Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

This dive bar in Florida peele

This dive bar in Florida peeled nearly $14,000 off its walls for Hurricane Dorian Relief

There’s an old dive bar in Florida where it’s long been a custom for bar-goers to staple a dollar bill onto the walls. Employees tell customers that it’s an old fisherman’s tradition — explaining that the seamen would staple a dollar to the wall to make sure they had money for a drink Read More...

How to control the flood of in

How to control the flood of information during a natural disaster

In a 21st century crisis, information is dissipated in mass through social media channels. But when the communication stakes are high, such as relaying evacuation notices, bridge collapses, and road closures, how do we decipher what is accurate in the virtual flood of information? Shannon Bowen, a Read More...

Hurricane Dorian: 7 ways you c

Hurricane Dorian: 7 ways you can help the Bahamas

The satellite images of the Bahamas before and after Hurricane Dorian show just how devastating the Category 5 hurricane was. The Red Cross estimates that as many as 13,000 homes were destroyed, leaving some 70,000 people in the Bahamas homeless on two northern islands. With the situation devolving Read More...

Seattle takes the long-view an

Seattle takes the long-view and announces its roadmap to resilience

As a society, we face challenges every single day, and this week, as Hurricane Dorian leaves its mark on the Bahamas and the rest of the Atlantic coastline, is no exception.  Issues include the extreme weather events and destructive acts of nature that are becoming regular occurrences (floods, Read More...