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.
Japan took a fresh approach to ensuring their society was more resilient to the frequent earthquakes they experience. We could learn from its experience.
Residents need the necessary support to adapt their homes and make collective decisions about flood prevention.
Coming to a river catchment near you: a rodent crack team ready to reduce flooding and boost biodiversity.
US military leaders have to plan for operations all over the world, so they can't afford to ignore climate change or debate its causes.
Some parts of Australia have enjoyed excellent rainfall this year, but others have not. Drought relief is still slow and patchy.
Bangladesh is on the front lines of climate change, but factors including money, gender and religion make some Bangladeshis much more vulnerable than others. Can it find inclusive ways to cope?
The water that replenishes groundwater, rivers and lakes is under threat from climate change, pollution and aging infrastructure.
More than 1 billion euros were donated after Paris’ cathedral was grievously damaged by fire in April. By comparison, just a few million euros were given after catastrophic flooding in Cité des Doges.
Earth's biggest rivers are streams of warm water vapor in the atmosphere that can cause huge rain and snowfall over land. Climate change is making them longer, wetter and stronger.
The peak time for heatwaves in southern Australia has not yet arrived. Many parts of Australia can expect heavy rains and flooding. And northern Australia's cyclone season is just gearing up.
Current policy to manage and protect people from flooding disadvantages those who are most vulnerable.
Hundreds of Canadian municipalities have declared climate emergencies but many have yet to take action.
In failing to acknowledge that the capacity of rivers can change quickly, some flood models and defences may not be equipped to deal with the consequences when they do.