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4 hrs ago | The Japan Times

Radiation dose estimates for nuclear returnees released by government

The Cabinet Office on Friday belatedly released estimates of the yearly radiation dose returning residents face in their tainted homes around the meltdown-hit Fukushima No.

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8 hrs ago | QST

Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Volunteers Take Part in Tsunami Preparedness Exercise

The purpose of the exercise was to assist tsunami preparedness efforts in the Caribbean and adjacent regions, including the east coasts of the US and Canada.

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10 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Nukes at Sea: Floating Plants Could Ride Out Tsunamis

When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination.

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12 hrs ago | Self Deprecating Journalism

Google's Memories for the Future Project

To remember The Tsunami that hit Japan earlier in the year. Google has put together a streetview project called Memories for the Future that allows you to see the streetview data before and after the tsunami.It is a shame the site doesn't support linking, otherwise I would have linked to a few interesting areas.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Worthing Herald

Ride of a lifetime for former RAF engineer

AN ENGINEER is making last minute preparations for a trip of a lifetime as he counts down to travel from London to Japan by motorcycle.

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Boston.com

Senators urge improved quake safety measures at New England nuclear plants

US Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren are calling for increased safety measures at two area nuclear power plants after a Nuclear Regulatory Commission report found potential vulnerabilities to earthquakes.

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Daily Herald

Former World Vision CEO to speak at Judson Prayer Breakfast

Dean R. Hirsch, former president of World Vision International, will talk about its work responding to large-scale disasters, such as the Myanmar cyclone in 2008, at the Judson University Community Prayer Breakfast on May 7. Judson University will welcome Dean R. Hirsch, former CEO of World Vision International, as its keynote speaker for the ... (more)

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Inhabitat

MIT Unveils Seawater-Cooled Floating Nuclear Power Plant That Can Withstand Earthquakes and Tsunamis

MIT has unveiled designs for an earthquake and tsunami-proof nuclear power plant.

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Malaysian National News Agency

30 Per Cent Of Indonesia's Coral Reefs Damaged

The Indonesian Institute of Sciences says 30.4 per cent of Indonesia's coral reefs are damaged and will have an impact on public welfare, Indonesian news agency ANTARA reported.

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Bangkok Post

Japan 'to continue scientific whaling'

Japan has decided to continue its whaling programme in the Pacific Ocean, reports said Friday, despite losing a United Nations court case on its other "research" hunt in the Antarctic.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Free Republic

How the 1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science

The earthquake struck at 5:36 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Good Friday. When the first shaking hit, many parents were in the kitchen, fixing dinner.

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Reuters

Manager at Japan's Fukushima plant admits radioactive water 'embarrassing'

The manager of the Fukushima nuclear power plant admits to embarrassment that repeated efforts have failed to bring under control the problem of radioactive water, eight months after Japan's prime minister told the world the matter was resolved.

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Hawaii Business Magazine

HAPA Builds Personal Bridges Around the Pacific

Hideko Oikawa, CEO of Oikawa Denim hosts the HAPA Young Leaders at her denim factory in Kesennuma, Japan.

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US News & World Report

Petra Nemcova's Tips for Building a Successful Professional Life

Petra Nemcova, model, host and philanthropist, is a master of transformation, both professionally and personally.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

United Nations

Ahead of Sendai conference, Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk

"The aim is simple: to leave a more resilient world to future generations," Mr. Ban told high-level representatives of Member States attending a briefing on the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held next year in the Japanese city of Sendai.

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The Japan Times

Community bonds, not seawalls, key to minimizing deaths: 3/11 study

Three years after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region, a study of the disaster by professors at the University of Tokyo and Indiana's Purdue University suggests the region's hundreds of kilometers of seawalls did almost nothing to save lives, claiming instead it was social ties among community members that ... (more)

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Science Blog

Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis

When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination.

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SciDev.Net

Tree species choices critical to effective coastal bioshields

Catastrophic cyclones and a devastating tsunami over the last decade have prompted the planting of bioshields, but whether they actually work to protect the coastline remains unanswered, the study published online in February in Acta Oecologica says .

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Free Republic

Core Inflation Unexpectedly Rises

Inflation unexpectedly accelerated in March due to increased costs of food and shelter, according to just-released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Laughing Squid

POOL, loss of colour, A 3D-Illusion Image of a Pool on a Giant Carpet

The art installation "POOL, loss of colour" consists of a giant 3D-illusion image of a pool on a 25 by 50 foot carpet.

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