Bacton beach defences.
Dumping millions of cubic metres of sand on the beach stops people from dealing with the reality of coastal erosion.
Surf threatens beach houses on Dauphin Island, Alabama, September 4, 2011 during Tropical Storm Lee.
AP Photo/Dave Martin
'Building back better' refers to making communities more disaster-proof and resilient after they take a hit. But instead, some US owners are building back bigger homes in vulnerable places.
Lake sediment tells an ancient story of trees, soil – and disaster.
Dr. Niklas Leicher, University of Cologne
Thousands of years of history tells the same story over and over: you ignore soil at your peril.
The source of the Yamuna River, one of the major rivers draining the Himalayas.
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?
Sahia moved to Singpur with her husband, where they planned to build a life.
Sahia and her husband hoped to start a life in Singpur, a village in Bangladesh. But the riverside community found climate change made putting down roots impossible.
Rift Valley Road in Ethiopia.
Smart roads in Africa could help reduce the impact of flooding and other disasters that affect rural communities.
Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia.
How do the narrow ribbons of sand that line the Atlantic and Gulf coasts withstand the force of hurricanes? The answer lies in their shape-shifting abilities.
A farmer plows a dry and dusty cotton field near Phoenix, Ariz., while a drought affects the Southwest.
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Desertification is a problem of global proportions. If action isn't taken now, it will accelerate and fuel further migration and conflict.
As many as 20 people are dead and dozens missing following the Southern California mudslides.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
A watershed scientist explains why post-wildfire landscapes are so susceptible to landslides – and why those risks are poised to rise.
Laiap, to the west of the site of the now-disappeared Nahlapenlohd.
In 1850, the Micronesian island of Nahlapenlohd was the scene of Pohnpei state's first battle involving cannons and muskets. Less than two centuries later, it has sunk beneath the waves.
“Snowball Earth” happened around 700 million years ago.
Earth's thermostat can fail spectacularly at times. Around 700 million years ago, huge volcanic eruptions triggered "Snowball Earth".
Dooagh beach, Ireland.
A entire beach in Ireland has returned 33 years after being washed away.
Damaged property in Sydney following recent wild weather.
AAP Image/David Moir
Wild seas have left beaches eroded and houses close to collapse.
Coastal erosion caused by massive waves during the weekend’s East Coast Low.
AAP Image/David Moir
Eastern Australia's massive storms will likely become rarer in a warmer world, but probably more intense.
Seven Sisters in East Sussex.
After the recent collapse of part of the Seven Sisters cliffs in Sussex there's an increased awareness of the danger of rockfalls on Britain's coast.
Teetering: Abergeldie Castle.
Storm Frank has left one of the Queen's neighbours in Aberdeenshire on the verge of collapsing into a river. Here's what you do about it.
Groynes at the Keta Sea Defense Project on Ghana’s coast.
Kwasi Addo Appeaning
Unless something is done to curb erosion, Ghana's coast could soon whither away.
Instead of developing a northern foodbowl to feed our neighbours, Australia could help them feed themselves.
A nation that destroys its soils, destroys itself — Franklin Roosevelt It is a worthy objective to sell more food to Asia, but we should not conflate pursuing export income with improving regional food…
Wind erosion and dust storms have led to the loss of about 1.6 million tonnes of carbon from Australian soils each year…
The magnificence of Mont Blanc, thanks to the Bossons Glacier.
Glaciers are monstrously huge pieces of ice. For millions of years their movements have eroded mountains to create some of nature’s most beautiful landscapes. But according to a new study, rather than…