Floods
One of Europe's worst famines likely caused by devastating floods  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Europe's Great Famine of 1315–1317 is considered one of the worst population collapses in the continent's history. Historical records tell of unrelenting rain accompanied by mass crop failure,... more
Model simulation experiments give scientists a clearer understanding of factors that influence monsoon behavior  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Monsoons can have a significant impact on human populations all around the world, bringing heavy rainfall associated with flooding, and... more
Property values plummeted and stayed down after Hurricane Ike  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Texas homes that took the biggest hit in value after 2008's Hurricane Ike were, surprisingly, not those within historic flood zones, new research finds. Instead, they were homes just outside... more
Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's high-end climate warming scenario, which would see 40 million more people exposed to coastal... more
Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's high-end climate warming scenario, which would see 40 million more people exposed to coastal... more
New study compares floodplain protection today to predicted future flood losses  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study seeks to answer an important question related to flooding in the United States - pay now to protect undeveloped areas that are likely... more
Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Climate change is not just resulting in a steady increase in temperatures, but also in an increased frequency and severity of extreme climatic events, like droughts, heat waves, and floods. These extreme... more
New study compares floodplain protection today to predicted future flood losses  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new study by scientists from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the University of Bristol and flood analytics company Fathom, seeks to answer an important question related... more
The suburbs can help cities in the fight against climate change  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The edges of cities around the world are being devastated by fires and floods. It's drawing attention to suburban residents and the role they're playing in... more
Venice tide barriers pass another test but skeptics remain  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Floated along by barge , one of the 10-ton barriers designed to relieve Venice's perennial flooding looks like a giant plaything: an oversized hinged yellow Lego. more
Built on sand: Dutch find unlikely ally against water  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Netherlands is deploying an unlikely ally as climate change intensifies the low-lying country's age-old fight against floods: more than 666,000 truckloads of sand to shore up a crucial dike. more
Philippines floods force 66,000 from homes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Philippines' north has been hit by some of its worst flooding in decades, with torrents of muddy runoff forcing 66,000 from their homes and prompting rescues of trapped locals, authorities said Friday. more
Breakthrough in battle against invasive plants  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Plants that can "bounce back" after disturbances like plowing, flooding or drought are the most likely to be "invasive" if they're moved to new parts of the world, scientists say. more
At least 265 dead in floods, landslides as rains batter East Africa  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two months of relentless rains have submergedvillages and farms and sent rivers of mud crashing into houses across East Africa, with at least 265... more
New projection: Faster rising seas forecast in South Florida  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New scientific projections released Wednesday predict that ocean levels will rise even faster than previously forecast over the next four decades in low-lying southeastern Florida, which is already prone to... more
Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers found that flooding has caused nearly $51 billion in damages to western states in the last 40 years. More than 84 percent of these damages were caused by atmospheric rivers (ARs),... more
Atmospheric rivers drive flood damages in the western United States  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Atmospheric rivers (ARs) are extratropical storms that produce extreme precipitation on the west coasts of the world’s major landmasses. In the United States, ARs cause significant flooding, yet... more
Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Atmospheric rivers pose a $1 billion-a-year flood risk in the West, according to a study released today. more
Satellites track status of nation's food supply  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Farmers across the Midwest are in a race to finish harvesting their corn, soybean, and other staples of the Thanksgiving dinner table before the first crop killing freeze sets in. September rains made a... more
Rich nations must pay for climate damage: NGOs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate negotiations opening next week in Madrid must prioritise funding for nations already dealing with the cost of drought, floods and superstorms made worse by rising temperatures, more than 150 environmental groups... more
Experts explain the effect of climate change on infrastructure  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
From fires in the Amazon and in Australia, to flash flooding in Europe, right across the globe we are witnessing the impact of climate change on the environment. But how... more
Image: Attica floods  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With heavy rain causing flooding and mudslides in both Italy and France this week, parts of Greece have also been affected. The region of Attica, west of Athens, received torrential rain leading to hundreds of houses being flooded—particularly in the... more
Attica floods  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: With heavy rain causing flooding and mudslides in both Italy and France this week, parts of Greece have also been affected. The region of Attica, west of Athens, received torrential rain... more
Piracetam - an unapproved drug, found in brain supplements  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The market is flooded by supplements that claim to boost brain power and stave off dementia. Some of these supplements may not be harmless finds a study. These supplements have... more
Image: Floods in northern Italy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Torrential downpours have battered many parts of Italy this month, with extreme flooding wreaking havoc across northern Italy. The province of Alessandria is said to be one of the worst-affected areas according to Italian media, with around 200... more
Computer video simulation can limit flooding  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Floods are expensive and at times dangerous. But what if a computer disaster simulation game could show politicians and local people what potential floods in their town would look like? more
Floods in northern Italy  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: Torrential downpours have battered many parts of Italy this month, with extreme flooding wreaking havoc across northern Italy. The province of Alessandria is said to be one... more
Fire ants' raft building skills react as fluid forces change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fire ants build living rafts to survive floods and rainy seasons. Georgia Tech scientists are studying if a fire ant colony's ability to respond to changes in their... more
NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
According to a new study, emergency responders could cut costs and save time by using near-real-time satellite data along with other decision-making tools after a flooding disaster. more
NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
According to a new study, emergency responders could cut costs and save time by using near-real-time satellite data along with other decision-making tools after a flooding disaster. more
Beavers brought in to beat flooding in Britain  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Beavers are to be reintroduced in two parts of Britain as part of plans to help control flooding, the National Trust announced on Wednesday. more
Climate impacts 'to cost world $7.9 trillion' by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Climate change could directly cost the world economy $7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure, new analysis showed Wednesday. more
Reservoir management could prevent toxic algal blooms  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Managing reservoirs for water quality, not just flood control, could be part of the solution to the growth of toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes, especially Lake Erie, every summer. more
Learning from traditional Indian building techniques  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Dense, humid broadleaf forests, monsoon-swollen rivers and deep ravines -- in the Indian state of Meghalaya wooden bridges easily decay or are washed away in floodwaters. Bridges made from steel and concrete are pushed to their... more
Venice comes up for air after week of record flooding  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Venice sought to return to normal life on Monday after a week of unprecedented flooding that devastated the city, submerging homes, business and cultural treasures. more
Devastated Venice braced for third major flood  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Venice was braced Sunday for an unprecedented third major flooding in less than a week, with sea water due to swamp the already devastated historic city where authorities have declared a state of emergency. more
Sudanese hope Ethiopian dam ends Blue Nile floods  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Blue Nile is a renegade river, according to Sudanese farmer Osman Idris, its unpredictable flooding swallows crops and houses as it crashes through Sudan from Ethiopia on its way to Egypt. more
Inundated Venice braced for more flooding, strong winds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Venice was on red alert for more floods and fierce winds on Saturday after an exceptionally high tide swamped the city of canals, where authorities have declared a state of emergency. more
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