What Can Texas Learn From the Netherlands About Flood Prevention?
A worst-case scenario hurricane could threaten large swaths of southern Texas. Flood experts from the Netherlands are attempting to mitigate the damage.
The Odds of a Major Flood in Washington, D.C., Will Quadruple by 2050
The one-in-100-year storm that hit our nation's capital last week is expected to become a one-in-25-year event by mid-century, according to D.C.'s own analysis.
Inside Texas' Revamped Statewide Flood Mitigation Plan
It's a wishlist of projects with an overarching goal of mitigating flooding across the most disaster-prone state in the nation.
Tropical Storm Barry Moves Toward Louisiana's Already-Flooded Coast
The storm is getting stronger, and heavy rainfall combined with an already-flooded river could overflow levees in New Orleans.
'The Fields Are Washing Away:' Midwest Flooding Is Wreaking Havoc on Farmers
Historic flooding this year is setting back planting season. Climate change will force farmers to adjust to similarly brutal weather events in the future.
Washington State Faces a Drought Emergency While Much of the U.S. Is Having a Wet Spring. Is This Normal?
A research scientist explains where to draw the line between normal variability and climate change.
Why Washington, D.C.'s Famous Cherry Blossoms Could Be Under Threat
Increased flooding in the Tidal Basin due to a sinking sea wall is creating unfriendly conditions for the iconic tree.
Can Miami's 'Forever Bond' Be a Model for Fair Development in a Flood-Prone City?
Advocates in Miami are working to ensure that minority and low-income communities have a say in how to spend a $400 million bond that's poised to make the city more resilient to climate change.
The U.S. Is Bracing for Another Big Storm—and More Flooding
The storm will affect communities across several regions that are still struggling to recover from March's bomb cyclone.
This Spring's Predicted Flood Risks: An Essential Reading List
A report from NOAA warns that two-thirds of the lower 48 states are expected to face increased precipitation and flood risk through May.
Viewfinder: Cyclone Idai's Devastating Damage in Zimbabwe
Timber company workers stand stranded on a damaged road on March 18th, 2019, at Charter Estate, in Chimanimani, eastern Zimbabwe, after Cyclone Idai ripped across Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.
Off the Map: The Problem With FEMA's Flood Maps for the East Coast
In 2013, when FEMA redrew flood maps for the coast of Maine to account for more powerful hurricanes, some of the new high-risk zones were not only inaccurate, but expensive and difficult to correct. Wealthy vacation towns could easily foot the bill, protecting access to development dollars, but many struggling fishing villages could not.
Rising Sea Levels Are a Threat to World Heritage Sites
New research finds that rising sea levels due to climate change will put dozens of World Heritage Sites in the Mediterranean region at increased risk of flooding and erosion—threats many of the sites are already facing.
Longer and More Severe Floods Are Becoming More Common in the Amazon
New research finds that fluctuations in atmospheric circulation systems and climate change are behind the increase in extreme flooding.
Urbanization Intensified Hurricane Harvey's Flooding. What Does That Mean for Future Storms?
As more areas of the country are hit with the kind of flooding seen during Harvey, the role of the city will become increasingly important.