Japan experts warn of future risk of giant tsunami

(AP) -- Much of Japan's Pacific coast could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high if a powerful earthquake hits offshore, according to revised estimates by a government panel.

Effects of flooding on Cairo, Ill.

When faced with a choice between a deluge or a controlled deluge in May 2011 that would protect the city of Cairo, Illinois, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chose the latter by ordering an intentional breach of the Mississippi ...

France's crumbling sea walls no match for ocean

(AP) -- The moon was full, the wind roared, the tide was high and people died by the dozens. After a wall of ocean water engulfed picturesque towns along France's Atlantic coast, residents, officials and experts are all ...

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