Natural Disaster

Lighting the Candle: Why the World Needs Good News in Order to Understand the Bad

Clare Finney | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
Clare Finney

It was the worst natural disaster there in two decades. That, in a country where natural and human disasters seem the norm, is saying something - yet in a way that's part of the problem: so accustomed are we today to the view of Afghans as victims, it's becoming difficult to hear stories like that of Aab Barik and still be moved.

Who's Shaking the Bed?

Elaine Benton | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Early one morning, my husband and I lay in bed waiting for the alarm clock to go off. It was barely six am, when I suddenly felt the bed jolting violently. I thought it was my husband who was responsible for the disturbance, and he in turn, knew it had to be me with Parkinson's...

Child Protection Needed to Prevent Second Philippines Storm

Janis Ridsdel | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK
Janis Ridsdel

Nearly 780,000 villagers are now living in the ruins of their homes or in evacuation centres - more than the population of Leeds. The current level of assistance is nothing compared to the needs despite scores of Filipino citizens volunteering their time and personal resources, adding to the response by government, UN and non-governmental agencies.

Prevent the Floods From Making Your Business a Washout

Gary Hibberd | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK
Gary Hibberd

As businesses and residents across the UK count the cost of the floods - and with unsettled weather forecast to continue for several days - the torrential rain is a timely reminder for businesses to think about what they would do to minimise the risk of their offices being flooded.

Toads Could Be Used To Predict Earthquakes, Says Study

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK

The strange behaviour of animals before earthquakes has often made it seem that nature might know of seismic movements before humans. However, scienti...