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Japan earthquake continues to shake up Vancouverites
After the Japan earthquake and tsunami, locals continue to feel the impact of the disaster in their lives.
Mar 7th, 2012
"Gratitude is the force multiplier": video of 2011 through tweets
A look back at all the big (and not so big) events this year via tweets.
Jan 2nd, 2012
2011: A Year To Remember video
2011 was a year of the tsunami, Occupy, and the 7 billion milestone.
Dec 22nd, 2011
More radioactive water leaking from Fukushima Daiichi
Up to 45,000 liters of highly radioactive water leaked from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear station at the weekend and some of it might have reached the ocean, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co. (...
Dec 3rd, 2011
After the nuclear meltdown: inside post-Fukushima Daiichi Japan
"If I had a choice between vegetables from around Fukushima or from down south in Kyushu, I'd honestly buy from Kyushu." After Fukushima, the view from Japan.
Aug 20th, 2011
A new solution -- and a clear one -- is needed for nuclear plants
Japan's crisis has Canadians wondering how prepared we are for trouble closer to home.
Apr 14th, 2011
Japanese government not giving "straight story" on dumping radioactive water into ocean, physician says
“We’re not getting the straight story from the government,” Jeff Patterson, past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said about Japan's dumping of radioactive water from a quake-...
Apr 5th, 2011
Groups file Freedom of Information Act for data on Japanese radiation documents
Friends of the Earth (FOE), the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) – announced today that they have filed a Freedom of Information Act (...
Mar 25th, 2011
Increased thyroid cancer from radiation upsurge not expected here...for now
Many government agencies have correctly stated that there now seems to be minimal preventable risk to North Americans from an airborne radioactive iodine release from a Japanese power plant. ...
Mar 23rd, 2011
Japan nuclear crisis worsens and effects depend on wind
Japan's Emperor Akihito delivered a rare televised address, saying he was "deeply worried" about the deteriorating situation at the plant and a new aftershock has hit Japan, several journalists...
Mar 16th, 2011