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Natural Disaster

Death Toll In Turkish Earthquake Reaches 534

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

ERCIS, Turkey — Rescuers, working under floodlights, pulled a 13-year-old boy alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building early Frid...

Flash Floods In Italy Kill At Least 9

AP | Posted 12.26.2011 | World

ROME — Torrential rains lashed Italy from its northern Alps to the southern island of Sicily, causing flash floods that killed at least nine peo...

Thailand's Flood Crisis Deepens

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE and TODD PITMAN | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — Advancing Thai floodwaters breached barriers protecting Bangkok's second largest airport on Tuesday, halting commercial flights, as th...

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.

Extreme Weather Leaves More Than 600 Dead Or Missing

AP | OLIVER TEVES | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — The second typhoon in a week battered the rain-soaked northern Philippines on Saturday, adding misery to thousands of peop...

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.

Despite Irene Aftermath, New York Stock Exchange To Open On Time

AP | By CHIP CUTTER and CANDICE CHOI | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange is set to ring on time Monday. Operators of the historic Big Board and other major U.S. e...

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...

Customers Rush To Hardware Stores With Hurricane Approaching

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — It's the not-so-quiet before the storm. Hurricane Irene hasn't hit the East Coast yet, but people up and down the Eastern Seaboard a...

Hurricane Irene Marks First Big U.S. Threat In Years

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

MIAMI (AP) -- Emergency officials from Florida to the Carolinas were closely watching Irene Tuesday as the first hurricane to seriously threaten the U...

Family Finds All 7 Cats Alive After Tornado Destroyed Home

AP | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green

MONSON, Mass. -- A Massachusetts family whose home was destroyed by the tornadoes that struck the state on June 1 has found all seven of its cats aliv...

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...

Mississippi Tornado Was Most Destructive In State Since 1966

AP | Posted 06.29.2011 | Green

NORMAN, Okla. -- The National Weather Service says one of the tornadoes that killed hundreds in the South had winds of 205 mph and was the first EF-5 ...

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 ...

What If?

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jamie Lee Curtis

What we are seeing in Japan could happen at any time, in any place. If you live inland and think you have been spared there are certainties of catastrophes that will affect you too. It's crucial that everyone be amply prepared.

WATCH: Michio Kaku Warns 5 Cities Of Enormous Pending Earthquakes

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Physicist and author of "Physics of the Future" Michio Kaku warned world citizens this morning on Good Morning America about the pending threat of eno...

PHOTOS: TINY ART: Lori Nix's Photographs Of Miniature Apocalyptic Scenes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Photographer Lori Nix isn't scared of natural disasters. As a native midwesterner, Nix endured the extremes of mother nature, found them fascinating a...

Typhoon Megi Leaves 200,000 Homeless In The Philippines

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Typhoon Megi, which swept through the northern Philippines earlier this week, has left 200,000 residents homeless, reports BBC. The storm is the wors...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Europe Suffers Massive Heat Wave

AP | DAVID NOWAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — It's so hot that women in bikinis are sunbathing in Moscow. A heat wave across much of Europe also is causing crops to wither, forest ...

Sean Penn Committed To What He Started Six Months After Haiti Quake (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Actor Sean Penn rushed to Haiti six months ago after the massive 7.0 earthquake struck the small country, leaving between 220,000 and 330,000 dead. To...