Impacts

Subsidence in Tehran is linked to over-extraction of groundwater, with the falling water levels causing the soil to shift and settle in many neighborhoods.

Researchers found that storms, on average, became shorter but more intense between 1960 and 2017.

$102 million project is creating new beach, marsh on West Grand Terre.

Some Mi'kmaw artisans in Nova Scotia have found it particularly hard this year to source traditional materials, such as birch bark for building canoes and wood from the black ash tree used to create baskets.
A B.C. village burned to the ground just one day after a record-breaking heat wave. Residents say it's a warning to the rest of Canada.

After a heat wave and two Southeast Asia-style rainstorms that flooded the capital's streets, subways and Brian May's cellar, it seems timely to ask if London is prepared to deal with wild weather.

Extreme weather has gripped vast swaths of the United States this summer, with at least four major heat waves fueling fires that have filled the skies with smoke so thick it reddened the sun in New York City. And the heart of both wildfire and hurricane season is yet to come.

A 2015 study exploring Michigan's “blue economy" forecast a prosperous future in which Michigan's enormous water resources would serve as the catalyst for thousands of high-paying new jobs as the state becomes the world's “freshwater innovation capital."

Sea level rise will soon combine with a host of other environmental factors to produce dozens of floods each fall in US coastal cities.
The bloc will send three air tankers as President Erdogan and his government face criticism for being out of touch and unprepared. Eight people have been killed over the past six days and thousands evacuated.
Agrochemical scientist Sarah Iveson is excited about digital agriculture’s potential to make crops more resilient to climate change as the global population grows.
Prosecutors could open an investigation into whether "possibly omitted or delayed warnings or evacuations" contributed to the death of 180 people in floods.

Greece is being hit by the worst heatwave in 30 years, the country's prime minister said, as temperatures reached 45°C.

Along with heatstroke and dehydration, extreme temperatures have been linked to decreased fertility and environmental damage to society. Here's what you can do to cool down and prevent damage.

Research finds that lower sea levels, which happen during ice ages, were linked to higher rates of volcanic eruption.

Climate change has been blamed for the rise in natural disasters in North Korea.

In cities and states around the country, conflicts over climate-friendly standards for buildings are heating up.

Home to more than 24 million people, Lagos, a low-lying city on Nigeria's Atlantic coast, may become uninhabitable by the end of this century as sea levels rise due to climate change, scientific projections suggest.

FOLLOW US:
SUBSCRIBE:
Journalism that drives the discussion
Copyright © 2017 Environmental Health Sciences. All rights reserved.