Amtrak Resumes Service, Focus on Safety

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2015

As Northeast Regional 188 left Union Station on May 12, the safe assumption was that no one on board gave any thought to a system federal regulators had put into place to slow speeding trains.

Kung Fu Nuns Lend a Hand, and Heart, to Nepal’s Rehabilitation Efforts


India West, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2015

Trained in the ancient Chinese martial arts, these Buddhist nuns are fighting against all odds to help Nepal get back on its feet after last month's devastating quake and a series of aftershocks that have left over 8,000 people dead.

Doc to Perform Reconstructive Surgery for Quake Victims in Nepal


India West, News Feature, Posted: May 13, 2015

Southern California cosmetic surgeon Munish Batra will fly to Nepal next month to perform reconstructive surgery for a multitude of people injured in the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country April 25, followed by another 7.4 magnitude quake May 12.


Beat the California Drought


India Currents, Commentary, Mahesh Singh, Posted: May 13, 2015

Many from India have lived and survived through scarce water situations—so here's one writer's advise.


Nepal Needs More Than Tarps


New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 08, 2015

Nepalis who have been living under tarps need safer, more permanent shelters before the start of monsoon season.


Poor in Pennsylvania? You’re Fracked


Environmental Health News, News Feature, Posted: May 06, 2015

Hydraulic fracturing wells and the pollution from them are more likely to impact poor communities in Pennsylvania.


Kathmandu Valley Lies in the Dark, Waiting for Relief


India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Apr 29, 2015

Large portions of Kathmandu Valley have been decimated by the temblor, the largest to hit the region in the past 80 years.


Nepal: Loss of Lives More Tragic Than Loss of Monuments


New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 27, 2015

The 3700 (and counting )dead in Nepal are also a part of its lost inheritance. For them Nepal was home and not just a tourist backdrop.


Top Environmental Agencies Release Diversity Data


New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 23, 2015

On April 22, 2015, which marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Green 2.0 released the names of over 25 of America’s leading environmental advocacy organizations who voluntarily submitted their diversity data to GuideStar.


Every Day Is Earth Day: Indigenous Insights on the Health of Our Mother


Indian Country, Commentary, Terri Hansen, Posted: Apr 22, 2015

As we celebrate Earth Day for the 45th time, the organizers are calling it the most important commemoration in history and urging everyone to sign an online petition entreating the world’s leaders to stop burning carbon.

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