Japan has doubled its estimate for the amount of radiation leaked by the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, but the process of evacuating the zone around the plant has not been smooth.In some villages where evacuation orders have been issued, Japanese residents have stayed put.The village of Iitate,
In addition to the tens of thousands of people displaced by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and subsequent radiation leak in Japan, tens of thousands of pets are also homeless.Many have been taken in by animal rescue groups — some of which sneaked into the exclusion zone surrounding the crippled
The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission heard an update today about the situation at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Toyota, which has been suffering from ongoing parts shortages and production delays following the March earthquake and tsunami, announced Wednesday that its most recent quarterly profit fell by more than 75 percent.The automaker has had a lot of problems lately, and they aren't just tied to the disa
Japan is reassessing how it produces electricity after March's earthquake and tsunami sparked a crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.Prime Minister Naoto Kan this week persuaded the operators of another nuclear plant west of Tokyo to temporarily close it to make safety improvements.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said today that he is giving up his $20,200 a month salary "until the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is brought under control," Kyodo News reports.There is video of the prime minister (with English translation) making that announcement during a news co
Some businesses are pledging to rebuild in the areas most ravaged by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The question now is how.The infrastructure is gone. Local governments are decimated. Workers no longer have houses.