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Amsterdam's 'smart' blue-green roofs reduce urban flooding

The city scaled up the planting of self-watering residential rooftop gardens that mitigate flooding and lower temperatures.
Climate change means all cities are in the water-rescue business now

Climate change means all cities are in the water-rescue business now

Floods are growing more frequent and intense due to global warming. Experts say rising to the challenge won’t be easy.
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Flash floods in St. Louis break a century-old rain record

Flash floods in St. Louis break a century-old rain record

One person died after being pulled from a flooded vehicle, and property damage was “very significant” in some hard-hit areas, the city’s fire chief said.
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Cities need new types of pavement that can absorb a flood

Climate change is altering rainfall patterns, making storms more intense in many locations. Meanwhile, more people are moving to cities around the world. The combination of those two trends adds up to an increased risk of urban flooding.

When New York floods, this "living street" stays dry

When New York floods, this "living street" stays dry

A new model for street design in the age of post-climate-change storms manages the water instead of trying—and failing—to keep it away.
In Chicago, flooding overwhelmingly strikes communities of color
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In Chicago, flooding overwhelmingly strikes communities of color

Chicago's leaders have poured billions into ambitious programs to keep water away from roads and buildings. But urban flooding continues—overwhelmingly in communities of color—forcing experts to turn to new solutions.

Pakistan slum dwellers map flood risks

Pakistan slum dwellers map flood risks to stop evictions

Mapping of informal settlements is key to protecting residents from worsening climate change impacts with as little disruption as possible, urban experts say.

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