Thai Flooding Leads to Reduction in Work at US Honda Plants

By: Monday October 31, 2011 12:55 pm

Remember, only trying to mitigate climate change costs jobs. Keep telling yourself that. Parts shortages from three months of catastrophic flooding in Thailand have forced Honda to cut U.S. and Canadian factory production by 50 percent for the second time this year, the automaker said Monday. The cuts, which come just as Honda was recovering [...]

New Orleans, Six Years After Hurricane Katrina

By: Monday August 29, 2011 10:59 am

The aftermath of a major storm on the East Coast seems like a good time to revisit the since of the most destructive natural disaster of recent years. As it turns out, today is the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina touching down in the Gulf Coast, kicking off the man-made disaster from the failure of [...]

FEMA Provides Strong Response During East Coast Storm

By: Monday August 29, 2011 6:26 am

The hurricane which became tropical storm Irene ended up doing more damage with its precipitation than it did with its winds. In parts of the East Coast, August was already the rainiest month on record prior to the storm. So the waterways were swelled and more prone to flooding. Apparently Vermont got some of the [...]

Mississippi River Flood Cresting in Memphis; Preparations Made Further Down the River

By: Monday May 9, 2011 7:35 am

Without much attention, the city of Memphis, Tennessee has been inundated by flooding for over a week, and the worst could be yet to come. Forecasters now believe that the Mississippi River will crest today, leading to accelerated evacuation plans around the city. Mayor AC Wharton said that despite the tightened timeframe, he’s confident that [...]

Army Corps of Engineers’ Purposeful Levee Breach Saving Cairo, Illinois

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 7:55 am

I thought the really false note in Obama’s remarks on the killing of bin Laden was the part at the end where he tried to connect the incident to the spirit of possibility in America. As I said yesterday, I hope we can set our sights higher in the future for doing anything the country [...]

US Increases Pledge to Pakistan for Flood Relief

By: Friday August 20, 2010 8:00 am

The headline here, “U.S. sets example by pledging $60M more to U.N. for Pakistani flood aid,” is a bit too precious, but it’s true that the United States has stepped up their relief aid to $150 million dollars for the tragic events in Pakistan, and that they hope others will follow suit. The U.S. pledge [...]

Pakistan Flooding Threatens Government Stability

By: Monday August 16, 2010 8:58 am

The flooding crisis in Pakistan keeps growing worse. One-fifth of the country remains soaked, and the public health implications have started to spread: As Pakistan reels from its worst floods in memory, United Nations officials said Monday that 3.5 million children and infants were at a particularly high risk of diseases borne by dirty water. [...]

US Not Committing Helicopters to Pakistan Flooding Effort Because They’re in Use in Afghanistan

By: Wednesday August 11, 2010 2:16 pm

With fires in Russia, mudslides in China (over 1,000 dead) and flooding all over Pakistan, the need for global humanitarian relief has spiked this month. And the US traditionally sits at the head of the pack in distributing relief supplies, typically through its military resources. That’s particularly needed in Pakistan, where the government’s slow response [...]

Pakistan Floods Devastate Country; President Goes on Scheduled Visit to Europe

By: Monday August 9, 2010 12:08 pm

I hate to break away from the important Aqua Buddha news, but the largest natural disaster in the recent human history is happening, directly impacting 13 million people. And for an added bonus, it’s occurring in one of the world’s most dangerous trouble spots. The flooding just keeps getting worse and worse. On Saturday, the [...]

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