Canada Fukushima

Fukushima Tsunami Warning Like 2011 All Over Again

CP | Ken Moritsugu, The Associated Press | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada

The earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo, 240 kilometres away.

The Shadow Of Chernobyl Looms Large 30 Years Later

Shawn-Patrick Stensil | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Living
Shawn-Patrick Stensil

Thirty years on from the world's worst nuclear accident, millions of people are still living with radioactive fallout from Chernobyl. In contaminated areas, radiation touches every aspect of people's lives: it's in the food they eat, the milk they drink, and in the schools, parks and playgrounds their children play in. The human toll of reactor accidents is why nuclear power may never gain widespread acceptance, no matter how much the industry tries to reassure us that risks are low.

Citizen Scientists Are Digging in and Getting Results

David Suzuki | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

Science, too, is now in the hands of citizens around the world. From the ocean depths to the outer reaches of distant galaxies, and from projects run out of home garages to research platforms with over a million volunteer contributors, science has never been more accessible to the average person.

Why You Shouldn't Worry About The Fukushima Radiation Found In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Don't panic.

The Environment Needs Citizen Scientists

David Suzuki | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Smartphones, the Internet and accessible research technologies deinstitutionalize science and get the inner scientist in all of us outside to contribute to a broader understanding of a variety of topics, from backyard birds to flower-blooming times. Science relies on observation. As more people examine natural phenomena and record and share information, we gain better understanding of the world. An increasing number of scientific inquiries now depend on contributions from ordinary people to help them answer important questions.

Return To Fukushima

CP | Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada

TOMIOKA, Japan - Whenever Kazuhiro Onuki goes home, to his real home that is, the 66-year-old former librarian dons protective gear from head to toe a...

Fukushima Radiation Measured By Crowdfunding?

CBC | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

People along B.C.'s coast are being asked to step in where governments in Canada and the U.S. have not — to measure radiation from Japan's crippled...

How Citizen Scientists Can Fill in Information Gaps About Fukushima

David Suzuki | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

An Internet search turns up an astounding number of pages about radiation from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown that followed an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. But it's difficult to find credible information. With the lack of data from government, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is asking the public for help.

Suzuki 'Regrets' Dire Fukushima Warning

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

David Suzuki has admitted that his dire warning about the potential disaster another Fukushima earthquake might precipitate was an "off-the-cuff" resp...

Town Wants All Of Fukushima's Children

CP | Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

MATSUMOTO, Japan - A generation ago, Dr. Akira Sugenoya performed lifesaving cancer surgery on more than 100 children after the 1986 Chornobyl catastr...

Despite Fukushima, Scientists Say Eating West Coast Fish is Safe

David Suzuki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Due to continued contamination following the Fukushima disaster, social media is now abuzz with people swearing off fish from the Pacific Ocean. Given the lack of information around containment efforts, some may find this reasonable. But preliminary research shows fish caught off Canada's Pacific Coast are safe to eat.

Just Another Day In Hell

CP | Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

TOKYO - Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the meltdown-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 litres (...

Olympics, Anyone?

CP | Stephen Wade, The Associated Press | Posted 11.04.2013 | Home

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Three days ahead of the vote to choose the host of the 2020 Olympics, bid officials for Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid were forc...

A Bold New Plan

CP | Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press | Posted 11.02.2013 | Canada

TOKYO - The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it is funding a costly, untested subterranean ice wall in a desperate step to stop leaks of rad...

Forget Me Yet?

CBC | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada

Tokyo Electric Power Company workers have detected high levels of radiation in a ditch that flows into the ocean from a leaking tank at the crippled F...

Post-Fukushima, Are Japan's Fish Safe to Eat?

Harriet Sugar-Miller | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada
Harriet Sugar-Miller

A year and a half after Fukushima and contamination levels in nearby fish are not declining as should be expected, reports marine chemist Dr. Ken Buesseler in an article appearing tomorrow in Science magazine. We need to know why, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute scientist has been saying publicly for months now.

Japan Celebrates As Reactors Switched Off

CP | Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada

TOKYO - Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the last of this nation's 50 nuclear reactors switching off Saturday, shaking banners shaped as gia...

Japan, 1 Year On

CBC | Posted 05.10.2012 | Canada

Japan stopped on Sunday to remember the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation a year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashi...

'The Disaster Took Everybody’s Life And Hope'

CBC | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada

As Japan prepares to mark the anniversary of last year’s devastating natural and nuclear disaster, many of the evacuees in a city near the ruined Fu...

Size Isn't Everything, Baby: The New, Small "Green" Nuclear Reactor

John Brian Shannon | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada
John Brian Shannon

New hope for the nuclear power industry has arrived in the form of a brand-new nuclear power plant design -- known as small scale "modular" nuclear reactor, which is a profoundly better answer to the ultra-costly retrofitting of very old and large nuclear plants -- and long overdue for most of the world's reactors.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? Weather Gone Wild

Elizabeth May | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

My Biggest Story of the Year is the on-going refusal to connect the dots and describe climate change events for what they are. Not "Mother Nature" on a rampage; not some "wacky and wild curve ball."