With these once extraordinary events becoming more ordinary, it's becoming clearer that businesses in vulnerable regions need to prepare. But how should companies go about building resilient enterprises that are ready to face extreme weather and other effects of climate change?
In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the ...
Nothing is more heartbreaking to me than seeing pets and other animals that are injured, abandoned and lost, including those in the wake of severe weather.
Elaine Stritch, the veteran Broadway baby, was not happy when she turned up at The Rubin Museum of Art for her on-stage conversation on the subject of...
Despite limited resources and delayed government assistance, some homeowners have already begun to rebuild, hoping to create a stronger and more resilient community than the Breezy they knew before.
On a bright Saturday in August, about 17 Sai volunteers from Massachusetts descended on Breezy Point Boulevard and 217 Street. Ranging in age from 15 ...
While the eastern seaboard was fortunate to safely make it through hurricane season this year, cities should take this opportunity to invest in innovative storm water infrastructure systems that can help them withstand the next 100-year storm.
Fischer is surely not the person we need as her number two. His resume suggests that in his bones he is an austerian. Although he cut rates sharply during the crisis as head of the Israeli central bank, this is not proof he can manage an economy that is struggling to recover.
What is perhaps most distressing for vulnerable countries like the Philippines and Bangladesh is the lack of urgency and political will demonstrated by rich nations to tackle the problem.
#GivingTuesday is more than a national day of giving; it's a growing movement of nearly 7,000 partners that includes nonprofits, private companies, youth, parents and other members of the community who are committed to making a difference.
Although the conventional wisdom tells us that solar power, battery technology, and smart grids are far in the future, we are only a breakthrough or two away from a new age of decentralized energy technology.
This fast isn't about us. We're fasting because people are suffering and dying from the impacts of climate change, in the Philippines and all over the world. We're fasting because we can't wait any longer to act.
At a time when institutions of business and government continue to fail society, two of our leading academic institutions missed the opportunity to provide essential moral leadership on the most pressing challenge ever faced in the history of human civilization.
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?
Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening's new film, 12-12-12 would be worth seeing if only for the moment where James Dolan loses his temper because of a technical glitch.
Like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, the well being of the most vulnerable in our population--the disabled--during severe weather events may serve as an indicator of how well we are planning to protect the general population.