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‘Shake Table’ Used To Simulate Earthquake On Fake Hospital

‘Shake Table’ Used To Simulate Earthquake On Fake Hospital

In California, earthquakes are commonplace, but with the possibility of the 'Big One' always looming, the state's authorities are doing all they can to prepare for it. This week saw the construction of a

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Japan Could Tap Thermal Springs to Replace Nuclear Power With Geothermal Energy

Japan Could Tap Thermal Springs to Replace Nuclear Power With Geothermal Energy

A lot has happened since the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In the 15 months since the power plant was damaged by a double-whammy of an earthquake and a tsunami, the nuclear state has been described as worse

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Hikaru Imamura’s ‘Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery’ Kit Delivers Warmth and Food to Earthquake Victims

Hikaru Imamura’s ‘Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery’ Kit Delivers Warmth and Food to Earthquake Victims

Thinking beyond creating something flashy or fashionable, Japanese designer Hikaru Imamura designed the Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery; an emergency kit packed with essentials for earthquake

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Japan Goes Completely Nuclear Free, But Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Fossil Fuels Surge

Japan Goes Completely Nuclear Free, But Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Fossil Fuels Surge

Tomorrow Japan will become completely nuclear free for the first time since 1970 as it shuts down the Tomari nuclear reactor on the island of Hokkaido. One by one the country’s 54 nuclear reactors have

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Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

A prototype for a solar and wind power station that fits within a shipping container has placed a group of students from Princeton University among the winners of a national EPA-sponsored sustainable

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Japanese Tsunami Debris Adds to Pacific Garbage Patch

Japanese Tsunami Debris Adds to Pacific Garbage Patch

As debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan now washes up in North America, much of it is also settling into the Pacific Garbage Patch. Stretching northward from the outermost Hawaiian Islands, this

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Shigeru Ban’s Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral Gets the Green Light for Construction

Shigeru Ban’s Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral Gets the Green Light for Construction

Shigeru Ban’s temporary cardboard cathedral finally got the green light to be erected in Christchurch, New Zealand. Now called the “Transitional Cathedral”, the building will replace a 19th century

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Japanese Volleyball Appears to Be First of Tsunami Debris to Reach Alaska

Japanese Volleyball Appears to Be First of Tsunami Debris to Reach Alaska

The first identifiable pieces of debris to be washed across the Pacific Ocean in the wake of last year's tsunami in Japan, a volleyball and a soccer ball, have reached the Alaskan coast. Discovered on the

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The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

Water Pollution of a Copper Mine Exploitation Image from Shutterstock WATER Water; we can't live without it, and thankfully much of the Earth is made up of it. Yet we face major problems where the

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EPA Introduces Regulations Limiting Hydraulic Fracturing Emissions

EPA Introduces Regulations Limiting Hydraulic Fracturing Emissions

Today the EPA finally introduced long-delayed regulations requiring natural gas companies to utilize technologies that reduce or eliminate the emission of smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCS)

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Iranian Architect Builds Sustainable Bamboo Dome From Bamboo and Dry Rice Plants

Iranian Architect Builds Sustainable Bamboo Dome From Bamboo and Dry Rice Plants

It takes three people two days to build this shelter, which is made from seventy bamboo canes. The base of the self-standing shelter was made from gas pipes from a local shop, ensuring the structure

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If a Mega-Earthquake Hit Tokyo, It Would Kill Close to 10,000

If a Mega-Earthquake Hit Tokyo, It Would Kill Close to 10,000

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government released new data this week detailing what would happen if the Japanese capital were hit with a major earthquake. According to the projection, a 7.3-magnitude quake would

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Japan to Shut Down Last Operating Nuclear Reactor on May 6th

Japan to Shut Down Last Operating Nuclear Reactor on May 6th

Nuclear Power Station image from Shutterstock For the first time in a generation, Japan is set to go nuclear-free next month. Nuclear energy has suffered a serious blow to its public image since the

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Updated Cornell Study Shows Fracking Causes More Global Warming Than Coal

Updated Cornell Study Shows Fracking Causes More Global Warming Than Coal

Hydraulic fracking is getting a pretty bad reputation for its potential to pollute water, cause cancer, and trigger earthquakes -- need we go on? But a new study from Cornell reports that the natural gas

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The Earthquake-Proof Table Provides a Safe Space for Students When the Earth Starts to Rumble

The Earthquake-Proof Table Provides a Safe Space for Students When the Earth Starts to Rumble

