Harvard researchers examined how downstream effects of flooding for hydroelectric development would affect local communities in this area. They found that increased toxins could devastate food supplies.
According to new models, storm surges are expected to increase significantly in areas that aren't usually susceptible to tropical storms. Researchers call these cyclones Gray Swans, and believe that as climate change increase, so does the possibility of these potentially devastating storms.
Massive floods in the Mississippi River valley may have wiped out an ancient civilization, according to a new study.
Scientists have re-engineered certain cereal crops so that they can better brace for flooding in world where extreme weather is becoming the new norm.
US coastal cities will see month-long floods by 2050 as a result of climate change-related sea level rise, according to a new NOAA report.
You have likely already heard how climate change is impacting various ecosystems across the world. Oceans in particular seems to be suffering, with essential coral communities literally falling to pieces. However, a new study has found that our land is suffering too, harshly affecting the invisible communities that keep our soil healthy and hearty for plant growth.
Researchers have found startling evidence that a severe El Niño can actually slow the growth of children, stunting their height. This reportedly occurred 17 years ago, when an intense El Niño and its resulting floods were linked to the stunted height of local children in Peru.
East Coast hurricanes manage to flood the US Midwest, despite being located hundreds of miles inland from the nearest ocean, according to a new study.
With the launch of its "Earth Right Now" program, and dozens of missions in the past that asses the world climate, NASA has always been keeping a close eye on climate change. Now however, the agency had released a report on how these changes could affect them specifically, and how they will shore up their facilities to weather the changes to come.
With global sea levels rising, high tides are predicted to become a normalcy in the coming years due to global warming, according to a new report released Wednesday. US coastal cities in particular can expect to see daily tidal floods by 2045.
Severe flooding crashed through Nepal and India within the past few days, killing more than 160 people and destroying thousands-upon-thousands of homes. More than 130 people are still missing, according to international press. Experts warn this kind of event is not uncommon, and may even be increasing in frequency.
Changes in agriculture affect river flow rates in both rainy and dry times, according to two University of Iowa researchers.
A new report was just released that details specifically how East Coast parts of North Carolina face significant dangers from rising sea levels. Extreme flood conditions are the main concern - an issue that some Carolinians want to stay in the dark about for fear of what new data will do to their property value.
Satellite monitoring data that can detect tiny changes in the gravitational field of river basins may be able to give up to 11 months' warning of disastrous floods, according to a new study published Sunday.
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have linked the deadly floods of China's Yellow River to a widespread pattern of human-caused environmental degradation and related flood-mitigation efforts that began changing the river's natural flow nearly 3,000 years ago.