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Donald Trump Appears With Pastor Who Claims He Stopped A Tsunami

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke to a group of Ohio pastors on Wednesday, and joining him on stage was Frank Amedia, a man who claim...

Hawaii Could Be Devastated By A Tsunami Within 50 Years

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.13.2016 | Science

HONOLULU -- On the south side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai lies Makauwahi, a massive cave and sinkhole where scientists have uncovered evidence of ...

Building a Safer World: 5 Questions for Francis Ghesquiere on How Innovation Is Changing the Way We Look at Disaster Risk

Tim Ward | Posted 05.13.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

Innovation is already changing the way we live, commute, shop, and more. But can it make the world a safer place from growing climate and disaster risk?

Answering Earthquake and Tsunami, U.S. to Japan Five Years Ago: 'Tell Us What You Need'

Scott Van Buskirk | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
Scott Van Buskirk

Five years ago this month, a megathrust earthquake shook the northeast coast of Japan and triggered a tsunami that swallowed whole communities. The de...

A Nuclear Reactor Operator Returns To The Fukushima Plant

HuffPost Japan | Sara Elkamel | Posted 03.11.2016 | World

TOKYO -- In 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the shores of Japan's main island, resulting in a tsunami that devastated the towns on the cou...

Nate Berkus And His Husband Have A Beautiful Way Of Honoring Nate's Late Partner

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.22.2016 | OWN

In 2004, it may have seemed hard for Nate Berkus to imagine happiness making its way back into his life. That year, the interior designer had lost his...

Scientists Cleverly Use Cargo Ships For New Tsunami Warning System

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 12.23.2015 | Science

Sometimes public-private partnerships make so much sense you wonder why they didn't happen sooner. When it comes to understanding and predicting tsuna...

Ancient Tsunami Was Nearly As Tall As The Eiffel Tower

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.07.2015 | Science

When surfers have taken on nearly 100-foot-tall waves, they've faced the challenge of a lifetime. But those waves are pipsqueaks compared to an ancien...

This Is What Chile Looks Like After Last Night's Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.17.2015 | World

A three minute-long, 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile on Wednesday night, killing at least ten people and forcing up to one million peop...

Assessing the Probability of a Massive Cascadia Earthquake

Paul Runge | Posted 07.23.2016 | Science
Paul Runge

Watching the waves spill onto the beach in Clatsop County, Oregon, it's easy to forget that the nearby houses are doomed. The Pacific waters are frigid blue. The beaches run inland from white sand to tough, salt-sprayed grass. It's too peaceful to envision disaster.

Pain Brings Us Closer

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy It was 5:30 a.m. when we checked our Uber app to see if there was any driver awake on a Friday morning in Gothenburg, Sweden. Ther...

Relax, New Jersey, That Is Not A Tsunami Out There

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green

Is that a tsunami? I haven't the foggiest. Onlookers in Sea Girt, New Jersey, captured photos of a surreal bank of fog on Sunday, which formed ...

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.7 Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green

SYDNEY, March 30 (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warn...

Sustainability Begins in Sendai

A View from the United Nations | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
A View from the United Nations

Japan occupies a special place in the recent history of human development because of its early support for the idea that reducing disaster risk is essential if we are to make progress on sustainable development.

4 Years After Japan's Devastating Tsunami, Life Is Returning To The Sea

HuffPost Japan | Tomoko Nagano | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

After a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck Eastern Japan four years ago, the ocean near Minamisanrikucho, a town on Honshu Island, completely lost...

Japanese Photographers React To The Tragic Aftermath Of Japan's 'Triple Disaster'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts

On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m., two tectonic plates at the bottom of the Japanese Trench slipped. The bump was like nothing the area had felt before....

Flip-Flops

Cynthia Catania | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cynthia Catania

The longboat dropped us off at the debris-riddled Tonsai coast. The beach was covered in sharp coral, sand bags, garbage and wood pieces from the Tsunami destruction ten years ago. We climbed out of the boat with all our luggage on our backs and waded through the water to get to dry land. The four-star treatment stops here.

What God's Role in Tragedy Really Is

Stan Duncan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Religion
Stan Duncan

God's fundamental act in the universe is salvation, making the creation one, more whole, more ''good,'' and when the creation invariably fails or falls, God is in the midst of the hurt, working for some sort of reconciliation even in the brokenness.

Revisiting Sri Lanka a Decade Later: Helping Children After Disasters

William Spear | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
William Spear

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 35,000 people in Sri Lanka, injuring more than 21,000. Over 1,000 children were orphaned and more than 7,000 children lost one parent.

Years After Japan's Earthquake Disaster, A Community Struggles To Pick Up The Pieces

HuffPost Japan | Takeshi Inomoto | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

The Okawa Elementary Shool in Ishinomaki, Japan, was the site of one of the worst tragedies that occurred during the earthquake and subsequent tsunam...

Lessons Learned a Decade After the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 02.28.2015 | World
Nancy Lindborg

I will never forget the surreal sights and stench of such massive destruction. In a humid heat, bodies were still trapped beneath towers of debris and piled along the road. Survivors and humanitarian workers alike had a dazed look. In the face of this utter tragedy, the world mobilized to save lives and reconstruct.

Medical Diplomacy Against Global Turmoil: Battling Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Ebola

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

The United States was there after Asia's tsunami ten years ago. It flew humanitarian aid to Pakistani flood victims with military helicopters in 2010. U.S. Marines dug Haitians from the rubble of a deadly earthquake. And now, America is on the front lines of the fight against Ebola in Africa.

10 Years After the Tsunami: What We Lost and What We Learned

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

We won't be able to stop disasters from happening. On the contrary, climate change may increase the frequency and severity of floods, droughts and storms. But we are better equipped today to prepare for them and reduce their impact.

The Human Dimension a Critical, Often Overlooked Factor in Early Warning

Jakob Rhyner | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Jakob Rhyner

With all these measures in place, the risk of another Tsunami disaster has not been reduced to zero.

Meet 2 Boomers Making A Real Impact Through Their Encore Careers

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Encore.org is preparing to honor social entrepreneurs over 60 at next week's Encore Conference. Through recognizing these Boomer pioneers, I believe we will begin to define a better sense of what our generation is capable of in the coming decades, and, most importantly, to better persuade the rest of society just how important our continued leadership is going to be for everyone's collective future.