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Samoa Tsunami

Island Voices, Global Choices: Rising Sea Levels Pose a Serious Threat to Places Like Samoa

Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

We small islanders contribute the least to climate changing emissions -- yet we suffer most from the effects of climate change. We do not want your pity or your donor dollars -- we want industrialized countries to partner with us to beat these challenges.

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Michael DeJong

After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

Australian Surfer Describes Riding Out Samoa Tsunami (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The tsunami that devastated Samoa and American Samoa has left much tragedy in its wake, but this surfer was extremely lucky that he was out in the wat...

Restoring the Lives of Children After Natural Disasters: How You Can Bring Happiness Back

Petra Nemcova | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Petra Nemcova

Five years ago, when the world experienced the deadliest tsunami in recorded history, the raging force of nature was met with an equally powerful countervailing force: the compassion of the human heart.

Survivor: Samoa: Stormy Weather

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Shambo on her disappointment: "I feel like I got hit by a train today." So that explains her hair! If you think she looks bad, you should see what's left of that train!

Survivor: Samoa: A-Feudin' and A-Fussin'

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Russell: "Nobody here is playing the game." No, Russ, nobody is playing your crazy version of the game. That's like Norman Bates at a motel owner's association meeting, complaining no one else is murdering guests.

Samoa Tsunami: Survivors Recall Harrowing Tales, Death Toll Reaches 150

AP | ROD McGUIRK and AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

APIA, Samoa — Convoys of military vehicles brought food, water and medicine to the tsunami-stricken Samoas on Thursday as victims wandered throu...

UPDATES: Earthquakes Rock Samoa, Indonesia; Typhoon Strikes Vietnam

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIETNAM -- HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HOMELESS: The Christian Science Monitor details the carnage left by the typhoon: The typhoon that ravaged the Philip...

VIDEO: Tsunami, Earthquake Disasters In Asia

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reports are coming in that most Samoans were barely given a three minute warning before a deadly tidal wave struck early Wednesday morning killing at ...

Samoa Tsunami In South Pacific Creates Massive Disaster

AP | ROD McGUIRK and AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

APIA, Samoa — Disaster officials rushed food, medicine and a temporary morgue to the Samoas on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake unleashed a tsunami that flattened villages and swept cars and people out to sea. At least 99 people were killed.

Survivors fled the waves for higher ground on the South Pacific islands after the magnitude 8.0 quake struck at 6:48 a.m. local time (1:48 p.m. EDT; 1748 GMT) Tuesday.

Four tsunami waves 15 to 20 feet (4 to 6 meters) high roared ashore on American Samoa about 15 minutes after the quake, reaching up to a mile (1.5 kilometers) inland, Mike Reynolds, superintendent of the National Park of American Samoa, was quoted as saying by a parks service spokeswoman.

Military transports carrying medical personnel, food, water, medicines and other supplies were headed to the stricken islands.

"Right now, we're focused on bringing in the assistance for people that have been injured, and for the immediate needs of the tens of thousands of survivors down there," said Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate. A Coast Guard C-130 plane loaded with aid and carrying FEMA officials was headed from Hawaii to American Samoa's capital of Pago Pago, where debris had been cleared from runways to allow for emergency planes to land.

Samoa Earthquake, Tsunami VIDEO: Watch Amateur Footage

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A massive tsunami triggered by an earthquake swept through Samoa on Tuesday, flattening villages and sweeping cars out to sea. Over a hundred people ...

If "We the People" Can't Agree on "Our" President, Is there Any Hope for Us?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A ratings chase and a revenue chase combine to coarsen the debate. This is our new reality -- and some days it looks so ugly one could reasonably turn away from civic life. But we don't.

American Samoa Governor: "I Don't Think Anybody Is Going To Be Spared In This Disaster"

AP | ROD McGUIRK and AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

APIA, Samoa — Police searched a ghastly landscape of mud-swept streets, pulverized homes and bodies scattered in a swamp Wednesday as dazed surv...

Climate Change: Whole Lot of Shaking Going On ...

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Some geologists say glacial melting due to climate change will unleash pressures in the Earth's crust, causing extreme geological events like earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

Samoa Earthquake Triggers Tsunami, Kills At Least 39 (VIDEO, PICTURES)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scroll down for photos and video of the earthquake and tsunami damage. UPDATE, 2:19 a.m. EST Bloomberg reports that the tsunami may have killed up to...

'Survivor' Samoanot harmed by Pacific quake, tsunami

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Survivor" is safe in Samoa. A spokeswoman for the CBS reality show says no crew members were harmed by the powerful earthquake t...