A clapper rail with a fiddler crab in its bill.
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.
Lagos residents need to know more about the risk of heavy storms.
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Lagos is vulnerable to heavy storms but the impact can be mitigated with better preparation.
Mangroves along Mexico’s Yucatan coastline.
A new study estimates that mangroves prevent over $65 billion in damage from coastal storms every year, and says mangrove protection should be funded in the same way as infrastructure like seawalls.
Shoppers prepare ahead of Hurricane Dorian in Pembroke, Florida.
AP Photo/Brynn Anderson
As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, we share three articles on predicting hurricanes' paths and evacuating from harm's way.
Half the deaths from Atlantic hurricanes are down to storm surge. People in vulnerable regions need to be aware of what it is and how it threatens their safety.
Flood waters cover large tracts of land in Mozambique after cyclone Idai made landfall. Rapidly rising floodwaters have cut off thousands of families from aid organizations.
(World Food Programme via AP)
Climate change is making hurricanes more destructive, and may have boosted the intensity of cyclone Idai that hit Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.
Miami is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to raise roads in response to rising sea levels.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
Infrastructure systems – roads, water treatment systems, power grid – can't be built the same ways as in the past. What's a better roadmap for the future?
University of Maine, Climate Change Institute
But it's too early to tell whether climate change is to blame.
A taste of things to come? Storm damage on Sydney’s northern beaches in 2016.
The ocean warming that might increase the threat of a catastrophic storm could also create the conditions for a natural defensive barrier.
Some of the destruction in Inhambane, Mozambique after tropical storm Dineo made landfall.
In southern Africa there's been a southward shift in the occurrence of tropical cyclones in the region. This is due to sea temperatures increasing as a result of global warming.
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The Mekong Delta is gradually being washed away, as less sediment is delivered downstream.
Natures flood defences.
Following typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines’ Department for Environment and Natural Resources has earmarked around US$8m to fund efforts to replant much of the affected coastal zone with mangrove forests…