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The Japanese disaster one year later

As the world remembers the horrors of the disaster on its one-year anniversary, experts at the Mailman School take stock of disaster response, nuclear fears and lessons learned

dateMar 12, 2012 in Other
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Scientists pinpoint great-earthquake hot spots

The world's largest earthquakes occur at subduction zones - locations where a tectonic plate slips under another. But where along these extended subduction areas are great earthquakes most likely to happen? Scientists have ...

dateDec 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Chernobyl nightmare haunts world 25 years on

The world next week remembers 25 years since the worst nuclear accident in history at Chernobyl, haunted by fears that the Japan earthquake has shown again the risk of atomic power sparking apocalypse.

dateApr 17, 2011 in Environment
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