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Typhoon Haiyan

The Military's Invaluable 'Soft' Power

Jane Harman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Jane Harman

Our military's complete focus can't be overseeing rescue and recovery efforts after a typhoon. However, our extraordinary competence at staging disaster relief gives the U.S. the ability to show the world our better angels. It's a side that -- unfortunately -- many otherwise won't see.

Just 3 Pathologists Struggle To Identify Typhoon's Dead

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

By Maxim Duncan TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Three pathologists struggled on Monday to identify dozens of fast-decomposin...

From the US to Philippines, Nurses Mobilize in Typhoon Haiyan's Wake

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Michelle Chen

When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines a week ago, the destruction was swift, total and unsparing--showing the disproportionate impact o...

What Can We Learn From Typhoon Haiyan?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Michael Bociurkiw

When trying to comprehend the scale of the recovery effort and how we can respond better in the future, several factors need to be kept in mind.

China Reforms Do Nothing To Show It Ready For World Leadership

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
David Paul

China's much heralded rise, and its ambitions to supplant American leadership, reflect not just its growing economic and military power, but the values of frugality, stability and conservatism Chinese leaders eagerly contrast with the chaos and moral decay of the west.

Picking the Best Charity for Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Eric Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

The result can be that money isn't the limiting factor in the immediate relief effort. We found evidence of this both for the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 Japan tsunami.

What Is God Doing in Philippines?

Mike Ghouse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

It took me years to understand the idea of God, a God that is not a thing or a being, but a formless, indefinable, imaginary but real energy that caused life and sustained it, as we witness it every moment of the day.

The Inner Landscape of the Children Who Survived Typhoon Haiyan

William Spear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William Spear

The similarities are striking - we've been in this place before. The past echoes in my brain and I feel as if I am sitting in my living room the day after Christmas in 2004.

Top Philippines Relief Charities

Charity Navigator | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact

Updated Nov. 18, 2013; 12:30 EST This story originally appeared on Charity Navigator Typhoon Haiyan, considered the most powerful storm to ever ...

Time To Get Off The Disaster Reporting Merry-Go-Round

Caitlin Klevorick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Caitlin Klevorick

In addition to demanding responsible, accurate reporting during the disaster, we must also push journalists to report about the way forward and not, wittingly or not, use the same headlines and narratives for each disaster.

LOOK: Statue Of Jesus Survives Typhoon Devastation

Posted 11.15.2013 | Religion

As Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, it caused destruction on an unprecedented scale, tearing up homes and causing families to flee its vio...

The Typhoon and Global Warming

Mike Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mike Smith


UK Typhoon Haiyan Charity Appeal Tops $48 Million In 3 Days

Evening Standard, London | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

More than £30 million has been raised by the Typhoon Haiyan charity appeal in just three days, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has revealed. ...

Why You Should Care About The Philippines

Alondra Meraz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Alondra Meraz

Reading this, feeling sorry, Instagraming a post that you feel for the Philippines, and or maybe donating some money might make you feel better, but we should think outside the box to how we can successfully and thoughtfully actually make a difference and help the Philippines recover.

The Climate Post: U.N. Climate Conference Kicks Off Amid Reminders of Deal Urgency

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The 12-day United Nations Climate Change Conference, which aims to forge an agreement to cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions, began in Warsaw, Poland, this week. The goal set by the U.N.: limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels.

Typhoon Or No, China's Hospital Ship Is Staying Home

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

By Greg Torode HONG KONG, Nov 15 (Reuters) - While the navies of the United States and its allies rushed to the aid of the typhoon-hit...

Opening Hearts And Wallets For Philippines Typhoon Victims

USA Today | Gary Strauss | Posted 11.14.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Americans are opening their wallets and providing financial relief to the typhoon-battered Philippines at a pace that may be the third-highest e...

U.S. Military Relief Efforts In The Philippines Will Inspire & Make You Proud (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.14.2013 | Good News

When super typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, devastating the city of Tacloban and leaving a huge storm surge and widespread flooding in...

'Green News Report' - November 14, 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 R...

The World Cries With the Philippines

Esperanza Garcia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Esperanza Garcia

As a response to the Typhoon, my friends and I collaborated our efforts and created the "Bundles of Joy and Letters of Hope" project the day after Haiyan had hit. We are a group of young women mobilizing deliver essential supplies to the Haiyan survivors.

Report That Typhoon Death Toll Nearly Doubled Was Incorrect

Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

On Thursday, the Associated Press corrected a report that had claimed the official death toll of Typhoon Haiyan had nearly doubled to 4,460 people. Th...

Bring Us the Jobs of Enviro Journos and Scientists!

Scott Thill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Scott Thill

At this accelerated rate, our globally warmed future is a planetwide hellscape we're carelessly handing to our children while we dive down the escape hatches of our phones, laps, pads, glasses, whatever. Let's pull down the harder fruits out there, shall we?

'Drag Race' Superstars Come Together For Incredible Cause

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Throughout the history of "RuPaul's Drag Race," queens of Filipino descent have often been represented among the diverse array of contestants stomping...

Here's Proof That Climate Change Is Unfair, Doesn't Care Who's At Fault

Posted 11.15.2013 | Home

Six days after it was struck by one of the largest storms ever recorded, the Philippines is scrambling to get aid to hundreds of thousands of typhoon ...

Philippine Typhoon -- A Devastating Wake Up Call

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgSimply put, Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, should leave no doubt that we are in for some wicked weather in the coming years.