Garbage Mountain and Armored Cars: The Rockaways Are Still in Ruin

There was a sense when the lights came back on in Manhattan that the worst of Hurricane Sandy's destruction was over. Sadly, that's far from the truth. For thousands upon thousands of people, life is about as far away from getting back to normal as you can imagined. » 11/06/12 1:20pm 11/06/12 1:20pm

This Solar Truck Is Bringing Emergency Energy to Rockaway

The Rockaways are in a state of emergency. They haven't had power in a week, and it doesn't appear to be coming back any time soon. Independently operated aid distribution centers have been popping up, helping people get the food and supplies they need, but given gas shortages, it's been hard to keep things up and… » 11/05/12 9:20pm 11/05/12 9:20pm

Haiti Text Message Donations Top $10 Million

Faced with an "unprecedented mobile response," mGive and the Red Cross have collected over $10 million in relief for Haiti. With text donations pouring in at a rate of 10,000 a second, and average donations of $10 automatically charged to phone bills of mobile users, mGive's system has proved essential for those looking… » 1/16/10 8:40am 1/16/10 8:40am

Smarthome Seat Cooler: Blessed Summertime Relief

This is the hottest time of the year, and what could be more welcome than a seat cooler that could turn that red-hot car seat into a cooling oasis in no time flat? Smarthome is offering this 12-Volt Cooling Car Summer Seat for $50—that's $10 off its normal price—and it's said to provide almost instant relief during… » 7/31/06 11:09am 7/31/06 11:09am