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04 08 2020 | 06:29

A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything.

The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences. Torrential rains have…

19 07 2020 | 08:26

NOAA Warns of 'Extraordinary' Increase in Coastal Flooding.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday that a trend of increased coastal flooding will continue to worsen as the climate crisis escalates.

07 06 2020 | 09:45

Nigeria: What to Consider Before Mass Planting of Trees in Nigeria's Lagos State.

Various scientific reports published around the world have pointed out the impacts of climate change. The International Panel on Climate Change, for example, outlines in its 2019 report how tropical…

04 06 2020 | 08:02

Flooding Disproportionately Harms Black Neighborhoods.

The impacts of floods can exacerbate existing racial and social inequality. When Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas in 2017, the neighborhood that suffered the worst flood damage was a section of…

03 06 2020 | 10:39

'The water will come back': why Kenya's struggle against flooding is far from over.

Record-breaking rainfall has devastated communities – and with thousands displaced and more rain predicted the picture is bleak Using a short piece of nylon line with a hook at one end and a long…

31 05 2020 | 07:12

10,000 Flee Record Flooding in Michigan After 'Catastrophic Failures' of ​Dams.

Around 10,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in central Michigan after heavy rain prompted what the National Weather Service called "catastrophic failures" at two dams.

08 05 2020 | 10:01

Kenya floods kill 194, people evacuated from risk areas near dams.

NAIROBI - Floods and landslides in Kenya have killed nearly 200 people, displaced 100,000 and strained critical infrastructure, with unprecedentedly high water levels at two dams forcing the…

27 04 2020 | 06:26

Flooding will affect double the number of people worldwide by 2030.

New research finds 147 million will be hit by floods by the end of the decade – ‘the numbers will be catastrophic’. The number of people harmed by floods will double worldwide by 2030, according to…

29 03 2020 | 14:21

As climate heats up, planners urged to look beyond history to judge risks.

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate predictions based only on what has happened in the past underestimate the likelihood of extreme weather, which could leave people and infrastructure…

20 03 2020 | 07:35

The Sahel in the midst of climate change.

Rainfall deficits and severe droughts, but also heavy rains and devastating floods: the Sahelian region is experiencing the full impact of climate change and its dramatic consequences on people’s…

16 03 2020 | 20:50

How climate change may ‘flood’ global equities.

We estimate that approximately 7% of global facilities operated by MSCI ACWI Index constituents are threatened by coastal flooding risk. Nearly 62% of index constituents had at least one facility in…

27 02 2020 | 07:39

Africa at risk.

African nations are among the most vulnerable to climate change, with ever

23 02 2020 | 11:53

Flooded Britain: a new normal?

A series of storms have lashed Britain in the past two weeks resulting in widespread floods that have left residents and businesses devastated. But as the climate heats up and towns expand into…

30 01 2020 | 14:41

How the 'Venice of Africa' is losing its battle against the rising ocean.

Saint-Louis, the old colonial capital of Senegal, faces a flooding threat that has already seen entire villages lost to the Atlantic Ameth Diagne points to a single tree submerged in the ocean. It…

25 01 2020 | 08:39

Faced with Forced Relocation, the People of One Philippine City Designed Their Own Climate-resilient Neighborhood.

In Pasig City, Philippines, southeast of Manila, there's an apartment complex with whitewashed walls and colorful trim. It's an unassuming set of buildings, but a globally important one. The…

19 01 2020 | 14:38

Flooding in southern Iran.

Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in southern Iran, particularly in the Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces. The downpour has led to blocked roads and destroyed bridges, crops…

17 01 2020 | 08:00

Venice canals almost dry, two months after severe floods.

Low tides have left canals in Venice almost dry, just two months after severe flooding left much of the Italian city under water. Boats have been seen almost beached as water levels dip drastically…

17 01 2020 | 07:57

Extreme weather leaves Congo capital residents underwater.

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Paulin Bolumbu thought his family lived a safe distance from the Congo River, but in November the water overran its banks by more than half a kilometer, inundating his corrugated…

05 12 2019 | 07:48

Africa looks on in frustration as COP 25 opens in Madrid.

Punctuating the climate change summit in Madrid, heavy rains continue to pound east and central Africa causing deadly flooding and landslides. Activists fear the  conference known as COP25 will…

05 12 2019 | 07:32

Africa’s Civil Society Calls for Action as COP25 Kicks off in Madrid.

MADRID - During the 25th round of climate change negotiations starting today in Madrid, Spain, African civil society organisations will call on governments from both developing and developed nations…