Bollywood Gets Behind An Urgent Appeal as Second Earth Quake Hits Nepal

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nepal has endured another major earthquake, on 13 May, the second in less than three weeks. The death toll has since climbed as officials tried to gauge the scale of the new wave of destruction. Rescue and relief teams are trying to reach remote areas near the epicentre of the quake which had a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale.

The Plight of The People In Nepal After The Earthquake

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – At the time of writing this story the UN estimates that eight million people have been affected by the 7.8 Richter scale earthquake in Nepal – that’s more than a quarter of this nation’s population – and that 1.4 million are in need of food assistance. Tens of thousands have been left homeless.

The Role of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction

Women are disproportionately impacted by disasters but they are rarely included in disaster planning. That must change.

Small River Hydro Turning the Lights On in Nepal

People living in remote Himalayan villages could potentially be among the last to enjoy the benefits of electricity. The terrain is steep and harsh, and sunshine is fleeting in the deep valleys where most settlements are found. The locations are often extremely difficult to reach. Schools are small and children in Nepal wishing to go past grade 7 must travel to larger cities like Katmandu, from which they seldom return. Resources are scarce, but one thing they have in abundance is plenty of fast-moving water, snow-melt runoff from the greatest mountains in the world.

The non-profit Himalaya Currents, in conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), seeing the opportunity, partnered with New Energy Corporation, makers of hydro-kinetic turbines, Advantage Products, and US Synthetic , makers of synthetic diamonds, to develop a clean energy system capable of providing continuous, clean, renewable energy to the villagers. If you're wondering where the diamonds come in, keep reading.

Working together, they installed a 5 kW EnCurrent hydro-kinetic electric power system, submerged in a flume a nearby river, close to the village of Ringmo, high in Nepal's Dolpa region.

Denmark Helps Rural Nepal To Switch to Sustainable Energy

Denmark is helping Nepal's rural dwellers improve their lives in a sustainable way.

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