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  • Documenting disaster in order to save the planet

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 24, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    How do we understand the impact of climate change and natural disasters on people and architecture, and how does humanity learn from our mistakes and try to prepare for potential future cataclysms? That is ostensibly the agenda of “Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change,” an...

  • Are we ready for the next big earthquake?

    January 15, 2014 | 5:32 pm

    The Jan. 17, 1994, Northridge earthquake, with its magnitude-6.7 Richter scale reading, caused the collapse of this overpass, at the interchange of the 5 and 14 freeways. Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom

    At 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, an earthquake with a 6.7...

  • Listen for God’s voice amid an earthquake’s shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    January 15, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    In the event of an earthquake, look upward and take the earth’s shaking as a sign of an awe-inspiring God, Rabbi Laura Geller recommends.

    In the event of an earthquake, look outward and care for your neighbor, says Rabbi Yonah Bookstein. 

    And Rabbi Harold Schulweis, in his...

  • Obama Flounders in Face of National Calamity

    By Andrew Dugan

    July 12, 2013 | 11:59 am

    LOS ANGELES. Predictably, liberals have already begun scrambling to connect last night’s devastating storm to Climate Change™ or Global Warming™ or whatever buzzword is trending as of late in that camp—and “don’t get it twisted”: that is exactly the plan. While millions of Southern...

  • Ex-Argentinians in Israel helping to rebuild tornado-ravaged JCC

    April 9, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    Some Argentinians who moved to Israel have launched a campaign to rebuild a Buenos Aires province Jewish center destroyed in a tornado.

    The campaign by former members of Bet Am del Oeste-CISO, the only Jewish club in the western Buenos Aires province, has brought in $7,000 in its...

  • Deadly twister cripples Joplin, Mo.

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 23, 2011 | 1:07 pm

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    Two thousand eleven is starting to look a lot like 2005 on the natural-disaster front. First the Japanese earthquake and tsunami; then tornadoes in the South that killed nearly 300; and last night, Missouri was...

  • After the Flood

    By Sarah Price Brown

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Before Shelly Collen lost almost everything, her life had just fallen into place.

    Two months earlier, she and her husband had moved from Chicago to Gulfport, Miss., to be closer to their son, who was living in New Orleans. They had rented a charming cottage with hardwood floors, a...

  • Underclass Surfaces From Floodwaters

    By H. Eric Schockman

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The gut-wrenching scenes of human suffering witnessed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are not only the result of the levee failures at Lake Pontchartrain, but also the failure of a nation numbed to the growing division between "haves" and "have-nots."

    What is appearing on...