Quote of the week – note to the media, this 23 year old English teacher from Japan gets it, so stop the hype

From my town newspaper, in the story covering a young English teacher who was just now able to return home after being in Japan during the earthquake. She gets it,…

Good news from Japan: Situation 'fairly stable', says IAEA

IAEA= International Atomic Energy Agency – update here Story below from the Register: The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear powerplant in Japan, badly damaged during the extremely severe earthquake…

Nuke Tsunami Makes Clean Coal Look Better

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein The recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami, which shut down several reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex in northeastern Japan, followed by a failure of the…

Live real-time monitoring map of radiation counts in the USA

As many know, I’m a big fan of citizen science. There’s much that can be contributed by the layman that the government often cannot or will not do. Since many…

In light of radiation fears, I offer this repost

Going bananas over radiation With all the worries over radiation leaks from Japan, and hoarding of Potassium Iodide tablets, I thought it valuable to repost a link to this story from…

Newsbytes: The Energy No-Fly Zone

From the Global Warming Policy Foundation The world is about to enter a no-fly zone for energy policy, a period where nothing gets off the ground. Here we have a…

JPL: Japan Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days, Moved Axis

From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab: The March 11, magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan may have shortened the length of each Earth day and shifted its axis. But don’t worry-you won’t…

Newsbytes: Japan’s Tsunami Threatens The Global Warming Movement

From the Global Warming Policy Foundation The nuclear emergency is Japan will be a disaster for global warming activists. For a start, Japan’s own emissions will most likely rise in the…

Really? You had to ask this question?

Click image for the story. h/t to WUWT reader “Eric”. I’m always amazed at the lack of historical perspective some people have related to natural disasters. It’s doubly amazing when…

Newsbytes: Gas Burning Bright As Nuclear Renaissance Melts Down

From the Global Warming Policy Foundation Throughout the history of Japan, its cities have been destroyed again and again by war, fire and earthquake. After each catastrophe, the Japanese have rebuilt,…

Nuclear power perspective

By Mike Smith There is no question that the events in Japan are ongoing and serious. That said, I believe a lot of people are being misled by much of…

Nuclear meltdown: race to save reactors in Japan

Pick a number, and that reactor is described as being near a meltdown.  The news coverage coming out of Japan is even more confused when American media deciphers it.  Hopefully…

Monster earthquake off of Japanese coast: 8.9, Tsunami strikes, massive damage, thousands of deaths likely

UPDATE:  00:00 PST 3/13/11 Japanese Met Agency has upgraded the magnitude of the quake to 9.0 — up from 8.8, their previous estimate. UPDATE: 14:20 PST 3/11/11 Additional graphs and…