Americans will choose a new President this year, and that choice will literally change the future of life on Earth. The reason, of course, is climate change. If the United States government turns away from this problem - and from dealing with it - then our children will pay dearly.
Hurricane season officially starts June 1, and weather forecasters are predicting an active season for hurricanes and tropical storms. While people living along the Atlantic Coast are asking themselves, "Are we ready?," we in the conservation community are asking, "Are our coasts ready?"
There's nothing like seeing one of your most important investments in life (that is, your house) get struck by nature's wrath (that is, floods caused ...
What comes to mind when we think of disaster relief? Probably images of Red Cross volunteers handing out blankets and fresh water, National Guard unit...
Former Vice President making informal remarks at the Indonesian Pavillion during the UN COP21 global climate talks near Paris shortly after deliveri...
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.
Once reports came through that it was safe to cautiously walk around, I went back to the Church Avenue station. I was able to walk down the stairs into the vestibule area. The turnstiles were roped off with yellow tape: Do Not Enter. Through the bars, I saw the hardy pigeon.
Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall, the national dialogue about recovery and resilience has shifted. The Obama Administration has led the Federal government in integrating resilience into the fabric of how we build, rebuild, plan and prepare for the impacts of climate change. However, the stakes continue to grow.
Thursday, October 1st. 3:30 pm: Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was saying that Hurricane Joaquin could reach Long Island around Tuesday morning., October 6th. We should get our emergency "Friends and Family" plans in place. And prep those go-kits.
Oil companies are lobbying hard right now to get Washington politicians to lift the country's decades-old ban on oil exports. This week, as we reflect on Superstorm Sandy and the devastation it brought to the East Coast three years ago, we're pushing Congress to keep the ban in place, for the sake of the climate and our coastal communities.
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Many people think that Uber immorally price gouges by raising rates during chaotic times. In reality, elevated prices are the natural effect of increased demand and limited supply.
Watching last week's second Republican debate made it clear that Bush was the only adult in the room.
The best showcase of this combination of chance and challenge for change is the worldwide water issue. The risks posed by floods, droughts, water pollution and the need for fresh water intertwine with the basic need for food, energy and prosperity.
The first time the public was asked about their willingness to pay to rebuild after a disaster was following the flooding caused by Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The country was nearly evenly divided on whether federal funds should be banned from being used.
I continue to believe that we need to recognize this fact of American life and create a form of federal reconstruction insurance to provide guaranteed funding to rebuild communities after disaster has struck. We cannot leave reconstruction finance in the unsteady hands of the U.S. Congress.