Japan Earthquake

Holy Fukushima Batman

Nikki McWatters | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Nikki McWatters

But in the coastal town of Fukushima in Japan there is a massive, angry carbuncle on our planet that is leaking toxic pus into our oceans and if that's not bad enough, now there is a looming possibility that it's about to spill the rest of its detritus into our oceans and atmosphere.

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...

When the Walls Come Crashing Down, Just How Do You Make a Building Earthquake Proof?

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

Most of us consider our homes our safe place, but they can be the real enemies in an earthquake... With the Pakistan-Iran quake of 24 April at 7.8 magnitude killing 35 people and with 1000s of homes destroyed by the quake, the question of how to make buildings earthquake proof is a very important one.

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...

Running Fundraisers: How to Choose a Charity

Yasmin Morgan-Griffiths | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Morgan-Griffiths

My decision to donate my marathon funds to Amnesty International was based on their excellent reputation, measurable progress and realistic goals. I believe they work to resolve human rights abuses effectively through campaigning for changes to legislation, administration and education.

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...

Japan Restarts Its Nuclear Power Production Despite Huge Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK

Japan is switching on its nuclear power production today in the face of large-scale protests involving thousands of people. In the wake of the Fuku...

Heads Up: World’s Second Tallest Structure Opens To Public

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

London’s Shard is certainly a very tall building – but Japan’s Skytree dwarfs it. It’s the newest Tokyo landmark and stands at a staggering...

Why Earthquakes, Tsunamis And Floods Led To A £500m Loss For Lloyd's

PA | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

Earthquakes, tsunamis and floods pushed Lloyd's of London to a £516 million loss in 2011 as catastrophe claims hit a record high for the 324-year-old...

Japanese 'Ghost Ship' Haunts Canadian Coast One Year After Tsunami

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK

A Japanese fishing vessel swept away in the tsunami has been photographed bobbing off the coast of Canada. The rusted and battered ‘ghost ship...

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.

Cameron's Tribute To Japanese People

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has spoken of his "admiration and respect" for the way Japan has recovered from last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami. In a ...

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...

Nuclear Energy – A Fading Dream

John Sauven | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK
John Sauven

This year, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have the opportunity to overhaul Britain's electricity system with a new Energy Bill in parliament. They should use the Fukushima anniversary to challenge some of the vested interests that are serving us so badly.

Japanese Earthquake: Seismic Waves Converted To Audio (LISTEN)

Eureka! | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK

Last year’s 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan was the fourth largest since 1900. The Tohoku-Oki struck on March 11, triggering a tsunami which k...

Japan 'Astonishingly Unprepared' For Fukushima

PA | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

Officials in Japan were "astonishingly unprepared" for the events that led to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a damning report has concluded. Inves...

Pictures: Protecting The World's Children In Emergency Disasters Of 2011

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK

From the Arab Spring to floods in Thailand and droughts in East Africa, children are often the most vulnerable in society to events outside their cont...

Gadget Sniffs Out Earthquake, Terrorist Attack Survivors

melanie hick | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Trapped sniffer device trapped victims Sweat and breath could be used to find buried victims of earthquakes and terrorist attacks...

Critter Cuddles: Robot Seals Comfort Japan Tsunami Survivors

Guardian.co.uk | Melanie Hick | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

For some elderly survivors of Japan's March earthquake and tsunami, comfort has come in the form of a small, white robotic seal named Paro....

Our Planet Unwrapped

David de Rothschild | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
David de Rothschild

It's time to start listening--really listening--to nature. It's changing fast, and we don't know how longer much of it will be around. So get out there, and enjoy our natural world. It won't be a perfectly regulated sea dome, where the temperature is always 30 degrees, the sand is imported and the wave are modulated; it will be much, much better.

Radiation Reaches Lethal Levels At Japan's Fukushima Plant

The Guardian | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK

Pockets of lethal levels of radiation have been detected at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in a fresh reminder of the risks faced by...