Fukushima

The Legacy of Fukushima

Harry Brown | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

In an adjacent office building to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, newspapers from March 11, 2011 are stacked high with the headline of the day reading "Magnitude 8.8, largest in country." Since then, they have remained untouched, eerily documenting the beginning of the Fukushima nuclear crisis that soon unfolded.

Three Years on: The Grim Nuclear Legacy of Fukushima

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

Three years on since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima: 160,000 people may never return home. The area remains a "post-apocalyptic landscape"... The decontamination operation will cost unknown billions and is expected to last at least 30 years. It is a grim legacy.

What Fukushima Means to Me

Yumiko Sato | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Yumiko Sato

As the third year anniversary of The Great Tohoku Earthquake approaches on March 11, what does Fukushima mean to us, Japanese? The answer depends on who you ask...

Are These The World's First Conjoined Gray Whale Twins? (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Images and footage of what could be the first documented discovery of conjoined gray whale calves have emerged. The shots were posted to the Guerr...

The IRA, Radiation, Nigel Farage - And the Global Homeless

Alastair Sloan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Sloan

Globally, there are 100 million homeless. Last week saw some bizarre and disgusting news reported about their fate, which made me think about the wide range of reasons people become homeless, the various fates that await them - and the urgency with which we must safely and affordably house our populations.

Japan's Homeless 'Recruited' To Clean Up Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

In what appears to be a horrific abuse of some of Japan's most desperate and vulnerable people, homeless men are reportedly being recruited to clean u...

Hinkley Point: Nuking the Idea of a 'Renewables-Online' Future

Ben Acheson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Whether man-made climate change is occurring or not, there are few who would argue against a move towards low-carbon energy generation. One way or another, carbon emissions must be cut. Forget the tired anti-nuclear rhetoric and the ridiculous claims that a Fukushima-style disaster could hit the UK. Third generation nuclear is the way forward and the new reactors planned at Hinkley Point are the first step in the right direction.

Do Oarfish Deaths Spell An Impending Earthquake For California?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK

In the wake of two giant oarfish washing up on the Californian shoreline within a week, social media is awash with speculation that the rarely-seen be...

Top 20 Translation Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK

As Fukushima Industries Corp's revealed its terrible new mascot, aptly named 'Fukuppy', we investigated other instances of things getting seriously lo...

Very Unfortunate Branding Choice Gets Lost In Translation

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

What's the best way to disassociate your company from a catastrophic nuclear disaster? Why, with an egg with wings and red feet, of course. READ MO...

WATCH: Nuclear Near-Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK

A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant accidentally turned off power to the four critically damaged reactors yesterday. It has been revea...

Charlotte Meredith

Just How Bad Is The Fukushima Leak?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

Conflicting reports have left many baffled, and now nuclear experts have highlighted that no one really knows the true severity of the radioactive wat...

Nuclear Could Play Significant Role in Europe's Future Energy Mix

Julian Hunt | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Hunt

More than two years after the devastating Fukushima nuclear disaster, the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the repercussions continue in Europe. Inevitably, the episode has prompted renewed debate in Brussels and EU countries about nuclear power.

Fukushima 'Hero Boss' Dies Of Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

The former boss of the Fukushima nuclear plant who risked radiation as he battled to bring the crisis under control after it was destroyed in the 2011...

The Most Advanced Humanoid In The World...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Tech

It seemed like such a good idea. Use Honda's most cutting-edge humanoid to act as a tour guide for the Miraikan Museum dedicated to the history of ...

Science Under the Censor

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

It is a chilling signal for the international community that this level of censorship can occur in Canada, which in the past has ranked highest in the Western hemisphere on the Freedom of Press index published by Reporters Without Borders. Not to be taken lightly, Canada fell ten spots over the past year.

Taiwanese Anti-Nuclear Protesters Must Understand Trade-Offs

Miles McKenna | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK
Miles McKenna

Nuclear power is certainly risky. At worst, deadly. These are legitimate fears in Taiwan, an island laying on an active fault zone where earthquakes are common and tsunamis a possibility.

Discrimination, Destruction, Cancer And Poverty

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

Japan marked two years since the Tōhoku earthquake on Monday, the 9.0 magnitude quake that triggered a deadly tsunami and caused the Fukushima nuclea...

Splashdown: Fukushima Beach Reopens To The Public

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

Following the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, some areas of land close by have been declared too dangerous for human h...

Only a Jerk Has a 'No Jerk' Rule

Stefan Stern | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics
Stefan Stern

Presumably Bob Diamond, the former Barclays boss, was touched to see his daughter speak up for him on Twitter the other day. But it's not clear that her more profane comments (look them up) were entirely helpful.

Nuclear Power is on the Horizon

David Morris MP | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics
David Morris MP

The last few years have been an exciting, yet scary and unknown time for the nuclear industry. After decades of inaction under various governments the coalition announced a major initiative to see new nuclear power station construction.

Pouring Petrol on the Flames of Rumour and Panic

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

The government has been spinning out of control in a 'petrol panic', not least because it's ignoring social psychological research, which now mathematically models and predicts what drives rumour and panic.

After Fukushima Public Opinion is Still Unclear on Nuclear Power

Bobby Duffy | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics
Bobby Duffy

The tragedy at Fukushima one year ago has had a hugely varied impact on public opinion and energy policy around the world. In our polling immediately afterwards, the effect seemed likely to be significant: a quarter of those who opposed nuclear power in the 24 countries surveyed said they did so because of Fukushima.

Japan Tsunami: Recovery Faces the Test of Survivors' Mind

Davinder Kumar | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

The last few days I have spent scouring the tsunami-devastated coastline of Japan's north-east. From Ishinomaki to Onagawa, Shichigahama to Kesennuma, the landscape has been drastically altered as Japan presses on with the world's costliest disaster recovery till date.

UK Bucks Nuclear Trend

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

In the 12 months since the Fukushima meltdown, the once-accepted maxim that nuclear energy is the safest and most reliable form of energy production h...