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Nepal’s disaster has been building for centuries – with effects worsened by modern apathy, The Foreign Desk

Nepal’s disaster has been building for centuries – with effects worsened by modern apathy

Nepal’s devastating earthquake, with over 4,300 people dead was, as has been widely commented over the weekend, a disaster waiting to happen. This small and impoverished country of 28m people lies in a prime earthquake zone – international experts were in Kathmandu just over a week ago predicting an imminent disaster.
And it happened in and [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 27 April 2015 at 2:14 pm

What the frack? It’s damaging water supplies and causing earthquakes – so why is the Environmental Protection Agency so slow to act?, Notebook

What the frack? It’s damaging water supplies and causing earthquakes – so why is the Environmental Protection Agency so slow to act?

The rural town of Dimcock, Pennsylvania, in the US, rests in the rolling hills in Susquehanna County. It used to be picturesque, but today it boasts more blight than Appalachian charm.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 25 January 2012 at 12:30 pm

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