Turkish American Association of SA begins sending donations to earthquake-stricken Turkey
The Turkish American Association of San Antonio collected an 18-wheeler full of winter gear and hygiene products. The truck will drive the supplies to the Turkish Consulate in Houston, where the donations will be send to those directly in need.
A glance at the world’s deadliest quakes in the past 25 years
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing thousands of people in the two countries. The death toll as of Wednesday is 11,000 but that number is expected to rise as rescuers working in cold and snow look for trapped people in the rubble of toppled buildings.
Texas oil and gas agency investigating 5.4 magnitude earthquake in West Texas, the largest in three decades
The quake was the third largest in Texas history, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An increase in seismic activity in Texas has been linked to injecting fracking wastewater underground.
More harm than good: Compassion is noble, but what does Haiti really need, 10 years after quake?
“Deep down, I know there was an element of trying to get a pat on the back,” Albert said. “That’s when they completely blew me away with their response.”What the community leaders essentially told Albert and Zelaya was this: Thanks for your efforts and compassion, but you actually did more harm than good. The experience was such an eye-opener that it led Albert and Zelaya to a greater purpose and mission. “That goes back to the negative aid that is undermining the natural development of the Haitian people,” Albert said. The two discovered that nearly 80% of Haitian teachers haven’t been properly trained, and 60% of kids dropped out of classes during elementary school.