Asia

Japan spent fuel rods pose danger worse than Chernobyl

If spent fuel rods catch fire at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant  “all bets are off,”  Robert Alvarez a US expert on nuclear disarmament and environmental and energy said yesterday...

Tsunami leaves scant trace of Vancouver woman's friends and family

In the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, many of us are anxiously waiting by the phone in hopes of hearing from our family and friends.   One of the cities effected by the tsunami was my...

Fukushima Daiichi reactors contain radiation equal to "a thousand Hiroshima bombs"

Calling nuclear facilities “weapons of mass destruction that we build ourselves and are subject to acts of man or acts of nature that we cannot control," Physicians for Social Responsibility Board...

Grieving with Japan

Four days since the earthquake and tsunami completely overtook northern Japan, and the news is becoming more and more horrific. On a global level this is such a monstrous tragedy  and I am but...

Wikileak: Dalai Lama says climate change in Tibet more urgent than political solution. Why?

A Wikileak cable reveals that the Dalai Lama said help with climate change on the Tibetan plateau "cannot wait." What is happening in Tibet? And what role does compassion play in solving it in time?

Cheap shrimp, hidden costs

In September 2010, I was one of ten UBC students from the Graduate School of Journalism chosen to be part of a unique class called International Reporting. The syllabus of the course is like no other...

Dalai Lama gives peace a chance in Toronto

With simple humour, his Holiness put on his visor, complaining that “the lights are too bright.” He was greeted by the Toronto Tibetan Community with performances. His Toronto visit at the Rogers...

Heart of a Dragon

"Rick Hansen doesn't own the story of disability: we're all disabled in some way."

X Japan rocks the Queen E

If you looked in the dictionary under “super-cool” you'd find a picture of X Japan. From the moment we set foot inside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre the place was buzzing. Everywhere you looked there...