Here's Awe-Inspiring Evidence for One of the Planet's Biggest Floods

About 15,000 years ago, as the latest ice age was winding to a close, glaciers that covered Canada began to melt. Then, one day, those shrinking glaciers unleashed the waters of a lake the size of Lake Huron, which scoured the land from Montana to the Pacific coast. Here's what we know of the great Ice Age flood. » 10/14/14 1:27pm 10/14/14 1:27pm

Water On Earth: Floods, Droughts And Prediction

Today is World Water Day, a time to think about how water interacts with the environment. Too much water leads to floods and landslides; too little water results in droughts. Better predictions of when either situation is going to occur will reduce risk through better disaster preparation, in turn making everyone… » 3/22/14 7:19pm 3/22/14 7:19pm

This Argentinian tourist village sat underwater for 25 years

In the 1970s, Villa Epecuén, a tourist village on Lago Epecuén in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, had a population of more 5,000 with 300 thriving businesses and tens of thousands of annual visitors. However, wet weather patterns caused Lago Epecuén and on November 10, 1985, the nearby dam broke, starting a gradual… » 12/23/12 1:00pm 12/23/12 1:00pm

Waterworld Will Be Arriving Faster Than You Think

Waterworld, the Kevin Costner eco-disaster flick that flopped at the box office, turns out to be a lot more prescient than most well-made scifi flicks. Many highly-populated areas of the world that were once safely on dry land have become perpetual flood zones and could slip underwater any year now. For example,… » 5/07/08 3:15pm 5/07/08 3:15pm