Underground trains are incredibly susceptible to flooding from climate-driven extreme rain and sea level rise. Cities around the world are racing to adapt their transit systems.
At least 21 people died in floods in Tennessee over the weekend. Such dangerous flash flooding is a hallmark of climate change.
There's been about two degrees Fahrenheit of warming so far worldwide. That may sound like a small number, but scientists say it's enough to make extreme weather events much more common.
Buildings are concentrated in places that are likely to be hit by a disaster such as a hurricane, flood or wildfire, researchers found. That includes both urban and rural hotspots.
Floodwaters submerged roads and left people clinging to trees, authorities said. The rain has subsided, but officials are warning residents to stay vigilant as creeks and rivers rise.
More than 4 million homes face substantial risk of expensive flood damage, a research organization says. Communities where flood insurance is already unaffordable face potentially catastrophic damage.
Overwhelmed sewers. Flooded streets. Deadly heat waves. Baltimore is one of many American cities where the costs of climate change far exceed local resources. Should oil companies pay?
Focus more on water, less on wind and beware the cone of uncertainty. Here's a simple guide for understanding hurricane risks.