Floods
Ongoing spill in Mexico is flooding Tijuana River with millions of gallons of raw sewage  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
The equivalent of more than 6 million gallons a day of raw sewage has been spilling into the... more
New early warning system could protect vulnerable islands from flooding  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A recently developed early warning system can forecast floods on coral-lined coasts worldwide and could help save residents of low-lying island nations from unprecedented disaster, according to researchers. more
Explore 200 years of climate change in Denmark, Greenland, and the Faeroes  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Record breaking heat waves, severe hurricanes, forest fires, and floods. The weather made the headlines right across the world in 2018. more
Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
More rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe, setting both wet and dry records, a new study shows. Yet there are big differences between regions: The central and Eastern U.S.,... more
Hurricane flooding affects Lumbee River Basin  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
As the global population has exploded over the last century, nitrogen has become one of the most common water contaminants in the world. more
The next great leap forward? Combining robots with the Internet of Things  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The Internet of Things is a popular vision of objects with internet connections sending information back and forth to make our lives easier and... more
How returning to a prior context aids memory recall  MIT · 2 days
Picower Institute researchers discover the brain mechanism that helps details come flooding back when you visit a scene again. more
Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe -- triggering both wet and dry records, a new study shows. Yet there are big differences between regions: The central... more
More floods and water scarcity ahead, but there is still time to mitigate their severity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Flooding and water scarcity in Europe will increase in the coming decades, but to a much lesser extent... more
Study reveals role of brain mechanism in memory recall  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Whether it's the pleasant experience of returning to one's childhood home over the holidays or the unease of revisiting a site that proved unpleasant, we often find that when we... more
After quakes and flooding, Japan picks 'disaster' as 2018 symbol  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Japan on Wednesday selected the Chinese character for "disaster" as its "defining symbol" for 2018, a year that saw the country hit by deadly floods, earthquakes and storms. more
Puerto Rico from Space: NASA Videos Show Aftermath of Hurricane Maria  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Fourteen months after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, causing widespread flooding and power outages, NASA researchers are still studying the storm's long-term effects on... more
Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold—were they not a portent of catastrophic... more
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico head-on as a Category 4 storm with winds up to 155 miles per hour in September 2017, it damaged homes, flooded towns, devastated the... more
How we used drones to monitor coastal erosion in Ghana  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Delta environments are low-lying and highly vulnerable to flooding and erosion by ocean waves. And these hazards are likely to increase as the world's climate changes and sea... more
HAMPB model has potential to improve flood forecast  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
With increasing floods and flash floods in recent decades, researchers are working to develop improved methods for flood prevention and warning. A new Journal of Flood Risk Management study points to the... more
Information from citizens could improve flood modelling  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers are working to develop improved methods for flood prevention and warning. A new study points to the potential of an approach that integrates water level data reported by citizens into flood forecasting models. more
Design for flooding: How cities can make room for water  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Science is clearly showing that the world is shifting towards a more unstable climate. Weather events like the flash floods in Sydney last week will be more frequent... more
Information from citizens could improve flood modelling  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With increasing floods and flash floods in recent decades, researchers are working to develop improved methods for flood prevention and warning. A new Journal of Flood Risk Management study points to the potential of... more
Researchers look to see how elevated housing in Florida stood up to Hurricane Michael  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's commonplace in U.S. coastal areas and floodplains to upraise homes in order to keep living areas dry in case... more
NASA's IMERG measures heavy rainfall in California wildfire areas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Heavy precipitation recently fell in areas of California that were recently devastated by deadly wildfires such as the Camp Fire and the Woolsey fire. This flooding rainfall has resulted in... more
COP24: Tree planting is essential to the UK's commitments on climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Humans have cut down half the trees on Earth since the dawn of agriculture – over 3 trillion of them. This huge loss holds... more
Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Most African countries have made strong progress in achieving major development goals in the last few years. Despite this much... more
Climate change affects flood risks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
UPM researchers have identified the changes that are expected to occur in maximum precipitations in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearics due to climate change. A statistical analysis of simulations of a possible future climate has resulted in a... more
Heavy rains lash Sydney, prompting chaos  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Flights were cancelled, railway lines closed and motorists stranded on flooded roads as a month's worth of rain fell on Sydney early Wednesday, leaving emergency services battling to respond. more
Free tool predicts if the next downpour will flood your basement  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A free digital tool allows users to identify drainage patterns from deluges and identify highly vulnerable areas. The tool has been developed by a University of... more
Tracking carbon from the ocean surface into the depths  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As disastrous storms, floods, and fires become more common in the US and elsewhere, humans are just beginning to appreciate some of the impacts of global warming. But these impacts... more
Climate change could lead to threefold increase in powerful storms across Europe and North America  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Powerful storms that cause extreme weather conditions such as flooding across Europe and North America, with the potential... more
Iraq floods leave 21 dead in two days: health ministry  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
At least 21 people have died and tens of thousands displaced by heavy rains that have battered Iraq over two days, the health ministry and United Nations said... more
Australia's spring brings fires, snow, wild winds and dust storms  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Dust storms, raging bushfires, gale-force winds, heatwaves, thunder and snow, flash flooding and driving rain—Australia is enduring a bout of wild weather that's hit all parts of the... more
Massive Floods Created Huge Canyons near Ancient Martian Lakes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
From studying rock formations from satellite images, planetary researchers know that hundreds of craters across the Martian surface... more
New sea-level rise and flood alert network developed by Scripps Oceanography launches  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In December 2015, a large swell enhanced by El Niño conditions resulted in major flooding in the City of Imperial Beach, a low-lying coastal... more
12 dead in Vietnam floods, landslides  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Flash floods and landslides killed at least 12 people in central Vietnam, officials said Sunday, as hundreds of troops were dispatched to clean up destroyed villages and washed out roads. more
Overflowing Crater Lakes Carved Canyons Across Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps. But billions of years ago it flowed freely... more
Overflowing crater lakes carved canyons across Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps. But billions of years ago it flowed freely across the surface, forming rushing rivers that emptied into craters, forming lakes... more
Overflowing crater lakes carved canyons across Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps. But billions of years ago it flowed freely across the surface, forming rushing rivers that emptied into craters, forming lakes... more
Adaptable, scalable and cost effective local solution to urban flooding prevention  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Efforts to prevent urban flooding have often resulted in costly and complex systems based on rainfall forecasts which are often inaccurate. A new approach offers more... more
Climate change likely caused migration, demise of ancient Indus Valley civilization  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study found evidence that climate change likely drove the Harappans to resettle far away from the floodplains of the Indus. more
Houston's urban sprawl increased rainfall, flooding during Hurricane Harvey  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers found that Houston's urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Houston's risk for extreme flooding was 21 times greater due... more
Houston's urban sprawl increased rainfall, flooding during Hurricane Harvey  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Houston's urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, according to Princeton and University of Iowa researchers. The researchers report... more
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