Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

Backpack-wearing rats are bein

Backpack-wearing rats are being trained to find earthquake survivors

DECEMBER 21ST, 2023 UPDATE: This solution is a Reader’s Choice selection of 2023! Thank you for nominating the solutions that left you feeling optimistic this year. After the terrible earthquake in Turkey and Syria last week—with thousands and thousands of casualties—rescuers have been Read More...

Bonin Islands in Japan

Earth's deepest earthquake finally explained

An earthquake recorded in the Bonin Islands off mainland Japan in 2015 caused a minor aftershock. No damage was done, and no one even noticed its occurrence. Little did residents know the deepest earthquake ever recorded had just happened below. For years after the event, scientists were left Read More...

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6 Reputable organizations providing direct relief to Haiti

Haiti experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Sunday resulting in the death of more than 1200 people and broad infrastructure damage. Multiple nonprofits have mobilized to provide aid, so we gathered a list of a few reputable organizations you can donate to in order to support relief Read More...

AI-powered tool can predict ts

AI-powered tool can predict tsunami flooding in real time

Japan’s unfavorable geographic position along the Pacific Ring of Fire means that the country is subject to experience a lot of earthquakes, making tsunamis a real and ever-present threat to its people. A new, AI-powered tool developed by the world’s fastest supercomputer may soon offer Read More...

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This entrepreneur did something incredible after Nepal's devastating earthquake

On April 25, 2015, a devastating, 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the central region of Nepal along the foothills of the Himalayas. Nearly 9,000 people were killed and approximately 22,000 injured. Over 700,000 homes were damaged. Three-and-a-half million were left Read More...

Kathmandu’s earthquake wreck

Kathmandu’s earthquake wreckage reveals signs of shift toward safer construction

While rescue efforts continue in the Kathmandu region, a much-needed conversation about local building codes and practices is beginning to emerge through the rubbles into the light. Volunteer experts who traveled to Nepal to assess the situation speak of positive signs that seismic-proof building Read More...