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They Set Up Emergency Shelter Near Wildfire Disaster Zone and Took in Dozens of Wandering Cats

This rescue group has spent the last two months rescuing cats lost in the Camp Fire evacuation and reuniting them with their distressed families.

Island on the Brink of Disaster Plants Thousands of Trees and is Now a Poster Kid for Adapting to Climate Change

This little island has not only recovered from the brink of disaster – their conservation efforts are now helping them to thrive.

Salon Welcomes Their Rival Business With Open Arms, After Disaster Closed Their Doors

Some businesses might be tempted to take advantage of a rival store’s hardship and scoop up some extra customers, but this friendly neighborhood hair...

Three Decades After Nuclear Disaster, Historic New Solar Farm is Launched in Chernobyl

The new solar farm marks the first time that the site has produced power since the notorious nuclear facility was shut down in 2000.

NASA Engineer Saves Passenger Jet From Disaster When He Spots Malfunction From Window Seat

This commercial flight could have gone much worse if it had not been for an attentive NASA engineer who loves window seats on planes.

Pizza Hut Workers Use Kayaks to Deliver Free Pies During Disaster

We have already heard about dozens of relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey – but this story sets a new bar for...

Fukushima Rice is Safe For the First Time Since Nuclear Disaster

Japanese rice farmers have finally been able to plant their first crop of rice since the nuclear meltdown six years ago. Three nuclear reactors in Fukushima were...

30 Years After Shuttle Disaster, Engineer’s Guilt Eased by Flood of Letters

It was a heartbreaking story that launched a heart warming response from hundreds of people – helping turn around an elderly man's 30-year battle...

Wal-Mart Pledges $25Mil to Disaster Recovery on Katrina Anniversary

In observance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Walmart Foundation announced that they will be making a $25 million commitment over a...

College Kids’ Invention Connects Disaster Workers When Cells Are Down

Reachi, a communication now in the hands of the Filipino Red Cross, can help emergency responders stay in touch even when cell signals are...

Out of Japan’s Nuclear Disaster, New Indoor Farms Grow 100x More Food

Although his vision for indoor food cultivation dates back many decades, a Japanese botanist, Shigeharu Shimamura, used the earthquake and tsunami disaster of 2011...
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Disasters Bring Home the Message: Also Prepare for Pets

Earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, floods, and tornadoes can cause massive damage quickly. It is essential to have a disaster plan in place for your animals. What...
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One Year After the Disaster, the Final Pet Lost During the Joplin Tornado is Claimed

One year ago after a deadly tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., among 161 humans killed, countless pets also lost their lives or became homeless...
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When Disaster Strikes, CNN Hero Team is First on the Scene With Heavy Equipment

A powerful tornado ripped through West Liberty, Kentucky, last week, making the quaint community look like "a war zone." Fortunately, the First Response Team of...
First Response Team-CNN Hero

When Disaster Strikes, CNN Hero Team is First on the Scene With Heavy Equipment

A powerful tornado ripped through West Liberty, Kentucky, last week, making the quaint community look like "a war zone." Fortunately, the First Response Team of...
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Surprising Recovery for Japan Automakers, One Year After Disaster

Nissan is back, one year after an earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan ground auto production to a halt, left giant cracks at a...
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Waffle House’s Priority: Reopening Quickest After Disasters

Waffle House has 1,600 restaurants along Hurricane Alley from the mid-Atlantic to Florida to the Gulf Coast. After Hurricane Katrina the company lost seven...
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Growth After Disaster: Going Beyond Resilience

It seems whenever we turn on the TV these days we witness disastrous scenes of flooding, fires, and typhoons forcing people from their homes...
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Growth After Disaster: Going Beyond Resilience

It seems whenever we turn on the TV these days we witness disastrous scenes of flooding, fires, and typhoons forcing people from their homes...
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Arab Country Donates $500,000 to Help Joplin Schools to Reopen After Tornado Disaster

A $500,00 gift from the embassy of the United Arab Emirates to spend on laptops is the latest donation aimed at helping tornado-damaged Joplin,...