fix articles 24748, earthquake
Earthquakes and Nukes (tags)
Most of us associate earthquakes with California. But what happens when there's a shaker on the East Coast?
Fukushima quake rock's Japan's and the globe's (tags)
A report on the 11-22-16 Fukushima earthquake.
Innovative Approach To Fighting The Droughts (tags)
In the case of a mega drought, earthquake, or other natural or man-made disaster, we must enhance our ability to recover our water infrastructure swiftly.
Nepal Post Earthquake Aid Falls Short of Goals: No Debt Relief Pledged at Nepal Recovery C (tags)
This week's Nepal donor conference pledged $4.4 billion in aid to Nepal, short of the $6.6 billion Nepal requested for earthquake recovery. About half of the total financing is loans and half is grants. Nepal did not receive any pledges of debt relief while world leaders gathered in Kathmandu. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday Nepal will not qualify for its new emergency debt relief trust fund. "The initial aid pledges are helpful and we can close the $2 billion gap quickly with debt relief," said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network. "One of the quickest ways that the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and governments can deliver rebuilding grants is by canceling debt." Nepal spends $600,000 a day paying its debt, or more than $35 million since the first April earthquake. The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank pledged a combined $1.1 billion in new concessional loans and grants. Nepal already owes the World Bank and Asian Development Bank approximately $3 billion. Although the World Bank has not announced plans for a debt relief fund, the IMF created the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust in the wake of the Ebola crisis and cancelled $100 million of West Africa's debt. IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said Thursday Nepal met the first requirement for relief but that the earthquake did not cause enough total economic damage. Rice did not reference whether or not damage to Nepal's "productive capacity" pulled another trigger for the fund to release about $23 million in debt relief.
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be (tags)
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be Part of Nepal Recovery Plan
Devastated Nepal Daily Pays $600,000 on Debt (tags)
Nepal underwent another earthquake on May 12 amid recovery from the April 25 quake. It owes billions of dollars of debt to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and foreign lenders. Anti-poverty organization Jubilee USA Network states that debt relief would aid Nepal's recovery efforts.
Nepal Earthquake. How is the world helping? (tags)
As Nepal struggles to cope with the aftermath of Saturday's devastating earthquake, the international community is rallying to help.
Aftershocks Pummel Highly Indebted Nepal: Poor Country Spends 217 Million Annually on Debt (tags)
As Nepal experiences aftershocks from Saturday's earthquake, it may find relief in the IMF's Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, a fund that cancels the debt of poor countries in crisis.
Nonviolent Solar, Wind, Tidal Etc Reaching Critical Mass The Future Is Now (tags)
China is generating more windpower than all US nuclear power plants combined, as our nuclear plants have boric acid leaks, old equipment, lie on earthquake faults etc. Why don't we do more? Our money goes to corrupt billionaires and killing wars.
RENT may not be Controlled in LA City soon...watch out ! (tags)
Rent Control may be diluted and rents increased if CC Parks get's his strange way. He often acts as a dissenter but this time [maybe again] it is AGAINST the Renters of his city of LA. Ex-police chief wants to gouge renters so they pay for landowners' expenses for earthquake prevention, that should already be paid thru yearly Rental Increases every single year, regardless of individual improvements made on apartments. UNIFY and LEARN MORE to not allow this proposal to City Council to gain any momentum. [and see other good article w/info here @ Indy that lists City Council members' contact info to immediately start ACTING IN ALL OUR city residents' behalf. NOW !
Take Action Now to Stop Your Rent From Skyrocketing! (tags)
Repost of a CES email. Link goes to LA Times story.
Fukushima: Uncontainable (tags)
“Red Cross, Where is Haiti's Money?” (tags)
“. . . All of the generous people who donate to the Red Cross have no idea that very little of those resources get to the victims of the disaster. It's being used for administrative costs. The CEO of the Red Cross is earning six-hundred thousand dollars a year." -- Margaret Prescod, Women of Color in Global Women's Strike
Haiti: Two Years Later (tags)
The Christchurch Earthquakes - A Living Hell (tags)
The world watched in horror on 22 February 2011 when a devastating earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale took the lives of 182 people and left the City of Christchurch in ruins. However, what the rest of the world may not be aware of is the continued misery that the stoic people of Canterbury continue to endure on a daily basis.
