Climate change sparks tension in India's tea gardens

May 5, 2015

Climate change sparks tension in India's tea gardens

Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in India’s Assam. “Do you think 3,000 rupees ($48) are enough when your monthly expenses can be double that?” she mumbles, as she puts on her ...

Nepal gets first supplies of aid

Apr 30, 2015

Nepal gets first supplies of aid

The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal, while thousands clamored to board buses out of Kathmandu, either to check on rural relatives or for fear of spending yet another night in the damaged capital. Frustration over the ...

In quake-hit Nepal, rescuers struggle to recover the dead

Apr 29, 2015

In quake-hit Nepal, rescuers struggle to recover the dead

For hours after Nepal was shaken by one of the most intense earthquakes here in nearly a century, 12-year-old Neha Chumda screamed for help. She had been inside her family’s four-story villa in Kathmandu when the tremor struck unexpectedly Saturday. And in the life-or-death ...

Everest avalanche brings death, panic

Apr 26, 2015

Everest avalanche brings death, panic

Climbers on the world’s highest mountain pleaded for help Saturday after a massive earthquake triggered an avalanche at Everest base camp, killing at least 10 people and sparking panic. The camp was crowded with foreign mountaineers and their Sherpa teams at the start at ...

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 ...