Certain earthquakes threaten skyscrapers more than others

August 25, 2015 by  
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It’s not the size of the earthquake so much as its rate of oscillation that determines the extent of injuries and damage, suggest two scientific papers published recently. Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake near Kathmandu in April, experts expected the number of deaths to be comparable to a 2005 quake that hit a less-populated area of Kashmir. The actual death toll was close to 9,000 in Nepal, nowhere near the 85,000 people who died in the earlier quake. That “is actually a small number given the density of the population in the Kathmandu area and the vulnerability of the buildings,” Jean-Philippe Avouac, the author of the papers, told The New York Times. Read the rest of Certain earthquakes threaten skyscrapers more than others

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Architects and other building experts called on to aid in Nepal’s post-earthquake recovery

May 1, 2015 by  
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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) , has teamed up with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to search out  Nepalese nationals or others with  local or regional experience to provide technical expertise” to volunteer in the efforts to rebuild the destruction. Following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rattled the region less than a week ago, Nepal faces a long road to recovery and structural rebuilding is just one small piece of the puzzle. Read the rest of Architects and other building experts called on to aid in Nepal’s post-earthquake recovery Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 earthquake in Nepal , 7.8 earthquake in Nepal , Architecture , Bhimsen Tower , Boudhanath Stupa , building destroyed by Nepal earthquake , earthquake in developing countries , earthquakes , historic buildings , humanitarian disasters , kathmandu , natural disasters , Nepal , Nepal earthquake

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China Tells Kathmandu It Supplies Other Countries with ‘Medicine’ Produced From Tiger Farms

October 28, 2009 by  
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The Chinese delegation attending the Kathmandu Global Tiger Workshop has reportedly claimed China’s tiger farms supply ‘medicine’ to 60 countries. A shocking article from Nepal’s Republica says that the Chinese delegation attending the Kathmandu Global Tiger Workshop claims China “cannot put an end to its tiger farming as medicine produced from tiger parts is supplied to 60 countries”.

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