Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.
Internationally, we can now expect the appreciable annual uptick in coverage of what the media stubbornly call "natural disasters" -- much to the chagrin of many humanitarian workers.
As the result of another senseless terrorist attack on thousands of innocent people, we once again find ourselves heartbroken and in mourning. On Frid...
The rains have already started in California. The Golden State is prepped for an epic El Niño year. Ski slopes are opening weeks early. So is 2016 finally the year of the next great Sacramento Flood?
Although the Nepal Earthquake has left the 24 hour media cycle and for the rest of the world it is out-of-sight out-of-mind, the repercussions are still wreaking havoc on poor developing villages all over the country.
USAID, the U.S. State Department's development agency, pledged to build 15,000 homes but has so far only delivered 900. Of USAID contracts, more than 50 percent of payments went to contractors in Washington, D.C., while only one percent went directly to Haitian organizations.
Marshes, mangroves, coral and oyster reefs can help protect people and businesses from destruction caused by hurricanes and flooding. We know it may sound odd that nature can safeguard us from natural disasters. But we know it works.
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.
In some parts of the world, children are born with very little. In Haiti, most children are born with little or no access to food, clean water, elec...
In our hearts, we all wish for a life filled with meaning and purpose, but how many of us are meeting this goal? Life seems to continually throw obsta...
Unfortunately, a disaster--natural or manmade--can occur at a moment's notice. Fires, floods, tornadoes and water main breaks are just a few of the catastrophes that can devastate a business without warning.
People who have the ability to change history are so unbelievably rare, consisting of less than one tenth of one percent of all humans. Yet, there are some living among us today, and I'm lucky to have two of them as friends. They are Len Gengel and Cherylann Gengel.
If you snooze soundly at night knowing your beloved house is 110 percent covered by homeowners' insurance, better get out the melatonin: There are probably some gaps in that coverage.
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Discuss the troublesome news with others to try to get a different perspective; pay attention to upbeat stories, heroes are everywhere; look for news of new research; look at innovations in technology, medicine, design, art, or architecture; meditate; list five things you were grateful for today; take a walk; talk to a friend; listen to music; and, especially, smile.
I'm not so sure about some people's ability to separate zombie fact from zombie fiction. The only fact that exists about zombies is that there are no such things as zombies. I thought that was the one thing we could all agree upon.