Driving into floodwater is the leading cause of flood-related death. So why do people do it?
South Africa’s dams are overflowing but the country is still facing water supply challenges.
By following moisture from the oceans to the land, researchers worked out exactly how three oceans conspire to deliver deluges of rain to eastern Australia.
As history shows, many natural and human factors determine how water will behave during a flood.
Many farmers are welcoming an expected summer of La Niña rain, while others have been hit by heavy rain and floods
Southern Québec is warming twice as rapidly as the rest of the world due to the progressive loss of snow cover. An average annual warming of 3 C to 6 C is expected by the end of the century.
Water-related hazards are exceptionally destructive, and the impact of climate change on extreme water-related events is increasingly evident, a lead author of the new report warns.
The NSW floods are a textbook example of the theoretical impacts we can expect on Australian rainfall as climate change continues.
New research shows that one-third of yearly nitrogen runoff from Midwest farms to the Gulf of Mexico occurs during a few heavy rainstorms. New fertilizing schedules could reduce nitrogen pollution.
Downpours in eastern Australia this year have been good for crops and some dams. But when it comes to drought, Australia is not out of the woods yet.
Lagos is vulnerable to heavy storms but the impact can be mitigated with better preparation.
Autumn may bring wetter-than-average conditions in parts of southern Australia, indicating a gradual easing of the drought in some areas.
The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
As the planet warms, the amount of moisture in the atmosphere is increasing. This will cause a lot more heavy rainfall, even in areas that are becoming drier.