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Floating Japanese Car Begins Production This Year

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:26:34 GMT

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 inspired numerous innovations meant to prevent future disasters. That includes one man's dream of a floating car.

U.S. firm Cloud Peak to produce coal to new power plants in Fukushima

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:43:48 GMT

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will supply coal to two state-of-the-art thermal power plants being built in Fukushima Prefecture. The U.S. firm will begin supplying the fuel in late 2019 at the earliest and will do so for 30 to 40 months, the major coal producer said Tuesday.

Commentary: Rescuing stranded tourists on Tioman shouldn't be a navy's responsibility

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:20:02 GMT

On the back of news of a Malaysian navy ship ferrying stranded tourists from Tioman, the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies' Collin Koh discusses whether we should expect navies to get involved in such incidents. The Royal Malaysian Navy said KD Terengganu would arrive in Tioman to fetch the stranded tourists at 1am on Tuesday .

Photos show Crested Butte's 2018 snow compared to 2017's "Snowmageddon"

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:57:50 GMT

A year ago, Crested Butte was buried. Several feet of snow blanketed the valley, crushing shovelers and thrilling skiers with what would become the snowiest January ever recorded at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

A Kiwi living in Japan's radiation zone around Fukushima finds life pretty normal

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:32:01 GMT

Her house in Minamisoma is 35km from the disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and the school she works at is 25km away. Solar-powered radiation meter outside the Minamisoma Public Library.

Backup power units for nuclear plants, chemical factories crafted in...

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:25:07 GMT

That is why the plants' control rooms have some of the toughest backup battery systems around, and most of those systems have been built by a Columbus manufacturer. Ametek Solidstate Controls makes backup power units used by a majority of the nuclear plants in this country and many in other countries.

The Forgotten Needs Of Refugees From Hurricane Irma

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:30:29 GMT

In the small clinic where I work in Boston, it is rare to see a new, middle-aged patient who has yet to see a doctor in this city. Trust me - we are everywhere.

A society divided by reconstruction

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:31:03 GMT

On 26 December 2004, a massive tsunami devastated Indonesia's coastal city of Banda Aceh, levelling nearly half of the city and killing an estimated 160,000 people across the province. Countless others lost their families, homes and everything they owned.

UN Indonesia earthquake plan foresees 47 million affected, 10,000 dead

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:52:32 GMT

A U.N. contingency plan for an earthquake in Indonesia foresees a scenario where 10,000 people would die within 24 hours with 47 million more affected, according to emergency response planning documents. FILE PHOTO - Men look for items to salvage from a building which collapsed following a strong earthquake in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province, Indonesia December 10, 2016.

Natural disasters made 2017 a year of record insurance losses

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:45:14 GMT

THAT 2017 suffered from more than its fair share of natural catastrophes was known at the time. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the streets of Houston, Texas, were submerged under brown floodwater; Hurricane Irma razed buildings to the ground on some Caribbean islands.

Tsunami would have affected marine interests most - Lyew Ayee

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:40:51 GMT

If Jamaica had experienced a tsunami, the scare of which sent some residents fleeing their homes on Tuesday evening, Dr Parris Lyew Ayee said that it would not have resulted in devastating damage. The head of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of the University of the West Indies, however, said that he was very uncomfortable that Jamaicans will become complacent and he warned against lack of preparedness.

Fukushima's premium sake wins worldwide acclaim, as brewers eye...

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:34:49 GMT

For the past five years the sake brewers of Fukushima - on a two-decade quest to develop premium products - have captured the most gold medals in a key national competition, and have won numerous international awards. Drinkers worldwide have noticed the rising quality, and sake exports from Fukushima have more than doubled since 2012.

What next for Fukushima?

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:25:46 GMT

In this video you will learn how to create POSCAR files in Virtual NanoLab and how to create input files for VASP calculations using the VASP Scripter of Virtual NanoLab. Taken from the January 2018 issue of Physics World Nearly seven years after a powerful tsunami caused catastrophic damage to Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant, the clean-up and recovery is still ongoing.

Japan to offer disaster info through car navigation systems

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:49:38 GMT

The government is set to offer disaster information to drivers through vehicle navigation systems using Japan's satellite system, a government source has said. Tokyo wants to introduce the service, which could start as early as fiscal 2018, after many people in vehicles were not able to obtain crucial information quickly enough during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the source said Monday.

Earthquake Awareness Week January 7-13

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 03:26:46 GMT

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management is observing Earthquake Awareness Week from January 7-13 under the theme 'Preparing for the quake helps reduce damage after the shake'. He cited the 1907 Kingston earthquake, in which more than 1,000 people died, as a reminder of the country's vulnerability and the devastation such disasters can cause.

Hurricanes, wildfires made 2017 the most costly US disaster year on record

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:41:32 GMT

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria combined with devastating Western wildfires and other natural catastrophes to make 2017 the most expensive year on record for disasters, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday. The disasters caused $306 billion in total damage in 2017, with 16 separate events that caused more than $1 billion in damage each.

2017 Set Record for Losses From Natural Disasters, Insurer Says

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:31:49 GMT

Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd: , our new email newsletter. Insurers are set to pay out a record $135 billion to cover losses from natural disasters in 2017, the world's largest reinsurer said Thursday, driven by the costliest hurricane season ever in the United States and widespread flooding in South Asia.

Insured losses in 2017 most ever at $135 billion after hurricanes

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:47:27 GMT

Insurers will have to pay claims of around $135 billion for 2017, the most ever, following a spate of hurricanes, earthquakes and fires in North America, according to a report published on Thursday. ), in its annual natural catastrophe review, also said last year's total losses, including those not insured, were $330 billion, the second-worst in history after 2011 when an earthquake and tsunami wreaked havoc in Japan.

Science Made Simple: Laura Wallace on earthquakes

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:28:05 GMT

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Renowned singer and guitarist Timothy Todd Shea rocks Peshawar

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 21:56:31 GMT

The American artist was in Peshawar as part of his charity tour for his Comprehensive Disaster Response Services charity organisation that he had founded in 2005 PESHAWAR: Famous American singer and guitarist Timothy Todd Shea entertained a jam-packed Nishtar Hall during a musical concert organised by the Directorate of Youth Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on New Year's Eve. The winners of the National Youth Carnival singing competitors and Pashto singer and Rabab master Shahid Malang also enthralled the spectators with their lively performance.