: ' Japan'

What risk of disaster with Japan’s earthquake and nuclear power stations?

The following was issued by Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington, DC: The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have raised new concerns about the risk of another nuclear reactor disaster. For the facts about the reactors [...]

What would a Japan-sized quake do to the US? A National Geographic special

Special Looks at What a Similar Quake Could Do to Seattle, Washington, and America’s Pacific Northwest In light of today’s devastating earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami barreling across the Pacific Ocean, National Geographic Channel [...]

United States NGOs to help with Japan Disaster

Members of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. NGOs working abroad, are responding to the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that devastated parts of northern Japan earlier today. A complete list of organizations responding to [...]

Japan Disaster, Day 3, pm sitrep, 2011-03-13

Atomic Emergency: Can Japan avert a meltdown, or not? There are now three reactors at the Fukujima nuclear power plant which are in trouble. Technicians have been using fire trucks to pump seawater into the Fukijama [...]

Japan Disaster, Day 3, am sitrep, 2011-03-13

10,000 missing in Minamisanriku After the earthquake, the tsunami and ongoing atomic accident, the latest bad news in the Japanese Disaster of March 2011 is that more than half of the population of Minamisanriku city, some 10,000 [...]

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami, Day 2, pm sitrep 2011-03-12

Radiation leak and explosion in nuclear power plant north of Tokyo There has been an explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant 160 miles (250 kms) north of Tokyo. Four workers at the plant who were [...]

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami, Day 2, noon sitrep 2011-03-12 (VIDEO)

This Youtube video clip comes from Russian TV and Japanese news sources. Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster, Day Two, midday sitrep The 8.9 level earthquake which hit Japan yesterday has devastated the northeast part of the country [...]

Christchurch Earthquake: am sitrep, day 4, 2011-02-25 (VIDEO)

It is now the morning of the fourth day of the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake Disaster. It is New Zealand’s worst natural disaster in 80 years. The September 4, 2010 earthquake of five months ago was [...]

Christchurch Earthquake: pm sitrep, 2011-02-24 (VIDEO)

The 2011 Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand is a national disaster for the country. It is the worst natural disaster they have ever experienced. The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, said that the emergency [...]

Christchurch Earthquake: am sitrep, 2011-02-24 (VIDEO)

New Zealand has officially declared the Christchurch earthquake a national disaster. Two people were rescued since our last report, but hopes are fading that anyone else is still alive. The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr [...]