Wednesday Aug 27
Can Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Withstand a Major Earthquake? A...
California's last functioning nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, has the potential to become the world's next Fukushima if it fails to be properly retrofitted to withstand a powerful earthquake in the region - this according to a report written by federal nuclear expert Dr. Michael Peck.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Bumbershoot: Visual Arts You Can Eat
Don't play with your food-that may be the most frequent and earliest-recollected directive of childhood.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Fukushima court rules against nuclear operator in suicide suit-...
The civil suit by Mikio Watanabe claimed that Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc was to blame for the July 2011 death of his wife, Hamako, 58, who doused herself in kerosene and set herself on fire after falling into depression.
Fukushima court rules against nuclear operator in suicide suit-Kyodo
A Fukushima district court has ruled that Tokyo Electric was responsible for a woman's suicide following the March 2011 nuclear disaster and must pay 49 million yen in compensation, Kyodo news reported.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, August 24, 2014
Steve Kroft investigates the private companies that collect, analyze and sell the personal information of millions of Americans, much of it gleaned from their online searches, credit card purchases and government records.
See Inside Fukushima's Lethal Reactor
Photographer Dominic Nahr has been documenting Fukushima, Japan, since the 2011 tsunami.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Shigeru Ban Unveils Donut-Shaped Solar Community Center for Fukushima Kids
Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban is on a roll with the recent opening of the Aspen Art Museum and now a Children's Community Center in Fukushima, Japan.
The Japan Times
First tranche of public housing for Fukushima evacuees hit by delays
About 40 percent of the first batch of public housing for people displaced by the Fukushima nuclear disaster will not be ready by the end of fiscal 2015, forcing those who evacuated to wait longer for permanent abodes.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Shigeru Ban Wire: Inside Shigeru Ban's Kid-Centric Cardboard Community Center
Add this donut-shaped community center for the children of Fukushima, Japan, to Pritzker-winning architect Shigeru Ban's staggering list of impressive relief projects.
Educators from Japan to visit Rutherford County Schools on Monday
A delegation of educators from Japan will spend Monday, Aug. 18, at Central Magnet School talking with faculty members and students and potentially developing a cooperative learning partnership.
Insight - End of the Wirtschaftswunder? Germany's sudden slowdown
The coking plant and blast furnace of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG are seen in Duisburg in this January 14, 2014 file picture.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Peace Train: A nuclear-free world is possible
On the Global Voices website, a woman in her 20s from Minamisoma city, near Fukushima, Japan, voiced her frustration about the the country's nuclear disaster in 2011 : "Since the nuclear accident I've come to criticize others as being evil: the country, the government, the Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Sea Star Deaths along the West Coast Elicit Close Study
She is right that there is a lot that we don't know about this specific event. However there is also a lot we do know about what causes sea star die-off in general.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Scientists find radioactive cesium, lowered blood cell counts in monkeys living near Fukushima
Wild monkeys living near Fukushima, Japan, have detectable levels of radioactive cesium in their bodies, along with lowered blood cell counts that may indicate a hampered immune system, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University in Tokyo and published in the journal Scientific Reports on ... (more)
New Times SLO
Diablo's in the details: Why a shelved NRC tsunami study is generating new interest about potential Diablo Canyon flooding hazards 12 years later
Despite its 85-foot elevation above sea level, an NRC report more than a decade old could reach different conclusions about the potential tsunami threat at Diablo Canyon-but that report remains outside the public view.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Germany rejects Canada-EU deal
Editor: Last month, the German government took a large step forward in protecting the democratic rights of its citizens and public representatives alike by rejecting a free trade deal being brokered between Canada and the European Union known as the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement .