With adaptive design, infrastructure is ready to be expanded in the future. It's working for the Dutch.
Economic recovery and carbon neutrality are linked. Both depend on the ocean's ability to continue to regulate climate.
NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.
Many storms, heatwaves, fires and droughts slipped under the radar this year.
There were so many tropical storms in 2020, forecasters exhausted the list of names and started using Greek letters. And that's only one reason 2020 was extreme.
Birds found along the Gulf Coast have evolved to ride out hurricanes and tropical storms. But with development degrading the marshes where they live, it's getting harder for them to bounce back.
More than half the US production of broiler chickens is in states along the coast frequently struck by hurricanes.
In an era of climate change and extreme weather, a microgrid — a self-sufficient, energy-generating distribution and control system — puts communities on the path to self-reliance.
New risk models show nearly twice as many properties are at risk from a 100-year flood today than the government's flood maps indicate.
Hurricane stalling has become common over the past half-century, and their average forward speed has also slowed.
It's only happened twice since naming started in 1950, and there's an unusual twist to where many of the storms formed this year.
How high a storm surge gets depends on both the hurricane and the land.
A storm-driven chlorine gas release in a vulnerable community is the type of worst-case scenario that scientists and engineers have warned about for decades.
Knowing what makes an effective response to natural disasters will be increasingly important as the climate crisis intensifies.
Laura went from a tropical storm to a major hurricane in less than 24 hours, sending coastal residents scrambling to prepare. Hurricanes Harvey and Michael exploded in strength in similar ways.
Disaster preparation and evacuation procedures weren't made for social distancing. The pandemic means response decisions are now fraught with contradictions.
After the news media move on from a major disaster site, rebuilding continues for years.
From June through October, it's not unusual for huge Saharan dust plumes to blow across the Atlantic. They can darken skies but also bring calmer weather and electric sunsets. Here's how they form.
Extreme weather events prompt people to move, a trend that could accelerate in a warming climate. But the ability to migrate internally in the US depends largely on economic status.
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.