2017 Year In Review (Part 2)

When things started getting downright weird
Friday, December 22, 2017, 4:18 PM


You're Likely A Lot Less Prepared For Crisis Than You Realize

Lessons from the recent rash of natural disasters
Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:25 PM

It seems as if Mother Nature is waking up. Either she's trying to send humans an important warning, or perhaps she's just out to kill us all.

Massive storms across the globe, earthquakes, and collapsing ecosystems all combine to remind us that we are indeed intimately connected to our planet's natural systems. And that our well-being rests on staying on Mother Nature's good side.

Well, Mother Nature has seemed pretty pissed at us of late. Her recent punishments should be taken as a disciplinary wake-up call. » Read more


Matthew Stein: When Disaster Strikes

Urgent advice on pre- & post-emergency steps to take
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11:58 PM

To make sense of which steps are most important to take soonest when preparing for a major disaster, we've invited Matthew Stein back on the program.

Mat is a design engineer, green builder, and author of the two bestselling books: When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival (Chelsea Green 2011), and When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency (Chelsea Green 2008).

On this week's podcast, Mat details his recommended steps for those facing imminent threat of crisis (Hurricane Irma), those with more time to prepare for one (Hurricane Jose), and those dealing with the aftermath of disaster (Hurricane Harvey).


Mark Mulligan

Harvey Is A Major Still-Unfolding Disaster

How many Texans wish they had done more in advance?
Monday, August 28, 2017, 2:27 PM

Superstorm Harvey continues to wreak epic damage to Texas, particularly Houston.

But it’s not the wind, it’s the rain. Epic, record-breaking, unbelievable amounts of rain.

It’s entirely possible that the entire region will not get back ‘to normal’ for months, if not years. » Read more

Daily Digest

Image by Tax_Credits, Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Digest 8/5 - The Pay Is Too Damn Low, The Renewable Energy Boom that Never Happened

Monday, August 5, 2013, 10:22 AM
  • Can It Get Any Better Than This?
  • Did China Just Fire The First Salvo Towards A New Gold Standard?
  • E Pluribus, Gen X
  • The Pay Is Too Damn Low
  • Health Care Law Raises Pressure on Public Unions
  • Taken
  • The Renewable Energy Boom that Never Happened
  • On R Train, Unwelcome Reminder of Storm’s Impact
Daily Prep

Satellite view of the enormous cloud field associated with Hurricane Sandy on Thursday morning. (NASA)

Hurricane Preparedness

Get ready now
Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:36 PM

A list of steps and resources for hurricane preparedness for before, during, and after a hurricane event.  Get prepared now.

Daily Prep

Storm Advisory: Hurricane Sandy Coming

Prepare for this incoming storm
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 1:42 PM

A weather advisory to be aware of for this weekend is Hurricane Sandy.  It is currently affecting Cuba,  Haiti, and the Caribbean and will be approaching the U.S. East Coast over the coming days.  Evaluate your winter storm preparations and supplies and monitor this storm over the next few days. Check your equipment and replenish your supplies now before the storm and beat the last minute rush.  Better to be 3 days early than 1 day late. 

Tropical Weather: Hurricane Sandy (North Atlantic)

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Hurricane Isaac thread

Hurricane Isaac thread

A support resource for those impacted by Hurricane Isaac