| May 1, 2013
| 2:24 PM
President Barack Obama has named an Annapolis man to head the multibillion-dollar grant program through which the Federal Emergency Management Agency helps local governments prepare for disasters.
Brian Kamoie, 41, will oversee a vast portfolio of...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan one year ago today precipitated the most serious nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. A worst-case scenario contemplated the voluntary evacuation of Tokyo, as the Japanese Atomic Energy Commission feared a...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON America's nuclear power industry needs to do a better job of planning for rare but catastrophic events such as the Fukushima disaster in Japan, according to a panel of scientists asked by Congress to make recommendations for nuclear safety....
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Wild Japanese monkeys near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than similar monkeys who lived almost 200 miles away, according to biologists.
In a paper published Thursday in Scientific Reports, researchers tested...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Fuertes lluvias arrasaban grandes zonas de Japón el jueves, elevando el nivel de ríos y generando deslaves, en momentos en que una tormenta que se debilitaba pero aún era peligrosa tocaba tierra y se dirigía al este dejando hasta el momento un total de...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A shallow, magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck early Saturday 79 miles from Namie, Japan, in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
An 8-inch tsunami reached the coast of Ishinomaki Ayukawa about 50 minutes after the quake and smaller...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Three years ago--2:49 p.m. March 11, 2011, Tokyo time, or late on the night of March 10 in continental U.S. time zones--what may be history's worst, most enduring nuclear power plant disaster began in Japan. It's a baleful anniversary that bears object...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:34 AM
If you frequent social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, chances are you've come across a photo of a giant squid that allegedly washed ashore along the Santa Monica coast line in California.
If you thought the photo was too bizarre to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Gustavo Dudamel was in Japan on Friday -- just three days before he is scheduled to launch the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new season at Walt Disney Concert Hall -- to help open a music event in the country's northeast region that is still recovering...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
TOKYO -- A group of prominent Japanese film folk, including animation masters Hayao Miyazaki (pictured) and Isao Takahata, have formed a group to oppose the controversial state secrets protection bill now before the Japanese parliament.
The bill, which...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Most of the tools we use in the kitchen have at best a kind of prosaic beauty. It takes a subtle eye to appreciate the flex and curve of a well-made whisk, for example. And those kitchen towels you use for mopping up spills and filtering stock? Do they...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:53 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career.
Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the last few weeks...