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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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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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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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West Australian

Asian shares mixed after fresh Wall St losses

Asia's markets were mixed on Monday following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street while concerns over the crisis in Ukraine resurfaced.


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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The London Free Press

Tsunami warning cancelled after quake hits near Solomon Islands

A worker carries aid as he prepares to load a truck before heading to earthquake and tsunami affected areas in Honiara, Solomon Islands February 7, 2013.


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Fri Apr 11, 2014

CPJ Press Freedom Online

Journalists in Japan face threats 3 years after Fukushima

At the end of last month, an evacuation order declared during the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant power plant meltdown was lifted for residents of a small town in Fukushima Prefecture, the first time an area so close to the site was declared suitable for habitation.


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Business Insurance

Chilean insurers suffer limited losses from quake

Fitch Ratings Inc. said Chile's property/casualty insurers are likely to absorb limited losses from the earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Chile on Apr. 1 2014, BNamericas reported.


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Thu Apr 10, 2014

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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Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a new energy policy, reversing the previous government's plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.


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Japan Replaced Half Its Nuclear Power With Energy Efficiency. Could The U.S. Do Something Similar?

The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan didn't only shut down the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, it caused Japan to close all 50 of its nuclear plants over safety concerns and to reconsider its entire energy strategy for the rest of the century.


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Asian Correspondent

Indonesia: Violence overshadows elections in troubled Aceh province

On Tuesday last week, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car decked out with political banners in Indonesia's northernmost province, Aceh.


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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Information Technology

Fitch: Quake and Tsunami Losses in North Chile Unlikely to Impact Chilean Insurance Ratings

Based on preliminary analysis, Fitch Ratings believes that industry solvency will not be affected by the recent Iquique earthquake and tsunami.


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