Instead of building a wall on the US-Mexico border, a landscape architect calls for restoring the Rio Grande and turning its course into an international park – an idea first proposed in the 1930s.
Green roofs could play a critical role in helping cities cope with extreme rainfall events in the age of climate change. The roofs essentially suck up stormwater like sponges if designed properly.
Heavy rains, poor and clogged drainage systems have made many towns and cities in Nigeria susceptible to massive flooding.
As the rich move away from disaster-prone areas, the poor may be left behind.
Analysis of flood gauge data suggest that floods are becoming less frequent in many parts of the world. Despite that, more people and property are at risk, particularly in developing countries.
As summer heatwaves intensify across Canada, smaller cities need to follow the lead of Toronto and Vancouver - to protect vulnerable citizens from injury, disease and death.
When floods hit the toe of Italy, children were sent away, often for years.
A researcher on sea level rise and climate change impacts reviews Kim Stanley Robinson's new novel, 'New York 2140,' which envisions the city's future in the face of extreme sea-level rise.
New South Wales has just had its hottest summer on record – an event that was made 50 times more likely by humans' impact on the climate.
With little action at the national level on climate change, state and city officials are taking the lead – but by emphasizing local benefits.
Research based on palaeological flood records suggests floods as big as those that hit Brisbane in 2011 may be more common than we think.
2016 was Australia's fourth warmest year on record, capping off the hottest decade.
Climate change will certainly affect Bangladesh but claims of climate change refugees are premature.
There are ticking time bombs, high up in the mountains.
Why do some people evacuate ahead of disasters while others stay put? The rising death toll from Hurricane Matthew shows that often the poor and vulnerable are least able to move.
New research suggests a mythical flood in China really happened about 4,000 years ago. It's the latest case of scientists matching ancient tales to actual local natural disasters.
Many African cities are sites of rapid urbanisation. To ensure that such societies are water resilient, it is necessary to address formal and informal forms of development.
Storms like those that lashed Australia's east coast flush pollution out to sea.
A total of 1,859 people have died in floods in Australia in the past 115 years.
Eastern Australia's massive storms will likely become rarer in a warmer world, but probably more intense.