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9 hrs ago | CiteULike

The Wave Energy Resource

On an average day, about 1TWh of wave energy enters the coastal waters of the British Isles. It is tempting to call this amount huge - it is about the same as the to-tal energy of the terrible Indian Ocean tsunami of the 26th of December 2004.

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13 hrs ago | Jackson County Pilot

Feed the Kidz effort eyes final mi...

This year's Jackson County Feed the Kidz effort could be a milestone one. It also could be the last.

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17 hrs ago | The Independent

Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun apologises over false stories on...

Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A leading Japanese daily newspaper has been forced into a series of embarrassing admissions over errors it published on the country's Fukushima nuclear disaster and the use of sex slaves by Japanese troops during the Second World War.

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17 hrs ago | Arab Times

Tsunami could 'wipe out' Pakistan's largest city

The test, and one carried out a day earlier simulating another quake off Indonesia, were designed to check an early-warning system set up after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which killed more than 230,000 people. The exercise organised by the United Nations was based on a hypothetical 9.0-magnitude quake in the Makran Trench, where the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, off the coast of Pakistan.

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20 hrs ago | Arab Times

Tsunami could 'wipe out' Pakistan's largest city

The test, and one carried out a day earlier simulating another quake off Indonesia, were designed to check an early-warning system set up after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which killed more than 230,000 people. The exercise organised by the United Nations was based on a hypothetical 9.0-magnitude quake in the Makran Trench, where the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, off the coast of Pakistan.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Independent

Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun apologises over false stories on...

Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A leading Japanese daily newspaper has been forced into a series of embarrassing admissions over errors it published on the country's Fukushima nuclear disaster and the use of sex slaves by Japanese troops during the Second World War.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Indian Express

Troubled Waters

Away from the greater national consciousness, the little dots in the southeast seas off the Indian mainland which form the Andaman & Nicobar Islands can often mislead in their dazzling natural state. Tear your eyes away from the turquoise waters, the white sand beaches and tropical lushness and what you might hear are the stories of unthinkable wrongs and great human tragedies inflicted on the land and its people over centuries.

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United Nations

UN-organized tsunami exercise shows Indian Ocean region now - better prepared'

A view of the destruction caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004 in Point Pedro, a small fishing village in northern Sri Lanka. UN Photo/Evan Schneider 12 September 2014 &#150 A decade after the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, which killed nearly 250,000 people and left an arc of devastation across 12 countries, a warning system devised by the United Nations to assess communications flows and readiness procedures throughout the region is functioning "effectively," the world body has announced after a two-day simulation exercise.

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Express India

Commercial sex workers raise fund for JandK flood victims

Commercial sex workers of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra have raised funds to help flood-hit victims of Jammu and Kashmir. The workers have contributed Rs 10,321 to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund and handed over the contribution to resident deputy collector Ahmednagar Rajendrakumar Patil here today, trustee of NGO Snehalaya, Suman Tribhuvan, told PTI.

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The Washington Post

Ebola

Health workers remove the body of Prince Nyentee, a 29-year-old man whom local residents say died of Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia. More than six months into the worst Ebola outbreak in history, there is no clear sense of who is leading the international response, how funds are being collected and disbursed, which organizations are providing equipment and personnel, and when any of these efforts will make a significant difference in slowing the epidemic in West Africa.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Asia News Network

TOKYO: Asahi head apologises, removes editor

The Asahi Shimbun admitted that its May article on the so-called Yoshida file concerning the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was incorrect and removed Nobuyuki Sugiura from the post of executive editor to take responsibility, the newspaper's President Tadakazu Kimura announced Thursday.

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Asia News Network

IWANUMA, Miyagi : New Tohoku town comes to life

It has been three and a half years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami disaster occurred in 2011. In the Tamaura-Nishi district of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, where residential land was developed for a collective relocation project for victims in the disaster-hit areas, new housing units are being constructed one after another for the first time.

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NewsTarget.com

Massive radiation plume from Fukushima heading toward U.S. West Coast ...

According to scientific modeling systems used by the European Union, the radioactive ocean plume released by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is likely to remain a massive clump of radioactivity until it slams into the West Coast of the United States in late 2017. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, knocking out power and cooling capability to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

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NHK World

Search continues 3-and-a-half years after disaster

Police and firefighters are searching the coastal area of Fukushima for people who remain missing, exactly 3-and-a-half years after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. In Namie Town, 170 policemen and firefighters gathered to search in various areas around the Ukedo fishing port.

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The Nation

Tsunami could 'wipe out' port city

Country's largest city Karachi, home to around 18 million people, could be "wiped out" by a tsunami, officials said Wednesday after a drill simulating a major earthquake in the Indian Ocean. The test, and one carried out a day earlier simulating another quake off Indonesia, was designed to check an early-warning system set up after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which killed more than 230,000 people.

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Science Daily

New study reconstructs mega-earthquakes timeline in Indian Ocean

A new study on the frequency of past giant earthquakes in the Indian Ocean region shows that Sri Lanka, and much of the Indian Ocean, is affected by large tsunamis at highly variable intervals, from a few hundred to more than 1,000 years. The findings suggest that the accumulation of stress in the region could generate as large, or even larger tsunamis than the one that resulted from the 2004 magnitude-9.2 Sumatra earthquake.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Washington Post

Japanese nuclear plant clears safety hurdle

A man shouts slogans during a protest rally against a restart of southern Japan's Sendai nuclear power plant outside the Nuclear Regulation Authority's office in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

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The Washington Post

Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday rejected a senior federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until the agency can determine whether its twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults. In a decision written by Executive Director for Operations Mark Satorius, the agency concluded there is no immediate or significant safety concern at the Diablo Canyon plant, which sits on a seaside bluff midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Business Journal

Whole lotta shakin': Oregon officials reveal earthquake, tsunami plans

Oregon leaders have taken more steps toward providing more insights into how they'd address earthquakes and tsunamis, among other catastrophic events. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management yesterday revealed parts of "The Cascadia Playbook," which aims to provide "decision makers with a practical guide to allocate and manage resources efficiently."

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Switched

MSF: Wealthy Countries Must Send Medical Teams To Halt Ebola

The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus will not be halted unless wealthy nations dispatch specialized biological disaster response teams to West Africa to stop its spread, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday.

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