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Stages of Grief: Storm Edition

Grown And Flown | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

We now recognize obsession as one of the classic and final stages of grief (storm-wise) as we try to will the Con Edison trucks to head to our neighborhoods.

What I Want My Daughter To Know About Her Home

Lyz Lenz | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

Before the flood, I would have told my child that place doesn't matter. That you are you and the place you stand is just a changing backdrop, irrelevant to what you become. But now, I know that is not true.

How to Survive Debt After a Natural Disaster

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

While everything else is in a states of crisis, taking a few minutes to think about what is going to happen with your financial situation is important.

5 Ways To Feel More Fulfilled Today

Nicole Glassman | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

It is interesting how a time of apparent scarcity brings about awareness. We may feel the strain of the power outages and the lack of convenience in our lives, but in being disconnected from our daily routines, we are actually more connected than ever before.

How Hurricane Sandy Affected Women Small Business Owners 

Karin Kamp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Karin Kamp

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will affect businesses for weeks, if not months. And for small businesses, the backbone of New York City's economy, a blow from a disaster like Sandy can have a huge impact.

The Slap: Rise Up Better Than Before

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Mother Nature has done it again. She slapped us upside the head to knock some sense into us. There is devastation for many. Nothing makes sense for them yet, but for most of us, we've been slapped into awareness.

Sandy and the Importance of Government

David Morris | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
David Morris

When disasters hit, the government is the only agent with the authority and capacity to marshal and mobilize resources sufficient to the undertaking

Hide From Sandy With The Best Storm Movies

Posted 10.28.2012 | Entertainment

With Hurricane Sandy brewing and the clouds getting darker over New York City, storms are on our minds. Need some inspiration for the impending wea...

Haiti and the Danger of a Single Story

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

The best, most cost-effective model of integrated HIV care, training and research I've ever seen is Haitian.

"Acts of God" and Medicaid Block Grants Do Not Mix

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Fortunately, when it comes to the medical needs for people in crisis, Medicaid is immediately responsive to these needs without the need for a plea or request from states.

Solar Electric Backup for Disasters? Not as Easy as You Think

Dan R. Fink | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Dan R. Fink

Why not just cut that electrical umbilical cord from the power company to your home and go off grid completely, in the middle of the city or suburbs? Unfortunately it's not that simple, and not cheap.

Strong Earthquake Hits Off Papua New Guinea

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2012 | World

March 21 (Reuters) - A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the north coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. ...

PHOTOS: The World's Deadliest Places

Barry A. Vann | Posted 06.10.2012 | Books
Barry A. Vann

Many of the places we perceive to be dangerous are not as deadly as other parts of the planet. Join me on a journey around the world in pursuit of the deadliest air pollution disasters, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and floods.

WATCH: Truck Trailer Tossed Around By Tornado

Posted 04.04.2012 | Green

Regions of Texas faced tornado warnings on Tuesday as several twisters touched down in the state. Reuters reports that tornadoes blew through the D...

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern Italy

AP | Posted 03.28.2012 | World

ROME — A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook northern Italy on Friday, the second such temblor this week, but there were no reports of injuries or si...

Earthquake Hits Indonesian Waters

AP | By FAKHRURRADZIE GADE | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- A powerful earthquake hit off the coast of western Indonesia early Wednesday, prompting officials to briefly issue a tsunami ...

Earthquake Hits Dominican Republic

AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the southern coast of the Dominican Republic just before dawn Th...

Earthquake Hits Dominican Republic

AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the southern coast of the Dominican Republic just before dawn Th...

Devastating Landslide Kills At Least 25, Buries Dozens More

AP | OLIVER TEVES | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials say they have resumed the search for victims of a landslide that killed more than 20 people at a remo...

Lava Flood Kills 4 In Indonesia

AP | Posted 02.26.2012 | World

TERNATE, Indonesia — Officials say mudflows streaming from a volcano in eastern Indonesia have killed four villagers and about 1,000 others have...

Nuclear Disaster Turned Japan's Fukushima Into No-Man's Land

AP | ERIC TALMADGE and DAVID GUTTENFELDER | Posted 02.26.2012 | World

IWAKI, Japan — Fukushima was just emerging from the snows of winter when the disaster hit – a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, the strongest in J...

Death Toll In Philippines Floods Goes Down

AP | Posted 02.26.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine disaster management officials say the number of people who died in massive flash floods in the southern Mindanao reg...

Devastating Floods Kill More Than 400

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Flash floods devastated a southern Philippine region unaccustomed to serious storms, killing at least 450 people as they s...

PHOTOS: Floodwater In Bangkok Is Receding

AP | Posted 01.14.2012 | World

BANGKOK — Thailand's prime minister is urging people in flooded areas to be patient, saying the government is working as hard as it can to drain...

Earthquake Destroys Homes, Injures Dozens

AP | FRANKLIN BRICENO | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

LIMA, Peru — Peruvian authorities said Saturday that 134 homes were destroyed and 103 people treated at hospitals for injuries during a 6.9-magn...