Politicians in Syria, Turkey, and the United States are getting in the way of relief efforts.
Increasing weather damage costs are not reliable evidence for climate change.
Centuries of mistreatment by the U.S. is a primary cause of Haiti's plight.
No tsunami expected
Information from GPS receivers will be processed in real time
UN peacekeepers from Nepal stationed near a river introduced a disease that hadn't been observed on the island in centuries
Felt as far as San Francisco
Even if no one was around to hear it
And subsequent meltdown at Fukushima
4,500 people displaced, 700 homes damaged or destroyed
Six scientists an an ex-disaster official were convicted of manslaughter
Earthquake happened in a seismically active region
Cans overturned, no injuries