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Hacker Blamed For Setting Off 156 Dallas Emergency Sirens

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 04.09.2017 | Crime

More than 150 emergency sirens blared across Dallas just before midnight on Friday in what city officials said was the work of a hacker. The network o...

ATL Dem Who Supports Transit Now on House T&I

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

Earlier this month, I announced that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appointed me to a coveted seat on the powerful House Committee on Transportation and...

Social Resilience and Emergency Preparedness

Scott James | Posted 10.27.2016 | Impact
Scott James

In our neighborhoods, we can focus on what is changeable but significant to surviving and recovering quickly from a wide scale event, whether it is a short-term natural disaster or a long-term economically induced emergency.

The Presidency of Al Gore, 2001-2009, Redux

Norman MacAfee | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

In 2000, the Green Party candidate had siphoned off enough progressive votes to assure Bush's victory and the disasters that followed. In 2016, a vote for the Libertarian or Green presidential ticket is a vote for Trump. It is existentially essential to vote for Hillary Clinton.

No Accounting For The Losses From A Disaster

Mark Steber | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

There is no accounting for the toll of lives lost in a disaster - no matter how you figure it; with any loss, the costs are enormous. This year, ther...

Hurricane Matthew Batters Florida As It Chugs Up The Coast

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.07.2016 | Green

By Joseph Guyler Delva and Scott Malone PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti/DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left t...

Before The Storm

Mark Silva | Posted 10.08.2016 | Media
Mark Silva

I have known many big storms. I have purposely placed myself in their paths for the stories that might follow. I have waded in wreckage of storms already passed. But this one's personal.

The Supreme Court Appointments Aren't The Only Ones That Matter

Michele Goodwin | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

The next big appointments by our president will not only be to the Supreme Court, but overlooked agencies that play vital roles in virtually every aspect of Americans' lives from food and water regulation and safety to influencing whether we go to war.

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New analysis finds Dakota Access pipeline fails Obama's climate test; U.S...

The Pressing Need For An Emergency Fund For Public Health

Linda P. Fried | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Linda P. Fried

The arrival of the Zika virus to the United States underscores the need for a new funding mechanism that enables public health officials, not politicians, to determine how and when to act to protect the American people.

'Green News Report' - August 25, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: More than 300 dead, 6 million displaced by flooding in India; President O...

Building a Financial Emergency Kit for Your Family

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

What could a financial emergency look like for your family? It could be the weather-related destruction of a home. It could mean sudden serious illnes...

A Public Health Crisis in Flint: What Is in Your Glass/Bathing Water?

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.19.2017 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

Raise your voices, do what you can from every venue, with whatever skill set you have and let's make sure that this never happens again, because next time, it may be your city/community. What's in your glass/bathing water?

Flint and Katrina: Poor People, Poor Treatment and Water

Benjamin A. Davis | Posted 01.17.2017 | Black Voices
Benjamin A. Davis

Shame appears to be the only reason government officials in Flint, Michigan decided to pick up their pace helping the people of Flint. Flint is 37 percent Caucasian and 56 percent African-American.

El Niño's Promise of a Wet California Winter Could be Costly and Dangerous

Craig Fugate | Posted 12.17.2016 | Science
Craig Fugate

Our nation experiences some of the most extreme and dangerous weather in the world, and this winter, California faces a particularly severe threat. Forecasts are showing a strong and peaking El Niño that could deliver drenching conditions to the state and throughout the South.

Actor Wendell Pierce on Katrina, Art as Activism, Challenging Confederate History, and New Orleans' Future.

Talmon J. Smith | Posted 08.29.2016 | Entertainment
Talmon J. Smith

I spoke with Wendell Pierce - most famous for his HBO series roles in The Wire and Treme - on the closing weekend of Brothers from the Bottom, a critically-acclaimed play about gentrification in New Orleans after the storm, in which Pierce played a lead role both on stage and in production.

People Of New Orleans Say Government Didn't Do Enough After Katrina

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." Those infamous words from President George W. Bush praising a key federal official in charge of Hurricane Kat...

Rachel Maddow Pillories Ex-FEMA Director For Defending His Handling Of Katrina

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.28.2015 | Media

Like many Americans who witnessed the effects of Hurricane Katrina, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was hoping never to hear again from disgraced former FEMA...

Katrina: Where Faith and Interfaith Groups Picked Up as Federal Government Failed

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 08.26.2016 | Religion
Abdul Malik Mujahid

The failure of the strongest government in the world was of historic proportions. But faith and interfaith communities made history. They were the first responders, if not the only help, for most people over the course of several weeks. After 10 years, their work with survivors continues.

4 Better Ways to Spend $163 Billion

Avi Yashchin | Posted 08.21.2016 | Technology
Avi Yashchin

The F-35 joint strike fighter, the United States' most expensive warplane to date, was supposed to cost $1.5 trillion over 50 years. The current contract is seven years behind schedule and $163 billion over budget. Here are four other things the US could have bought with the waste from the program.

A Decade After Katrina: Aftermath Lounge by Margaret McMullan

Melanie Bishop | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Melanie Bishop

Recurring themes of maternal abandonment, marital strife, classism, depression and addiction bob like so many buoys out in the Gulf, forming a strange dot-to-dot that somehow spells strength.

FEMA Wants People With Disabilities to Lead the Way on Emergency Preparedness

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Blahovec

For people with disabilities, being prepared is often one of the most fundamental skills necessary for coping with complicated medical problems or special needs.

Assessing the Probability of a Massive Cascadia Earthquake

Paul Runge | Posted 07.23.2016 | Science
Paul Runge

Watching the waves spill onto the beach in Clatsop County, Oregon, it's easy to forget that the nearby houses are doomed. The Pacific waters are frigid blue. The beaches run inland from white sand to tough, salt-sprayed grass. It's too peaceful to envision disaster.

After Superstorm Sandy, a Community Cries Out for Its Hospital

Laurie Nadel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Laurie Nadel

Building a new hospital in Long Beach -- as FEMA intended when it allocated $154 million for that purpose -- will lead the country as a venue for new modalities of care for survivors of catastrophes.

'Green News Report' - March 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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