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Devastated Town Rebuilds for Energy Self-Sufficiency

XPRIZE | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green

No Japanese city was more brutally ripped apart by the deadly 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami than Higashimatsushima. More than 1,000 residents died, and 11,000 structures were destroyed. How do you bounce back from that?

Children Who Live Near Fukushima Have Alarming Cancer Rates

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living

TOKYO (AP) -- A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times ...

These Photos Show What's Left Behind After A Nuclear Disaster

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

Over 160,000 people were evacuated from their homes in 2011 when a tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reac...

The Hajj (Mina) Stampede Tragedy in Saudi Arabia, and How to Respond

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Saudi Arabia needs a total paradigm change and analysis of the entirety of its Hajj operations and oversight, including all engineered and administrative control mechanisms.

Robots to the Rescue: Five Lessons From Hurricane Katrina (and 22 Subsequent Emergency Robot Deployments)

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology
Aaron Dubrow

Robin Murphy is the master of disaster robots. After 9/11, she deployed small mobile robots to investigate the rubble. In the wake of Katrina, she sent small, unmanned aerial vehicles to explore buildings on the Gulf Coast - the first time UAVs had been used for emergency structural inspections.

Japan Ends Evacuation Order For Town Hit By Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.05.2015 | World

NARAHA, Japan (AP) -- Japan's government on Saturday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all o...

Radiation in the Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 09.01.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The warming of the ocean surely has an impact on changing growth patterns of marine plants and animals, just as the changing pH or acidity of the ocean has been shown to modify habitat and migrations. But what else?

Japan Restarts Nuclear Reactor For First Time Since Fukushima

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.12.2015 | World

  TOKYO/SATSUMASENDAI — Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time under new safety standards put in place since th...

You Shouldn't Panic About Those Fukushima 'Mutant Daisies'

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.28.2015 | Weird News

A photo of deformed daisies reportedly found near Fukushima, Japan, has gone viral. But don't panic -- they almost definitely aren't ra...

The Source of a Nation's Wealth Is Its Energy

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

There is a constant world struggle between the energy HAVES and the HAVE-NOTS. Between the unstable Middle East oil nations, and most of the rest of the world. Between Russia--and its Eastern and Western European neighbors, between the HAVES of Central and South American and the Asian HAVE NOTS.

Japan's Controversial Nuclear Plant Obtains Final Permit Needed To Restart

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to becom...

Nuclear Safety and the Iran Framework Debate

Philip Seib | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Philip Seib

Given the intense focus on Iran's intentions, it is logical that arms control issues dominate discussions about nuclear power in the Middle East. But receiving far too little attention are questions about nuclear safety. The lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima must be kept in mind regardless of how new nuclear capabilities are employed.

Will Europe's Solar Eclipse Fritz Out Germany's Power Grid?

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Natalie Pace

While Europeans are preparing to solar gaze during the March 20, 2015 eclipse, the power pundits are heating up the debate on whether the solar eclipse will fritz out Germany's power grid.

In Japan, A Library Works To Restore What Was Lost In The Tsunami

HuffPost Japan | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

The city of Rikuzentaka in eastern Japan was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that ripped through the area on March 11, 2011. Among the victim...

4 Years After Japan's Devastating Tsunami, Life Is Returning To The Sea

HuffPost Japan | Tomoko Nagano | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

After a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck Eastern Japan four years ago, the ocean near Minamisanrikucho, a town on Honshu Island, completely lost...

'Green News Report' - March 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another two oil train explosions; In Florida, the first r...

Fukushima: Opportunity of Global Proportions?

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Jacob Devaney

On March 11 let's take time to honor those who are suffering from the effects of the Fukushima disaster. Let us honor them by coming together as one people to address water issues globally.

Japanese Photographers React To The Tragic Aftermath Of Japan's 'Triple Disaster'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts

On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m., two tectonic plates at the bottom of the Japanese Trench slipped. The bump was like nothing the area had felt before....

Fukushima Worker Dies After Falling Into Water Storage Tank

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — A worker at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant died after falling into a water storage tank, the latest in a growing number of acciden...

Cloud Eye Control Half Life

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Cloud Eye Control is a multimedia performance group based in Los Angeles that uses animation, music and live performers to create hybrid theatrical works.

Fukushima Rice Passes Radiation Tests For First Time Since Disaster

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Fukushima rice passed Japan's radiation checks for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster that prompted internation...

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Hits Theaters 30 Years After the Disaster

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.31.2015 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Neither Union Carbide nor its successor, Dow, has apologized to the people of Bhopal, India, where what is still known as the world's worst industrial disaster took place 30 years ago this week.

Japan To Restart Nuclear Power Plant

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A governor gave final approval Friday for a nuclear power plant to restart in southern Japan, the first to resume operations under new ...

Japanese Governor Says It's Too Soon To Restart Reactors

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese governor said Wednesday the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully...

Social Media: Epic Power, Beauty and Terror

Max Benavidez | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Max Benavidez

Do you remember the shock wave in January 2009 that shook the media world when a tweet broke the hard news story that a plane had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River? That's social media in action.