| Mar 14, 2012
| 5:07 AM
TOKYO -- A 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency issued a brief tsunami advisory, warning of a half-meter wave. The tsunami advisory was called off a...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 3:02 PM
A little more than a year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant in northern Japan, plant officials in central Pennsylvania are implementing the lessons learned from that tragedy.
| Mar 26, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Obama urges North Korea to 'have the courage to pursue peace;' wants further cuts in US arsenal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning North Korea and Iran that their options are few and their friends fewer as those nations...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:11 AM
SAN DIEGO -- An environmental organization is running advertisements on cable television news channels this week demanding that the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station remain shut down.
According to Friends of the Earth, which opposes...
| Dec 27, 2011
Looking back on 2011, we now can recognize that we lived through the most consequential year since the end of World War II.
This was the year when the people of the world woke up and began taking hold of their fate. And by several important measures, the...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:36 AM
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- Researchers say seaweed harvested from Orange County beaches tested positive for small amounts of radiation from last year's nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:58 PM
The small, plastic train, poking out between the rocks, looked like any toy lost on the beach. It measured a few inches long, small enough to tumble out of a pocket or purse, with four thin wheels and rear-end contours hinting at where other cars should...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:51 AM
TOKYO -- A powerful earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday evening, rattling buildings in Tokyo and setting off a small tsunami.
It also jarred nerves in a nation still recovering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:55 PM
This is American exceptionalism: "Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds."
But you have to say it without the doubt, the regret -- the horror -- of Robert Oppenheimer, theoretical physicist extraordinaire and director of the Manhattan Project,...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:14 PM
FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- In the first sign that the Fukushima nuclear disaster may be changing life around it, scientists say they've found mutant butterflies.
Some of the butterflies had abnormalities in their legs, antennae, and abdomens, and dents in their...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 4:08 AM
Advocate for blind Chinese lawyer says US asylum deal expected ahead of Clinton’s China visit
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese officials are ironing out a deal to secure American asylum for a blind Chinese legal activist who fled house arrest,...