The frightening images and possible real fallout from the nuclear plants in Japan force us to refocus on our own energy plans. Is nothing safe? Is ou...
After a major disaster like Japan's, millions of people go online to find out how they can help. But, sadly, scam artists also go online to try to take advantage of the tragedy to divert much needed contributions into their own coffers.
In the face of tragedy and tremendous shifts, not only in nature but in society, our thoughts and prayers may be all we have to offer, so we want to know they work.
On March 19, just two days before the spring equinox, the moon will be positioned very close to the Earth.
We must keep an open heart and not shut down and ignore the suffering of our fellow human beings in Japan. If we can offer our practice, service, or generosity to the victims then we no longer need to feel disempowered.
While several hundred may have perished in Japan, the evacuation orders for Hawaii could well have saved lives.
Each Ash Wednesday, if you go to a church that does this sort of thing, a version of "memento mori" happens when you go to your knees and a cross of ashes is marked on your forehead.
Perhaps it's the small size of the New Zealand government, or the tight-knit nature of Kiwis, or the Kiwis' propensity for enjoying a tough scrum, but I know New Zealand will recover from this disaster with its spirit intact.
Platforms like Facebook and Twitter can radically alter lives, bring people who would otherwise remain strangers together, and help make the world a more peaceful and cooperative place.
The continuing magnitude of distress in Haiti should not fail to respect Haitians' fortitude. The destructive conditions which have weighed upon the vast majority of the Haitian people continue.
If Haitians and Somalis, people with what most of us would call nothing, can take a stand and protect what they hold dear, how about us?
Despite the best of intentions, years of international generosity had failed to transform Haiti into a prosperous country. But today, we are doing things differently.
Prayers on the go, while focusing on areas of hope. At least for me, that's the way to keep from getting paralyzed by the incredible suffering and despair, and keep finding reasons for faith.
Haitians didn't ask for the task of rebuilding their country, but they are bound together by it. We are lucky to get to support their vision and to build strong foundations for future generations.
I have been working in Haiti since Christmas 1999. That New Year's Eve I hired my first staff -- my first local partner -- with a handshake at the Ol...
Can Lebanon's government handle the very real prospect of a major earthquake hitting the country?