Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Hurricane Katrina was one of the most intense and costliest hurricanes to hit the United States. On August 28, 2005, Katrina was a category 5 storm (o...

Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, USA
Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, USA

Is Louisiana falling into the sea, or is the sea inundating Louisiana? It’s actually a bit of both. And to the inhabitants of a tiny island on the bay...

Lake Chad, West Africa
Lake Chad, West Africa

Lake Chad was once the sixth largest lake in the world, but prolonged drought and increased water use have shrunk the lake dramatically. It now spans ...

Lake Hamoun, Iran and Afghanistan
Lake Hamoun, Iran and Afghanistan

The Sistan Basin lies on the Iran-Afghanistan border. Melted snow from the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan nourishes this dry basin. The Helmand R...

Lake Urmia, Iran
Lake Urmia, Iran

Lake Urmia in Iran is another closed basin lake that has been shrinking. Continuous declines in water flowing into the lake have caused a general decl...

The Everglades and Miami, Florida, USA
The Everglades and Miami, Florida, USA

Referred to as the “River of Grass,” the Florida Everglades is one of the world’s largest wetlands. However, they were once much larger. Throughout th...