Could this disaster have been avoided? And under climate change, how can we prepare for more events like this?
Three suburbs in Victoria have been warned against drinking tap water — even if they boil it first.
Flood plain statistics can be confusing. There are better ways to think about the risk of severe weather than 100-year storm or flood.
A better understanding of the science behind falling trees – followed by informed action – will help keep us safe and ensure trees continue to provide their many benefits.
Governments must ensure that transport infrastructure is developed with the ability to cope with current and future climatic shifts.
With the onset of spring come thunderstorms, and sometimes tornadoes. Learn how these systems form and why night tornadoes are especially deadly.
Wetlands bear the brunt of much storm damage to the coast. But over the past 300 years, 85% of the world's wetland area has been destroyed.
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.
From heatwaves to droughts to storms, climate change poses one of the biggest health threats to Australians. Yet the federal government makes no mention of it in its strategic health planning.
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.
Disaster preparation and evacuation procedures weren't made for social distancing. The pandemic means response decisions are now fraught with contradictions.
Persistent heat waves and dry lightning are part of the problem. For firefighters, the erratic behavior gets dangerous quickly.
Some rainstorms drench you in a second, while others drop rain in a nice peaceful drizzle. A meteorologist explains how rainstorms can be so different.
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.
Hurricane and tornado winds spin in circles, but there's another, equally dangerous storm type where winds barrel straight ahead. They're called derechos, and are most common in summer.
Lagos is vulnerable to heavy storms but the impact can be mitigated with better preparation.
In the Southeast US, tornadoes strike at night more often than in other regions. This poses special challenges for getting early warnings to the public.
Our research has brought us into contact with multiple communities whose lives are increasingly precarious thanks to climate change.