| May 16, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Amid a spate of promising economic news, home values are climbing. Now for the bad news.
For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nearing the milestone level of 400 parts per million....
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Beverly Findlay-Kaneko has used her memories of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago to start making a change in her new home of Huntington Beach.
Findlay-Kaneko was in Japan when those natural disasters led to three...
| Aug 26, 2012
Kristen Iversen grew up in Colorado, in a small town near a secret nuclear bomb factory, although she didn't know it at the time. The factory was so under the radar that many believed the plant made cleaning supplies, like Scrubbing Bubbles. After years...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Japan struggled on Saturday to recover from its worst earthquake, which unleashed enough energy to generate a tsunami that threatened several countries along the Pacific Rim, including the United States where parts of California and the rest of the West...
| Apr 6, 2011
The operator of Japan's stricken nuclear plant said Wednesday that it had apparently contained at least one leak that was allowing radiation to seep into the sea.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. had said Tuesday that it had found iodine-131 at 7.5 million times...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Standing on the deck of his 91-foot trawler, veteran fisherman Tomoyuki Kondou winces over reports that radioactivity from Japan's damaged nuclear power plant in nearby Fukushima has contaminated the local food supply after this month's deadly...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 1:50 AM
U.S. government nuclear experts believe a spent fuel pool at Japan's crippled Fukushima reactor complex has a breach in the wall or floor, a situation that creates a major obstacle to refilling the pool with cooling water and keeping dangerous levels of...
| Apr 8, 2011
Although the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has not yet been stabilized, there is no evidence that overheating during the last month has resulted in any melting of the reactor vessels or their containment structures, Obama administration...
| Mar 19, 2011
Fighting exhaustion and radiation fears, engineers struggled anew Saturday to complete the crucial task of hooking a crippled nuclear plant to the electricity grid to help cool down damaged reactors. The official count of dead and missing in the quake and...
| Mar 19, 2011
| 10:38 PM
Japan took a step toward possibly getting its nuclear disaster under control Sunday as electricity to power some reactor cooling systems was restored and previous efforts to lower reactor temperatures with seawater at the battered Fukushima atomic...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 3:38 PM
In a city where everything works, suddenly not quite everything does.
It's little things, mainly. Automatic teller machines that stopped dispensing cash. Bare shelves in the corner store. Speedy express trains to the suburbs supplanted by slowly chugging...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 8:02 PM
They're scared. And they're skeptical.
The government in Tokyo may be reassuring a nation already reeling from the worst earthquake in its recorded history that Japan is not about to experience a full-blown nuclear disaster.
But the closer you got to...