• Mapping floods on every street in the world

    New tool charts the extent of historic floods across the planet.

    Accurate, street-level data on flooding risk is tremendously useful when preparing for natural disasters. But this da...

    Water October 3, 2021
  • Cause determined for India’s deadly disaster

    A team of scientists find that the 2021 disaster was triggered by a massive rock and ice avalanche.

    An international coalition of 53 scientists has determined the cause, scope and effects of the devastating natural di...

    Earth June 11, 2021
  • Focus

    Cosmos Q&A: NSW flooding

    What’s causing the floods, and how do we manage future natural disasters in a changing climate?

    NSW is currently experiencing severe flooding events, after a weekend of heavy rainfall saw flood and evacuation warn...

    Climate March 22, 2021
  • Flash-flood phenomena found

    New research describes how heavy precipitation happens in dry areas.

    New research has explained the drivers of extreme precipitation events around the globe. Extreme precipitation eve...

    Climate March 9, 2021
  • Himalayan disaster explained

    Researchers believe fatal flash flood caused by landslide, not glacial lake outburst.

    A devastating flood last week on the upper reaches of the Rishi Ganga River, in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand...

    Climate February 15, 2021