As cruel as disasters can be, they can also bring needed change and even miracles.
THE astonishing achievement of the year,” says Ecologist Lamont Cole of Cornell, “is that people are finally aware of the size of the problem.” They can hardly avoid it. In 1970, the cause that once concerned lonely crusaders like Rachel Carson became a national issue that at times verged on a national obsession; it appealed even to people normally enraged by attacks on the status quo
Submerged in 40-ft.-deep tanks of blue, boron-infused water, nearly 50,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel are stored near the 104 nuclear reactors in the U.S. Industry officials say it is perfectly safe to keep there.
Over the last two decades humanitarian organization International Medical Corps has cared for hundreds of thousands of victims of wars and natural disasters in more than 25 countries.
At least 23 people died when part of a church collapsed in eastern Nepal, police said Wednesday.
Climate Change: The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis The Global Humanitarian Forum; 117 pages Download the PDF The Gist: Quick: What does global warming look like A forlorn polar bear stuck on a splintering glacier makes for a gripping visual, but a new report says there are millions of climate-change victims we don’t see and many look just like us.