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The main recharge Dyke for the Coachella Valley, which helps protect the area from subsidence.

7 places that are sinking faster than anywhere else in the US

Multiple cities and towns in the US have seen their land dip lower, which could damage their infrastructure and make them more vulnerable to flooding.
Hurricane Michael sweeps the beachfront properties of Shell Point, Florida, on Wednesday.

We asked insurance workers where they’d live in the US to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they said

Actuaries weighed in on where they'd live to avoid devastating natural disasters such as hurricanes and extreme heat.
Rising waters from Hurricane Sandy flooded the streets of New York in 2012.

Disturbing before-and-after photos show how US cities — and their famous landmarks — could be underwater in 80 years

As the planet and its oceans warm, sea-levels around the world are rising. By 2100, US cities like San Francisco and New York could be underwater.
The Seasteading Institute aims to build self-sufficient floating cities.

Floating cities are getting far closer to reality than ever before — but they won’t be the libertarian utopias billionaires have proposed

Floating cities have been part of a utopian vision to build societies that operate independently of government.
Rising waters from Hurricane Sandy flooded the streets of New York in 2012.

Disturbing before-and-after photos show how US cities — and their famous landmarks — could be underwater in 80 years

As the planet and its oceans warm, sea-levels around the world are rising. By 2100, US cities like San Francisco and New York could be underwater.
A commuter train with passengers waiting to be rescued inside is stuck in flood waters during a heavy rainstorm in Toronto, Canada, July 8, 2013.

Ice sheets are melting far faster than we thought — in a worst-case climate breakdown, coastal cities like New York and Shanghai would be swampe...

Scientists have underestimated how much sea levels will rise by 2100. A new study shows that oceans could rise by 6.5 feet, swamping coastal cities.
The Roosevelt Island tram takes passengers 250 feet above New York City for the price of a subway fare.

A gondola network that flies at 30 miles per hour could be a solution to New York City’s broken subway system

A gondola system be cheaper and more energy efficient than building new subway lines.
Dhaka, Bangladesh, is sinking due to rising sea levels.

10 sinking cities that could soon be underwater

Here are 10 sinking cities that are in danger of disappearing due to climate change and rising sea levels.
Men sit on ferries near a new apartment complex in the rapidly sinking city of Jakarta.

Indonesia wants to spend $33 billion to move its sinking capital hundreds of miles. Here’s what the flooded city looks like.

Moving the capital might be the way to save Jakarta's 10 million residents from flooding.