Research briefs

The combination of the physical vulnerability of affordable housing, socioeconomic vulnerability, and increasingly frequent flooding presents a serious threat to residents of already scarce affordable housing stock.
Wetland park in Haikou, Hainan (China)
Cohesive, cross-sectoral strategies can promote nature-based solutions for climate security, socioeconomic development, and eco-sustainability.
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat has renewed its call for the six Mekong countries to urgently address regional low flows, water fluctuations and drought as the Lower Mekong River experiences record low flows for the third consecutive year.
A Texas A&M study found Houston residents who experienced two or more hazardous events in the past five years had a reduction in mental health scores.
NOAA, William & Mary researchers team with TACC to develop, test first-ever 3D compound inland-coastal flooding guidance system
A motorcyclist drives through an inundated street during a rainy day in Hong Kong
Economic growth goes down when the number of wet days and days with extreme rainfall go up, a team of Potsdam scientists finds.
Most scientists researching California's extreme weather events have focused their investigations on the last decade and predict a more tumultuous future. But new research finds that increasing extreme weather trends began half a century ago.
A study, published in Science Advances, found that widespread air pollution events from wildfires are not only increasing in frequency but also persisting longer and affecting a larger geographic extent across the region.
Indigenous communities are at higher risk of hardship from climate-change-caused flooding because of pre-existing socioeconomic vulnerability, a new study shows.
Floods in Germany, 2021
Model found that the interplay of large-scale climate and local-scale urbanization intensified the 2021 Europe storm, causing more rainfall than either climate or urbanization on its own.