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06 09 2021 | 15:25

Tennessee flooding prompts Biden disaster declaration

President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Tennessee after record rainfall caused devastating floods that killed at least 22 President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster…

25 08 2021 | 12:53

Climate crisis made deadly German floods ‘up to nine times more likely’

Study reinforces the hard evidence that carbon emissions are the main cause of worsening extreme weather. The record-shattering rainfall that caused deadly flooding across Germany and Belgium in…

25 08 2021 | 12:50

Climate change: Europe's extreme rains made more likely by humans

The heavy rainfall behind deadly flooding in Europe in July was made more likely by climate change, scientists say. The floods in Germany, Belgium and other parts killed at least 220 people as towns…

18 08 2021 | 11:19

Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China

Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped on subway trains. Days of torrential rain and massive flooding have hit China’s Henan province, bursting the banks of…

16 08 2021 | 08:50

Millions more people vulnerable to flooding in next decade, study shows

Populations in flood-prone regions is increasing, with 57 countries especially susceptible From Germany to New York City, this summer has demonstrated the destructive force of floods. Now, a new…

09 08 2021 | 15:06

America Will be Remembered as the Country That Killed the Planet

Americans Don’t Know It, But America is the Reason We’re Boiling Alive on a Dying Planet North America, on 

09 08 2021 | 10:37

Climate crisis: Campaigners call for national flash flood alert system as extreme rain ‘puts millions at risk’

It is no longer just properties in water catchment areas that face danger, experts say - increasing rainfall means submersion can happen anywhere. It is a phenomenon that, climate scientists say,…

03 08 2021 | 11:12

Predicting droughts and floods: why we’re studying 19th-century ocean records

Floods have caused unprecedented damage in Europe recently, while in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, the equivalent of a year’s worth of average rainfall fell in just three days. In stark contrast,…

30 07 2021 | 13:39

Bangladesh Flooding Hits Thousands of Rohingya Refugees

Heavy rains in southern Bangladesh this week have flooded and destroyed dwellings at camps hosting more than 800,000 Rohingya refugees. “The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said more than 12,000…

30 07 2021 | 10:06

Flagstaff declares state of emergency as Arizona hit by devastating floods

Debris from areas burned by wildfires courses through city streets as one woman dies in flash flood on Colorado River Parts of Arizona have been hit with devastating flooding, with the city of…

29 07 2021 | 11:28

Flash floods will be more common as climate crisis worsens, say scientists

Overhaul of UK infrastructure needed to ensure it is not overwhelmed by impact of extreme weather Flash flooding of the type seen in London this weekend will become a more common occurrence as the…

26 07 2021 | 12:20

Climate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany

Deluge raises fears human-caused disruption is making extreme weather even worse than predicted. The intensity and scale of the floods in Germany this week have shocked climate scientists, who did…

26 07 2021 | 11:02

China flooding: Heavy rainfall leaves subways inundated with water

Heavy flooding has hit central China following unusually heavy rains, with the subway system in the city of Zhengzhou inundated with rushing water. Just to the north, the famed Shaolin Temple known…

26 07 2021 | 00:51

Germany got flood preparations ‘badly wrong’ expert claims

The death toll from the floods topped 180 on Sunday when some 157 people were confirmed dead in Germany and 31 died in Belgium. The impact of floods in western Europe represents a “monumental…

24 07 2021 | 11:19

At least 58 dead in Germany as heavy rains bring catastrophic flooding.

Parts of Belgium, France and Netherlands also badly affected as unprecedented rainfall wreaks havoc. At least 58 people have died and dozens more are missing in Germany after much of western Europe…

17 07 2021 | 11:39

German Death Toll Exceeds 100 After Worst Floods in Decades

The death toll from the floods that devastated parts of western Germany rose to at least 103, with scores of people injured and many others unaccounted for after houses were swept away and roads and…

17 07 2021 | 10:09

Death toll exceeds 150 as Germany and Belgium hit by devastating floods

Search for missing continues, with Netherlands, Switzerland and Luxembourg also affected. The death toll from catastrophic floods in western Germany and Belgium has risen to more than 150, local…

16 02 2021 | 10:24

Storm Christoph flooding a harbinger of worsening ‘climate shocks’, warns Environment Agency.

The flooding caused by Storm Christoph is a harbinger of worsening “climate shocks” in the UK, the chair of the Environment Agency has warned. England and Wales faced a deluge this week as the storm…

09 02 2021 | 08:33

Atmospheric river storms can drive costly flooding – and climate change is making them stronger.

Ask people to name the world’s largest river, and most will probably guess that it’s the Amazon, the Nile or the Mississippi. In fact, some of Earth’s largest rivers are in the sky – and they can…

06 02 2021 | 12:11

Global heating to blame for threat of deadly flood in Peru, study finds.

Research showing severe flood threat caused by global heating may set legal precedent in climate litigation Human-caused global heating is directly responsible for the threat of a devastating flood…