Floods
New satellite data sets reveal flood risk for vulnerable populations  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists from the University of Bristol have modelled the likelihood of flooding in some of the world's most hazardous zones to an unparalleled degree of accuracy. more
Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and... more
The dirt on soil loss from the Midwest floods  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As devastating images of the 2019 Midwest floods fade from view, an insidious and longer-term problem is emerging across its vast plains: The loss of topsoil that much of the... more
Amid intense drought, deadly rains lash Afghanistan  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Torrential rainstorms have lashed drought-stricken Afghanistan in recent days, bringing widespread flooding that has killed at least five people and washed away homes including in the capital Kabul, officials said Tuesday. more
Blockchain protocol to prevent counterfeit pharmaceutical sales  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers want to prevent counterfeit pharmaceuticals from flooding the market.They have recently published a blockchain protocol that could do just that. more
Historic water levels at Iraq reservoirs and dams: Officials  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Water levels in Iraq's reservoirs and dams have reached historic heights, officials have told AFP, with thousands of families facing possible displacement by more flooding. more
Where will flooded fields best replenish groundwater?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Overpumping in California's Central Valley has depleted groundwater storage capacity and caused the land to sink. A new model based on remote sensing data could help zero in on where water managers can replenish... more
Hurricane Harvey provides lessons learned for flood resiliency plans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists used satellite data to map the Houston-Galveston area impacted by Hurricane Harvey to understand why the flooding was so severe and widespread. more
Hurricane Harvey provides lessons learned for flood resiliency plans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017, then stalled over Texas for three days as a tropical storm. The category-four storm claimed 80 lives, displaced multitudes of people, and... more
Where can flooded fields help replenish groundwater?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In California, the amount of water exiting aquifers under the state's most productive farming region far surpasses the amount of water trickling back in. That rampant overdraft has caused land across much of the... more
U.S. hit with two billion-dollar disasters so far in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The so-called bomb cyclone that brought heavy snow, blizzard conditions and major flooding to the Midwest in March landed with a resounding meteorological "ka-boom!" and became one of... more
After cyclone ruin, back to square one for Mozambique's Beira  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Daviz Simango, mayor of Beira on the Mozambican coast, had worked to shore up the city's climate defences, drawing on World Bank help to build deterrents against rising... more
Laying the ground for robotic strategies in environmental protection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Roboticists have developed a robot named 'Romu' that can autonomously drive interlocking steel sheet piles into soil. The structures that it builds could function as retaining walls or check dams... more
Post-wildfire step-pool streams  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Boulder, Colo., USA: Steps and pools are among the most stable and functionally important features in the mountain river landscape. Their stability is important for dissipating stream energy, withstanding ordinary floods and resisting erosion, and regulating the flow and sediment... more
Post-wildfire step-pool streams  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Steps and pools are among the most stable and functionally important features in the mountain river landscape. Their stability is important for dissipating stream energy, withstanding ordinary floods and resisting erosion, and regulating the flow and sediment dynamics feeding into... more
California turns to dam's spillway for 1st time since crisis (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An epic winter of rain and snow has refilled California's reservoirs and pressed into service a spillway at the nation's tallest dam Tuesday, a $1 billion... more
Water flows on California dam's spillway after 2017 crisis  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Officials at the nation's tallest dam unleashed water down a rebuilt spillway Tuesday for the first time since it crumbled two years ago and drove hundreds of thousands of California... more
Dam spillway faces 1st use since imperiling California towns  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Water will rush down the rebuilt spillway at the nation's tallest dam for the first time since it crumbled two years ago and drove hundreds of thousands of California residents... more
Satellites image Mozambique flooding after cyclone  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Idai barreled down on Mozambique on March 14, 2019—leaving a path of destruction in its wake and triggering devastating floods. more
Face-to-face workshops increase householders' natural disaster preparedness  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Face-to-face workshops based on the psychology of behavior change and disaster preparedness can be used to prompt households to take action to protect themselves against disasters such as earthquakes, fires and floods, a new... more
Farming for natural profits in China  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Expanding monoculture threatens valuable services from land, such as flood control, water purification and climate stabilization. A new approach promises to protect these benefits, while improving biodiversity and human livelihoods in rural areas around the world. more
Farming for natural profits in China  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new strategy being rolled out in China relies on the idea that farmers can harvest much more than crops. The idea is that well-managed, diverse agricultural lands can provide flood control, water purification and climate... more
Face-to-face workshops increase household preparedness for disaster  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Face-to-face workshops based on the psychology of behavior change and disaster preparedness can be used to prompt households to take action to protect themselves against disasters such as earthquakes, fires and floods, a new... more
