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Getting Chased By Zombies Can Also Teach You Important Disaster Prep Skills

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

Kids participate in disaster preparedness games. In an emergency situation, having the right supplies and knowledge to survive can be critical, b...

A Dangerous Summer for Central American Kids

Mark Hetfield | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Mark Hetfield

This month, as kids across the United States wrapped up the school year and started their summer breaks, thousands of children from Central America were embarking on a different kind of transition.

Make Sure Your Family Has a Disaster Plan

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Even though we can't always predict natural disasters, we can anticipate their likely aftermaths, including property loss, power or water service disruption, scarcity of food and supplies and overtaxed relief organizations.

Charity Isn't. It's Social Control

Brian Ross | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

One of America's great debates spins like a top around one question: Who is able to take care of the least amongst us best -- government or the private sector?

First Katrina, Now Sandy: Three Mistakes We Keep Making After Natural Disasters

Martha Bergmark | Posted 07.23.2014 | New York
Martha Bergmark

Only when recovery efforts dedicate sufficient resources for civil legal aid will all survivors of disasters have the information and resources they need to rebuild their lives.

Instead of Doomsday, How About 'Now' Day?

Peter Getty | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

We're in this world together, and our responsibility to preserve this planet goes well beyond any single individual's bunker's walls.

Kate Sheppard

Chris Christie's State Agencies Are Worried About Climate Change, Even If He Isn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

When it comes to climate change, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been wishy-washy, at the least. "Climate change is real…[and] impacting ...

Kate Sheppard

Congress Just Undid The 1 Good Thing It's Done On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Congress approved changes to the federal flood insurance program in June 2012 that lawmakers said then would fix the program's problem...

Governor Christie's New Scandal: Verizon's Fiber-Optic-"Digital Bridge" Gate.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

It is now clear that while Governor Christie is embroiled in 'bridgegate', which is about clogging and blocking of traffic movement over a bridge, another scandal is brewing.

Paranoia, Surveillance and Military Tactics: Have We Become Enemies of the Government?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

While this hyper-militarization of the government is being sold to the public as a means of preventing terrorism and maintaining national security, it is little more than a wolf in sheep's clothing.

FEMA Stiffing Sandy Victims

WABC | Posted 02.13.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The agency whose mission is to help speed recovery after disastrous storms may in fact be preventing families left homeless by Sand...

House To Vote To Ease Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 House Republican says the GOP-controlled chamber will vote later this month to ease some of the flood insurance premium ...

Obama Pledges Support Amid California Drought

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling California's governor that the federal government will do what's necessary to help with a histor...

FEMA Deals Blow To Tornado-Ravaged Central Illinois Towns

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Residents in central Illinois are upset that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied requests to aid the area after deadly tornadoes swept ...

Kate Sheppard

Flood Grant Program To Let Communities Consider Rising Seas Due To Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- State and local leaders can now consider expected sea level rise due to climate change when applying for grants to help prevent proper...

Obama Makes 'Heckuva Job' Jab

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked President Barack Obama what he had to say about growing skepticism on the part of the American people during a Thursda...

Has New Orleans Recovered?

Kenny Klein | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Kenny Klein

While the term Mardi Gras is certainly still synonymous with New Orleans, and we are certainly still known for music and indulgence, Hurricane Katrina may be the most defining event of our city in this century.

The 12 Dangers Of Christmas

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Trees, food, gifts, and family all come to mind when thinking of Christmas-- but beneath the sparkling holiday lights lie some hidden dangers. Home...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Orders Federal Agencies To Take Proactive Approach To Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration quietly unveiled a new executive order on Friday laying out plans to deal with the impacts of climate change ...

Serving After Sandy

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

As we mark one year since Sandy, just weeks after a fiscal battle in Congress that shut down the government, national service offers an opportunity to unite the country and rekindle the American spirit of service and sacrifice for a cause greater than self.

WATCH: Sandy Survivor: 'FEMA Didn't Believe I Lived In The House I Owned'

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

It has been one year since Hurricane Sandy battered parts of the East Coast, causing more than $65 billion in damages and taking the lives of hundreds...

You Can Never Have Too Many Flashlights: (And Other Life Lessons from Hurricane Sandy)

Laurie Nadel | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Laurie Nadel

While the media will celebrate the feel-good stories of the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, it does not mean that the healing process if over. Healing after Hurricane Katrina is a process that is still going on six years later.

Millions To Take Part In Global Earthquake Drill

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hoping to survive an earthquake, many Californians and people in earthquake prone regions around the world were ge...

Congress Passed A Climate Change Law ... And Then Nothing Happened

Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Theodoric Meyer reports: Congress did something unusual last year. It passed a bill that acknowledged that sea levels are rising — i...

Republicans Want Smaller Government? Opt-Out of Those Dirty Socialist Programs - What Is Stopping You?

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We know the shutdown is not about fiscal responsibility. If it was, Republicans would not have run up the deficit under W by trillions of dollars with two unpaid wars, unpaid Medicare prescription plan, and the Bush tax cuts.