Sichuan Earthquake in China: NP Roundup
The Chinese government has the official death count at 22,000 as of May 16, but expects it to rise to more than 50,000. About 4.8 million homes have been damaged or destroyed.
We've had some amazing coverage on NowPublic. Here's a sampling:
Eyewitness to China’s Earthquake - Spotlight on Shoddy Construction (and Government)
Strong Earthquake in Sichuan,China---Student saved after trapped for 60 hours
Live Earthquake Report from Chengdu China
A look at the quake in context of what's been going on in China this year:
Did the animals see it coming?
One child per family policy means many parents lost their only child:
The effect on Chinese infrastructure:
A story with an amazing collection of photos:
China quake death toll nearly 12,000
The pandas are safe:
How the story broke: