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Typhoon Haiyan

The Pope and Tacloban

A View from the United Nations | Posted 01.14.2015 | 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 01.07.2015 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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

www.civilbeat.com | 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.

Aquino Challenges Filipinos to Reject the Status Quo

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Aquino's speech succeeded in reminding Filipinos of what can and should be an appropriate baseline for critique.

Filipino Entrepreneurs Share Stories of Typhoon Recovery

Jomay Liu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Jomay Liu

It's been six months since Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, tore through the Philippines and displaced 4 million people.

Child Labor Spikes After Super Typhoon

AP | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nation's labor agency says a study has found more children toiling in harsh and dangerous work in Philippine v...

Another Season of Climate Risk Looms: Southeast Asian Coastal Storms

Joyce Coffee | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Joyce Coffee

This year, nature will make its increasingly destructive annual pass around the globe with its litany of tragic tropical cyclones, monsoons, forest fires and the like. However, each offers valuable lessons that we must recognize and learn from.

The First Tipping Point Has Arrived: Will It Be The Last ?

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Two new studies revealed that the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet has crossed a dangerous breaking point. Melting at a much faster pace than originally anticipated, it's unstoppable collapse is already underway.

Haiyan Six Months On: A Promising Start on the Long Road to Recovery

Helen Clark | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Helen Clark

Six months after one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded on earth slammed into the Philippines last November, the physical signs of recovery are increasingly visible.

Six Months After Typhoon Haiyan: Struggling to Move on Without a Mother

World Vision | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
World Vision

It is easy to say that a damaged structure or a destroyed livelihood is already in the recovery phase. But how can we define moving on or recovery for a child who lost her mother during the typhoon?

Survivors Face 'Long Road' To Recovery 6 Months After Typhoon Haiyan Slammed Philippines

AP | TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Six months after the strongest typhoon to hit land killed his mother and tore down much of their house in the eastern Phi...

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...