by Jeff Spross Posted on July 23, 2014
Roughly 600 Chicago buildings were flooded by sewage last year as increased rainfall from climate change overwhelms the city's aging waste water infrastructure.
by Jeff Spross Posted on July 21, 2014 Updated: July 21, 2014
City planners are grappling with many of the threats and possibilities for mitigating them, from streets that can double as canals to underground cisterns and floating buildings.
by Emily Atkin Posted on July 11, 2014 Updated: July 11, 2014
"It was just too much water too fast, and we couldn't keep up."
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by Jeff Spross Posted on July 2, 2014
Tropical Storm Arthur will likely bring winds, rain, and modest storm surges all along the eastern coast, putting a damper on many Americans' 4th of July festivities.
by Katie Valentine Posted on June 23, 2014 Updated: June 23, 2014
The Twin Cities have set records for the wettest year so far since 1871 and one of the wettest Junes ever recorded.
by Ari Phillips Posted on June 16, 2014
Natal, host to the U.S.'s World Cup opener, suffered more than a month's worth of rain over the weekend. The city is under a flood emergency and the soccer pitch could be adversely impacted.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on May 29, 2014
Clusters of severe storms rolling through the Southeast since Memorial Day have caused widespread flash flooding in Texas and Louisiana.
by Ari Phillips Posted on May 18, 2014 Updated: May 19, 2014
At least 25 people are dead and tens of thousands more are without water or electricity in Bosnia and Serbia.
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 7, 2014
For the Midwest, the latest National Climate Assessment predicts more extreme heat along with heavier downpours and flooding, with consequences for the region's ecosystems and economy.
by Katie Valentine Posted on May 1, 2014
"This was not something that anyone had prepared for," one Florida resident said of the flooding.