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Three years after Haiyan

John Leo Algo | Posted 11.20.2016 | Green
John Leo Algo

On November 8, 2013, typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, resulting in unprecedented devastation in the country's history. As the strongest storm on...

Why We Need Developed Countries to Commit to Climate Action

Renee Karunungan | Posted 10.30.2016 | Green
Renee Karunungan

For developing countries, climate change is a matter of survival. A failure of a strong commitment in Paris means taking away our right to live.

Before And After: How The Philippines Recovered From The Worst Storm In History

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts & Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to hit land. When it tore through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, it left untold tragedy and deva...

A Year Later, Typhoon Haiyan's Lesson Is: More Extreme Storms Demand More Extreme Measures

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
Mary Kay Henry

Let there be no more devastation like Haiyan. Let us be the generation to leave the children we love a safer world and a more vibrant economy. Everyone's future depends on it.

Philippines' 'Mirage' Economy: Why It's Worse Than a Bubble

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Even if the Philippines is not another bubble waiting to burst at any moment, the recent economic uptick is inherently hollow -- for it is unlikely to trickle down to the greater impoverished masses anytime soon.

Amid the Ruins of Haiyan, a Kitten Connects Us

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Jennifer Hardy Not long after I arrived in Palo on the eastern coast of the Philippine island of Leyte - a city that lay in ruins - I heard a soun...

Philippines' Post-Haiyan Revolution: What Lessons Can Aquino Learn From Lula?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Benigno Aquino, who is suffering from declining popularity due to his perceived ineptitude during the Haiyan crisis, is already facing impeachment charges -- and opposition forces are exploiting this opening to extinguish his political capital.

Amidst Typhoons and Climate Change, U.S. Spying Network Shows Contempt for Environment

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Despite mounting evidence that global warming is leading to devastating environmental disasters in the Pacific region, the U.S. and its partners are suspicious of climate change advocates. Rather brazenly, Washington and its Pacific allies spy on those who are intent on reining in global warming.

Haiyan Tragedy Reveals Philippines' Hollow State: The Folly of Elite Democracy

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

A look at the systemic configuration of the Philippine political system allows you to appreciate the limits of human agency on a purely individual basis. The Haiyan tragedy was a wake-up call to the increasing unsustainability of the Philippine political economy.

#WeStandWithYou: The Call for Justice Grows at UN Climate Talks

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Cameras clicked and whirred as Yeb Sano, the soft-spoken lead negotiator from the Philippines stood before the world's media at the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw this afternoon.

Dramatic Effort In Philippines Strengthens U.S. Influence In Asia

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Manuel Mogato and Aubrey Belford MANILA/TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. military's response to the devastation w...

What Can We Learn From Typhoon Haiyan?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Michael Bociurkiw

When trying to comprehend the scale of the recovery effort and how we can respond better in the future, several factors need to be kept in mind.

Philippines' Haiyan Tragedy: What Went Wrong?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

For many critics, the state fell short of fulfilling its most fundamental responsibilities, since thousands of survivors, reports suggest, struggled with hunger, chaos, and disease days into Haiyan's landfall.

The World Cries With the Philippines

Esperanza Garcia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Esperanza Garcia

As a response to the Typhoon, my friends and I collaborated our efforts and created the "Bundles of Joy and Letters of Hope" project the day after Haiyan had hit. We are a group of young women mobilizing deliver essential supplies to the Haiyan survivors.

Report That Typhoon Death Toll Nearly Doubled Was Incorrect

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

On Thursday, the Associated Press corrected a report that had claimed the official death toll of Typhoon Haiyan had nearly doubled to 4,460 people. Th...

Bring Us the Jobs of Enviro Journos and Scientists!

Scott Thill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Scott Thill

At this accelerated rate, our globally warmed future is a planetwide hellscape we're carelessly handing to our children while we dive down the escape hatches of our phones, laps, pads, glasses, whatever. Let's pull down the harder fruits out there, shall we?

Philippines President Under Pressure As U.S. Aircraft Carrier Arives

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Stuart Grudgings and Andrew R.C. Marshall TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino was under g...

A Single Tragedy, a Global Crisis

Michael Brune | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Was Haiyan the largest typhoon ever to make landfall? Does that even matter? Right now, the people of the Philippines need humanitarian aid. But ultimately, we owe them -- and ourselves -- another commitment.

Supertyphoon Haiyan Redux

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The destruction wrought by Haiyan, as its category 5 designation indicates, is catastrophic. Possibly beyond catastrophic, if there is such a thing. What caused such a destructive storm?

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Calls to Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Super Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Thru Philippines; 10,000+ Feared Dead report Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Calum MacLeod at USA Today. Wunderground meteor...

8 Crushed To Death In Post-Typhoon Scramble For Food

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Andrew R.C. Marshall and Stuart Grudgings TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Desperation gripped Philippine islands devastat...

Before And After Photos Show Exactly Why The Philippines Needs Your Help After Haiyan

Posted 11.13.2013 | World

Aid continues to trickle into the Philippines as the island nation reels in the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Officials said Tuesday more than 1,700 ...

Filipino Typhoon Encore

The Verb | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
The Verb

For the second year in a row, UN climate change negotiations take place in the wake of a typhoon striking the Philippines.

LOOK: Aerial Photos Reveal Devastation In The Philippines

Posted 11.12.2013 | World

Thousands of images capturing the heartache and destruction of Typhoon Haiyan have poured out of the Philippines in the last five days, but few have c...

International Efforts Towards Climate Change: 2004 Tsunami to 2013 Haiyan

Linda Constant | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Linda Constant

Environmental health is the essential backbone to our present day infrastructure, a foundation that too often yields to other dependent concerns.