Floods
Philippines floods force 66,000 from homes  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
The Philippines' north has been hit by some of its worst flooding in decades, with torrents of muddy runoff forcing 66,000 from their homes and prompting rescues of trapped locals, authorities said Friday. more
Breakthrough in battle against invasive plants  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Plants that can "bounce back" after disturbances like plowing, flooding or drought are the most likely to be "invasive" if they're moved to new parts of the world, scientists say. more
At least 265 dead in floods, landslides as rains batter East Africa  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Two months of relentless rains have submergedvillages and farms and sent rivers of mud crashing into houses across East Africa, with at least 265... more
New projection: Faster rising seas forecast in South Florida  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New scientific projections released Wednesday predict that ocean levels will rise even faster than previously forecast over the next four decades in low-lying southeastern Florida, which is already prone to... more
Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers found that flooding has caused nearly $51 billion in damages to western states in the last 40 years. More than 84 percent of these damages were caused by atmospheric rivers (ARs),... more
Atmospheric rivers drive flood damages in the western United States  Science Magazine · 2 days
Atmospheric rivers (ARs) are extratropical storms that produce extreme precipitation on the west coasts of the world’s major landmasses. In the United States, ARs cause significant flooding, yet... more
Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Atmospheric rivers pose a $1 billion-a-year flood risk in the West, according to a study released today. more
Satellites track status of nation's food supply  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Farmers across the Midwest are in a race to finish harvesting their corn, soybean, and other staples of the Thanksgiving dinner table before the first crop killing freeze sets in. September rains made a... more
Rich nations must pay for climate damage: NGOs  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climate negotiations opening next week in Madrid must prioritise funding for nations already dealing with the cost of drought, floods and superstorms made worse by rising temperatures, more than 150 environmental groups... more
Experts explain the effect of climate change on infrastructure  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From fires in the Amazon and in Australia, to flash flooding in Europe, right across the globe we are witnessing the impact of climate change on the environment. But how... more
Image: Attica floods  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With heavy rain causing flooding and mudslides in both Italy and France this week, parts of Greece have also been affected. The region of Attica, west of Athens, received torrential rain leading to hundreds of houses being flooded—particularly in the... more
Attica floods  ESA · 1 week
Image: With heavy rain causing flooding and mudslides in both Italy and France this week, parts of Greece have also been affected. The region of Attica, west of Athens, received torrential rain... more
Piracetam - an unapproved drug, found in brain supplements  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The market is flooded by supplements that claim to boost brain power and stave off dementia. Some of these supplements may not be harmless finds a study. These supplements have... more
Image: Floods in northern Italy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Torrential downpours have battered many parts of Italy this month, with extreme flooding wreaking havoc across northern Italy. The province of Alessandria is said to be one of the worst-affected areas according to Italian media, with around 200... more
Computer video simulation can limit flooding  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Floods are expensive and at times dangerous. But what if a computer disaster simulation game could show politicians and local people what potential floods in their town would look like? more
Floods in northern Italy  ESA · 1 week
Image: Torrential downpours have battered many parts of Italy this month, with extreme flooding wreaking havoc across northern Italy. The province of Alessandria is said to be one... more
Fire ants' raft building skills react as fluid forces change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fire ants build living rafts to survive floods and rainy seasons. Georgia Tech scientists are studying if a fire ant colony's ability to respond to changes in their... more
NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
According to a new study, emergency responders could cut costs and save time by using near-real-time satellite data along with other decision-making tools after a flooding disaster. more
NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to a new study, emergency responders could cut costs and save time by using near-real-time satellite data along with other decision-making tools after a flooding disaster. more
Beavers brought in to beat flooding in Britain  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Beavers are to be reintroduced in two parts of Britain as part of plans to help control flooding, the National Trust announced on Wednesday. more
Climate impacts 'to cost world $7.9 trillion' by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate change could directly cost the world economy $7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure, new analysis showed Wednesday. more
Reservoir management could prevent toxic algal blooms  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Managing reservoirs for water quality, not just flood control, could be part of the solution to the growth of toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes, especially Lake Erie, every summer. more
Learning from traditional Indian building techniques  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Dense, humid broadleaf forests, monsoon-swollen rivers and deep ravines -- in the Indian state of Meghalaya wooden bridges easily decay or are washed away in floodwaters. Bridges made from steel and concrete are pushed to their... more
Venice comes up for air after week of record flooding  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Venice sought to return to normal life on Monday after a week of unprecedented flooding that devastated the city, submerging homes, business and cultural treasures. more
Devastated Venice braced for third major flood  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Venice was braced Sunday for an unprecedented third major flooding in less than a week, with sea water due to swamp the already devastated historic city where authorities have declared a state of emergency. more
Sudanese hope Ethiopian dam ends Blue Nile floods  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Blue Nile is a renegade river, according to Sudanese farmer Osman Idris, its unpredictable flooding swallows crops and houses as it crashes through Sudan from Ethiopia on its way to Egypt. more
Inundated Venice braced for more flooding, strong winds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Venice was on red alert for more floods and fierce winds on Saturday after an exceptionally high tide swamped the city of canals, where authorities have declared a state of emergency. more
Venice faces more floods as state of emergency declared  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Flood-hit Venice was bracing for another exceptional high tide Friday, as Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city where perilous deluges have caused millions of euros worth... more
Megadroughts Likely Triggered Fall of Neo-Assyrian Empire  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Climate-related megadroughts built the foundation for the collapse of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (912 to 609 BCE), the largest and most powerful empire... more
Italy to declare state of emergency in Venice after flood  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Italy was poised to declare a state of emergency for Venice Tuesday after an exceptional tide surged through churches, shops and homes, causing millions of euros worth of... more
Can a UNICORN outrun earthquakes?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Each year, anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of deaths are attributed to the catastrophic effects of major earthquakes. Apart from ground shaking, earthquake hazards include landslides, dam ruptures, flooding, and worse—if the sea floor... more
Venice Suffers Worst Flooding in 50 Years, Mayor Blames Climate Change  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Venice is in a state of emergency as the Italian city braces from one of the worst floods in its history. more
Urban development reduces flash flooding chances in arid West  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Urban development in the eastern United States results in an increase in flash flooding in nearby streams, but in the arid West, urbanization has just the opposite effect, according to... more
Urban development reduces flash flooding chances in arid Western US  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Urban development in the eastern United States results in an increase in flash flooding in nearby streams, but in the arid West, urbanization has just the opposite effect,... more
Flooding drowns St Mark's priceless mosaics in sewage  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Dirty water swirls around marble tombs inside the 12th century crypt of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, which suffered untold damage when an unprecedented high tide swept through the city. more
Why flooding is still so difficult to predict and prepare for  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Before you read this story, take a minute to stop and look around you. Now imagine your surroundings under two feet of dirty, sewage-filled water. If... more
Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years late Tuesday, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves... more
Rivers are changing all the time, and it affects their capacity to contain floods  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The rainfall that has inundated the North of England is the latest in a long line of flood events that... more
Creating fake rhino horn with horse hair to help in saving the endangered rhino  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Published today in Scientific Reports they hope their method will provide a blueprint to create credible fakes that could eventually... more
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