The third mass coral bleaching in recent history is underway as record ocean warmth creates a crisis in the tropics.
Climate change may drastically increase the risk of simultaneous cyclones and storm surges striking populous coastlines around the world.
Scientists warn countries in northern Europe to plan for dramatic new worst-case scenarios as climate change increases the risk of seas sweeping inland.
The Indian Ocean can be an angry and sometimes lethal neighbor, but those who live beside it are learning to prepare for its next onslaught.
The rapid reduction of West Antarctica’s shelf ice has dangerous implications for sea levels in a warming world.
International scientists say global warming could double the frequency of the extreme La Niña weather phenomenon that triggers floods and hurricanes.
Scientists report that many cities near the coasts of the U.S. should prepare for daily flooding at high tide by mid-century because of rising sea levels.
A United Nations University report urges governments worldwide to draw up plans urgently to avoid conflict and insecurity by helping populations that are being forced to move because of climate change.
Coastal areas that would not expect to be hit by violent hurricanes or typhoons face a growing threat of devastation as scientists discover that tropical cyclones are moving further north and south.
Restoring threatened reefs that protect about 200 million people in coastal communities would cost 20 times less than building artificial breakwaters to reduce the effect of pounding waves, scientists calculate.