Photos of Germany's worst flood in years presage a watery future

Weeks of torrential rainfall have sent water levels skyrocketing throughout central Europe. The Elbe and Danube rivers, among others, have swollen to the point of overflow, while breached levees and ruined damns have loosed deadly floodwaters upon Germany, where tens of thousands have been evacuated from their homes. » 6/11/13 2:11pm 6/11/13 2:11pm

This Austrian meadow is an underwater diving attraction for half the year

During the fall and winter, you can hike along the trails of Austria's Grüner See (or Green Lake) park. But as spring comes on, the snows melt down from the surrounding mountains, turning the area into a beautiful lake where scuba divers can see what above-ground scenes look like underwater. » 6/24/12 12:30pm 6/24/12 12:30pm

Faced with rising floodwaters, Thai citizens turn to homemade jet skis and abandoned highway parking lots

Since this summer, a particularly strong monsoon season has caused dangerous floodwaters to raise across Thailand. These waters have killed over 500 people and caused several billion dollars in property damage already. In cities like Bangkok, residents have adjusted to the rising waters by flood-proofing their… » 11/15/11 5:05pm 11/15/11 5:05pm

Fear of Climate Change Has Maldives Seeking Backup Homeland

The UN predicts that by 2100, climate change could cause sea levels to rise by as much as 59 centimeters. For the Maldives, an island nation whose highest point sits roughly two meters above sea level, such a drastic change would put most of the country underwater. Fearing a Waterworld » 11/12/08 2:00pm 11/12/08 2:00pm scenario, the new Maldivian…