Fukushima Cover Up Unravels (tags)
"The reason for official reluctance to admit that the earthquake did direct structural damage to reactor one is obvious. Katsunobu Onda, author of TEPCO: The Dark Empire ... who sounded the alarm about the firm in his 2007 book explains it this way: ?If TEPCO and the government of Japan admit an earthquake can do direct damage to the reactor, this raises suspicions about the safety of every reactor they run. They are using a number of antiquated reactors that have the same systematic problems, the same wear and tear on the piping."
Japan's Earthquake: Natural or Engineered? (tags)
Nuclear fails again (tags)
Pity President Barack Obama: Every time he tries to compromise with Republicans on energy reform by backing dirty or dangerous forms of power generation, a disaster occurs to demonstrate why pursuing such strategies is a bad idea.
Our Solidarity with the People of Japan (tags)
PHILIPPINES: The Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses, PLM) expresses its deepest concern and sends its condolences to all the families and victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the North-Eastern coast of Japan last Friday. Our thoughts are also with all our Japanese friends and comrades and we pledge our solidarity and support to them in these dark hours.
Just five years ago Japan's "worst case" quake scenario was an 8.6 quake every 500 years! (tags)
In 2006, the government predicted that the worst Japanese quake would be an 8.6, occuring once every 500 years! (The current one was 9.0). They said that a 72 ft. tsunami would cause 2,700 deaths -- the current one was just half as tall, but will likely be four times as deadly. Nuclear disasters weren't predicted either....
BTL:Haiti's Path to Earthquake Recovery Requires More Justice and Aid (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
A courageous radical human rights agenda (tags)
The New Zealand government's response to the Christchurch earthquake was to assumed greater executive power to help the victims - necessary, in part, due to deficiencies in human rights law the same deficiencies which created a major tragedy at the bottom of the social scale over past 20 yrs.
Earthquake Quartet #1 (tags)
Earthquake Quartet #1 is a concept piece that describes the earthquake cycle. It will be performed by USGS Geophysicists Dr. Andy Michael (Trombone), Dr. Stephanie Ross (Vocals), and Dr. Lucy Jones (Viola de gamba). Dr. Jones will also speak about how the art community can engage people in creating greater earthquake awareness and preparedness. In addition artist-engineer D.V. Rogers (NZ/AUS) will present the concept of "LAMoves" in planning for 2011
New hope, new dream required following Earthquake: Letter to John Key (tags)
New dream, an ethical globalization, required after devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand (amazingly no loss of life but enormous property damage). An ethical globalization emphasizes small/medium business development.
Haiti Earthquake: Capitalism, Occupation and Revolution (tags)
The earthquake that wrecked the capital of Haiti and surrounding areas on January 12 produced human tragedy of almost unfathomable proportions. It has been termed “the most destructive natural disaster in modern times.” Five months later, Haiti is no longer in the headlines or on the nightly TV news, but for the hard-hit Haitian population the scene has hardly changed. Now a new disaster is in the making as the hurricane season begins. This was a calamity made by capitalism: the earthquake was predictable and was predicted; the inferior construction methods are the result of Haiti’s poverty, and the swollen slums were the result of U.S. policies that have destroyed Haitian agriculture, forcing peasants off the land. On top of everything, Haiti is under imperialist occupation: Washington makes sure it has ultimate control of the strategically placed island, as it has throughout the Cold War and since. Haiti's devastation is not the result of “natural” causes or even “neo-liberal” policies – it is the product of the oppression of this semi-colonial country by the imperial masters ever since black slaves rose up to abolish slavery and throw out the colonialists two centuries ago. No new “economic model” can resolve this: what’s required is a new Haitian Revolution, a workers revolution overthrowing capitalism throughout the Caribbean and extending into the heart of imperialism.
“The Right to Play” - Help for Children of Haiti (tags)
The recent earthquake in Haiti gave the world a small glimpse into the problems and needs of Haiti's children prior to the quake, but now they are many times multiplied. Nearly half of Haiti's nearly 10 million people are younger than 18, and many of them are orphans.
Art Exhibit Portrays a Haiti of Hope and Promotes the Right to Play (tags)
CLEARWATER: On Friday, April 30th, starting at 6pm, international photographers Gracia Bennish and Brad Kugler will showcasing their photos of Haiti at “For the Future/For the Children: Two Views of Haiti” exhibit at System Productions in downtown Clearwater. (34N. Garden Ave).
Haitian president Rene Preval knew of the earthquake in advance (tags)
Haitian president Rene Preval is involved, he knew of the earthquake in advance.
