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Feb 4, 2012

Fukushima Pets Struggle On Freezing Weather

Fukushima Pets Being Rescued
By in Animals, Asia, Science, World No comments

Fukushima Pets Being Rescued Image Credit: REUTERS/Issei Kato Fukushima pets being abandoned after last year’s nuclear crisis are facing a cold winter condition leaving them helpless unless they are rescued off to a shelter, international news reported on Friday, February 3, 2012. Reports said that the dogs and cats that were abandoned in the Fukushima […]


Jan 1, 2012

Japan Earthquake: 7.0-magnitude quake hits Tokyo region, no tsunami warning issued

By in Asia, Natural Disasters No comments

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Sunday, January 01, 2012, shaking Tokyo and other nearby regions, but no tsunami warning was issued. As noted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on its official website that day, this latest Japan earthquake occurred at 2:27 p.m. (local time) on the first day of 2012, with a depth […]


Jul 10, 2011

Japan earthquake 7.1 magnitude, tsunami warning issued but later canceled

Japan earthquake 7.1 magnitude, tsunami warning issued but later canceled
By in Asia, Natural Disasters, Science 1 comment

Japan earthquake 7.1 magnitude map (July 10, 2011) Image Credit: USGS.gov A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 9:57 a.m. (local time) while a tsunami warning was issued but was canceled later. As noted at Japan Meteorological Agency‘s official website, the 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Pacific Ocean off the coast of Honshu, […]


Jun 10, 2011

Earless rabbit born near Fukushima nuclear power plant goes viral, result of radiation? (Video)

Earless rabbit born near Fukushima nuclear power plant goes viral, result of radiation? (Video)
By in Animals, Asia, Weird No comments

An earless rabbit was recently born near the Fukushima nuclear power plant, as shown in the video below, now goes viral, and there were doubts that it could possibly be a result of radiation. Japan’s earless rabbit Image Credit: yuunosato/YouTube As noted in caption below the YouTube video, translated in English, the “mutant” earless bunny […]


May 30, 2011

German nuclear power plants to shut down by 2022

German nuclear power plants to shut down by 2022
By in Environment, Europe No comments

  Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen Image Credit: dw-world.de Year 2022 is the agreed date for all nuclear power plants in Germany to be shutdown as announced by Germany‚Äôs ruling coalition, May 30, 2011, on various European news sites. According to reports, Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen issued the declaration moments after the meeting of the ruling […]


Apr 18, 2011

Fukushima Unit 1 and Unit 3 Buildings Entered by iRobot’s Packbots (Video)

Fukushima Unit 1 and Unit 3 Buildings Entered by iRobot's Packbots (Video)
By in Asia, Technology, United States No comments

Packbots On Fukushima Unit Image Credit: Robot Reviews Two Packbots were used by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) to assess the situation in Unit 1 and Unit 3 buildings of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on Sunday, April 17, 2011, according to reports by several international news sites. The Fukushima Units has not […]


Apr 15, 2011

Dogs at Minami Soma, Fukushima Rescued by Japanese Volunteers

Fukushima, Minami Soma Dogs
By in Animals, Asia, Science, World 21 comments

Strayed Dogs at Minami Soma Image Credit: AP Photo/Hiro Komae According to several international news reports on Thursday, a group of Japanese volunteers braved the nuclear exclusion zone to rescue stray dogs.


Apr 10, 2011

Japan Bans Rice Planting on Cesium Contaminated Lands

Japan Bans Rice Planting on Cesium Contaminated Lands
By in Asia, Current Events, Environment, Headlines, Health, Science No comments

Japanese government has announced that it will ban the planting of rice in lands affected by cesium contamination. According to several international news sites, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan have announced the ban on Friday, April 9, 2011 with provisions that affected farmers who cannot grow rice will be compensated. Japanese […]


Apr 7, 2011

Japan earthquake magnitude 7.4, tsunami warning issued

By in Asia, Natural Disasters 1 comment

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hits Japan on Thursday, April 7, 2011, in which a tsunami warning immediately followed, as the developing story being reported by international news sites. As noted by the Japan Meteorological agency via NHK TV, the epicenter of the 7.4-magnitude earthquake is around 40 kilometers (25 miles) under the waters at the Miyagi […]


Mar 28, 2011

Water at Fukushima nuclear plant reactor No. 2 found to have high radiation level

By in Asia, Current Events, Natural Disasters No comments

Fukushima, Japan – The water in a trench outside the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant reactor No. 2 building was found to have high level of radiation, according to Kyodo News on Monday, March 28, 2011. As noted in the report, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) discovered on Sunday afternoon that the radiation level is now […]