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A view of the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire in Washington. Wildfires continue burning across the West.

The case for calling wildfires natural disasters

Aug 20, 2015
Washington's governor, U.S. Forest Service are asking for some federal relief.
Posted In: wildfires, natural disasters, Washington
Flames from a backfire operation burns through a grove of trees as firefighters try to head off the Rocky Fire on Monday near Clearlake, California.

Intense fires burn dry West and firefighting budgets

Aug 6, 2015
Reclassifying blazes as natural disasters would help fund strapped Forest Service.
Posted In: fire, wildfires, natural disasters
A U.S. flag flies amid debris in the devastated town of Hueytown, Alabama, on May 1, 2011. The second-worst tornado disaster on record claimed nearly 350 lives.

Meteorologist Gary Dobbs on living through a tornado

Jan 30, 2015
How do you move forward? How does it affect the way you look at things?
Posted In: tornado, natural disasters, weather
Hurricane Sandy

What local government can learn from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 20, 2014
Changing climates put pressure on local government to boost financial resilience.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, disaster relief, natural disasters

A flood washes away one Colorado town’s infrastructure

Sep 10, 2014
One year later, lower-income residents have been slow to return to Lyons, Colorado.
Posted In: flooding Colorado, colorado, natural disasters

15 cities that really need earthquake insurance

Jan 17, 2014
On the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake, which population centers should be worried?
Posted In: earthquakes, natural disasters

Giving to international aid

Dec 8, 2013
Between 2011 and 2012, giving to international aid went up by more than 2 percent.
Posted In: international aid, natural disasters

What's the best way to give to the Philippines?

Nov 13, 2013
People around the world want to help the Philippines. But what’s the best way to donate after disaster strikes?
Posted In: philippines, super typhoon, natural disasters, Charitable giving

Philippines typhoon relief complicated by earlier disasters

Nov 11, 2013
The Philippines is reeling and thousands are presumed dead after a massive typhoon hit over the weekend. While relief efforts are underway, they may be undercut by the 7.2 earthquake that hit the Philippines last month.
Posted In: philippines, Typhoon Haiyan, natural disasters, foreign aid

Hacking storm recovery in the Rockaways

Jun 13, 2013
A group called Rockaway Help brings together engineers and residents to hack storm recovery and protection in the New York region.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York, natural disasters

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