Tsunami http://nhpr.org en Japanese Tsunami Debris http://nhpr.org/post/japanese-tsunami-debris <p><strong>EarthTalk&reg;<br /> E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong>: <strong>Is there any environmental risk from all that Japanese tsunami debris that is starting to wash up on the U.S. west coast? </strong><em>-- Bailey Thigerson, Seattle, WA</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 8188 at http://nhpr.org Japanese Tsunami Debris Tsunami Watch Canceled In Indian Ocean; Quake Struck Near Indonesia http://nhpr.org/post/tsunami-watch-canceled-indian-ocean-quake-struck-near-indonesia A powerful, 8.6-magnitude earthquake and an 8.2-magnitude aftershock off the west coast of Northern Sumatra today led authorities to warn that potentially devastating tsunamis might roar across the Indian Ocean.<p>But to the relief of millions who were immediately reminded of the devastating tsunami that rolled across that ocean in 2004, the waves generated by today's temblors were minor and the tsunami "watch" was canceled just before 9 a.m. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 3050 at http://nhpr.org Tsunami Watch Canceled In Indian Ocean; Quake Struck Near Indonesia Rethinking, Not Just Rebuilding, Japan's Northeast http://nhpr.org/post/rethinking-not-just-rebuilding-japans-northeast With a fierce yell and a resounding thwack, 13-year-old Japanese student Nanami Usui brings her bamboo sword down on her opponent.<p>By practicing Kendo, or Japanese swordsmanship, Usui is one of several students in the town of Minamisanriku who are rebuilding their confidence after last year's tsunami washed away their homes and shattered their hometown in the country's northeast.<p>Usui says she dreams of being a police officer, but she doesn't know yet where she wants to live and work.<p>"Most high school students here have dreams about their future careers," she says, as she prepares to do Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:39:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 2466 at http://nhpr.org Rethinking, Not Just Rebuilding, Japan's Northeast Crippled Japanese Reactors Face Decades Of Work http://nhpr.org/post/crippled-japanese-reactors-face-decades-work The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, lasted for many terrifying minutes. But the multiple nuclear meltdowns that followed created an emergency that lasted for weeks and a legacy that will last for decades.<p>Here's how the event unfolded. The tsunami knocked out power to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. As a result, the cooling systems failed and three reactors melted down. Steam laced with radioactive material poured into the air. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:32:00 +0000 Richard Harris 2417 at http://nhpr.org Crippled Japanese Reactors Face Decades Of Work For Kids In Japan, Adjusting To A Changed World http://nhpr.org/post/kids-japan-adjusting-changed-world Teacher Dave Rowlands is talking to his students in a kindergarten class at Imagine Japan, an English-language school in the Miyagi Prefecture of Sendai City. The school is just a short walk from pre-fabricated homes built for families who lost more than just property in the earthquake and tsunami last year.<p>"What came after the earthquake, was what?" Rowlands asks. "A tidal wave. In Japanese, what do we say? Or in English, actually, tsunami is now used around the world in many languages. Tsunami. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 20:41:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 2418 at http://nhpr.org For Kids In Japan, Adjusting To A Changed World Trauma, Not Radiation, Is Key Concern In Japan http://nhpr.org/post/trauma-not-radiation-key-concern-japan One year ago this Sunday, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off Japan triggered a tsunami that killed 20,000 people. It also triggered multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station, one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.<p>But health effects from radiation turn out to be minor compared with the other issues the people of Fukushima prefecture now face.<p>That may come as a surprise. We all watched frightening TV images, and clouds of radioactive steam and gas did erupt from the plant. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Richard Harris 2424 at http://nhpr.org Trauma, Not Radiation, Is Key Concern In Japan