2 days ago
Chicago residents living in low-lying parts of the city dread the rainfall that too often brings flooding.
4 days ago
Residents of Houston are less likely to think of flooding as a concern, or to think development should be prohibited in flood-prone areas, as in the years immediately following Hurricane Harvey.
March 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
Many of the historic towns would disappear if flood buyout programs force residents to relocate.
March 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
The floodwaters still haven't subsided in parts of the Midwest, and lessons about climate change, extreme weather and proactive planning are badly needed to avoid similar catastrophes in the future.
March 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Extreme weather ravaged the Midwest late last week and over the weekend, overwhelming infrastructure from Colorado to Nebraska.
January 6, 2019, 5am PST
With the threat of sea level rise, homes on higher ground in Miami are becoming increasingly desirable. But they are located in low-income communities of color, and residents are facing rising housing costs and displacement.
January 5, 2019, 11am PST
November 30, 2018, 12pm PST
Researchers from the University of Maryland and Texas A&M surveyed stormwater officials and synthesized the results. Their conclusion: "Rainwater is taking its toll on metropolitan America"
November 28, 2018, 6am PST
The eternal battle between jurisdictions over how to control flooding along the Mississippi River continues.
November 16, 2018, 7am PST
An analysis of how flooding, the most frequent and costliest natural disaster in the U.S., will cause stress to the housing market in coming decades.
October 29, 2018, 8am PDT
Data visualizations illustrate the catastrophic consequences of single-digit global temperature increases.
October 17, 2018, 7am PDT
The city plans to use a different approach to tackle its longstanding flood problems.
October 8, 2018, 12pm PDT
Despite the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, builders and buyers alike are sustaining a market for new construction on land likely to get flooded again.
September 19, 2018, 11am PDT
The breach of the coal ash landfill by a former coal-burning power plant in Wilmington, North Carolina serves as a reminder that even after coal plants are shuttered, the by-products of the world's most polluting fossil fuel can still cause harm.
August 26, 2018, 5am PDT
Blogger Kayla Matthews examines the many challenges planners face in preparing for the extreme weather and flooding caused by climate change.
June 1, 2018, 2pm PDT
FiveThirtyEight explores how planners in the Midwest are trying to get ahead of an intensifying climate.
May 30, 2018, 10am PDT
The sprawling, asphalt communities of U.S. cities, built as a result of mid-20th century planning, will meet terrible consequences during the extreme weather events of climate change.
May 14, 2018, 12pm PDT
In Houston, investors are snapping up damaged homes that will be dependent on flood insurance.
April 26, 2018, 10am PDT
The city of Houston approved a new development that doesn't meet new elevations standards approved by the city of Houston earlier this month.
April 23, 2018, 5am PDT
Ordinary homeowners are beginning to factor climate change into the home-buying decisions in Miami.