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Born to Explore : "Dude: Where's the Beach?"

Richard Wiese | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
Richard Wiese

As a surf instructor, he is considered prosperous and adventurous, for pursuing a profession that is rewarding both emotionally and financially. Unlike the oft-perceived image of a 'slacker surfer', in India surfing is genuinely considered a better life.

Into the Wake of the Quake: A Witness to the Japanese Tsunami and Meltdown

Steve Heilig | Posted 05.21.2013 | Home
Steve Heilig

Two years ago this month, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale off the northeastern coast of Japan unleashed the energy of 600 million Hiroshima bombs, followed by massive seismic tidal waves.

Japan's Earthquake Coast Emerges From Disaster

Gail Nakada | Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

A number of city's are still trying to figure out what to do with the wastelands left by the killer waves.

PHOTOS: Destruction And Recovery Two Years After Deadly Tsunami

Agence France Presse | Toshifumi Kitamura | Posted 05.04.2013 | Home

The piles of rubble left behind by the receding tsunami have largely gone, but two years after nature visited its fury, some stretches of Japan's batt...

Inventor To Ride 'Survival' Pod Over Niagara Falls

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.22.2013 | Science

A Seattle inventor plans to test his "tsunami survival capsule" with a plunge over Niagara Falls, according to the Mirror UK. Julian Sharpe, 50, ex...

Powerful Earthquake Generates Small Tsunami In South Pacific

Posted 02.06.2013 | Home

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a small, but deadly tsunami on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. The 8.0 magnitude ...

Dodging A Tsunami On Hawaii's Big Island

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

The Big Island, the largest and one of the least-visited islands in the 50th state, is certainly exciting. To say our family just survived a visit might be a stretch -- but not much of one. From an erupting volcano to a tsunami warning to sidestepping deep lava tubes obscured by rainforest foliage, we feel lucky to still be alive.

Groundbreaking Innovation: 2010's Earthquake Detector

Posted 01.16.2013 | Technology

If you ever find yourself moved to safe ground before a tsunami strikes, remember to thank your lucky stars and then IBM US Patent No. 7,693,663. Usin...

The Impossible: A Psychologist's Advice Viewing the Film About the Asian Tsunami

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

When you're viewing a tragic story so close to reality, here's my advice for appreciating, yet also coping with, a movie about it.

Tragedy, Collective Soul Loss, and the Healing Story

Kelley Harrell | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Take time to reflect on your healing story. Write it down, if it helps, or draw it, paint it. Express all of the feelings wrapped into your experience of the healing process, and know that in doing so, we all heal. We all move closer to wellness.

Popcorn Preview: The Impossible

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Impossible (2012) Cast includes: Naomi Watts (Fair Game), Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Tom Holland (The Secret World of Arri...

Movie Review: The Impossible

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You don't have to be a parent to appreciate the horror, the challenge and the determination involved in the story of The Impossible -- or to be plunged into the mindset of "What would I have done?"

The Impossible Is a Powerful Movie About a Force of Nature!

Jay Weston | Posted 02.11.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The Impossible is one of the most realistic and emotionally-engaging film experiences you can imagine. I promise you won't go anywhere near the ocean ever again after viewing it.

The Children of Fukushima (PHOTOS)

Newsmotion | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home


Songs for Sandy

Beth Blatt | Posted 01.20.2013 | New York
Beth Blatt

With Hope Sings, I urge other people to write songs -- songs inspired by true stories of people who go from suffering to success.

The Woodsburgh Tsunami -- How Hurricane Sandy Swamped Our Little Town

Howard Barbanel | Posted 01.01.2013 | New York
Howard Barbanel

Life without power feels more like 1812 not 2012, so dependent have we become all on things electrified. How did people live before the advent of Thomas Alva Edison? Very darkly in some ways

Haiti and the Danger of a Single Story

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 12.17.2012 | Home
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

The best, most cost-effective model of integrated HIV care, training and research I've ever seen is Haitian.

Sendai: A Tale of Natural Disaster, Resilience and Recovery

Christine Lagarde | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Christine Lagarde

Natural disasters, unfortunately, will always be with us. And the cost and number of people affected by disasters continues to rise. But this visit to Sendai is a valuable opportunity for me and the others who participated in the Sendai Dialogue to learn how we can strengthen our defenses.

23 Nuclear Plants Could Be Susceptible To Tsunamis, Study Finds

Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

From LiveScience Staff: In March 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami set off a partial meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant on Japan's co...

Dispatch: The Costa Rica Earthquake Felt In Nicaragua

Norm Schriever | Posted 11.07.2012 | Travel
Norm Schriever

It's amazing what you pack when you have three minutes to fit your whole life in a bag. I grabbed my laptop, my passport, five t-shirts, flip flops, a swim suit, my external hard drive and my puppy. What was I forgetting? Underwear? Optional.

PHOTO: Man Requests Mayor Find And Return Bizarre Item

Posted 09.05.2012 | Money

When the Mayor of Aberdeen, Wash., received a postcard from Sapporo, Japan with a bizarre request, he figured it was a joke. A man by the name of M...

WATCH: 'The Impossible' Trailer A Haunting Reminder Of 2004 Tsunami

Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment

Eight years ago, lives changed forever when the Indian Ocean tsunami hit, releasing the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs, destroying prope...

The Nuclear Power Conundrum

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located in the very populous corridor between Los Angeles and San Diego, has been shuttered since January after it was discovered that damage to the steam tubes that carry radioactive water had led to a small leak of radioactive steam.

Cooperation Key in Dealing with Tsunami Debris

Leila Monroe | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

As more than a million tons of trash and debris from last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan float toward the West Coast, everyone's worried about what it will mean for the region's beaches and public health.

Why My Divorce Was Like A Tsunami

Lisa Arends | Posted 08.15.2012 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

My divorce was a tsunami. The wave of precursors was hidden deep beneath the surface of the marital waters and were not visible to the naked eye.