More than 300 million students across the globe sit in classrooms that weren't constructed to withstand an earthquake, leaving them susceptible to serious injury and even death if the earth were to start

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U.S. Coast Guard Launches Cannon Fire to Sink Japanese Tsunami Ghost Ship

U.S. Coast Guard Launches Cannon Fire to Sink Japanese Tsunami Ghost Ship

The Japanese ghost ship that recently appeared off the coast of Canada has recently come under cannon fire from the U.S. Coast Guard. The 164-foot Ryou-un-Maru fishing vessel washed out into the Pacific

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New EQ-Top Seismic Wallpaper Can Save Lives in an Earthquake

New EQ-Top Seismic Wallpaper Can Save Lives in an Earthquake

Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Bayer have developed a seismic wallpaper that can hold up building walls during earthquakes. The system, called EQ-Top, is a glass fiber fabric that

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Japanese Ghost Ship Spotted Off Coast of Canada Signaling Arrival of Tsunami Wreckage

Japanese Ghost Ship Spotted Off Coast of Canada Signaling Arrival of Tsunami Wreckage

After Japan was hit with a devastating earthquake in March 2011, the Pacific nation was rocked by a massive tsunami that destroyed thousands of coastal houses, cars and boats and swept millions of tons of

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Japan to Reopen Area Around Fukushima, Home to 16,000 Evacuees

Japan to Reopen Area Around Fukushima, Home to 16,000 Evacuees

The Japanese government has relaxed restrictions imposed on some of the towns impacted by last years Fukushima nuclear disaster. The towns of Kawauchi and Tamura were largely reopened to residents on

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Reactor at Fukushima Confirmed to Have Fatally High Levels of Radiation

Reactor at Fukushima Confirmed to Have Fatally High Levels of Radiation

The most recent inspection of the No. 2 Nuclear Reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has cast doubts on government claims of the reactor's stability. A probe found radiation levels 10 times the fatal

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Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor

Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor

In the wake of the world's worst nuclear disaster in a generation, yet another nuclear reactor in Japan was taken offline for maintenance on Monday, leaving only one of the country's 54 nuclear reactors

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Google Launches Incredible ‘Street View’ Map of the Amazon

Google Launches Incredible ‘Street View’ Map of the Amazon

We were pretty excited when we found out last year than Google was working in the Amazon to create a Street View map of the ecologically vital rainforest. To coincide with World Forest Day, they've just

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AIA and Architecture for Humanity Team Up To Help Architects Respond To Disasters

AIA and Architecture for Humanity Team Up To Help Architects Respond To Disasters

Last month the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and nonprofit Architecture for Humanity teamed up to launch ArchitectsRebuild.org, a new website that promises to help architects contribute to

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Melbourne’s Advanced Technologies Centre by H2o Architects Looks Like a Gigantic LEGO Brick

Melbourne’s Advanced Technologies Centre by H2o Architects Looks Like a Gigantic LEGO Brick

Much of the design of Swinburne University of Technology's Advanced Technologies Centre is about openness, circulation, and adaptability. The lower labs are glassed on all sides

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Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

When hydraulic fracturing (or fracking - the technique of extracting natural gas from rocks) was thrust into the public consciousness with the release of the 2010 film Gasland, most of the conversation

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One Year After Fukushima, Radiation Adviser Shunichi Yamashita Attempts to Assuage a Shaken Public

One Year After Fukushima, Radiation Adviser Shunichi Yamashita Attempts to Assuage a Shaken Public

One year after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that shook Japan to its core, all eyes are turned to radiation risk management adviser Shunichi Yamashita. Yamashita, the son of a Nagasaki atomic bomb

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Sierra Club Turned Down $30 Million Gift From Natural Gas Fracking Company

Sierra Club Turned Down $30 Million Gift From Natural Gas Fracking Company

Thanks to efforts by environmentalists and opponents of the natural gas industry, the process of fracking has come under the limelight recently - and the federal government is considering new, tougher

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Regulators in Ohio Declare Fracking Causes Earthquakes, Increase Regulations

Regulators in Ohio Declare Fracking Causes Earthquakes, Increase Regulations

New regulations are coming to the Ohio natural gas industry thanks to the discovery that misplaced hydraulic fracturing wells are the cause of earthquakes in the area. Ohio regulators discovered that lack

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San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Raises Radioactivity Concerns at World Class Surf Spot

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Raises Radioactivity Concerns at World Class Surf Spot

Late last month a radiation leak was discovered at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in San Diego County, California. It was found that radiation was leaking out of a faulty hose and into

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