Typhoon Haiyan – A Personal Account

When our crew arrived at the Alphaland hangar in Manila, we were unsure if we could board the plane because they were prioritizing relief goods to Guiuan. Luckily, since our filters did not weigh too much, we were allowed to board. We were accompanied by Father Edgar, who had just…

TSI Team Brings Clean Water to Typhoon Victims

PHILIPPINES – On November, 8, 2013 the small, tropical Philippine archipelago experienced the strongest ever-recorded typhoon, known internationally as Typhoon Haiyan, locally referred to as Yolanda. The eye of the massive category 5 typhoon passed over Eastern Samar and Leyte, decimating everything in its path. The death toll has now…

Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Disaster Relief

Unconfirmed reports suggest at least 10,000 people died in the central Philippines province of Leyte after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the region. At least 10,000 people have died in the central Philippines province of Leyte after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the region, a senior police official has said. About 70…

Ocean Cleanup Array Could Remove 7 Million Tons Of Plastic From Ocean

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving…