It Took 2.1 Years For Fukushima's Radioactive Plume to Reach Us

Cesium 134 and cesium 137: The two isotopes that were released into the Pacific Ocean when an earthquake ruined the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the eastern coast of Japan in 2011. The panic over the leakage was instantaneous in the US—but a new study shows how long it really took. » 1/01/15 5:00pm 1/01/15 5:00pm

A Harley That Washed Up In Canada Will Be Returned To Japanese Tsunami…

Here's some news that will brighten your day. While strolling the sands of British Columbia's Haida Gwaii Islands, a beachcomber named Peter Mark recently found a Harley Davidson swept away in the Japan tsunami last March. He had no idea what had happened to the person it belonged to. But the story has a happy… » 5/03/12 9:30am 5/03/12 9:30am

This Japanese Ghost Ship Lost in the Tsunami Was Found Floating Near…

When the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last year, it created more than 22 million tons of debris—the size of California, pretty much. Included in that debris was this ghost ship, a 150-foot long squid-fishing boat that's just been found, a year after the tsunami, near the coast of Canada. » 3/26/12 6:00pm 3/26/12 6:00pm

Orphaned Photos Find Owners in Tsunami-Ravaged Town

Last year's earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan left countless individuals separated from their possessions, including family photos. The Japanese town of Ofunato has set up a hub where people can come to search through piles of salvaged pictures with the hope of finding their own. Satako Kinno is a paper… » 2/21/12 1:00pm 2/21/12 1:00pm