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What We Are Doing With Funds Collected for Japan

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

We now have an enormous responsibility to the people of Japan and to the donors trusting us to allocate the more than $1.3 million collected in GlobalGiving's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

Holding God Accountable: Faith And Disaster

Ari Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

For we who believe in an active God who cares about what happens in this world, how do we make sense of wide-scale catastrophe? We hold God accountable.

Learning From Japan's Disaster

Mark Belinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Belinsky

Citizens can build on that information to do everything possible to stop inevitable disasters from having such devastating effects on our communities.

Japan's Fuji, Mountain of My Birth

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

In July and August, an estimated 200,000 people climb Fuji. It's so easy that many make the climb at night to see sunrise from the summit.

What Are They Thinking?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Activities like tsunami warning systems are the heart of the logic behind a strong national government. Yet these "general welfare programs" are routinely disparaged as "out-of-control federal spending."

Pitchforks and Rainbows

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Liberals want to nurture the brotherhood of man while Conservatives deem this mythical brotherhood just another left wing conspiracy trying to separate them from their money.

From Japan to the Deficit, President Obama's Listless Leadership

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

I don't deny Obama his right to golf, pick NCAA winners and focus his weekend radio address on gender inequality, but his detachment seems misplaced in light of the triple tragedy in Japan.

Shifting Our Notions of Nature: Musings on Natural and Manmade Disasters

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

By Carol Smaldino, CSW In the wake of the shattering disasters of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear melt downs in Japan, news reports of the devastatio...

Japanese Government Plans To Aid Struggling Businesses

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The Japanese government plans to dedicate up to 10 trillion yen ($127 billion) in crisis lending to businesses to help them finance da...

Japan Earthquake: Metal Band Black Veil Brides Urges Relief for Sendai

La Carmina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
La Carmina

Ashley Purdy and Jake Pitts of Black Veil Brides, outside the Hollywood Guitar Center. Photo by La Carmina. About the author: This exclusive intervi...

Communication Is the Lifeblood of Rescue Operations in Japan

William Brindley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
William Brindley

What is needed now is to provide satellite-based communication equipment and service by which humanitarian agencies in the region can communicate with each other and the outside world.

The Tsunami and the Future

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

As the US, for political and economic reasons, continues to deconstruct the trappings of modern statehood, it is likely that we will be less prepared for disasters such as Japan saw this week.

Japan Admits Disasters Overwhelmed Government

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Sirens wailed Friday along a devastated coastline to mark exactly one week since an earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear emergency, and...

Obama: I'm Going To Latin America To Discuss Jobs

USA Today | President Barack Obama | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In recent weeks, we've seen how turmoil and tragedy around the globe can affect our own prosperity and security; how events abroad often have implicat...

Japan Raises Severity Of Nuclear Accident

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's nuclear safety agency raised the severity rating of the country's nuclear crisis Friday from Level 4 to Level 5 on a seven-level inte...

Japan Nuclear Plant Emits Smoke, Workers Struggle To Reconnect Electricity

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YAMAGATA, Japan -- Smoke billowed from a building at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant Friday as emergency crews worked to reconnect electricity to...

Confessions of an APPLEaholic: From Addiction to Sobriety

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brenda Peterson

The day the tsunami struck Japan, Apple launched its tsunami-seller, the iPad2. My calendar for 3.11.11 -- the date of the massive 9.0 earthquake -- w...

Tsunami, a Sea Turtle and Plastic Pollution

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a place in the middle of the Pacific where bits and pieces of our lives wind up, entering the paths of sea turtles, albatross, and a wide array of ocean animals.

Japan's Animals Are in Peril

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wendy Diamond

Animals left in the wake of a natural disaster need your help! Left without their owners, food, shelter, or medical attention many could die.

You Have To Be Cruel To Be Their Kind

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Seitzman

First Glenn Beck glibly tells his cult that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is God's wrath, "There's a message being sent and that is, 'Hey, you k...

Japan Military Helicopters Dump Seawater On Nuclear Reactor

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ZAO, Japan -- Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor Thursday, trying to avoid full meltdowns as plant...

US-Japan Friendship Dolls Then & How to Help Today

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

This is a time when Japan and its current leader, Naoto Kan, or some as yet undiscovered inspiring visionary, need to figure out a pathway to reinvention. This is a time when Japan needs help.

Weekly Pulse: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Deepens

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A second reactor unit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan may have ruptured, authorities...

WATCH: What If A Tsunami Hit New York?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In light of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week, what chance is there that something like that could happen to New York Ci...

Vulnerable Is Not Just An Island In The Pacific

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I recognize I can't do much but prepare myself as best I can, then trust and have hope.