Do the "East Coast Earthquake Math" and see if the Maine Earthquake registers!
The best, most cost-effective model of integrated HIV care, training and research I've ever seen is Haitian.
Natural disasters, unfortunately, will always be with us. And the cost and number of people affected by disasters continues to rise. But this visit to Sendai is a valuable opportunity for me and the others who participated in the Sendai Dialogue to learn how we can strengthen our defenses.
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake and series of aftershocks rattled Emilia Romagna on May 20, 2012, killing 29 and leaving almost 15,000 people homeless.
Haiti and excellence. Those are two words we seldom associate with each other, yet as Tropical Storm Isaac gained momentum on its track over Haiti, I stood in a building that proved how excellence is taking root in this earthquake-ravaged, poverty-raked country.
It's amazing what you pack when you have three minutes to fit your whole life in a bag. I grabbed my laptop, my passport, five t-shirts, flip flops, a swim suit, my external hard drive and my puppy. What was I forgetting? Underwear? Optional.
I am in Florida as hurricane Isaac approaches. Normally old men don't come down till November, but this Isaac's early. So I looked at my fridge and pantry and came up with this vision of my food plan of action if I lose power.
Haiti has for decades been the poorest country in our hemisphere and it was set far back by the disasters which have befallen it since 2008. It behooves us, therefore, to do better than we have done and to beseech those relief agencies which still have cash.
Because my back felt better the day of my appointment, DiBenedetto didn't crack it. But he did give me a brief education in chiropractic medicine. I came away from my first visit to a chiropractor with great respect for the profession.
An ongoing government analysis of an important nuclear weapons laboratory's ability to withstand earthquakes may be flawed, according to a federal oversight panel.
The film below tells the story of HOPE volunteer and NYC-based physical therapist Claude Hillel. Claude left New York and traveled to Haiti where he would change countless lives for the better amid unimaginable destruction.
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located in the very populous corridor between Los Angeles and San Diego, has been shuttered since January after it was discovered that damage to the steam tubes that carry radioactive water had led to a small leak of radioactive steam.
I wanted to know what would happen if a major quake or wildfire hit L.A. today. Controller Wendy Greuel says, "We know natural disasters are a question of when, not if... and more must be done to help ensure the City is adequately prepared."
A new exhibit, "Earthquake: Life on a Dynamic Plane," opened at the California Academy of Sciences last weekend to help visitors understand the "why?" and "wow" of plate tectonics and to let them experience the "what the --?" of seismic activity.
Last weekend, events took place which should make us think about the future of energy on this planet.