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International Business Times
TEPCO Loses in Fukushima Suicide Case, Ordered to Pay $472,000 to Family
People pray for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami as Tokyo Electric Power Co's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is seen in the background at Namie town, Fukushima prefecture March 11, 2014.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Hawaii lacks technology to use new tsunami alert system
Sensors covering the state are not dense enough or technologically advanced enough to support the new cell phone tsunami and earthquake alert system.
Decisions made now will have deep impact on next generation
By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff, Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 The partying was in high spirits on the Titanic before the iceberg.
West Hawaii Today
By Michael R. Blood The Associated Press
A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.
The Japan Times
Fukushima's high number of disaster-related suicides likely due to nuclear crisis: Cabinet Office
The number of suicides in Fukushima Prefecture linked to 3/11 is higher than elsewhere, most likely because of the nuclear disaster, according to the Cabinet Office.
The Washington Post
Japanese court rules electricity company liable for suicide
A court in Fukushima has ruled that Tokyo Electric Power Co., the Japanese nuclear power plant operator, can be held responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the 2011 disaster.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Napa quake spurs advice for earthquake preparedness in Oregon
In the wake of the Napa, Calif., 6.0 earthquake, the state Office of Emergency Management sent out a reminder about how to prepare for a quake in Oregon .
Lower-caste people get less aid when disaster strikes-report
The Washington Post
Looking for leadership in the Ebola epidemic
Medecins Sans Frontieres International President Dr. Joanne Liu visiting the Ebola treatment center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone.
Expert: Close California Nuke Plant Over Earthquake Threat
A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
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The Sixaola River runs along the border between Costa Rica and Panama. For many people, it forms a crucial part of their livelihood, but climate change has caused extreme fluctuations in the water level.
New earthquake map shows Northwest at high risk
A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Perth boy's letter to tsunami victim sparks meeting with ex-PM
To meet one world leader by the time you are 11 years old is unusual, but for one Perth boy a simple act of kindness will lead him to meet his second.
Ex-Japan PM disavows nuclear power in NT
It seemed an unlikely pairing: a meeting between the Japanese prime minister who oversaw the response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster and traditional Aboriginal owners of the land at Kakadu that supplied the uranium to Japan's reactors.
Milling at the county fair
The Humboldt County Fair is in full swing and along with it, the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group's Earthquake-Tsunami Room.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Religion News Service
Andrew Keegan starts new a oeweirda religion
I'm a little behind on the news cycle these days. The last few weeks have been full of travel and a cold and other delights, so you may have already heard about the fact that Andrew Keegan started a new religion.
Local TV Station KTVZ
Oregon's new quake prep comic book targets teens
"This allows us to reach a new audience not often targeted in preparedness materials."
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 Reason.com.
Line sticker shock
Learning > Learning From News Cartoonish figures of the Lord Buddha have been dropped from the Line application sticker store here in Thailand after protests by Thai Buddhists, but they are still on sale elsewhere of the Line sticker shop where a set of "Buddha" stickers could be purchased and downloaded for 30 baht, before they were removed after ... (more)
Thu Aug 21, 2014
New York Daily News
Japanese tsunami survivors revist their destroyed homes in stunning photos
Devastatingly beautiful photos of Japanese tsunami survivors revisiting their destroyed homes and towns were captured by photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg in the aftermath of the 2011 natural disaster for a moving series called 'Otsuchi Future Memories.'