The harsh, tropical sunlight that dapples Bali's tourist-thronged beaches streams through the fingers of a palm leaf and lands on the shoulders of Nengah, who slumps like a rag doll amid a pile of tattered pillows in the island's far eastern reaches.The poor village of Abang is remote, and Nengah sp
Miyo Tatebayashi used to live about three miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant, which suffered a crippling accident when the March 11 tsunami struck Japan.On a recent day, she had just returned from a government-organized trip to the radiation zone in Fukushima prefecture along Japan's northeast c
They are all retirees, and they have all volunteered for a single, dangerous mission: to replace younger workers at the badly damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.The "Skilled Veterans Corps for Fukushima" consists of more than 500 seniors who have signed up for a job that has been called courageous — an
Japan faces a dilemma: the country lacks natural resources and relies heavily on nuclear power. But in the wake of the nuclear accident in March, 70 percent of Japanese now say they want to phase out atomic energy.It's a huge, long-term challenge.