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Typhoon Haiyan

Why I Won't Donate To Typhoon Relief Efforts

Eric Friedman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

The damage from Typhoon Haiyan has been absolutely horrific. We've all seen the images of the disaster by now. The death count is still being tallied,...

Haiyan Tragedy Reveals Philippines' Hollow State: The Folly of Elite Democracy

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

A look at the systemic configuration of the Philippine political system allows you to appreciate the limits of human agency on a purely individual basis. The Haiyan tragedy was a wake-up call to the increasing unsustainability of the Philippine political economy.

Lynne Peeples

The Landscape Can Protect Our Health, If We Can Protect The Landscape | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green

Friday marks the final day of the United Nations COP19 climate change conference in Warsaw, Poland. It also marks two weeks since a massive typhoon sw...

Typhoon Death Toll Rises Above 5,000

AP | OLIVER TEVES | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further, althoug...

Climate Change This Week: The REAL Connection to Tornadoes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How Tornadoes ARE Influenced By Climate Change Tornadoes ARE influenced by climate change, despite a recent, misinformed New York Times Op-ed. Grante...

Obama Sets Big Trip As He Regroups Around the Asia-Pacific Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

So Obama, beset by other problems, is heading out to the Asia-Pacific again on a big trip in April. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, not nearly as identified with the Asia-Pacific Pivot as predecessor Tom Donilon, made the announcement in a speech Wednesday at Georgetown University reaffirming the country's commitment to the Pivot.

Caution! You Don't Want to End Up in the Disaster Giving Hall of Shame

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

In philanthropy, strategic giving of time, talent, and treasure can increase impact. However, in disaster philanthropy, effective and efficient giving can make the difference between life and death.

U.S. Appoints Philip Goldberg As New Ambassador To The Philippines

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has sworn in a veteran diplomat as its new ambassador to the Philippines as the Southeast Asian nation grapples ...

Straws in the Typhoon

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Every now and then, set against the overwhelming, you can sense change in the tiniest of things. Here, for instance, may be a little sign when it comes to global warming.

Meet The Heroes Who Saved An Entire Philippine Orphanage

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

By Nathan Layne PALO, Philippines, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Officials at an orphanage in the Philippines say they feel blessed that not one ...

A Delicious Way To Help Typhoon Victims In The Philippines

Posted 11.27.2013 | Los Angeles

There's probably no sweeter way to spend your Saturday than at Coolhaus Pasadena, where Los Angeles' best chefs are teaming up with local food blogger...

This Story is About To Make You Believe In The Power Of The Internet All Over Again

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 11.20.2013 | Good News

The Internet has come together to help a Filipino woman get the help she needs. After Typhoon Haiyan hit, Ormoc, a city in the Philippines, was le...

Fasting for Climate Justice at the UN Climate Negotiations

Adam Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Adam Greenberg

This fast isn't about us. We're fasting because people are suffering and dying from the impacts of climate change, in the Philippines and all over the world. We're fasting because we can't wait any longer to act.

'Miracle' Babies Born After Typhoon Underscore Need For Adequate Postnatal Care

Evan Shuurman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Evan Shuurman

Little Jolie wriggles around in his sleep, stretching and yawning and rubbing his face with his small hands, which are barely bigger than a soft-drink bottle cap. His mother wipes away tears as she watches over him, still overwhelmed by the fact they're both alive. She says he's her miracle.

Harvard and Brown Fail Moral Leadership Exam

John Fullerton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
John Fullerton

At a time when institutions of business and government continue to fail society, two of our leading academic institutions missed the opportunity to provide essential moral leadership on the most pressing challenge ever faced in the history of human civilization.

Typhoon Survivors Who Lost Everything Find Joy Amid Ruins

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — They found the hoop in the ruins of their obliterated neighborhood. They propped up the backboard with broken wood beam...

Our Moral Call on Climate Change -- But Are We Listening?

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

We don't have to look across the globe to see the moral imperatives of acting now and boldly on climate change. Our own communities in the United States are suffering from increasingly intense storms, floods, droughts, and wildfires.

Philippines Can Learn From 2004 Tsunami

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 11.20.2013 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The man who steered Indonesia to recovery after the 2004 tsunami has some cautionary words for the Philippines as it begi...

4 Ways to Avoid Charity and Disaster Relief Scams

Adam Levin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

It is virtually impossible to see the devastation after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines or last weekend's tornadoes in the Midwest and not feel a tug on your heartstrings. But charity scam artists use that near-universal empathy to steal from survivors of these terrible events the help that they need.

'Green News Report' - November 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

That Psyche of Resilience

Marivir R. Montebon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marivir R. Montebon

I think that the regularity of the storms visiting my country may be a factor in honing the resilient character of Filipinos. We perfectly understand that storms are part of our lives.

#WeStandWithYou: The Call for Justice Grows at UN Climate Talks

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Cameras clicked and whirred as Yeb Sano, the soft-spoken lead negotiator from the Philippines stood before the world's media at the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw this afternoon.

A Great Gift: Community Fortitude in the Face of Disaster

Ciony Ayo-Eduarte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ciony Ayo-Eduarte

I have to tell you, as a disaster responder, the greatest gift I have ever experienced was the time -- just last September -- when, our arms full of those bright yellow bags, the volunteers and I were actually turned away. That's right: a storm-impacted community turned us away and told us to take the supplies to another neighborhood, as they were able to care for themselves. What a gift!

When It Comes to Health and Dignity, There Is Nothing More Powerful Than a Toilet

David Winder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
David Winder

One in three people globally do not have access to a toilet. The lack of sanitation is an acute public health issue with serious consequences -- and not only when disaster strikes.

This 6-Year-Old Broke Open His Piggy Bank To Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Shoichi Kondoh is only 6 years old, but he's already showing compassion beyond his years. On Thursday, the preschooler from Japan broke open his pi...