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Thousands Flee As Super Typhoon Nepartak Hits Taiwan

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.08.2016 | World

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Super typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan on Friday, driving thousands of people from their homes, disrupting power supplies and grounding ...

Building a Safer World: 5 Questions for Francis Ghesquiere on How Innovation Is Changing the Way We Look at Disaster Risk

Tim Ward | Posted 05.13.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

Innovation is already changing the way we live, commute, shop, and more. But can it make the world a safer place from growing climate and disaster risk?

These Images Show The Devastation As Another Typhoon Pummels The Philippines

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.14.2015 | World

A strong typhoon struck the central Philippines Monday, forcing some 750,000 people to evacuate from their homes and disrupting dozens of transport pl...

As Typhoon Koppu Rages Across The Philippines, Troops And Civilians Scramble To Help Out

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

Since Saturday, Typhoon Koppu has wreaked havoc on towns and villages across the Philippines and prompted a massive aid effort by troops, aid agencies...

Stunning Images Show Twin Typhoons Intensifying Over The Pacific

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

Stunning images and video show the twin typhoons, Goni and Atsani, as they spin over the Pacific Ocean this week. The two typhoons are said to be inte...

Typhoon Soudelor Makes Landfall In China

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.09.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon that lashed Taiwan dumped heavy rain and winds on the Chinese mainland on Sunday, leaving a total of 22 people dead or miss...

Typhoon Soudelor Slams Into Taiwan, Hundreds Evacuate

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

Typhoon Soudelor made landfall in Taiwan near the city of Hualien early on Saturday morning local time, CNN reports. Taiwan evacuated hundreds of pe...

Paula Bronstein and The Big Story

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

How do we understand the impact of climate change and natural disasters on people and architecture, and how does humanity learn from our mistakes and try to prepare for potential future cataclysms?

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 ...

Typhoon Vongfong Downgraded To Tropical Storm

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2014 | Green

TOKYO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Typhoon Vongfong battered the southern Japanese island of Okinawa on Sunday, injuring 31 people and knocking out power bef...

Photos Show The Alarming Power Of Neoguri

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

A powerful tropical cyclone, Typhoon Neoguri, unleashed torrential rains and up to 100 mph winds on the southern Japanese Okinawa islands on Wednesda...

'Green News Report' - July 8, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Japan hit with monster typhoon, while Hurricane Arthur breaks a record o...

How a Rock Musician Inspired One Family Dealing With Lyme Disease

John McCormick | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Watching my son sing along with Morton at the Typhoon concert was an uplifting and touching experience.

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.

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.

Typhoon Makes Everyone Feel Better at the 9:30 Club

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.22.2014 | DC
Josh Rosenblum

This past Wednesday at the 9:30 Club, something happened that may not transpire again until the next time Typhoon comes back through town: from a vant...

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.

Why Older Adults Face More Danger in Natural Disasters

John Feather, PhD | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

The world is made smaller by these disasters. The boundaries between the heartbreak brought by a typhoon in the Philippines and the tornadoes in the American Midwest are really non-existent.

Information Saves Lives

David Hoffman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Media
David Hoffman

As humanitarian relief workers deploy to the Philippines and millions of people contribute to help the survivors, it is important to remember that local media are important, that people also need information, that information saves li

Amid the Ruins of Haiyan, a Kitten Connects Us

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Jennifer Hardy Not long after I arrived in Palo on the eastern coast of the Philippine island of Leyte - a city that lay in ruins - I heard a soun...

Scenes From the Philippines: Post-Earthquake, Post-Typhoon

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

ZSL and Project Seahorse are working with the communities and local government units to provide emergency support in the form of packs containing food, clean water, and basic medicines.

Amidst Typhoons and Climate Change, U.S. Spying Network Shows Contempt for Environment

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Despite mounting evidence that global warming is leading to devastating environmental disasters in the Pacific region, the U.S. and its partners are suspicious of climate change advocates. Rather brazenly, Washington and its Pacific allies spy on those who are intent on reining in global warming.

Leyte Gulf

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Seventy years ago, October 1944, there was a horrendous sea and air battle in the Philippines. Fought over days, it has been referred to as the Battle...

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. ...

Typhoon Relief Efforts Pick Up

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Stuart Grudgings and Aubrey Belford TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The death toll from one of the world's most powerful ...