Phailin means sapphire in Thai. What nonsense. Some people desire the precious stone, but few -- if any -- I think, desire Phailin. India should rename this meaningless obfuscation and call attention to global warming immediately.
"What should really be scaring the daylights out of us -- the crisis which could make all the others irrelevant -- is global warming," Bill Moyers says on the latest edition of "Moyers & Company." "Get this one wrong and it’s over -- not just for the USA, but for planet Earth."
Here's a proposed initiative for the next administration: Get the nation started on the surge barriers, flood walls and other big infrastructure projects that can protect our coastal cities from being ravaged by the next Hurricane Sandy.
Day four of the aftermath of the devastating and deadly superstorm saw a Manhattan eager to get back on its feet.
The initial decision to go on with the event as scheduled did not sit well with some elected officials, first responders, runners and others.
When the superstorm destroyed swaths of the Northeast, darkened our largest city and plunged a huge section of the nation into crisis, the anti-government ideology of the tea party Republicans -- and its panderers like Mitt Romney -- was exposed for what it is.
Hurricane Sandy ripped through the Eastern Seaboard on Monday, killing at least 33, leaving millions without power, destroying homes, causing rampant flooding, impacting air travel and bringing several major cities to a grinding halt.
With eight days to go until voters head to the polls to elect the next president, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are being forced to alter their campaign schedules because of Hurricane Sandy. The impact may be felt, however, beyond that.
Hurricane Sandy, the potentially "life-threatening" superstorm, is bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard. And while the eye of the storm is not expected to hit the mid-Atlantic coast until late Monday afternoon, many residents are already feeling the Category 1 storm's impact.