How would your coastline fare in a flood? This flood mapping tool from NOAA answers that question in a remarkably complete way—charting out exactly where sea level rises will hit, what percentage of the area lies in a flood zone, and where storm surges might be expected to bury us in water.
Most scientists discard the possibility of a massive extinction if Earth's magnetic field reverses its current orientation. That hasn't stopped French artist François Ronsiaux from creating these images of one completely crazy and silly apocalyptic scenario: An increase of the sea level to more than 984 feet (300…
It seems that, every time the heavy rain season comes, some Austrians live in a permanent situation of impending disaster. Just look at these homes right next to a flood protection wall that seems about to burst and destroy everything.
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.
Biblical floods swept through L.A. thanks to a water main break. Rats are overrunning Paris. And games—those dangerous diversions!—are being outlawed Seville, Spain. Hmm, does this sound like the end of days to anyone else? It's a Revelations-themed look at What's Ruining Our Cities!
Following massive rainfalls in Misiones, Argentina, and Santa Catarina and Paraná, Brazil, the famous Iguazú Falls are now overflowing, carrying 46,300 cubic meters per second—33 times the usual water flow rate. The images and video are unbelievable. I hope you have your arks ready, my friends.
This five-minute flash flood happened in Doboj, a city in the Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The video below hasn't been accelerated. Events occur in real time.*
An entire drowned city has become the world's most mind-boggling scuba-diving attraction. Consider booking a trip to Qiandao Lake, China, where you can wreck-dive a 1,800-year old flooded metropolis.
Photographer Louis Helbig is archiving aerial views of Canadian villages drowned by the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway on his website Sunken Villages. The photos are haunting and gorgeous, almost emerald-like, but often difficult to read. Outlines of houses and roads barely emerge from the silt like scenes…
This stunning image of Mars shows how massive floods once carved an intricate system of channels into the surface of the red planet.
Although the album was released about eight months before the cartoon premiered, They Might Be Giants' Flood will probably forever be best associated with the Warner Brothers/Amblin Entertainment animated series: Tiny Toon Adventures. If you grew up in the 1990s, it's all but impossible to not picture Plucky Duck…
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…
The Daleks have been on Earth for years, disguised as ordinary wheelie bins. During the recent flooding in Newcastle, they decided to finally make their move, rolling down the watery streets.
This isn't the teeth of a machine, the chainmail shirt your cousin uses for larping, or the DNA sequence of Justin Bieber's love child.
The Olympic Games first began in the ancient Greek city-state of Olympia. For all its fame, the city suffered a mysterious fate, destroyed by an unknown natural disaster. Now it looks like tsunamis were the culprit...despite being 30 kilometers inland.
Devastating flooding along the Mississippi River have left large swaths the delta states in drenched ruined. General DeWitt Spain Airport, right outside Memphis, is clearly in rough shape—as seen by this barely-visible airplane tip.
With disasters sprouting up over the world, you might need to recover your CDs from a flood one day. Well, if you still have CDs that is. But it's best to be prepared! Instructables has a great little write-up on what to do and surprisingly it involves more water. But clean water! And no solutions! Check out the whole…