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Typhoon Haiyan

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...

Philippines May Need Over $5 Billion To Rebuild

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

MANILA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The cost of rebuilding houses, schools, roads and bridges in typhoon-devastated central Philippines could reach 250 billi...

Population Growth, Climate Change Putting More People at Risk

John Seager | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Seager

Unfortunately, catastrophes like Haiyan are likely to become more common in the coming years.

Norman Mailer, Technology and the Survival of the Planet

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert David Jaffee

"Technology was invented by Satan." So said Norman Mailer at a book event in Los Angeles in 2007, just half a year or so before he passed away. Mailer, who is the subject of a new biography, Norman Mailer: A Double Life, by J. Michael Lennon, also contended late in his life that God was "an existential God."

The Philippines Exhausts Its Alphabet of Natural Disasters

Daniel Burgui Iguzkiza | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Daniel Burgui Iguzkiza

Less than one year ago, typhoon Pablo struck the country. Between then and now, there were enough storms to use up names starting with letters P through Y. Then, this week, Zoraida made landfall. That was the last straw.

Tragic Photo Shows Plight Of Hungry Typhoon Survivors

Posted 11.18.2013 | World

More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan hit Asia, the Philippines is struggling to count and identify its dead, rebuild homes and cities and address sur...

Dramatic Effort In Philippines Strengthens U.S. Influence In Asia

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Manuel Mogato and Aubrey Belford MANILA/TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. military's response to the devastation w...

Turning Selfish Mugs Into Charitable Plugs For Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Jonha Revesencio

What's considered to be vain and selfish act of taking "selfie" photos may now actually become an unselfish act of helping increase awareness on how others can help the survivors of the typhoon Haiyan.

The Military's Invaluable 'Soft' Power

Jane Harman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
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.

Philippine Government Promises Aid Transparency Amid Typhoon Corruption Scandals

AP | NICK PERRY and OLIVER TEVES | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — When a newspaper for Filipino workers in New Zealand told readers how to donate to the typhoon relief effort in their h...

The Latest On Deaths, Damage After Typhoon Haiyan

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

Here are the latest casualty figures and damage reports from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, according to the national crisis management agency....

Just 3 Pathologists Struggle To Identify Typhoon's Dead

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

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 | World
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 | World
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.

REPORT: Several Members Of PGA Golfer's Family Died In Typhoon

AP | Posted 11.17.2013 | Sports

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Jason Day's mother says eight of the Australian golfer's relatives died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, including...

China Reforms Do Nothing To Show It Ready For World Leadership

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
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.

Babies Fight For Life In Makeshift Hospital After Typhoon

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Althea Mustacisa was born three days ago in the aftermath of the killer typhoon that razed the eastern Philippines. And...

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.