Apr 26, 2015

The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. The world’s strongest earthquakes since 1900: May 22, 1960: A magnitude-9.5 earthquake in southern Chile and ensuing tsunami kill ...

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

Apr 26, 2015

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

by Seth Borenstein

Nepal’s devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get the poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better ...

Nations, charities offer Nepal help after quake

Apr 26, 2015

Nations, charities offer Nepal help after quake

As world leaders and global charities tried to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated Nepal, they offered condolences for the more than 1,400 people killed in four countries and readied emergency aid for the survivors. Mountaineering groups struggled to check on climbers, ...

Nepal struggles after devastating quake

Apr 26, 2015

Nepal struggles after devastating quake

Nepal has urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,400 people — a toll that was predicted to rise as rescuers used their hands to dig for survivors among the rubble on ...

Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

Apr 26, 2015

Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company’s director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal ...

India village gets 'world's cheapest' clean water

Apr 17, 2015

India village gets 'world's cheapest' clean water

Charity workers have teamed with an impoverished village in eastern India to develop what they say is the world’s cheapest bottle of drinking water — costing less than one U.S. cent. After years of suffering illnesses from drinking polluted ground water, residents of Madusudankati ...