Heavy storms have flooded parts of California, but the state has been unable to capture billions of gallons of water that are flowing unchecked into the ocean. Los Angeles is embarking on an ambitious new program to change that.
There’s a great opportunity to return some land to water, working with natural systems.
After several damaging storms swept through the state in recent weeks, residents face another deluge.
Emergency responders and residents have endured several powerful storms in recent weeks. Wednesday brings another.
There are no new rivers left to tap. We must learn to do more with less.
Germany has embarked on an ambitious and expensive effort to preserve the river’s historical role as a vital transportation link. But will it work?
Catch a glimpse of a storied tradition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where, for hundreds of years, divers have leaped from a bridge in the southern city of Mostar.
It was unknown whether the bodies were those of the four missing men, who were last heard from on Oct. 9, the police said.
Drought combined with extreme heat this summer have painted a dramatic picture of Europe’s drying rivers and reservoirs.
From the center of an inner tube drifting down the slow-moving Guadalupe, in Texas, life looks good.
Success in the Yakima River Basin in Washington holds lessons for the seven states at war over water in the American West.
A fight along Colorado’s waterways pits an alliance of white-water rafters and amateur anglers against some of the nation’s wealthiest landowners, bruising the image of a sportsman’s paradise.
A new study confirms a long-held theory that builders used the river to transport the heavy blocks that comprise the ancient wonders.
As the continent faces a severe drought, companies have had to use buses to transport passengers along parts of the Rhine and the Danube, where water levels have become too low for riverboats.
The Danube River is running so low on water that the wreckage of German warships, sunk in 1944, has resurfaced, posing a danger to local ship traffic.
The dry summer has reduced hydropower in Norway, threatened nuclear reactors in France and crimped coal transport in Germany. And that’s on top of Russian gas cuts.
Overuse and climate change will mean sharp cuts in water use.
Taxpayers and the environment have been the losers.
Like other extreme weather disasters, flooding involves a number of competing factors that may affect its frequency and intensity.
When the snow gives way to the dog days of summer, many locals find some relief at the swimming hole on Wappinger Creek.
Waste from coal plants is threatening the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, which the biologist E.O. Wilson called “arguably the biologically richest place” in the nation.
When the Red River floods near Oslo, Minn., which happens a lot, residents are stuck within the city limits. But a truce with nature keeps the water away from their homes.
Why were Bolivian river dolphins swimming around with a large predatory snake in their mouths? “There are so many questions,” one researcher said.
The world’s densest collection of freshwater springs is at the center of a slow-motion environmental tragedy.
After a storm disrupted plans for a 99-mile paddling trek, a Times journalist’s time on the water took a more reflective turn. Come look and listen alongside him.
The emerald ash border threatens ash trees that anchor a unique world on the Delmarva Peninsula.
Drought and a decade of war have brought failing crops and poverty to a region once known as Syria’s breadbasket. Even the bread has changed.
To find the faithful, preachers in some areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo hold church where the crowds are, on boats traveling the country’s water highway.
The act of fishing in Los Angeles seems almost defiant: a tranquil outdoors activity against a backdrop of concrete, litter and highway overpasses.
Mining the minerals that may be needed for a green energy revolution could devastate tribal lands. The Biden administration will be forced to choose.
Paddling through the pandemic to see the country from water level “up close and personal at this interesting time.”
The landscape resembles frozen spinach left out on the kitchen counter too long.
Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of Lower Manhattan are still vulnerable to rising seas. The fight over a plan to protect them reveals why progress on our most critical challenges is so hard.
The crackdown came after the protests spilled over to at least one other city and a major protest on Friday loomed. Weather experts say 97 percent of the country is dealing with water scarcity issues.
All around the world the remnants of a global pandemic are testing the resolve of governments and private firms to rid the planet of its waste.
As the senator blocks Democrats’ push to reduce warming, new data shows his constituents are more exposed to worsening floods than anywhere else in the country.
The sprawling 1,250-square-mile system of water and farmland in Northern California is a four-season destination for watersport fans and home to many riverbank communities.
As he neared 80, the travel writer Colin Thubron took a trip along the 10th longest river in the world, chronicled in “The Amur River.”
The continent’s second-largest river is drying up amid the biggest drought in 70 years, upending ecosystems, trade and livelihoods.
Low water levels have triggered cutbacks to some Western states.
Warming increased the likelihood of the record downpours last month in Germany and Belgium and also made them wetter, according to a study.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Fred dropped more than 10 inches of rain on Tuesday in Haywood County, N.C., causing the Pigeon River to overflow.
The state is imposing more restrictions on fishing this year as the combination of extreme conditions, including low river levels, fish die-offs and the crush of anglers, poses long-term problems.
The storm that brought flooding and devastation to parts of Europe is the latest example of an extreme weather event. More are expected.
Floods like these, which have left more than 100 dead, had not been seen in perhaps a 1,000 years. For many, the warnings came too late, raising questions about lapses in Germany’s flood alert system.
An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
As workers prepare to return to the office in coming months, here are six towns and cities to consider squeezing in a working vacation or two.
In a country that suffered the harshest wildfires in its recorded history just a year ago, the deluge has become another awful milestone.
Stark and minimalist in their beauty, the landscapes and communities in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish exist in a state of constant change.
A new, younger generation of fishers is taking over the banks of the Seine, transforming a centuries-old tradition into an underground culture.