Haiti's Earthquake: Natural or Engineered (tags)
technology can cause earthquakes
Russian Navy and Hugo Chavez say US tested earthquake weapon on Haiti and California (tags)
US military may have a new Superweapon
Haiti earthquake may have exposed gas and oil (tags)
From Miami Herald
Haiti: Workers Solidarity, Yes! Imperialist Occupation, No! (tags)
The January 12 earthquake in Haiti that devastated the capital city, leaving well over 100,000 dead and a million homeless, was one of the worst geological calamities of modern times. The earthquake was a natural disaster, but the horrendous death toll and monumental destruction were caused by capitalism and imperialism. Now the human suffering has been enormously compounded by to the militarization of the relief effort and reoccupation of Haiti by the United States. More than a dozen flights by aid groups, carrying rescue squads, tons of medical supplies and entire field hospitals, were refused permission to land at the Port-au-Prince airport by U.S. military air controllers who are now in charge. Food was already stocked in warehouses, but agencies refused to distribute it for fear of "riots." The media blitz is a propaganda war to embellish the image of U.S. imperialism. This phony humanitarianism are being used to disguise a new U.S. occupation of Haiti. We demand an end to the imperialist occupation, U.S./U.N. forces get out of Haiti and stop blocking entry of Haitian refugees.
TRAGEDY + CYNICISM + OPPORTUNISM = JOURNALISM (tags)
Once upon a time...
Haiti 7.0 6 Israel Turkey Feng Shui Row Seven Signs of the Apocalypse (tags)
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Haiti Disaster Relief Fund (tags)
Your gift now will help distribute relief supplies – including food, clean water, blankets, and tents to children and families impacted by the earthquake and aftershocks in Haiti.
Alternatives for Nuclear Waste Storage at Yucca Mt. (tags)
Instead of dumping the entire nation's nuclear waste pile underneath seismically active Yucca Mountain, why not use the already constructed tunnels as a seed repository??
Christofascist Obedience Compliance Training (tags)
What makes the people safe is knowing who the enemy is, not obeying without question every order put to them.
Lee Siu Hin: Journey to My Home-China (Part 4) In Memory of Wenchuan Earthquake (tags)
It’s been over three months since the May 12th Wenchuan earthquake--the largest in modern Chinese history for over 80 years that killing nearly 70 thousand people, 20 thousand missing and affect another tens of millions of people.
Lee Siu Hin Journey to My Home: China and Hong Kong 2008 (Part One) (tags)
Journey to My Home: China and Hong Kong 2008 A Long Waited Trip to My Heartland
Earthquake Strikes Chino Hillse (tags)
repost from LAFD
ActionLA: URGENT Fund Raising Appeals for the China's Earthquake Victims (tags)
We would like to appeal to your URGENT financial supports China's earthquake victims.
OIL WELL CAUSES 6.0 EARTHQUAKE (tags)
Yes this is a conspiracy theory about how scientists would be wasting money if the observation is not made that a new oil well which was reported by several news sources to have just started producing in the Gulf of Mexico might have something to do with a somewhat rare earthquake on top of the same geologic plate that the new deep water well was drilled in. They intentionally drilled into the edge of the plate.
San Andreas fault 'set for huge quake' (tags)
The southern end of the San Andreas fault near Los Angeles, which has not had a major rupture for more than 300 years, is under immense stress and could produce a massive earthquake, a new study said.
The Year of Catastrophes (tags)
All the shock over hunger catastrophes remains without consequence if it does not go along with a radical change of course in local and environmental policy. Otherwise hunger catastrophes could become the normal state.
Charity Garage Sale needs your donation of Goods ASAP! (tags)
Pakistan Earthquake Charity Garage Sale @ Saddleback College DEC 17 - PLEASE DONATE GOODS (tags)
OC WEEKLY makes fun of Garden Grove police over flashlight raid (tags)
The cops are on high alert because word on the street is that Dang took an officer’s flashlight—DUH DUH DUUUUUUH!!!—which has Homeland Security officials considering raising the terror level to eggshell.
Synthetic Earthquakes (tags)
Synthetic Earthquakes, or diplomacy by other means
Iranian Quake Relief Update & more (tags)
Earthquake Will Occur Later Today (tags)
California will be stricken by an 8.3 earthquake later today.
Who Did It? (tags)
The Citizens Executive Administration (CEA-USA) is recruiting a new Secretary of Defense. Are you qualified?
Small Earthquake in LA wakes me out of bed (tags)