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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…

03 02 2021 | 09:32

Warning over mental health effects of floods in the UK

We must do more to combat effects of global heating on housing, says climate expert. Substantial work still needs to be done to protect houses from flood damage and to ensure homes do not…

02 11 2020 | 07:56

Deluged by floods, America’s ‘oldest city' struggles to save landmarks from climate crisis.

St Augustine, Florida, was founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers. Flooding has been a threat for centuries and is worsening with rising tides. The holiday season in St Augustine, Florida, is…

24 10 2020 | 11:20

For many climate change finally hits home.

2020 has been a year of nonstop crises. For a while there, it was almost possible to forget an ongoing crisis that used to have our attention: climate change. But Nature found a way to remind us. In…

14 10 2020 | 07:48

Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds.

Trillions of dollars of GDP depend on biodiversity, according to Swiss Re report. One-fifth of the world’s countries are at risk of their ecosystems collapsing because of the destruction of wildlife…

29 09 2020 | 08:50

Homes are flooding outside FEMA’s 100-year flood zones, and racial inequality is showing through.

When hurricanes and other extreme storms unleash downpours like Tropical Storm Beta has been doing in the South, the floodwater doesn’t always stay within the government’s flood risk zones. New…

19 09 2020 | 10:36

Sudan floods threaten ancient archaeological site, experts say.

Sandbag walls set and water being pumped out of ruins of Al-Bajrawiya - site of Meroe pyramids, a World Heritage Site. Rising Nile floodwaters are threatening to swamp an ancient archaeological site…

15 09 2020 | 10:39

State of emergency in Sudan after deadly floods.

Sudan is in a state of emergency after authorities declared the country a disaster zone last week because of heavy flooding that's killed around 100 people and inundated over 100,000 houses since…

07 09 2020 | 10:45

Murray-Darling mismanagement: floods, water theft, and Burke and Wills’s camels.

The basin has faced challenges throughout history but the system designed to protect it does not factor in a changing climate

31 08 2020 | 08:34

Afghanistan flooding: Dozens dead, hundreds of homes destroyed.

At least 100 people killed and hundreds of homes destroyed as seasonal rains cause worst flooding in Parwan province. Heavy flooding in northern and eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 100…

31 08 2020 | 07:46

Niger capital flooded as death toll rises to 45.

Several areas of the Niger capital Niamey remained under water on Thursday as the death toll in recent floods that have displaced over 225,000 people rose to 45, authorities said. Around 25,000…

23 08 2020 | 07:23

Floods leave one third of Bangladesh underwater and displace more than 1.5 million, raising coronavirus risk.

About a third of Bangladesh has been inundated by floods, with at least 161 people killed and an estimated 1.5 million displaced, according to local officials. he heaviest rains in almost a decade…

16 08 2020 | 09:03

UK weather: a month's rain could fall in two hours as heatwave breaks.

Fears of flash flooding in parts of country, while experts warn extreme heat could become the norm. Over a month’s worth of rain could fall within two hours on parts of Britain this week, causing…

04 08 2020 | 06:29

A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything.

The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences. Torrential rains have…

19 07 2020 | 08:26

NOAA Warns of 'Extraordinary' Increase in Coastal Flooding.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday that a trend of increased coastal flooding will continue to worsen as the climate crisis escalates.

07 06 2020 | 09:45

Nigeria: What to Consider Before Mass Planting of Trees in Nigeria's Lagos State.

Various scientific reports published around the world have pointed out the impacts of climate change. The International Panel on Climate Change, for example, outlines in its 2019 report how tropical…

04 06 2020 | 08:02

Flooding Disproportionately Harms Black Neighborhoods.

The impacts of floods can exacerbate existing racial and social inequality. When Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas in 2017, the neighborhood that suffered the worst flood damage was a section of…

03 06 2020 | 10:39

'The water will come back': why Kenya's struggle against flooding is far from over.

Record-breaking rainfall has devastated communities – and with thousands displaced and more rain predicted the picture is bleak Using a short piece of nylon line with a hook at one end and a long…