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200 Callide Dam families begin Cyclone Marcia flood class action today

"The loss will be pretty significant because of lot of the properties, particularly in Jambin, were farming properties.  Photo: Reuters

“The loss will be pretty significant because of lot of the properties, particularly in Jambin, were farming properties. Photo: Reuters

Around 200 families near Biloela in central Queensland today begin a class action against Sunwater, the Queensland-Government owned authority that runs the Callide Dam that in February spilled during Tropical Cyclone Marcia, flooding and wrecking their homes. Victorian-based Maddens Lawyers will on Wednesday morning formally lodge a class action in the Victorian Supreme Court to sue Sunwater for losses to hundreds of families and businesses…

 

How to Start Rebuilding Nepal and Planning for Future Earthquakes

Less than three weeks after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of April 25, there was a 7.3 magnitude aftershock in Nepal on May 12. Nepal, a country on top of the seismic fault line between the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates, has long been designated as susceptible to a catastrophic earthquake every 75 years. Before the recent quake, Nepal had suffered the last big one 81 years ago in 1934…

 

People Are Abusing Facebook Feature Meant To Help Nepal

For all the good social media does, it’s hard to deny that there is a dark side to tweets, selfies and Tumblrs. After the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake—followed by a second 7.3 magnitude quake—hit Nepal, Facebook has stepped up to help raise relief funds as well as activate a new feature to help family members and friends let each other know they are safe…

 

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