In the West Texas oil patch, a boom in drilling has led to a growing number of earthquakes

Dec 28, 2022
After multiple near-record Texas earthquakes, oil and gas regulators say they’re stepping up efforts to reduce quakes triggered by industry activity.
A truck travels through the West Texas oil patch. Earthquakes that have rocked the region have been tied to the area's booming oil industry.
Mitch Borden

Why bamboo and earth are better than steel and concrete after a Himalayan earthquake

Apr 25, 2018
Bamboo is very lightweight. It compares to bird's bone in density, but in strength it compares to steel.
Kathmandu's newly rebuilt National Archive.
Abari

L.A.'s biggest vulnerability lies under its streets

Jun 16, 2015
A major quake could rupture the city's aging system of 7,000 miles of water pipes.

Donations pour in for Nepal

Apr 28, 2015
How does aid money reach people on the ground?

For public good, not for profit.

On the ground from Kathmandu, Nepal

Apr 27, 2015
Aid workers face challenges after a devastating quake.
Nepalese rescue personnel and volunteers observe damaged buildings in Bhaktapur, Nepal, two days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country. 
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The situation in Nepal

Apr 27, 2015
A report from on the ground in Kathmandu.

Shaking up earthquake warning systems

Aug 13, 2014
Earthquake early warnings: Rift forms in public, private efforts.