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Teetering: Abergeldie Castle. Russell Cheyne

How to stop a castle falling into a river

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.
Evacuees gather at a rescue centre after this month’s floods in the Philippines. But for many women the danger doesn’t end here. EPA/Francis R. Malasig/AAP

Worldwide, climate change is worse news for women

Climate change isn't gender-neutral. The effects are likely to hit the world's poorest women hardest of all, because they are more likely to lack the resources to escape natural disasters or disease.
Flooding during Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City’s transportation and power infrastructure. Jason Howie/flickr

Flood severity along US coastline has worsened

Study finds higher risk of flooding from a combination of storm surge and heavy precipitation, particularly along the East Coast of the US.
Only a small portion of Porto Novo, Benin, is built-up. The city is taking steps to combat climate change. Anton Ivanov/Shutterstock

Porto Novo: an African city taking action against climate change

Porto Novo in Benin, Rouen in France and Da Nang in Vietnam are taking steps to mitigate the harsh effects of climate change, which will hit them hard if they don't.
Increasingly erratic rainfall patterns could worsen flood risk. AAP Image/David Moir

Why warmer storms could lead to more flooding than expected

Climate warming is predicted to intensify rainfall patterns. But new research suggests this could even happen within individual storms, as warmer weather makes them more likely to contain short intense bursts.

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