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  • Japan Gathers for Tearful Memorial, 1 Year After Devastating Quake

    Japan Gathers for Tearful Memorial, 1 Year After Devastating Quake
    TOKYO, Japan -- Japan gathered Sunday amid tears, prayers and a moment of silence to mark one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands, and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. Throngs nationwide observed a moment...
  • Additional safety upgrades at Peach Bottom plant, a year after Fukushima disaster

    Additional safety upgrades at Peach Bottom plant, a year after Fukushima disaster
    A little more than a year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant in northern Japan, plant officials in central Pennsylvania are implementing the lessons learned from that tragedy. "We'...
  • Doomsday dating sites offer hope for post-apocalyptic love

    Doomsday dating sites offer hope for post-apocalyptic love
    For people who spend every day preparing for disaster -- whether it's a 2012 apocalypse, a nuclear meltdown, an economic collapse, a hurricane or a tsunami -- it can be hard to find a compatible partner. Canning venison, shooting firearms, living off the...
  • Radioactive Particles from Japan Found in Local Sea Kelp

    Radioactive Particles from Japan Found in Local Sea Kelp
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- Researchers say seaweed harvested from Orange County beaches tested positive for small amounts of radiation from last year's nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. According...
  • 3 reactors experienced full nuclear meltdown after Japan quake

    3 reactors experienced full nuclear meltdown after Japan quake
    Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday. The nuclear group's new evaluation,...
  • Northwest sees 35% infant mortality spike post-Fukushima

    Northwest sees 35% infant mortality spike post-Fukushima
    Physician Janette Sherman, M.D. and epidemiologist Joseph Mangano published a report Monday highlighting a 35% spike in northwest infant mortality after Japan's nuclear meltdown. The report spotlighted data from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...
  • Cintra Wilson's The C-Word: Slouching Toward a Meltdown of Core Human Sensibilities

    Cintra Wilson's The C-Word: Slouching Toward a Meltdown of Core Human Sensibilities
    I hate to be a killjoy, but the more I think about it, the more the royal wedding strikes me as having been in somewhat poor taste, timing-wise. Should vestigial monarchies really be splashing out all Buckingham Vegas in Space-like during a global...
  • Jumbo Shrimp

    Jumbo Shrimp
    The maker of the blow-out preventer that failed to stop last year`s disastrous  in the Gulf of Mexico will pay  $250 million. But something tells us there`s something else lurking in the briny deep. Texas wildlife officials say large species of shrimp,...
  • A memory on the rocks

    A memory on the rocks
    The small, plastic train, poking out between the rocks, looked like any toy lost on the beach. It measured a few inches long, small enough to tumble out of a pocket or purse, with four thin wheels and rear-end contours hinting at where other cars should...
  • Study finds elevated rates of cancer in Crestwood

    Study finds elevated rates of cancer in Crestwood
    Cancer rates are "significantly elevated" in Crestwood, according to a new state report that focuses on a south suburb where residents unwittingly drank contaminated water for more than two decades. Prompted by a Tribune investigation that revealed the...
  • Atom bombs' fallout still felt by Japanese survivors in Southland

    More than anything else, the colors remain vividly etched in Kaz Suyeishi's mind when she recalls that fateful August day more than six decades ago as the world's first atomic bomb exploded over her family's hometown of Hiroshima. The beautiful blue of...
  • Charles Donald Albury dies at 88; copilot on the Nagasaki bomb plane

    Charles Donald Albury, copilot of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, during World War II, has died. He was 88. Albury died May 23 at a hospital in Orlando, Fla., after years of congestive heart failure. Family Funeral Care in...