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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

Friendship crosses class lines in tornado's wake

Jun 3, 2013
Disasters, it is said, are great equalizers, striking rich and poor alike. But do bonds forged in crisis survive recovery?
Posted In: tornado, oklahoma, natural disasters

Tornado victims worry first response donations won't cover long-term needs

May 29, 2013
Last week's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma could cost insurance companies $3.5 billion, according to Risk Management Solutions.
Posted In: oklahoma, tornado, natural disasters

'It brought us together' -- Life in Joplin two years after tornado

May 23, 2013
Two years after a tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., the town is rebuilding its infrastructure and community.
Posted In: Joplin, tornado, disaster, natural disasters

Will humans outlive Earth's next extinction event?

May 23, 2013
Scientists may be fretting over global climate change or when the next asteroid will strike Earth's surface. But a catastrophic event doesn't necessarily spell the end for civilization.
Posted In: natural disasters, Tech

A new business owner in Moore, Okla., starts piecing life back together

May 22, 2013
Gaydawn Magee's hearing aid business was leveled by the Moore tornado. But after a quick trip west, she'll be back.
Posted In: oklahoma, tornado, natural disasters

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