Learning To Care Differently

Genevieve Seri | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Genevieve Seri

As we move closer together on this contracting globe, as we encounter difference more and more, and open our eyes, ears, taste buds and hearts to other cultures, I feel that the way we care about others truly deserves some attention.

Critical Communications And IoT: Connecting The Dots In An Emergency

Nick Hawkins | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Hawkins

Virtually any IoT device can be integrated with a critical communication platform to improve its self-regulation and ability to communicate. Imagine a world where your appliances and business applications could self-diagnose. For example, airports can identify when a new bulb is needed on a runway.

How I Met My Husband - Whilst I Was On A Blind Date With Another Man

Lisa Ives | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

We had just settled ourselves in the deserted garden when three chaps in football shirts piled in. To be honest they looked a little old to be wearing football shirts, but as I said don't judge a book by its cover (well, only in your head, never out loud).

Brexit: Divisive Politics Leading to a More Fractured Britain?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

On Friday the 24th June Britain woke up split through the middle, with a 51.9% - 48.1% majority decision to leave the EU. Very few, even the Brexiters, had believed Britain would leave the EU after four decades of economic and political benefit. To many it is now going to be a very tortuous journey for Project Europe which has helped keep the peace for decades after two horrific world wars in the last century.

World Humanitarian Summit: Drowning ... In Silence

Helen Morton | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Politics
Helen Morton

The image of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler washed ashore on a Turkish beach, is one of the most resonant of our times. A picture that changed the pi...

Why the Climate Promises of Paris Depend on Water

Margaret Batty | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Margaret Batty

We need to get different sectors talking. Climate change and water are intertwined and we need to speak each other's language when it comes to planning and funding adaptation efforts. We can no longer have countries develop water policies that don't include climate risks, nor can climate planners operate without consulting key water ministries.

The Bold Man and the Sea

Unni Krishnan | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK
Unni Krishnan

Japanese boat man gives a crash course in disaster management. Standing on the bridge of the Himawari (sunflower), the boat Susumu Sugawara, 72, sail...

Religious Middle Way Is the Antidote to Extremism

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In today's 24/7 social media and headline-driven world, the average Muslim wakes up each day either surrounded by a depressing narrative on the Islami...

Nepal Earthquake Was the Single Most Frightening Experience of My Life

Lisa Rutherford | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK
Lisa Rutherford

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April left the country reeling, killing over 8,000 people, injuring more than 18,000 and leaving 2.8 million people without homes. There was much talk that this earthquake was expected, but it seems that no amount of preparedness will be enough to keep pace with the increasing disaster risk...

Do We Have Time to Really Care?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jethro Shirley-Smith

As images pour out of our televisions and our newspapers of ruined lives and devastated villages, we can't help but be reminded just how lucky we really are. We are forced to pause and think; to consider and ponder.

Hope in the Time of Ebola?

Unni Krishnan | Posted 26.12.2014 | 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...