Fukushima http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20719/all en On Location Video: Tourists return to Japan http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5685070 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tourism is nearing pre-disaster levels.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Justin McCurry and Michael Condon </div> </div> </div> <p> Nine months after the worst nuclear disaster in the country&#39;s history, tourists are starting to come back to Japan.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/9bbee8202641b-original_0.jpg?1324670073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:12:28 06:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("9bbee8202641b", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Fukushima On Location Tokyo Tourism tourism returns Japan Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Justin McCurry and Michael Condon 5685070 at http://www.globalpost.com Davos prepares for gloomy discussions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/davos-prepares-gloomy-discussions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> World Economic Forum publishes report into Global Risks for 2012 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> It takes a long time for news to get up the mountain, but it seems to have finally reached the alpine area near Davos: things down below where 99 percent of the world lives are getting dangerous. Things are so dangerous that the one percent better pay attention.</p> <p> The World Economic Forum holds its annual get together at Davos starting January 25th and in advance it has just published <a href="http://www.weforum.org/reports">Global Risks 2012</a>, a survey of the views of 469 &quot;experts and industry leaders.&quot; It is a bleak read. The report is divided into three case studies titled Seeds of Dystopia, How Safe are our Safeguards?, and The Dark Side of Connectivity.</p> <p> Pull a quote from any page and you will be sent into a dark tunnel of despair:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/davos-prepares-gloomy-discussions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Angela Merkel Davos Fukushima Home neotribalism nuclear power Occupy OWS Regions Susan Greenfield World Economic Forum Americas Business Debt Crisis Asia-Pacific Europe Germany Global Economy Middle East Japan Europa GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:32:29 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5687050 at http://www.globalpost.com Future flood threat to British nuclear reactors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/future-flood-threat-british-nuclear-reactors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report says many will be underwater due to rising sea levels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A year ago, the world was watching Japan wrestle with the flooded reactors at Fukushima nuclear plant.</p> <p> The <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/07/uk-nuclear-risk-flooding">Guardian</a> newspaper has obtained, under a Freedom of Information request, a report partially published two months ago detailing the risks to 12 of 19 nuclear plant sites in the country.</p> <p> It is the older ones right on the sea cost that are cause for concern. Global warming has led to a rise in sea levels around this island.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/future-flood-threat-british-nuclear-reactors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Global Warming Global Warming Home japan nuclear energy Regions rising sea levels Green Energy Europe United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:15:04 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5695024 at http://www.globalpost.com California bluefin tuna show traces of Fukushima radiation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120529/california-bluefin-tuna-fukushima-radiation The leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant released radioactive material into the Pacific Ocean, material which fish can pick up from the water they swim in and the food they eat.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120529/california-bluefin-tuna-fukushima-radiation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Wildlife News Japan Science United States Tue, 29 May 2012 13:22:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5705989 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: Fukushima nuclear disaster was 'man-made' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-was-man-made Japan says human negligence made Fukushima the disaster it was, NATO trucks are on the move once more through Pakistan, and some cities are more liveable than others.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-was-man-made" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquake Fukushima Nuclear Tsunami Chatter Japan Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:45:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5710644 at http://www.globalpost.com 36% of Fukushima children have abnormal thyroid growths: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120720/36-fukushima-japan-children-have-abnormal-thyroid-gr Are Japanese children experiencing medical problems from the 2011 Fukshima nuclear reactor meltdown? According to the Telegraph, the answer could be yes: the UK paper reported that 36 percent of Fukushima Prefecture children have abnormal growths on their thyroid.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120720/36-fukushima-japan-children-have-abnormal-thyroid-gr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima japan Asia-Pacific Japan Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:33:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5712826 at http://www.globalpost.com Mutant butterflies? What "radioactive" insects means for everyone else http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120814/mutant-butterflies-your-questions-about-radioactive- Mutant butterflies appear to be flitting around the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the public is — understandably — looking for answers. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120814/mutant-butterflies-your-questions-about-radioactive-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima insects Asia-Pacific Wildlife News Japan Science Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:26:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5716061 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan aims to be nuclear-free by 2040 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120914/japan-aims-be-nuclear-free-2040 <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan announced today that it would stop using nuclear power completely within 30 years, a major turn-around from the country that once planned to generate more than half its electricity from atomic sources.</p> <p>&quot;We will use all possible political resources to realize the goal of having no nuclear plants operating by the end of the 2030s,&quot; a report by the government&#39;s energy and environmental committee states, <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443524904577651060130687708.html">according to the Wall Street Journal</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120914/japan-aims-be-nuclear-free-2040" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Nuclear Energy Japan Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:28:49 +0000 News Desk 5719314 at http://www.globalpost.com The Fukushima nuclear complex is still not under control http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130822/fukushima-radioactive-water-leak-faulty-tanks <p>TOKYO &mdash; More than two years after the massive Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, high levels of radiation are escaping into the ground and the atmosphere from a damaged container filled with water used to treat Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The incident marks the second phase of a nightmare that threatens the long-term fate of the country.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130822/fukushima-radioactive-water-leak-faulty-tanks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Want to Know Energy Politics Japan Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:38:00 +0000 Richard Smart 5915624 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan: Fukushima's newest radioactive leak was officially a "serious incident" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130828/japan-fukushimas-newest-radioactive-leak-was-officia <!--paging_filter--><p>The Japanese nuclear watchdog has officially <a href="http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/08/28/national/severity-level-of-fukushima-water-leak-raised-to-serious/#.Uh4n4by79M4" target="_blank">raised the incident level </a>of the recent leak of radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear from a level 1 to a level 3 on the international scale.</p> <p>That puts the 300-ton leak at the level of a &quot;serious incident&quot;.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130828/japan-fukushimas-newest-radioactive-leak-was-officia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Want to Know Asia-Pacific Japan Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:04:54 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5919914 at http://www.globalpost.com