What would happen to your home if water levels in the Great Lakes rose six feet?

What would happen to your home if water levels in the Great Lakes rose six feet? A new predictor from NOAA lets you see exactly what any change in water levels from either six feet above or below current levels in the Great Lakes would mean for the surrounding Midwest properties — whether they get parched or flooded. »11/06/14 12:00pm11/06/14 12:00pm

This graph of Boulder's year-to-date rainfall is just staggering

In Colorado, rainfall characterized by the National Weather Service as "biblical" has left thousands homeless, hundreds missing and at least eight people dead. Among the hardest-hit cities has been Boulder, which last week catapulted from a dry spell into its wettest year on record in the span of just five days. »9/18/13 1:40pm9/18/13 1:40pm

Massive spiderwebs engulf Australian town as arachnids escape floods

You may have seen this strange tableau in Pakistan a wee while back, but it never ceases to be absolutely amazing. In the town of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia, rising floodwaters have forced uncountable spiders to seek shelter on higher ground. Sprawling spiderwebs have overtaken bushes, shrubs, fields,… »3/06/12 7:35pm3/06/12 7:35pm

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 8:05pm11/15/11 8:05pm