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American Red Cross Still Helping Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Gail McGovern | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Gail McGovern

Working from over more than 300 emergency response vehicles, Red Cross volunteers visited heavily damaged communities and neighborhoods, delivering food, blankets, health care, emotional support and critical relief supplies. But our work didn't end there.

Communities Unite in the Aftermath of Devastating California Wildfires

Alexis Coram | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Alexis Coram

When we arrived in the small town of Mountain Ranch in Calaveras County on September 26, 2015 with a truck full of donations for those impacted by the...

After September 11, Waiting for the Big One

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 09.11.2015 | New York
Mary Anne Mercer

Does everyone do this? Hearing that September 11 is coming up, do you think back to where you were when you heard the news? What you were doing, who you talked to first, how you worried about friends or family living anywhere in the vast metropolis of New York City.

Hurricane Sandy Puts Perspective Into Survivors' Lives

Posted 09.08.2015 | MarloThomas

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

What Do Kids Who Live On A Boat Do For Fun?

Posted 09.08.2015 | MarloThomas

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

How To Get Through The Worst Thing That Has Ever Happened To You

Joe Peacock | Posted 09.14.2015 | Divorce
Joe Peacock

I'm a human being. And as a human being living life through tragedy, the days can get bad here and there. All I can really tell you about how I got through (and how I am getting through) is that I defined a plan, and then tried to stick to it as much as I possibly could.

The Animas River Spill and the Myth of Mine Safety

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

This month the industry's biggest lie -- that it can be trusted with our water -- is once again on display as another mining disaster has spilled millions of gallons of toxic mining waste and chemicals into our streams, rivers and lakes.

10 Startup Practices That Usually Lead to Disaster

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Duffy emphasizes the often overlooked personal side of entrepreneurship, including balancing finances, relationships and your health. I am paraphrasing here, based on his book, ten of the top failures we both see in the early stages of entrepreneurship.

Taiwan Probes Water Park Fire As Tally Of Injured Skyrockets

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

By J.R. Wu and Pichi Chuang TAIPEI, June 28 (Reuters) - The number of party revelers injured in a fire at a Taiwan water park rose to ...

7 Things to Know About Mental Health After a Disaster

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

When we support one another, and understand and effectively respond to our own needs as well as that of family, neighbors and community, the more likely we will successfully manage disaster-related stress and trauma and be able to bear the misfortunes of catastrophe without lasting pain, suffering and disorder.

Save the Mangroves

Nausheen Khan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Nausheen Khan

The building of the Rampal Power Plant would not only negatively impact the Sundarbans but also the entire ecosystem of the country. It would also pose a threat to livelihoods on those dependent on this national reserve.

15 Haunting Photos From Inside The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

DL Cade | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

Urbex and photographer Iain Bolton offer us a haunting glimpse into the town of Pripyat, the nuclear city established in February of 1970 to support a nearby power plant you might have heard of... It was called Chernobyl.

Nepal Calls: Part Two

Debbie Davis | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

The following is from Reuben Rai, pastor of Mission Nepal (, Christian Mission Projects in Nepal: The images are of Sindhupalchowk, ...

Near Nepal's Earthquake Epicenter, Shifting Through Rubble to Find What Remains

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Most of the older people we spoke to in Bakrang do not want to leave, despite the challenging landscape. Having lost everything, they will not only need basic relief supplies to get by, but also help to recover.

Delivery in the Disaster Zone

Nate Clark | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Nate Clark

According to a hospital director in Nepal: "At the moment of the first tremor, we were performing caesarean sections. We brought the patients outside and successfully completed the surgeries. These doctors and nurses never left the patients."

Climate Change This Week: Earth Shaking News, Groundwater Disappearing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming in 60 Seconds - a good summary of the main facts, done in 1950s...

Nepal: Humanitarian Aid In Action -- Conversations With Key Personnel at Direct Relief Headquarters, April 29, 2015

Debbie Davis | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

Even though there are no hard hats or military gear, the atmosphere at the headquarters at Direct Relief is a serious, focused, active, caring, and compassionate place, as I sit with several personnel at their headquarters today in Goleta, CA.

The A320 Crash Is The Worst French Air Disaster Since 1981

HuffPost France | Jean-Baptiste Duval | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

Commercial airline accidents on French territory are a rare occurrence. At least 150 people on board an Airbus A320 owned by German airline Germanwing...

100 Years After the Eastland: Three Deadly Illinois Disasters

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Nearly 100 years after the single biggest loss of life event in the continental United States in the 20th century, video of the disaster keeps popping up. The steamship the Eastland capsized in the Chicago River in 1915, killing 844 people.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse or Repel an Irate Library Patron

Roz Warren | Posted 04.19.2015 | Books
Roz Warren

There are two kinds of people: those who prepare for the upcoming collapse of civilization, calamitous natural disaster and/or zombie apocalypse... and the rest of us. Whenever I see a new book about coping with the worst, I buy it and put it on my disaster bookshelf.

Destination Wedding Disaster - Bad Love Stories

Susie Sampson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

In an effort to search for love, I listen to all sorts of stories. Good ones, bad ones, hilarious ones, scary ones... there's no shortage of stories out there.

Years After Japan's Earthquake Disaster, A Community Struggles To Pick Up The Pieces

HuffPost Japan | Takeshi Inomoto | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

The Okawa Elementary Shool in Ishinomaki, Japan, was the site of one of the worst tragedies that occurred during the earthquake and subsequent tsunam...

How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Clients who ask for -- and listen to -- the advice of wise, loving friends have more successful lives. Dating may be a lonely journey, but you don't have to take it alone. Having a dating buddy will definitely make it more fun.

Giving During a Crisis - 10 Ideas to Consider Before You Donate

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The need for philanthropic support to confront Ebola in Africa remains acute. So, what can philanthropists do?

Get The Hammer Out of Daddy's Hands

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

I can't imagine the mayhem in our lives if those mega-hardware stores like Lowe's and Home Depot had been around. He could have just gotten into all sorts of trouble. Heaven help us.