Although mountains are always moving imperceptibly, what happens in a national mountain park -- when the earth moves under your feet? The series of earthquakes in Central Italy beginning in August 201...
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At these one-year-later moments, headlines inevitably reappear. There's no denying the challenges are real, and there's no doubt we can expect more. But let's not allow ourselves to become cynical. As donors, we need to be patient, flexible and think long-term. To do the most good in the long run, Canadian support needs to allow for the ups and downs of an unpredictable recovery in Nepal.
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No damage has been reported.
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Progress Energy paused its operations after the earthquake.
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That makes it one of the world's largest earthquakes ever triggered by the controversial process.
The unique nature of children's needs is just one thing to consider during a huge emergency response like this one whether you're on the ground in the rubble, or at home in Canada, considering ways to help. Here are five other things to remember when you respond to overseas tragedies.
Heading downstairs, I felt the room shake violently. The walls were swinging. Everything around me was plunging down, including the TV set, books and cabinets. My housemates all looked so scared and shivering. We were still wearing our sleeping clothes. The strong quake lasted over a minute. It sounded like bulldozers demolishing houses.
GUATEMALA CITY — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Guatemala City on Monday, but residents said they barely felt the temblor and authorities had no immediate reports of damages or deaths. The U.S...
Some people have argued that natural gas could be a "bridging" fuel while we work on expanding renewable energy development. If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.
According to a recent study, little is known about leaks from the 680,000 waste and injection sites in the U.S., but structural failures are common. In Alberta, taxpayers are on the hook for any problems that might arise once the carbon has been stored. We don't really know what effect pumping millions of tonnes of CO2 into the ground will have on bacteria and other organisms below the surface.
Chinese citizens are becoming increasingly vociferous in their outrage over lives risked, and lost, to shoddy standards, most recently in the country's food and high-speed rail industry. Should a dam suffer catastrophic dam collapse, that anger could quickly spill over to the hydropower industry for threatening ordinary citizens' lives.
The South Okanagan was shaken by a minor earthquake late Tuesday night. According to Earthquakes Canada, a 2.8-magnitude earthquake struck at 11:09 p.m. PT, and was lightly felt in Penticton and Okan...