Disaster

Hope in the Time of Ebola?

Unni Krishnan | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK
Unni Krishnan

Only one-quarter of the $1 billion that U.N. agencies have appealed for to tackle Ebola has been funded. In the context of this fast moving crisis, this exposes the lack of genuine commitment to deal with the situation in West Africa that is threatening to become a global crisis.

Crowd-sourced Mapping Is Opening Up the Darkest Corners of the World

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Most maps are static representations of a geographical snapshot in time but the world changes constantly, especially in fast-moving situations such as wars or natural disasters - something I recently explored in a recent documentary for BBC Radio 4, Mapping the Void.

PTSD and the Experience of Witnessing a Helicopter Crash

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martina Keens-Betts

There was an almighty thud which echoed about the surrounding Alps as the helicopter crashed and snapped in two. Hundreds of skiers stood and watched with wide-eyed horror during the dreadful and eerie silence that followed as though nature, without exception, always proffers its own mark of respect following sudden destruction and death.

Not Many Dead - But Millions Are In Need

Colin Kemp | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Colin Kemp

Cyclone Phailin was the biggest storm to hit India in 14 years. It affected 14 million people and left more than one million homeless, causing destruc...

PHOTOS: Chernobyl Reclaimed By Nature

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

In the radioactive shadow of the Chernobyl power station, nature has begun to reclaim what remains of a desolate ghost-town. It was one of the wors...

Train Crash Driver Formally Charged

PA | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

A train driver suspected of causing Spain's worst train disaster for decades has has been formally accused of reckless homicide, the country's Interio...

Spanish Train Driver 'Had Joked About Speeding'

Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

One of the drivers of a Spanish train which derailed killing at least 80 people allegedly joked on Facebook on a previous occasion about speeding past...

Six Reportedly Killed In Paris Train Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK

Six people have reportedly been killed in an "apocalyptic" train crash near Paris, according to the French Interior Ministry. The train derailed on...

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: Reducing Disaster Risks Around the World

Francis Ghesquiere | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK
Francis Ghesquiere

Every day, rapid growth and urbanization increase the exposure of people and assets to earthquakes, floods, storms and other natural hazards... While disasters affect everyone, it is the poor and vulnerable - women, children, the elderly, and those recovering from conflict - who are most exposed. When hazards strike, their homes in fragile and often low-lying environments take the brunt of the impact.

Cyberdyne Unveils Latest Robotic Exo-Skeleton For Disaster Zone Workers

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech

Powered exo-skeletons are just about on the cusp of being really useful - and genuinely everyday. And while the military has a role to play, many o...

One Year After Fatal Disaster Exxon Mobil Allegations Remain Unanswered

Dr Kristian Lasslett | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Kristian Lasslett

With the scramble for Papua New Guinea's resources new dangers are emerging in a country whose state lacks the institutional machinery, or political inclination, to robustly oversee gas, oil and mineral operators.

Admit It, This Titanic Lark is Just Disaster Porn

Scott Bryan | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK
Scott Bryan

What I find however, is that a great deal of the news coverage, social media and programmes this week aren't really an opportunity for us to fully evaluate the tragedy where 1,514 people died. No. This is just disaster porn. Isn't it?

Masterpiece Or Disasterpiece: Kylie Dons Denim, Straps And A Baker Boy Hat

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Style

Who: Kylie Minogue What: An oversized denim shirt over a little black dress, plus buckled and strapped heels, a black shoulder bag and an embellish...

Russian Plane Crashes In Siberia, At Least 31 Dead

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

A Russian plane has crashed in Siberia, killing at least 31 people, local officials have said. The UTair operated aircraft crashed shortly after ta...

WATCH: Snowmobiler Almost Falls Down A Mountain

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Comedy

YouTuber 'skirulefool' has faced death square in the face - and he's got the video footage to prove it. As you'll see from the video above, he dri...

Costa Concordia: Rescue Called Off

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK

Costa Concordia rescuers have called off their search for bodies in the submerged parts of the wrecked ship after conditions underwater deteriorated. ...

VIDEO: Eerie Scenes Onboard Costa Concordia Amid Search For Bodies

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK

Eerie footage of divers swimming in the Costa Concordia's underwater cabins show how the cruise liner looks to rescuers as they search for the remaini...

Looking Back on the Natural Disasters of 2011 and a Message of Hope For 2012

Phil Pauley | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK
Phil Pauley

If you're moaning about the weather or the economy this Christmas, don't! We had it easy in the UK during 2011. This year will go down in history as one expensive and lengthy meteorological and environmental disaster. I

Roads Gridlocked As Bangkok Residents Flee Floods

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK

Panicked residents of Bangkok are scrambling to leave Thailand's capital city after flood warnings predict the situation worsening over the weekend. ...

Is "Learning Lessons" Either Helpful or Reassuring?

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

Systems will fail. People will make mistakes. But those who lead and need public confidence to operate need to be learning lessons before things go horribly wrong.