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Earthquake simulation seeks to educate Quebecers

Quebec’s association of public safety wants to prepare the province’s citizens in case of a major earthquake.

According to the Association de sécurité civile du Québec’s president, Guy Dufour, the deadly earthquake that rocked Italy in August put into perspective the importance of preparedness in case of disasters. 148 more words


Natural Disasters, September 24

2005      Rita, Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the US and devastates portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.

2013      A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck southern Pakistan killing more than 327 people.

Natural Disasters

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2004      Jeanne, Hurricane Jeanne kills over 3000 people in Haiti after producing massive flooding and mudslides.

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Sichuan hit—

and the landscape changed forever.

Concrete buildings collapse on tiny faces,

while mothers paw through debris,


“Dig them out! Dig them out!” 120 more words


Problems of gigantic reindeer slaughter plan for Yamal-Nenets nomads

The recent announcement by the Yamal government to artificially reduce the number of reindeer in the Yamal-Nenets Okrug by a quarter of a million animals has caused a discussion in Russia that has now spilled over to the international arena. 911 more words


Happy Fall, Ya'll

There is a chill inside my home this morning. The air is filled with the aroma of pumpkins and spices. Colors of red, orange, yellow and gold catch my eye wherever I look. 1,170 more words