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Friday, a super-typhoon struck the Philippines, leaving vast damage and a potential five-figure death toll. The country is doing its best to sort through the wreckage, but with emergency funds already depleted from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake four weeks ago and debris-covered highways making certain areas unreachable to aid, the situation remains incredibly grim. Power, water, and food are all scarce, creative an environment volatile to looting and violence. The ... Read More
Having lived on the east coast my whole life, I think I know how to handle a hurricane. Just when I thought we were in the clear for this year’s hurricane season, along comes Sandy in her modest cardigan and purity ring, ready to cause some trouble at Rydell High (and by Rydell High I mean the Mid-Atlantic). This hybrid storm, (“part tropical, all beast” as the Philadelphia Inquirer put it) comes just days ahead of Halloween, much like the early ... Read More
We here at BUST HQ are deeply saddened by the disaster currently happening in Japan, and have opened our hearts and pockets to the relief efforts. We hope BUST readers will do the same, and we've done a little nosing around to find some reliable relief organizations that’ll help you help Japan. The 8.9 earthquake hit Friday afternoon, provoking a tsunami that devastated Japan’s coastal towns and caused at least two nuclear explosions at the Fukushima ... Read More
The destructive 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday evening is reportedly affecting more than 3 million people in the small island country. Although the number of people killed is currently unknown (at the time of reporting), the expected death toll is “in the thousands.”Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere: almost 9 million of its citizens are living in poverty already, so people affected by the earthquake definitely ... Read More