Natural Disasters


  • New Jersey's new storm over Sandy: Eminent domain Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Long Beach Township on April 30, 2013.

    Gov. Chris Christie recently signed an order allowing towns "to commandeer" private property needed to minimize the risk of coastal flooding. The WSJ reports.

  • 'Not concerned' about Philippines' GDP     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Jeff Ng, economist at Standard Chartered, expects the Philippines' fourth quarter GDP to be minimally impacted by the typhoon and says 2014 reconstruction could be accretive to the country's growth.

  • Disaster aid: When corporate goodwill goes wrong Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
    Relief workers prepare to transport food aid from the port in devastated areas following the recent super typhoon on November 18, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.

    Corporate contributions after a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan can do more harm than good. Here are some tips.

  • EasyJet creates a man-made ash cloud     Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ian Davies, engineering director at EasyJet, comments on the group's ash cloud test and says its "AVOID" technology could be shared to prevent a repeat of 2010 when an Icelandic volcano halted air traffic in Europe.

  • Megastorms don't care about your preparation Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    Residents walk past scenes of devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 13, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.

    Reports continue to predict more devastating storms ahead like Typhoon Haiyan, but the world might not be prepared to blunt their deadly impact.

  • Typhoon death toll nears 2,000     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the latest headlines from Tuesday including a death toll close to 2,000 in the Philippines and a merger between US Airways and AMR.

  • Global aid to the Philippines     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    NBC's Ian Williams reports the estimated death toll in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan is being revised lower.

  • Super Typhoon Haiyan relief underway     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 6:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports on the progress of the relief efforts in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan destroyed many houses and killed thousands.

  • Super typhoon kills thousands     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 7:46 PM ET

    Super Typhoon Haiyan destroyed 70-80 percent of structures in its path, making relief efforts more difficult. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports the latest from Manila.

  • NBC's Ian William reports a massive relief effort is under way in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through destroying 70-80 percent of structures in its path.

  • Typhoon devastation     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 2:08 PM ET

    CNBC Asia's' Sri Jegarajah reports massive rescue and relief efforts are taking place in the Philippines. Jegarajah says the super typhoon caused a storm surge that wiped out roads and knocked out communication.

  • NBC's Ian Williams reports Super Typhoon Haiyan may have killed as many as 10,000 people in the Philippines.

  • Philippines: Impact on GDP is 'substantial'     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Arvind Ramakrishnan, head of Asia at Maplecroft, explains how the Philippines' "catastrophic" devastation will impact its economy -- especially its food and beverage sector.

  • American Red Cross has already sent a couple of personnel over to the Philippines to help with the damage assessment efforts. American Red Cross spokeswoman Laura Howe, provides insight on how anyone can help.

  • Super typhoon slams Philippines     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    CNBC Asia's' Sri Jegarajah reports on the destruction in the Philippines in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Jegarajah says Philippines President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino II has declared a "national state of calamity."

  • NBC News' Harry Smith reports on the devastated areas of the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit hard. Smith describes just how flattened the neighborhoods are.

  • Aid efforts hampered in Philippines     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports from Manila, Philippines, on the "slow and hampered" aid efforts after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the area. The country has professional emergency services, however they are overwhelmed and there is a lot of risk for water borne diseases.

  • Damage in Philippines is 'catastrophic'     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Mathias Eick, regional information officer at the European Commission Humanitarian Aid agency, talks about relief agencies' work in the Philippines and the difficulty in reaching some areas as new storms threaten to hit the country.

  • Marie Madamba, spokesperson for Oxfam, warns that communicating and accessing some of the provinces are major challenges for relief effort in the Philippines.

  • Sizing up Superstorm Haiyan     Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 4:36 PM ET

    Weather Channel's Paul Walsh, and WeatherBell Analytics Joe Bastardi, discuss the super typhoon that hit the Philippines on Friday, and how it compares to other storms on record.

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