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Typhoon Haiyan

Stella Abrera: Ballerina on a Double Mission

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.14.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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...

Rebuilding Stronger After Typhoon Haiyan

Annalisa Enrile | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Annalisa Enrile

Time and again, we heard Filipinos are "resilient." While it's an oft-repeated cliché, it's also true.

2013 Global Emergencies Stretched Resources 'To The Limit': Report

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact

Last year was the worst year for humanitarian crises in two decades, and international aid organizations are feeling the strain. Dr. Richard J. Bre...

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.

Philippines Breaks World Record For Largest Charity Walk

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine Christian sect has broken two records for organizing the largest charity walk in an effort to raise funds fo...

How People Coped After Losing Everything To The Typhoon

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 02.15.2014 | World

Four million people have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan. We take a look at the displaced, and how they have coped with their ordeals....

From the Philippines, With Love

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

What better day than Valentine's Day to celebrate the dedication, perseverance and, of course, love between the communities, families and children in the parts of the country that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan?

2013 Climate Recap

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

Hot year or not? Where did we fall in the record books? And what were the major weather events of the year?

The Largest Risk (and Opportunity) Investors Are Ignoring

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

How many investors got the timing right on the implosion of mortgage-backed security assets in 2008? Nearly none, and that systemic failure of vision contributed mightily to a global financial collapse.

Habitat For Humanity Building More Than 800 Homes In Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact

Habitat for Humanity has pledged to build more than 800 homes in the area hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan, the organization announced earlier this month...

Two Jews, Many Obligations

Erica Shaps | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Erica Shaps

In our increasingly interconnected world, all of humanity is tied together. My redemption is bound to the redemption of my neighbor of a different faith.

Why We Should Turn To Technology When Disaster Strikes

Gisli Olafsson | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Gisli Olafsson

As Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in early November 2013, the world was kept in the loop with near-instantaneous updates via live tweets, images and videos from the region. But in order to provide disaster relief of any kind -- water, food, medicine -- we need to have access to reliable information about the situation in affected regions so we can actively provide support to those who are most in need.

Finding Hope Amidst the Debris of Typhoon Haiyan

Loren Hyatt | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Loren Hyatt

Despite all of the destruction, sadness, confusion, worry and fear I found in the Philippines, I found something else too -- I found hope.

Business Resilience Comes From Working With Nature

Andrew Winston | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

With these once extraordinary events becoming more ordinary, it's becoming clearer that businesses in vulnerable regions need to prepare. But how should companies go about building resilient enterprises that are ready to face extreme weather and other effects of climate change?

Global Disasters Killed More, Cost Less In 2013

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — The German insurance company Munich Re says some 20,000 people died in natural disasters last year, about twice as many as in 2012. M...