Big storms with lots of flooding, like hurricanes Dorian and Maria, actually restore the Caribbean's delicate balance between native and nonnative fish species, new research finds.
Climate change has got to the point that communities around the world are having to contemplate moving. It's never an easy process, but good planning improves the prospects of successful relocation.
The usual way we calculate the economic damage of natural disasters underestimates their true toll – which is key to understanding the costs of climate change.
Climate change is expected to bring the UK both more heatwaves, and more intense rainfall.
Corals, mangroves and seagrass habitats have been affected by extreme weather events, and some may never recover.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
In 1887 Queensland’s chief weatherman Clement Wragge began naming tropical cyclones, using names from the Greek alphabet, fabulous beasts and politicians who annoyed him.
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.
Thousands of lives have been saved thanks to an Indian state's effective disaster-relief planning.
Fires and building failures highlighted serious gaps in Australian building regulations. But recent revisions and recommendations still fall short of preparing our buildings for climate change.
Australia's environment took a beating in 2018, as temperatures rose, rainfall declined, the health of rivers and ecosystems worsened, and floods, droughts and bushfires all took their toll.
Media reports are starting to directly connect climate change to its weather effects in local communities. But how you respond to those linkages depends on what you already think about climate change.
Supermarkets and farms have acted to ensure they discard fewer "ugly" and "wonky" fruit and vegetables. However, the bulk of the problem lies with households.
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.
New and stronger evidence confirms global warming will mean more intense and frequent floods, heatwaves and droughts.
Marine heatwaves, like their land counterparts, are growing hotter and longer. Sea species in southeastern Australia, southeast Asia, northwestern Africa, Europe and eastern Canada are most at risk.
Natural gas supplies are growing, but so are other markets for it besides power generation.
Australian wheat growers need to boost yields to stay competitive in the face of climate change. They could do this by sowing earlier, but need new varieties of wheat to help them do it.
What do the recent Townsville floods and Tasmanian heatwave have in common? Both were caused by weather systems that stayed put for days or weeks on end. And global warming could worsen that trend.