Floods
The West is trading water for cash. The water is running out  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
When it comes to global warming's one-two punch of inundation and drought, the presence of too much water has had the most impact on... more
'100-year' floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Researchers have developed new maps that predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find... more
'100-year' floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A 100-year flood is supposed to be just that: a flood that occurs once every 100 years, or a flood... more
Climate change will alter waves along half the world's coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research finds that a warming planet will also alter ocean waves along more than 50% of the world's coastlines. This research has significant implications for coastal flooding... more
Mobile forests could help cities cope with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cities across Europe are trialling schemes such as roof gardens and 'mobile forests' to embed more nature into urban areas in an effort to protect their citizens from climate change... more
Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton's caracara from a... more
Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton's caracara from a... more
Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running far higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies. more
A novel forecasting tool helps experts prepare for extreme weather  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
There is mounting evidence that climate change is increasing the risk and severity of extreme weather events around the world. As floods, heatwaves, droughts and storms become fiercer... more
India monsoon floods kill more than 200  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The death toll from India's monsoon floods climbed to 202 on Tuesday as heavy rainfall kept pounding coastal regions in the west and south. more
Devonian Fossil Forest Unearthed in China  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Paleontologists have discovered a 360-million-year-old (Devonian period) fossilized forest of lycopsid trees near Xinhang in China’s Anhui province — the oldest known fossil forest... more
States brace for long-term flood fight as damages  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After devastating flooding this year, Iowa put $15 million into a special fund to help local governments recover and guard against future floods. Missouri allotted more money to fight rising waters, including... more
India flood toll jumps to 144 as roads, highways cut off  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Indian authorities on Sunday mounted major rescue and relief efforts as the death toll from monsoon floods which cut off roads in the country's south and... more
Making sense of remote sensing data  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Remote sensor technologies like cameras, GPS trackers, and weather stations have revolutionized biological data collection in the field. Now researchers can capture continuous datasets in difficult terrain, at a scale unimaginable before these technologies became available.... more
Myanmar floods force tens of thousands from homes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials said Thursday, as monsoon rains pummel the nation. more
Climate-driven extreme weather threatens old bridges with collapse  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The recent collapse of a bridge in Grinton, North Yorkshire, raises lots of questions about how prepared we are for these sorts of risks. The bridge, which was due to be on... more
Can we really restore or protect natural habitats to 'offset' those we destroy?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the forests of northern Sweden, a major train line cuts through land originally protected for migratory birds—so new seasonal wetlands have... more
How the 5 riskiest U.S. cities for coastal flooding are preparing for rising tides  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
The five U.S. cities most at risk of coastal flooding from rising sea levels are in various stages of preparedness. more
Heatwaves and flash floods: yes, this is Britain's 'new normal'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
"It's hard to believe, isn't it, that we had a heatwave just last week?" more
US infrastructure unprepared for increasing frequency of extreme storms  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Current design standards for United States hydrologic infrastructure are unprepared for the increasing frequency and severity of extreme rainstorms, meaning structures like retention ponds and dams will face more frequent... more
US infrastructure unprepared for increasing frequency of extreme storms  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Current design standards for United States hydrologic infrastructure are unprepared for the increasing frequency and severity of extreme rainstorms, meaning structures like retention ponds and dams will face more frequent... more
Bangladesh grapples with country's worst dengue outbreak  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak as hospitals are flooded with patients, putting a severe strain on the country's poor emergency services more
Battle to rescue wildlife at India's flood-hit animal park  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Wildlife officers are racing against time to rescue animals caught in floodwaters from torrential monsoon rains in India's famed Kaziranga National Park as the death toll rose to 215. more
Researchers predict global energy needs will increase 25% by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Many of the consequences of climate change are well reported in the press: rising seas, more severe storms, droughts and floods, and increasing numbers of heat-related illness and... more
Green infrastructure to manage more intense stormwater with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
UMD researchers are connecting climate change to urban and suburban stormwater management, with the ultimate goal of increasing resiliency to major storm events. With models not only predicting... more
Innovative flood mapping helps water and emergency management officials  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
During record spring rains in Kansas, researcher helped officials get a more precise read on where floodwaters could rise. more
Bangladesh flood death toll surpasses 100  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The death toll from monsoon storms in Bangladesh rose above 100 Friday with flood levels still rising in many parts of the country, officials said. more
Measuring the maelstrom: How sediments move and settle during strong flow events in submarine canyons  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Several times a year turbulent underwater pulses of sand, mud, and water sweep down the winding channel of... more
Researcher's innovative flood mapping helps water and emergency management officials  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When Jude Kastens was developing a new floodplain mapping model more than a decade ago as part of his doctoral dissertation at the University of Kansas, he aimed... more
Rare rhinos among more than 200 animals killed by India floods  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Devastating floods have killed more than 200 wild animals—including 17 threatened one-horned rhinos—in one of India's best-known national parks, officials said Wednesday. more
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