NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 160 results for:

Disaster preparedness ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

Houston Chronicle

Emily Foxhall

14 December 2017

Houston, Texas, United States

Multi-Media

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey left many Houston residents questioning the efficacy of one of the city’s only protections, the Levee Improvement Districts (LID), responsible for providing flood protection. In neigh...

Bright Magazine

Robyn Jordan

21 November 2017

Washington, United States

Illustrations

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Preventing school shootings is difficult, but there are basic strategies that can curtail them and lessen loss of life. Those include limiting school access and making all visitors check in, ensuring intercoms and oth...

BBC

Charlotte Pritchard

7 November 2017

Malawi

Radio

Over 15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Malawi and other countries around the world, thousands of towns are not mapped. There is often no financial incentive to do so. However, unmapped areas face many challenges, especially because they are harder to re...

Bloomberg CityLab

Aviva Shen

7 October 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Below sea level and prone to floods, residents in New Orleans have been battling water for years. Urban Conservancy and other initiatives help residents to 'own' their water and install permeable concrete and water-lo...

The New York Times

Natalie Schachar

2 October 2017

Mexico City, Mexico

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Scientists in Mexico are deploying instruments to create a network using GPS, pressure and seismic data, to track the movement of tectonic plates with the goal of creating models of earthquakes and tsunamis that would...

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Irwin Loy

5 September 2017

Nepal

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

South Asia is prone to flooding during monsoon season, this can lead to deaths and building damage. SMS warning systems have recently been implemented in order to warn residents when they are in danger, the system has...

Pacific Standard

Francie Diep

1 September 2017

Houston, Texas, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Ethnically-specific disaster relief services are especially prudent in the city of Houston where more than one in five residents report speaking English less than "very well." An organization called Boat People SOS (f...

News Deeply

Sonia Narang

8 August 2017

Burenitu, Viti Levu, Fiji

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After a huge cyclone devastated a remote Fijian village, Eta Tuvuki worked to open communication channels between women and public officials. Her efforts are not only making women's voices heard, but they allow for th...

Christian Science Monitor

Peter Ford

25 July 2017

Ambovombe, Androy, Madagascar

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
3
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Drought in Madagascar grows worse each year as its minimal public infrastructure and extensive poverty slow efforts by the UN and various NGOs for food and water distribution. But in recognizing the severity of the cy...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Jacopo Pasotti

24 July 2017

Mongolia

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Mongolia’s nomadic, pastoral families are banding together to strengthen their resilience in the face of climate change. With their economic livelihoods dependent on livestock production, they feel the effects of warm...

BBC

Ruth Evans

11 July 2017

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Podcast

Over 15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

"Poor man Instagram" is how vets at Chiang Mai University describe their system of pandemic preparedness and emergency prevention. Recruiting community members throughout the region to be disease detectives, the scien...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

27 June 2017

Norway

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

With climate change, population pressures and mobilization epidemics will occur more frequently, and past ones have proven to be disastrous and expensive. The Center for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is foc...

The New York Times

Michael Kimmelman

15 June 2017

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Rotterdam is increasingly threatened by climate change and the rising water levels that accompany it. Yet instead of building barriers, city officials are choosing to work with the water to help it flow through the ci...

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Larry Mantle

24 May 2017

United States

Radio

Over 15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Experts warn us about disasters. Climate change, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the rise of ISIS were all predicted ahead of time. Listening to these warnings requires pushing past the desire to shut down when contempla...

The Nation

Laurie Mazur

12 December 2016

United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

With little action happening to reverse or prepare for climate change at the federal level, local communities have taken initiative on their own. From voters in Flagstaff passing a $10 million bond to bolster forest m...

The Seattle Times

Daniel Gilbert

2 December 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 laid waste to much of the city and killed 185 people. Although on the opposite side of the world, Seattle is home to strikingly similar buildi...

High Country News

Leah Todd Lin

26 May 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

New Mexico adapts an innovative forestry idea from Quito, Ecuador, to prevent unpredictable and untamable forest fires. The application of this idea, called the Rio Grande Water Fund, raises money around the Rio Grand...

WHYY

Eleanor Klibanoff

12 May 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Pennsylvania is the second most flood prone state in the United States. Many city and county governments, however, are working to prevent and protect the state from detrimental damage. They have created sustainable in...

Ensia

Eric Toensmeier

9 March 2016

Las Cañadas, Veracruz, Mexico

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
7
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A small agricultural co-op in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, has effectively implemented its own approach to climate change. The community adapts the main sector of its economy and livelihood-- farming-- to sustai...

Clean Energy Finance Forum

Kat Friedrich

6 November 2015

New York, New York, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As climate change and burgeoning development contribute to more frequent and bigger natural disasters, often senior, disabled, and low-income residents are stranded in their homes after a big storm without power to ru...

Christian Science Monitor

Doug Struck

9 August 2015

Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Around the globe, countries have taken actions that have helped reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of renewable energy. Although the state of Florida feels the effects of climate change, its state representa...

The Guardian

Amy Yee

14 July 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse, Bangladeshi civilians—often first on the scene of disasters in poorer countries–are being trained to support emergency teams.

Christian Science Monitor

Amy Yee

12 July 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Disaster drills save lives. A UN program is bringing earthquake preparedness training to 4,600 teachers in Bangladesh who are expected to relay the information to administrators, students, parents, and fellow teachers...

Christian Science Monitor

Todd Woody

23 June 2015

Melbourne, Australia

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In the face of a prolonged drought, residents of Melbourne, Australia, cut water consumption in half by capturing rainwater and using efficient toilets and washing machines.

NPR

Amy Yee

19 June 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When disaster strikes, ordinary citizens are often the first people on the scene. Bangladesh is helping people prepare for emergencies by offering free three-day trainings in search and rescue techniques, first aid, a...

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU® community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Photo Credits: Almudena Toral; Cody Pope; Matt Stokes; Kriston Bethel; Noah Friedman-Rudovsky

All other photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers: Rowan El Shimi; Samuele Arcidiacono; Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2017 © DW/H. W. Lamberz

Thank you to SurveyHero.com for letting us create online surveys for free