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Typhoon Haiyan

Why I Handed Over Thousands of Dollars to a Stranger on Facebook

Robelen Bajar | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Robelen Bajar

If there is one thing I learned during this tragic event, it is that the world is full of kind-hearted, generous souls, willing to extend a hand and risk their own safety to help others in need. And our story is just one of hundreds of thousands; many are yet to be heard.

2 Years After Typhoon Haiyan, Many Still Waiting For Rehousing In Safer Areas

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact

TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Arsenjo Francisco has lived near the sea all his life, but the retired Filipino fisherman...

After Typhoon Haiyan, We Must Remember Our Responsibility

Aaron Packard | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Aaron Packard

With one degree of global warming already added as a result of human-caused emissions, there's no escaping that we now live in the age of the Super Typhoon, and that will bring severe destruction.

Why We Need Developed Countries to Commit to Climate Action

Renee Karunungan | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Renee Karunungan

For developing countries, climate change is a matter of survival. A failure of a strong commitment in Paris means taking away our right to live.

Should Chevron and Shell Pay for Climate Damage?

Renee Karunungan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Renee Karunungan

Developing countries lose more and are damaged more. This is why developing countries have been continuously, tirelessly fighting for loss and damage in the climate negotiations. Meanwhile, developed countries like the United States, those who have caused the climate change we know today, have only evaded the topic.

New U.N. Aid System Can Provide 50,000 Family Food Packs A Day After Natural Disaster

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact

BANGKOK, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Philippines can provide 50,000 family food packs a day at short notice next time it is struck by ...

Fashion Raises Funds for Nepal Relief

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Lauri Lyons

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has killed more than 7,000 people, and left the country ravaged in need of acute social and structural reconstruction.

Pope Francis and the Growing Movement for Climate Justice

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The pope understands that climate change is a humanitarian crisis that threatens the entire human community, especially the poor and most vulnerable among us. This summer he will release an encyclical -- one of the highest forms of Catholic teachings -- on climate change. It is expected to link protecting the environment to fighting global inequality.

Interfaith Conversations at the United Nations

Katherine Marshall | Posted 04.08.2015 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The interfaith movement is a rich mosaic of efforts, ranging from theological discourse to practical coalitions. Some interreligious harmony work is built on ethereal, ethical, and theological foundations.

Dear Pope Francis: Saving the World Requires Contraception

John Seager | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
John Seager

Planning and preventing pregnancy is not only a personal choice; it's a human right that saves lives, combats poverty, and helps to close the inequality gap. But more than that it's a crucial requirement for slowing population growth and, in turn, saving the planet from its greatest threat--climate change.

The Pope and Tacloban

A View from the United Nations | Posted 03.16.2015 | World
A View from the United Nations

The pope's first visit to the Philippines is a truly historic event and an occasion of joy for the country's Catholic population. His visit to Tacloban reminds us what is at stake if we do not capitalize on the promise of 2015 to make the world a better and more resilient place.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Making 2015 the Year of Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

At the start of every New Year, many make resolutions and most having every intention of keeping them. However, as the days and weeks pass they often are forgotten or set aside, replaced with the activities of everyday life!

'Green News Report' - December 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Super Typhoon Hagupit blows 2014 into the record books; Doesn't look go...

Philippines Braces For Super Typhoon

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

MANILA, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Schools and government offices were shut in parts of the central Philippines on Thursday and residents stocked up on suppl...

Cultivating Climate Justice from the Front Lines of the Crisis: The Philippines and Australia

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Beverly Bell

One of the greatest injustices of climate change is that those who have done the least to cause it -- like the residents of the Philippines hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda -- feel the impacts first and worst through rising sea levels and extreme weather.

Some People Talk About Change, Lisa Schultz of The Peace Project Makes It

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Lisa Shultz of The Peace Project and The Whole 9 Gallery is one of those people, someone who's not only out to make a tangible difference in the lives of real people around the world, but an innovator who's putting her time, effort, money and incredible drive right where her mouth -- and her mission -- is.

A Year After Typhoon Haiyan, 3,000 People Are Still Homeless

Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Four months after she lost her husband and home to Typhoon Haiyan's fury, Agnes Bacsal gave birth to their sixth child ...

Philippines: A Time to Mourn, a Time to Rebuild

William Lambers | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

It's been one year since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. Thousands perished as high winds and massive rains leveled Leyte, Samar provinces ...

Haiyan, One Year Later: From Relief to Reconstruction

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Stephen P. Groff

The Philippines must keep the recovery process moving smoothly until the job is done. Building back better from Haiyan won't erase the pain. But the safer and sustainable communities it delivers might leave a legacy that will be more lasting.

Philippines Remembers Thousands Killed A Year After Typhoon Haiyan

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

By Roland Ng TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Candles lit up the streets of the central Philippine city worst-hit by the ...

Before And After: How The Philippines Recovered From The Worst Storm In History

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts & Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to hit land. When it tore through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, it left untold tragedy and deva...

A Year Later, Typhoon Haiyan's Lesson Is: More Extreme Storms Demand More Extreme Measures

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
Mary Kay Henry

Let there be no more devastation like Haiyan. Let us be the generation to leave the children we love a safer world and a more vibrant economy. Everyone's future depends on it.

They Thought This Photo Would Capture Their Last Moments. Now It's A Reminder Of What They Survived.

AP | TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

TANAUAN, Philippines (AP) — The Saavedras waited for death as Typhoon Haiyan tore at their roof, knocked down walls and unleashed torrents of seawat...

A Year After Haiyan, Hawaii Still Shows Aloha For Philippines | Posted 10.30.2014 | Hawaii

Some call it the Black Wind. Each autumn it brings punishing storms to the Visayas, a handful of islands scattered around the eastern Philippines. The...

Stella Abrera: Ballerina on a Double Mission

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Ballet history is usually made in the august opera houses of St. Petersburg, Moscow, London, Paris and New York. But these days historic moments in ballet are taking place elsewhere as Misty Copeland made her debut in Swan Lake.