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  1. Facebook Safety Check helps users locate loved ones in NepalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Christian Science Monitor

    As Nepal experienced its worst earthquake in 80 years, one with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 that killed more than 1,180 people and destroyed ancient sites, Facebook activated a special feature that aims to keep people informed of the security of their friends and family in the affected area. As Nepal reels from the devastating effects of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit on Saturday, those with loved ones in the area are faced with the daunting challenge of ascertaining whether their friends and family are all right.


  2. How Google and Facebook are finding victims of the Nepal earthquake 0Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    As the death toll from Saturday's 7.8-magnitude Nepalese earthquake inches higher, help in finding and identifying missing persons has come from an unusual source: Silicon Valley tech giants.


  3. How Facebook is helping Nepali quake victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Camden Chronicle Independent

    A Facebook safety tracking feature launched last fall is earning the social media site some praise in the wake of the Nepal earthquake that killed thousands this past weekend. Called Safety Check, the feature allows users with Internet access to check in via the application to tell loved ones whether they're safe or not when disasters strike.


  4. Facebook's Donate Feature to Raise Funds for International Medical...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    To help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, today Facebook launched a Donate feature to raise funds for International Medical Corps' emergency response efforts for the significant humanitarian needs following the disaster. International Medical Corps' response teams are on the ground in Nepal working to deliver lifesaving medicines and supplies, coordinating with local and international partners and conducting assessments near the epicenter of the quake.


  5. Japan gets bigger as new coastline emergesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Crowded Japan has got a little bit roomier after a 300-metre strip of land emerged from the sea and attached itself to the coast, experts said Monday. The extra stretch of coastline at the town of Rausu on Hokkaido island has risen as high as 10 metres from the sea surface in some places, exposing what used to be the ocean floor to the elements.


  6. 'Rage' of HimalayaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    Millions of years ago, there was an oceanic void between the China mainland and the Indian landmass - the Indian landmass was way down, near Sri Lanka of today. It so happened that this landscape started drifting towards China and this journey took some time, at least a few million years, before the Indian landmass of huge mass hit the China mainland with a ferocious force.


  7. Market MoverFOR These Times, 'Threepenny Opera' is TimelyRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- And yet again we are waking up to news of another disaster, this time a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Italy, 60 miles east of Rome with 237 confirmed dead and 17,000 homeless as the rescue iof anyone living or dead in the rubble continues.


  8. Nepal earthquake detected by Huntsville seismographRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Steve Jones, an amateur seismologist, said his instrumentation detected the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake more than an hour after it erupted in Asia. "We saw the peak of the surface wave hitting at plus-74 minutes after the quake happened in Nepal," Jones said Monday, "which is about right for a surface wave to travel around the surface of the earth to the other side."


  9. BBB Warns Donors to Look Out for Potential Nepal Earthquake Relief ScamsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WIFR

    As the number of victims who have died continues to rise following the devastating earthquake in Nepal this past weekend; thousands more will need the help of the worldwide community. The Better Business Bureau advises potential donors to be cautious because fraudulent charities and individuals often crop up to take advantage of their sympathy for victims of natural disasters.


  10. Facebook Is Matching Every Dollar Donated To Nepal Earthquake Relief Through Its SiteRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Switched

    The social networking site announced on Monday that it will match every dollar contributed through its donation widget to the International Medical Corps , up to $2 million. As of Monday afternoon, more than 4,000 people were killed in the magnitude-7.8 earthquake and IMC is working to bring lifesaving medication and other supplies to people in need.


  11. Facebook, Google aid in Nepal reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    Nepalese volunteers unload relief material brought in an Indian air force helicopter for victims of Saturday s earthquake at Trishuli Bazar in Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. The death toll from Nepal's earthquake is expected to rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.


  12. Gospel for Asia Assessing Nepal Quake Damage to Churches, Bible Schools and Children's CentersRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Christian Newswire

    After the worst earthquake in 80 years hit Nepal over the weekend, Gospel for Asia immediately began assessing the quake's impact on the people there, as well as damage to churches, Bible schools and children's centers. It also initiated disaster response efforts for survivors in the region.


  13. RelaxRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    One of the unfortunate and inevitable realities of watching the news on television is that the newscasters too often are just pretty people who read well; they are not experts in much of anything else. They are no brighter, no better informed, no better read than most of the people who are watching them.


  14. Tidal tugs on Teflon faults drive slow-slipping earthquakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | EurekAlert!

    IMAGE: Slow earthquakes happen between the hazardous locked zone and the viscous portion that slips silently. They are found on subduction zones, like Cascadia's, where a heavy ocean plate, in this... view more Unknown to most people, the Pacific Northwest experiences a magnitude-6.6 earthquake about once a year.


  15. Emergency Response in NepalRead the original story

    Sunday | Scoop

    The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps is preparing an emergency response in Nepal following Saturday's massive earthquake. Early reports indicate hundreds of people have been killed and thousands more injured in the 7.8-magnitude quake, the strongest to hit the region in 80 years.


  16. On Native groundHOW Activism and Economic Pressures Closed a Nuclear Plant in VermontRead the original story

    Jan 1, 2015 | American Reporter

    In the early afternoon of Dec. 29, Vermont's only nuclear power plant was powered down for the last time. The vocal and active anti-nuclear movement in Vermont played a significant role in closing the nuclear plant in Vernon.


  17. PassingsGARY Carter, 57, is in the True Hall of FameRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2012 | American Reporter

    In an age where corporations are considered people, and the amount of power that they wield over our lives grows by the day, the state of Vermont has been fighting a seemingly impossible battle against Entergy Corp. over the future of the state's lone nuclear plant. Vermont Yankee, located in Vernon, opened in 1972.


  18. Brasch WordsCHARLIE & the Scandal FactoryRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2011 | American Reporter

    When I first moved to southeast Vermont, I knew the about the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, just 15.6 miles from us by road - and less as the crow flies. Nobody paid a great deal of attention to it back then.


  19. MoreRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Art Daily

    A'ta Yasusuke , Deserted Town from the series The Abandoned Animals of Fukushima, 2011. Photograph, pigment-based inkjet print A Yasusuke Ota.


  20. Bruised, battered and lucky to be alive - County Durham man survives Nepal quakeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

    THE father of a climber hoping to become the first person with Cystic Fibrosis to scale Everest has spoken of his son's lucky escape from the deadly avalanche. County Durham born Nick Talbot was on a mission to raise A 100,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust when the avalanche, triggered by Nepal's worst earthquake in 80 years, swept through the Everest Base Camp on Saturday, April 25. He was one of hundreds of Brits caught up in the earthquake, which has claimed the lives of more than 3,600 people so far.