A massive flood protection system built around New Orleans helped save it from flooding during Hurricane Ida. Surrounding communities, which weren’t so lucky, want their own system.
Building dams that flood land, the beavers have infuriated farmers. Some have obtained permits to kill the animals — setting off outrage among conservationists.
Nearly everyone in Jefferson Parish, next to New Orleans, was experiencing problems with their water service after the power went out. Lines for bottled water were growing.
More than a million people, including most in New Orleans, were without electricity, but the city’s levees held.
Louisiana’s 17 oil refineries account for nearly a fifth of the nation’s capacity. Past hurricanes have cause toxic spills.
The prospect of “another Katrina” has haunted New Orleans, and the rest of the nation.
The Biden administration has pledged a $2 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. With century-old water systems and schools vulnerable to earthquakes, there is no shortage of need.
An evacuation order affected people near the Kaupakalua Reservoir and Dam in the Haiku area of Maui. At least half a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed, officials said.
An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.
The disaster in the city of Brumadinho killed 270 people, and 11 others are still missing. It also led to murder charges for company officials.
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.” Habitat loss, climate change and other factors are to blame, it said.
Torrential rains and back-to-back typhoons have ripped through the country in the past two weeks, turning a once picturesque river into a sea of murky brown, killing dozens and setting off deadly landslides.
Farmers in Mexico ambushed soldiers and seized a dam to stop water payments to the United States, in a sign of growing conflict over increasingly scarce resources.
The engineering and land management that enabled the state’s tremendous growth have left it more vulnerable to climate shocks — and those shocks are getting worse.
Unusually heavy rains have wreaked havoc in central and southwestern China, leaving hundreds dead and disrupting the economy’s post-pandemic recovery.
A lake in New Jersey was closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but some complaints about recent crowding there focused on the ethnicity of visitors.
After a decade of construction, the hydroelectric dam in Ethiopia, Africa’s largest, is nearly complete. But there’s still no agreement with Egypt, which calls the structure a national security threat.
In his push for economic development, Turkey’s president has flooded the archaeological gem of Hasankeyf and displaced thousands of families.
About 15 million residents in southern China have been affected by the worst flooding in decades in parts of the region as abnormally intense rainfall has swept away buildings and ruined homes.
Meteorologists were watching for persistent bands of rain that can lead to flash flooding.
The Yakama Nation has been raising fish to release back into the Columbia River for more than a decade. Now, its hatchery is also producing caviar.
Many need repairs. Let’s fix them before climate-related flooding gets worse.
Engineers say most dams in the United States, designed decades ago, are unsuited to a warmer world and stronger storms.
Thousands of residents of Midland, Mich., fled their homes as waters rose, trying to keep safe social distances even in shelters.
The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for areas near the Tittabawassee River. The disaster was compounded by the effects of the coronavirus.
Floodwaters surged toward Midland, Mich., and one of the nation’s most extensive toxic cleanup sites, raising concerns of a wider environmental fallout from the dam disaster.
Officials warned of life-threatening danger after the two dams northwest of Detroit failed.
The failure of the dams was expected to bring record-setting flooding, with response complicated by the coronavirus.
New research show that Beijing’s engineers appear to have directly caused the record low levels of water in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.