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Asia

Greenpeace International offers view of nuclear free future

Jan Beranek, head of Greenpeace International's nuclear campaign, said the Fukushima nuclear disaster damages the nuclear industry's claim that technology can prevent disaster.  "The industry...

Canadian government evacuates Canadians from Fukushima Daiichi radiation zone

As Czech, French, and US planes flew into Japan today to evacuate nationals, Canada sent buses to take Canadians away from radiation-threatened areas in northeastern Japan. But Canada has stopped...

Japanese nuclear reactor crisis ‘very serious,’ says UN atomic chief on eve of visit

 Repeatedly calling the nuclear reactor crisis in Japan “very serious,” the head of the United Nations agency that coordinates global nuclear safety announced today that he will make a flying...

Experts weigh radiation risks in Japan

"The Japanese government has told people that the radiation levels from Fukushima won't affect public health, but is this true? Why are experts saying there are serious risks?" A Japanese reporter...

Canadian Medical Assistance Team flees Japan

Concerns over high radiation levels proved too much for The Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) stationed in Japan. CMAT was evacuating the area this morning, fearing nuclear disaster at the...

Japan crisis situation map

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination, including...

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...

Lady Gaga raises $250,000 in 48 hours

Monsters, rejoice. In order to help Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims,  Lady Gaga (a.k.a mother monster) spun her creative wheels and turned to design.

Japanese Canadian community unites to help earthquake and tsunami victims

Over 50 members of the Japanese Canadian arts, business, culture, community and student groups, representing more than 20 different organizations, met together at the office of the Japanese Community...

Experts say BC at low risk of Japanese radiation

Harmful radiation leaked into the atmosphere after a fire broke out at a damaged nuclear power plant in Northeastern Japan. Canadian nuclear experts and public health authorities say, however, that...