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Natural Disaster

Nature, Spirit and Wellness

Joel and Michelle Levey | Posted 02.26.2013 | Green
Joel and Michelle Levey

The relevance of this film festival is highly compelling in the light of increasing and undeniable evidence that the integrity of the life support systems of planet Earth is threatened by rampant greed and aggression reflective of a fundamental ignorance of our place in relation to the web of life.

Do Sandy's Storm Clouds Have a Silver Lining?

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

In short, it appears that early adversity boosts mental toughness and sense of mastery and control -- all important ingredients of psychological resilience.

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...

Long-Term Rebuilding in the Aftermath of Disasters

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

As we focus on the global need for adequate shelter on this World Habitat Day, we implore business, government, policy, civic and relief organization leaders to work together to institute practices that support adequate housing in all areas of the world.

Sharing Stories After the Joplin Tornado

Randy Turner | Posted 11.26.2011 | Books
Randy Turner

During the four hours we were at Hastings Books in Joplin Saturday, we heard terrifying stories, some sad, some uplifting of the May 22 event that forever reshaped the lives of Joplin residents.

Hurricane Irene: What Are The Best Ways To Prepare?

Posted 10.26.2011 | Small Business

As Hurricane Irene takes aim, business owners up and down the East Coast are hoping for the best -- but if they're smart, preparing for the worst. ...

Jennifer Bendery

Spending Fight Could Slow Emergency Aid For Hurricane Irene Damage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As East Coasters brace for what some say will be a historic pummel by Hurricane Irene, at least one lawmaker is fuming over a requiremen...

Cantor the Grinch

Shan Wells | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Shan Wells


Jennifer Bendery

Missouri Democrat: GOP Is 'Heartless' For Insisting On Offsets for Aid | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are increasingly divided over whether to pay for a massive emergency aid package for those hit by the storms pummeling...

A Touch of Hope

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I wanted to share a story today about one of those very heroes in hopes that it will ignite more supporters to champion the work still needed to be done in Japan and for future natural disasters.

The New War

David D. Burstein | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
David D. Burstein

Who are we fighting? Is this a war or not? Do we devote more resources? Less? These are the questions that we've asked in recent weeks about our effor...

Ruscha's 'Psycho Spaghetti Westerns'

Evan J. Garza | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
Evan J. Garza

© Ed Ruscha. Psycho Spaghetti Western #9, 2010-2011 | Acrylic on canvas, 64 x 80 inches. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Tucked away in a busy corner of ...