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55,000 Evacuated In China Floods

BEIJING (AFP) – China was pounded by more summer rain forcing the evacuation of more than 55,000 people, state media said late Tuesday, warning of further downpours. Most the evacuations were in the city of Xianning in the central province

Earless Rabbits Born By Nuke Plant


Earless rabbits has been discovered just outside the radiation zone of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. FRESH fears over a nuclear leak at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima plant have re-ignited after rabbits born close to the facility were found to

Strontium Found At Fukushima

Highly toxic radioactive strontium has been found in groundwater near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. It is the first time the substance has been detected in groundwater near the plant’s No. 1 and No. 2 reactors. Please follow and like

6.2 Quake Hits Indonesia No Tsunami

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A strong earthquake has shaken parts of Indonesia, but a tsunami was not expected and no damage was initially reported. Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the Monday night quake was centered about 110 miles (178 kilometers)

170 Dead Or Missing In China Floods

BEIJING (AFP) – Flooding caused by torrential downpours in central and southern China has killed 94 people and left 78 others missing, the government said Sunday, warning of further heavy downpours ahead. Flooding on the southern reaches of the Yangtze

Anti Nuke Protests In Japan

TOKYO (AFP) – Thousands of people staged anti-nuclear rallies in Japan on Saturday as the country marked three months since its massive quake and tsunami, which resulted in the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years. Radiation continued to leak

Japan’s Elderly Head For Nuke Zone

In ancient Japan, or so the folktale goes, there used to be a mountain where old people were taken and abandoned once they reached 60 years of age. Although the practice of obasute was probably more rural legend than actual

Mt Dieng Spews Dangerous Gasses

Poisonous gases spewing from Mount Dieng in Central Java caused increasing alarm on Tuesday as concentrations of one of the gases breached levels deemed safe for humans. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said

Toxic Metals Found In Chinese Toys


The national product quality watchdog has found heavy metal elements in some toy products, which experts say can accumulate in children’s bodies and cause chronic poisoning if they are absorbed. A recent spot-check by the General Administration of Quality Supervision,

Explosion At Japan Nuclear Plant

TOKYO (AFP) – An explosion was heard Tuesday at Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, but no rise in radiation levels nor any injuries were reported, the plant operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), which has struggled to control

1000’s Fish Dead In The Philippines


Several lakeside towns in the Philippines are struggling to cope with mountains of rotting fish that were killed by a sudden drop in water temperatures at the weekend. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources says more than 750 tonnes

China Contaminated By Toxic Metals


China’s environmental protection ministry is cracking down on pollution caused by lead and other heavy metals following a spate of poisoning cases and reports that much of the country is contaminated with toxic materials. The new rules were announced late