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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...

Japan Mulls Massive, 250-Mile Sea Wall To Fend Off Tsunamis

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green

SENDAI, Japan (AP) — Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan's northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusi...

Sustainability Begins in Sendai

A View from the United Nations | Posted 03.12.2015 | 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 04.19.2015 | Gay 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.

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits Off Northeastern Coast Of Japan

AP | Posted 04.18.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan early Tuesday, triggering minor tsunamis but no reports of major ...

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.

Asia Marks 10 Years Since Devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 02.25.2015 | World

PERELIYA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A packed train in Sri Lanka that was swept off the tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's ...

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.

Takashi Murakami After Tōhoku

Matthew Israel | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Does religion exist at all in today's art world? Yes, but most often as documentary or anthropological art about religion. It's also been said that contemporary art viewing experiences are similar to traditional religious experiences.

Finding My Voice, Allowing Love

Lynda Freeman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

Bob and Sharon began to date. How did she react? 'I didn't want him to touch me. I didn't want him to kiss me. I didn't want him to do anything that was that intimate.' Bob was patient, consistent, generous and kind. He made his love and his wish to be with her clear to Sharon.

Tsunami, Tidal Wave or Earthquake?: The Battle of the Midterm Metaphors

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

The notion that we see our electoral politics as akin to the 2004 Indonesian tsunami or any of the countless other natural disasters which have killed millions without warning is telling. And what it suggests about who we are politically is of far greater concern than which party narrowly captures the Senate in November.

The New Global Leader, Part IX: Dian Alyan, Building Homes and Futures for Orphans around the World

O'Brien Browne | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Born in Takengon, Central Aceh, Indonesia, Dian Alyan has lived a richly rewarding global life as a brilliant student, world traveler and highly succe...

Climate Change and Our Kids' Future: An Excerpt From A Drowning World

Brenda Peterson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Brenda Peterson

It's not just up to scientists and activists to tell the world about climate change. It's up to storytellers. We can vividly imagine the future so we ...

To Change Everything... Sandy Ground Zero, NYC

Carl Pope | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

While the entire story didn't make it onto the front page, it was laid out intentionally and clearly for the 300,000 participants -- making this rally far more of an educational and explanatory exercise than any protest march I've previously witnessed.

Family Who Reunited With Daughter Also Finds Son 10 Years After Tsunami

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News

A family ripped apart by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami was reunited Monday for the first time in a decade, thanks to a chance encounter in June which ...

Girl Reunited With Family 10 Years After Tsunami

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News

Until Wednesday, Raudhatul Jannah's parents hadn't seen their daughter for 10 years. Jannah was just 4 years old when she and her brother were swep...

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...