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The Aflac Duck Gets A New Voice. Listen Here!

Posted 06.26.2011 | Entertainment

The duck's quack is back. Never mind the slight change in tone. Following Aflac's removal of Gilbert Godfried as the longtime voice of its iconic d...

Japan Approves Nearly $50 Billion For Post-Earthquake Rebuilding

Reuters | Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

April 22, 2011 4:37:58 AM By Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada TOKYO, April 22 (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved on Friday almost $50 billion of...

This Week in Climate Science: Iceberg Tsunamis, Economics of Geoengineering, Arctic Ecosystems

David Kroodsma | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

If boreal forests expand northward, climate models show that summers will warm because the forests will absorb more heat than the surrounding tundra.

A Touch of Hope

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I wanted to share a story today about one of those very heroes in hopes that it will ignite more supporters to champion the work still needed to be done in Japan and for future natural disasters.

Japan Hit By Second Major Aftershock In A Day

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

April 12, 2011 5:18:41 AM TOKYO, April 12 (Reuters) - A second major aftershock measuring 6.3 rocked northeast Japan on Tuesday, swaying buildings ...

IMF: U.S. Growth So Sluggish, Fed Needs To Keep Easy Money Flowing

Bloomberg | Rainer Buergin | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: The U.S. economy is recovering at such a sluggish pace that the Federal Reserve needs to keep an easy monetary policy in place while the g...

Japan To Stop Pumping Radioactive Water Into Sea

Reuters | Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 06.08.2011 | World

April 9, 2011 1:28:50 AM By Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, April 9 (Reuters) - Japan expects to stop pumping radioactive water into ...

The 'Surprises' of the Japanese Crisis and the Investment Lessons to Learn

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Surprise consequences to the earthquake in Japan have revealed significant weaknesses in both the worlds of politics and business and from an investment point of view, there are lessons we can learn.

The New War

David D. Burstein | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
David D. Burstein

Who are we fighting? Is this a war or not? Do we devote more resources? Less? These are the questions that we've asked in recent weeks about our effor...

Body Of Missing American Teacher Found In Japan

Reuters | Yereth Rosen | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

April 6, 2011 7:28:32 PM By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 6 (Reuters) - The body of an Anchorage teacher who went missing in Japan follo...

Delicate Interpretations Of Nuclear And Natural Disaster

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.06.2011 | Arts

Bovey Lee's intricate cutouts are a delicate response to disaster. Lee, who made these particular rice paper cutouts in 2008 and 2009, presaged the na...

Japan Nuclear Plant Stops Radiation-Tainted Water From Leaking Into Ocean

Reuters | Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

April 5, 2011 11:16:04 PM By Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) - Engineers have stopped highly radioactive water leakin...

Japanese Public Worker's Heroic Final Moments

Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact

Miki Endo, a 25-year-old public worker, saved thousands of lives in Minami Sanriku, one of the Japanese cities hardest hit by the tsunami. A circulat...

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While catastrophic world events dominated the news for most of the month, Obama's approval rating was being hit with a creeping domestic problem -- the rising price of gasoline.

Japan Prime Minister Visits Nuclear Exclusion Zone

Reuters | Kiyoshi Takenaka and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

April 2, 2011 2:57:26 AM - By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, April 2 (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister made his first visit to the coun...

Whither the Health Care Reform Bill

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The messages sent from the Obama political operation suggesting the health care reform bill's historic significance largely served to underscore that a year after passage, it is not really historic at all.

Japan Government Reportedly To Take Partial Control Of Nuclear Plant Parent Company

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

March 31, 2011 10:40:09 PM TOKYO (Reuters) - TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) - Japan's government plans to take control of Tokyo Electric Power Co , the o...

Japan Told To Consider Widening Evacuation Zone Around Nuclear Plant

Reuters | Chizu Nomiyama and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

March 31, 2011 6:30:27 AM By Chizu Nomiyama and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Japan on Thursday to expand the ev...

Why America Slept

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.29.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

America was sleeping deeply, in a dream whose creators were hiding inside skyscrapers with smoked glass.

Japan's Cultural Landmarks Damaged

The Huffington Post | Jessica Menda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The physical destruction left behind by the earthquake that struck Japan on March 11th goes beyond infrastructural damage. The epicenter of the 9.0 ea...

Helping Kids In Japan: A Guide On Trauma For Caregivers And Volunteers Working With Children

William Spear | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Spear

Governments and agencies too often rush to enter the third or Reconstruction Phase that follows a disaster of this magnitude without understanding the consequences of ignoring the deeply held emotional traumas of the local population.

The Funniest Someecards Of The Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

With countries getting bombed, beloved celebrities dying and the weather finally changing, it truly is a confusing time to be alive. Luckily, the good...

We Can Do Something About Tsunami Devastation

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

The ferocious tsunami that devastated Japan's coast is a tragic reminder that we have an uneasy relationship with our oceans. While we can't prevent e...

Protecting Your Post-Divorce Assets After Natural Disasters

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Divorced parents, more than anyone, can feel extremely vulnerable during disasters, especially if you are counting on investments to help you shore up...

American Abroad: The Life of a Young Teacher in Japan

Turnstyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Turnstyle

Graduation was actually kind of a breath of fresh air. Because it gave us a break from hearing all of the devastating news.