Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Recently, earthquakes have begun to happen more frequently around the Dallas-Fort Worth area in northern Texas. While the cause of these quakes has yet to be officially determined, scientists and citizens are sure that leftover liquid in oil and gas disposal wells are causing plates to shift underground. KUT reporter Mose Buchele notes that this story has taken on a national spin.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Amy Wilentz, author of The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier and Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti, and Laurent DuBois, professor of History at Duke University and the author of the 2012 book, now in paperback, Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, look at what’s changed in the three years since the devastating earthquake.
It can be difficult to know where to make a contribution to the ongoing relief and development effort in Haiti. Ms. Wilentz and Prof. DuBois gave us three recommendations.
*CODEP-The Comprehensive Development Project works on reforestation and self-sufficiency projects in rural Haiti.
*Partners in Health-Provides "preferential medical care" to Haiti's poorest citizens.
*Ti Kay Haiti-Dr. Megan Coffee treats and works to prevent Tuberculosis and HIV in Port-au-Prince.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
By Tracey Samuelson : WHYY
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Wednesday that nuclear reactors in parts of the United States might be more vulnerable to earthquakes than previously thought.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Yesterday's earthquake, centered in Virginia, shook communities up and down the East Coast. In Washington D.C., it damaged the National Cathedral. In New York, it gave thousands of office workers a late lunch break. What did it do in your neighborhood? All day on our show, we heard responses from listeners giving us their own earthquake story. But now with the help of our friends at Mobile Commons, you can also tell the level of severity of the quake in your zip code.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Japan is faced with a massive humanitarian crisis and potential nuclear threat after last week's earthquake and tsunami. The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 took the lives of over 140,000 Japanese citizens and destroyed the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama. During World War II, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nearly wiped off the map in an instant flash of nuclear fission. And tsunami is, of course, a Japanese word. How has Japanese culture handled natural disaster and tragedy in the past?
Monday, March 14, 2011
The death toll continues to rise as Japan faces the damage caused by last week's tsunami and enormous quake. The country’s nuclear crisis has also escalated, as officials confirm partial meltdowns at several nuclear reactors. Kaz Fujimoto has been living in New York for 12 years, where he works as a store clerk at the Japanese grocer Katagiri & Co. He shares his reaction as Japanese Americans look at the disaster.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
In 2010 alone, there have been earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Argentina, Japan, Venezuela and the Bay Area. This weekend, it was feared a series of tsunamis would hit Mexico, California and Hawaii. Are this many natural disasters normal? Dr. Arthur Lerner-Lam, a seismologist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory helps contextualize the shocking size of the quake.
Friday, October 02, 2009
Aid groups are rushing into Indonesia on the heels of a second earthquake that shook the country yesterday. Indonesia's Health Ministry says nearly 3,000 people may still be trapped under rubble after a powerful earthquake two days ago. Aid organizations are mobilizing a relief effort.
We speak with Bill Horan, the president of Operation Blessing International, about what his organization is seeing on the ground in Indonesia as relief efforts get underway in earnest after this week's earthquakes.
We then talk with Amy Vaughan, a geophysicist from the U.S. Geological Survey. After three earthquakes in three days in Indonesia and the Pacific Islands, followed by tremors in California and Peru, we ask: How interrelated are all these seismological events?
Thursday, October 01, 2009
A second earthquake struck Indonesia last night. This follows yesterday's devastating quake that has killed over 500 people, many trapped under collapsed buildings. The death toll is expected to climb further. The BBC's Karishma Vaswani joins us again from Padang, capital of West Sumatra, which is the nearest city to the earthquake's epicenter.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
If you don't remember what to do in the event of an earthquake, watch this clip:
Thursday, April 07, 2005