year – on top of the coronavirus pandemic. Local governments aren't prepared.
The disasters have come one after another. While they may not be entirely preventable, we can take many practical steps tailored to local needs and conditions to reduce the impacts on our cities.
When resources are drained, people are tired and communities are recovering from trauma, social connection is vital.
Lagos is vulnerable to heavy storms but the impact can be mitigated with better preparation.