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Fukushima Cleanup: Slow Progress

A tsunami flooded the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant eight years ago. Fires, explosions and meltdowns followed. Folks living within 20 kilometers were told to leave the area. Radiation levels are dropping. A few folks are moving back. Clearing debris and … Continue reading

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Disasters, Deaths, Decisions

I figure the best way to deal with a hurricane or typhoon is to be somewhere else. That’s not always possible, so ‘how to survive’ advice generally talks about how to cope with wind, rain and flooding. Some advice may … Continue reading

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Apathy, Angst and Grenfell Tower

Opportunities for angst and anger abound. Just glance through the headlines. Take your pick from today’s top expert-endorsed, editor-approved crises — Climate change threatens our cities, the oceans and life itself. Well-intentioned efforts to stop climate change threaten our jobs … Continue reading

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Miami Bridge Collapse

My wife noted that yesterday’s bridge collapse near Miami, Florida was “horrible.” I think she’s right. What is certain at this point, Friday afternoon, a bit over 24 hours after the incident, is that a structure collapsed and people died. … Continue reading

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