Catchments are full. Dams are at capacity, soils are saturated and rivers are high. In some cases, there’s nowhere for the rains to go except over land.
Climate change is colliding with old factory sites where soil or water contamination still exist, and the most vulnerable populations are particularly at risk.
Telling people they have a flood risk rating of 10 is less powerful than explaining how much they’re likely to pay to deal with flooding over the next five years.
A quarter of South Africans in cities are living in informal settlements.
Flooding is arguably even more problematic in informal settlements because of the lack of planning.
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Residents and businesses are considering leaving Lismore for good. The town is now on the brink.
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As history shows, many natural and human factors determine how water will behave during a flood.
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A sea level scientist explains the two main ways climate change is threatening the coasts.
A street-by-street analysis shows where the risks are rising fastest and also lays bare the inequities of who has to endure America’s crippling flood problem.
Institutional failures, infrastructure, socio-economic challenges and disaster education influence Nigerian cities’ vulnerability to flood disaster.
Shoreline communities are already faltering under the weight of billions of dollars in damages — and worrying that climate change will continue to make things even worse.
Flooding constitutes a threat to Nigeria achieving the global sustainable development goals.
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.
Catastrophic floods in north-western Europe have shown how badly early warning systems can fail.
Planting a hedge can boost biodiversity, tackle noise, air and soil pollution and help towards meeting carbon emissions targets.
New Zealand is replacing its once groundbreaking environmental legislation with new laws, one of which focuses on climate change adaptation and will include a fund to enable managed retreat.