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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.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, World News, Japan, Avila Beach, CA, San Luis Obispo County, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Seattle Weekly

Bumbershoot: Visual Arts You Can Eat

Don't play with your food-that may be the most frequent and earliest-recollected directive of childhood.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Slow Food, Potatoes, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home, World News, Japan, New York

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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News


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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News

Christian Science Monitor

In race for solar power, China is winning

A man walks through solar panels at a solar power plant under construction in Aksu, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, World News, China, Japan,

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Heartland Institute

EPA Forced to Retreat on Radiation Limits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is raising by a factor of 350 what it considers to be the threshold for safe radiation exposure, Jon Utley reported at


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Energy, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, World News, Japan,

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.

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Related Topix: 60 Minutes, Entertainment, Television, World News, Japan,


See Inside Fukushima's Lethal Reactor

Photographer Dominic Nahr has been documenting Fukushima, Japan, since the 2011 tsunami.


Related Topix: Japan, World News, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News

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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News,

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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

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.


Related Topix: Education Etc., World News, Japan, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University

West Australian

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.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Japan,

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Colorado Daily

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.


Related Topix: World News, Japan,

Scientific American

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.


Related Topix: Eastsound, WA, World News, Japan,

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)


Related Topix: World News, Japan, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, University of South Carolina

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.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, World News, Japan, Nuclear Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy

Wed Aug 06, 2014

The Guardian

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 .


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Japan, World News, Opinion