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Typhoon Haiyan

After Typhoon Haiyan -- Moving in the Right Direction?

Caroline Gluck | Posted 07.01.2014 | World
Caroline Gluck

When typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines last November, killing more than 6,000 people and destroying millions of people's houses and livelihoods, people like fisherman Lionel Advincula, from Barangay Bislig in Tanauan municipality, Leyte province, found themselves having to make some tough choices.

Chuck Hagel To Meet With His Malaysian Counterpart

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with Malaysia's defense minister this week, amid ongoing criticism abou...

Rebuilding Stronger After Typhoon Haiyan

Annalisa Enrile | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Annalisa Enrile

Time and again, we heard Filipinos are "resilient." While it's an oft-repeated cliché, it's also true.

2013 Global Emergencies Stretched Resources 'To The Limit': Report

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact

Last year was the worst year for humanitarian crises in two decades, and international aid organizations are feeling the strain. Dr. Richard J. Bre...

The Need for Asian Climate Leadership

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

From small island states to delta settlements, Asia is the climate frontline. Seven of the ten countries most vulnerable to climate change are in Asia and the Pacific. It falls to Asian governments, whose primary responsibility is to protect their citizens, to respond.

Philippines Breaks World Record For Largest Charity Walk

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine Christian sect has broken two records for organizing the largest charity walk in an effort to raise funds fo...

How People Coped After Losing Everything To The Typhoon

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 02.15.2014 | World

Four million people have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan. We take a look at the displaced, and how they have coped with their ordeals....

From the Philippines, With Love

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

What better day than Valentine's Day to celebrate the dedication, perseverance and, of course, love between the communities, families and children in the parts of the country that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan?

2013 Climate Recap

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

Hot year or not? Where did we fall in the record books? And what were the major weather events of the year?

The Largest Risk (and Opportunity) Investors Are Ignoring

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

How many investors got the timing right on the implosion of mortgage-backed security assets in 2008? Nearly none, and that systemic failure of vision contributed mightily to a global financial collapse.

Habitat For Humanity Building More Than 800 Homes In Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact

Habitat for Humanity has pledged to build more than 800 homes in the area hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan, the organization announced earlier this month...

Two Jews, Many Obligations

Erica Shaps | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Erica Shaps

In our increasingly interconnected world, all of humanity is tied together. My redemption is bound to the redemption of my neighbor of a different faith.

Why We Should Turn To Technology When Disaster Strikes

Gisli Olafsson | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Gisli Olafsson

As Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in early November 2013, the world was kept in the loop with near-instantaneous updates via live tweets, images and videos from the region. But in order to provide disaster relief of any kind -- water, food, medicine -- we need to have access to reliable information about the situation in affected regions so we can actively provide support to those who are most in need.

Finding Hope Amidst the Debris of Typhoon Haiyan

Loren Hyatt | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Loren Hyatt

Despite all of the destruction, sadness, confusion, worry and fear I found in the Philippines, I found something else too -- I found hope.

Business Resilience Comes From Working With Nature

Andrew Winston | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

With these once extraordinary events becoming more ordinary, it's becoming clearer that businesses in vulnerable regions need to prepare. But how should companies go about building resilient enterprises that are ready to face extreme weather and other effects of climate change?

Global Disasters Killed More, Cost Less In 2013

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — The German insurance company Munich Re says some 20,000 people died in natural disasters last year, about twice as many as in 2012. M...

Top 10 Global Health Moments of 2013

Karl Hofmann | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Karl Hofmann

Drug-resistant TB, slowing donor funding, new outbreaks of polio and a devastating typhoon showed how easily progress can stall. Amid these challenges emerged a changing global health landscape.

5 Ways Outer Space Taught Us About Earth in 2013

Lauren Lyons | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science
Lauren Lyons

Some of the stories that most need telling are not the big-ticket tales of human spaceflight and new exoplanet discoveries. For most people, it's the less flashy things that can mean the most in the lives of people right down here on Earth.

Philippines Electricity Crisis: How Regulatory Capture Undermines Emerging Markets

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

The Philippines is paying the price for decades of mindless privatization, which has done more to reinforce the oligarchic hold on the Philippine economy rather than unleash the dynamic energies of the private sector.

US Sending $25 Million In New Typhoon Aid To Philippines

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Overwhelmed by the massive damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in a central Philippine city, U.S. Secretary of State John ...

What This Filmmaker Did With A Big Movie Studio Check Is Wondrous

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

Unlike Walter Mitty, Casey Neistat is living his dreams. The 32-year-old filmmaker and viral mastermind was recently given $25,000 by 20th Century...

Children's Special Needs in Typhoon's Aftermath

Anne Goddard | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Deadly natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan are terrifying ordeals for everyone involved, but for children in particular, they can disrupt their lives in so many ways. Our focus is to make sure that children's distinctive needs are met.

Vanessa Hudgens Turns 25, Accepts Huge Donation Toward Relief In The Philippines

Posted 12.16.2013 | Celebrity

Vanessa Hudgens turned 25 this Saturday (Dec. 14) and celebrated with a Hollywood–themed party. The star–studded event was held at No Vacancy in H...

Lessons From the Past: Securing Land Rights in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Yuliya Neyman

In America, land ownership is usually well-documented and formalized. We own deeds to our land, and have clear legal ways to sell it, rent it or otherwise transfer it. But that's not the case in many countries, including in the Philippines.

Typhoon Haiyan Death Toll Tops 6,000

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan that struck the central Philippines on Nov. 8 has passed 6,000 with nearly 1,800 peopl...