Face-to-face workshops increase household preparedness for disaster  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Face-to-face workshops based on the psychology of behaviour change and disaster preparedness can be used to prompt households to take action to protect themselves against disasters such as earthquakes, fires and floods, a new... more
For a flooded Midwest, climate forecasts offer little comfort  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Flooding in the Midwest, triggered by an intense "bomb cyclone," has devastated parts of the region, which has been plagued by flood events in recent decades. more
'Underwater' homeowners group promotes climate change action  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The "Underwater Homeowners Association" sounds like a sad joke about the future of real estate in flood-prone Miami. more
New way of designing systems against correlated disruptions uses negative probability  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In March of 2011, a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered the automatic shutdown of reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and... more
A new class of branched single chain surfactant for enhanced oil recovery reported  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new type of green low surface energy surfactant (LSES) that is stable in the harsh conditions of enhanced oil recovery (EOR)... more
Extreme weather news may not change climate change skeptics' minds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The year 2018 brought particularly devastating natural disasters, including hurricanes, droughts, floods and fires – just the kinds of extreme weather events scientists predict will be exacerbated by... more
Microorganisms are the main emitters of carbon in Amazonian waters  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study has found that the microbial food web accounts for most of the carbon circulating in Amazonia's lakes, floodplains and wetlands. more
Half a degree more warming may cause dramatic differences on drought-flood compound risks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In 2015, to combat the urgent threats posed by climate change, most of the world's countries came together to establish the Paris... more
Microorganisms are the main emitters of carbon in Amazonian waters  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A study performed with microorganisms inhabiting floodplains, which comprises 20 percent of the whole Amazon, showed that the microbial food chain produces 10 times more CO2 than the... more
Receding waters  ESA · 4 weeks
While people in Mozambique face the mammoth task of cleaning up after Cyclone Idai, the blue-purple in this image shows where floodwater is retreating more
Half a degree more warming may cause dramatic differences on drought-flood compound risks  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The Paris Agreement set goals of keeping global temperature rise below 2.0°C and working to keep that rise to 1.5°C to mitigate... more
Up to 500,000 displaced by southern Africa cyclone  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Survivors of a cyclone that pummelled southern Africa began receiving medicine, food and tents Tuesday as floodwaters receded, while officials warned up to 500,000 people are displaced in the storm-struck region. more
Death toll in 'unprecedented' Iran floods rises to 21  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The death toll from major floods swamping much of Iran has risen to 21, emergency services said Tuesday, as authorities sent safety warnings to mobile telephones across the country. more
Stalagmite holds key to predicting droughts, floods for India  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
By studying the last 50 years of growth of a stalagmite from Mawmluh Cave, they found an unexpected connection between winter rainfall amounts in northeast India and climatic conditions in... more
Report outlines growing climate change-related threats to Great Lakes region  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of Midwestern climate scientists has released a new report with grim predictions about the impact of climate change on the Great Lakes region. The report foresees... more
Climate changes make some aspects of weather forecasting increasingly difficult  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Ongoing climate changes make it increasingly difficult to predict certain aspects of weather, according to a new study from Stockholm University. The study, focusing on weather forecasts in... more
Stalagmite holds key to predicting droughts, floods for India  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of Vanderbilt University earth scientists returned to an unusual cave in India to unlock secrets about climate change that could have far-reaching implications. more
Climate changes make some aspects of weather forecasting increasingly difficult  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
The ongoing climate changes make it increasingly difficult to predict certain aspects of weather, according to a new study. The study, focusing on weather forecasts in the northern... more
Low-income neighborhoods more vulnerable to flooding, extreme heat  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
The methods can be replicated by cities to help them identify which neighborhoods are most at risk and what demographic factors characterize the most vulnerable citizens. more
Floods suggest national security threat from climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions... more
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Today is World Water Day, but with millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggling to cope in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the notion of water shortages may not be at the forefront of... more
Study: Low-income neighborhoods more vulnerable to flooding, extreme heat  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Portland experiences both extreme heat in the summer months and frequent nuisance flooding in the winter and spring, and that's only expected to worsen with climate change. A new Portland... more
The effects of climate change on water shortages  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
If global temperatures continue to rise, rainfall will increasingly become a beast of extremes: long dry spells here, dangerous floods there – and in some places, intense water shortages. As early as... more
Floods show national security threat posed by climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive... more
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