| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Living next to a large body of water creates an intimacy that is impossible to deny, and an innate awareness of the need for conscientious protection. As coastal dwellers, we are on the frontlines as caregivers and safe guarders.
We acknowledge the...
| Apr 9, 2011
| 3:41 PM
Room 1648 at the upscale Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka isn't fancy, but it sure beats Mina Ariga's old digs: an evacuation shelter in the Tokyo convention center. And for the three months she'll stay, she won't have to pay a cent.
She and her husband,...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 2:54 PM
SAN ONOFRE, Calif. -- Workers at the San Onofre nuclear plant drilled Tuesday on shutting down the two reactors and securing the fuel rods as part of a biennial exercise that took on new significance in light of the disaster in Japan.
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:33 AM
TOKYO, Japan -- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan invoked his country's recovery from World War II on Tuesday as he sought to turn the nation's attention to the arduous task of rebuilding.
Yet the challenges awaiting Japan remained on full display the...
| Apr 18, 2011
The operator of the stricken Japanese nuclear power plant said Sunday that it hoped to stabilize the facility's reactors by the beginning of next year in a state known as a cold shutdown.
The plan for the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is Tokyo Electric...
| Apr 18, 2011
The Machines Are Taking Over...
Ok, Not Like The Matrix. Think More ..... I-Robot.
I-Robot Is Actually The Name Of The Company That's Now Creating Sophisticated, Remote-controlled Devices To Go Into The Depths Of Japans Troubled Fukushima Daiichi...
| Apr 24, 2011
Naoko Sugimoto has heard the news through the nation's fledgling mental health grapevine, ominous reports of suicides in the region devastated by last month's magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami.
It's a trickle she fears may soon become a river: the...
| May 21, 2011
| 1:37 PM
As federal regulators continue to look for lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster, critics are pleading for changes in three key nuclear emergency areas.
It matters to Floridians because the state has five reactors, four of which are slated to expand,...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 2:28 PM
As the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, some Orange County residents wonder what it might be like if anything like it happened here.
Such a nightmare for folks along the Orange Coast would impact us all. A tidal wave of...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
I just came from my annual token visit to the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach. I say "token" because I do it in honor of the artists and their effort, but usually do not find anything new and exciting there.
This year, however, was different. This year,...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 7:26 AM
TOKYO -- Japan announced Tuesday that all beef detected with radiation higher than government safety standards will be destroyed as the probe into beef contaminated from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant expands.
This week governments in three...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Japanese officials struggled Saturday to avert the possibility of a meltdown at two major nuclear power plants whose emergency cooling systems were damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
Emergency officials ordered the evacuation Saturday of all...