Flooding

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What London Would Look Like If the Thames Barrier Failed

What could be the worst tidal surge in six decades has swamped parts of the U.K. but not London, thanks to the miraculous Barrier.

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Potential Home Buyers Are Legitimately Freaked Out About New Flood Insurance Rules

Should we be worried about the real estate market, or is this a necessary climate change-related course correction?

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The Plain Math of Disaster Preparedness: 'Every Dollar We Spent Saved 5 Dollars in Future Losses'

Lessons from the Great Flood of 1993.

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A Devastating Before/After Comparison of the Colorado Floods, Captured by Satellite

Following recent downpours, the South Platte River swelled so big that it consumed part of a city.

Bonnie Sizer

Yep, This Photo Pretty Much Sums Up Why Post-Flood Colorado Will Bounce Back

A knee-high morass of mud did not deter this Boulder man from enjoying his morning jog.

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At Least 3 Dead in Colorado Flooding

Thousands are relocating to higher ground.

Reuters

The Case Against Rebuilding the Coastline After Superstorm Sandy

We should be retreating from the shore, not developing structures that will only flood again.

Reuters

Superstorms Like Sandy Might Be Less Likely to Hit New York City, Thanks to Climate Change

Scientists expect stronger hurricanes. But according to a new study, the East Coast is at lower risk of a direct hit.

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How Missile Detection Technology Can Help Us Predict Floods

A new radar system can show us exactly how much rain is falling in a given spot.

Yuko Shimizu

Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year?

Why we pretend the next storm won't happen—and flush billions in disaster relief down the drain.

Reuters

The Atmospheric 'Rivers' That Explain Why Flooding Has Gotten So Vicious

Imagine the amount of water pouring out the mouth of the Mississippi River, times 15. That's what these things move through the air over time.

Major Thunderstorms Plow Into Toronto, Flood the Streets

A sluggish and mean horde of storms on Monday evening put cars underwater in Ontario.

Reuters

The Supreme Court Just Handed Real Estate Developers a Huge Win

A major new property-rights decision could "work a revolution in land-use law."

Reuters

Epic Flooding in Calgary, By the Numbers

The Canadian city is only beginning to recover from historic floods.

Reuters

Incredible Flood Damage Across Northern India

At least 120 are dead in one of the worst monsoon seasons on record.

Reuters

The Grim Political Odds Facing the Bloomberg Climate Change Plan

No mayor can get a project this ambitious done on his own, and that's a huge problem for everyone.

New Satellite Maps Reveal the Staggering Extent of Europe's Flooding

This monumental dousing has been called Europe's worst flood since the Middle Ages.

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NYC's Hot-Weather Profile Could Resemble Alabama's in 30 Years

A new report provides the background for Mayor Bloomberg's climate change adaptation plans.

Reuters

Devastating Photos of Central Europe's Massive Floods

Devastating photos of the massive floods, which have killed at least 8 people. Thousands more have been evacuated.