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Exxon CEO: Don't Frack in My Backyard
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Health, Law, USA )

- 646 days ago -
The CEO of ExxonMobil - the top producer of natural gas in the US - has joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of a water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near his Texas home, given that it may reduce the property value.
Fukushima Family Holds Hope For Daughter Born On March 11
Offbeat  (tags: baby, Fukushima, earthquake, hope, family, March 11, second birthday )

- 994 days ago -
Forty minutes after the massive Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, a newborn baby gave her first cry inside a car parked at a hospital in snowy Fukushima. That young girl, Shiori, has now marked her second birthday.
Smiles Return To Tohoku As The Circus Comes To Town
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Tohoku, March 11, earthquake, elementary school, smiles, kids, Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, radiation, circus, joy, dance )

- 1465 days ago -
During the show, La Tantan Sha - comprising the ringmaster, a crown, a dancer, an actor in a lion suit and two girl painters - set off in search of hidden treasure.
US Zoo Animals Sensed Quake
Offbeat  (tags: zoo animals, awarness, earthquake, behaviour, senses )

- 1559 days ago -
Many animals at the National Zoo in Washington sensed the rare 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the US east coast before it struck and began to behave strangely, zoo officials said. The epicenter of the surprise quake was located in a small Virginia
Japanese Architect Tackles New Christchurch Cathedral
Offbeat  (tags: New Zealand, Christchurch, earthquake, Cathedral, architect, unlikely, Japanese, cardboard, Feb.22, temporary, structure, unusual )

- 1563 days ago -
A Japanese architect is using an unlikely construction material in his race against time to build a towering structure that will replace Christchurch Cathedral after an earthquake earlier this year ravaged the city icon.
Did Animals Give Quake Warning?
Offbeat  (tags: natural disasters, warning, wild animals, March 11, earthquake, unusual behaviors, crows, kites, whales, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake )

- 1610 days ago -
People in areas affected by the March 11 earthquake have reported witnessing unusual behavior by wild animals shortly before the maginitude-9 temblor hit, stories that lend support to the idea that animals can anticipate natural disasters.
Demolition Workers Waiting for Swallow Chicks to Leave Nest Before Taking Down Buildings
Offbeat  (tags: Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, swallow, earthquake, victims, chicks, demolition, wait, goodnews )

- 1617 days ago -
MIYAKO, Iwate - Two swallow couples who have made their nests in a building here have tugged on the heartstrings of demolition workers, who have decided to wait until the swallow chicks fly the nests before proceeding with their work.
CARE Official Helps Tohoku After A Career Of Hot Spots
Offbeat  (tags: CARE, help, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, March 11, earthquake, tsunami, JEN, aid worker, same, refugees, refugee camps, Pakistan, international studies, emergency to recovery, commitnent, Iwate Prefecture, humans )

- 1647 days ago -
"I realized, if you could just peel off your skin, everyone all over the world is the same. We all have the same muscles, the same bones, two eyes, one mouth. I started looking at the problems all over the world, and wondering what I could do to help."
Lives of A-Bomb Victims Thrown Into Turmoil Yet Again By Radiation
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, March 11, earthquake, tsunami, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, Fukushima, radiation contamination, thrown into turmoil, a-bomb victim, again, eldery nursing home, Iitate Village, nuclear power plant, evacuation zone, Hiroshima, 1945 )

- 1651 days ago -
IITATE, Fukushima - Among those whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the ongoing nuclear disaster triggered my the March 11 quake and tsunami are victims of the 1945 atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
A Volunteer's Journal Of Hope For Tohoku
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku region, volunteers, March 11, clean-up, earthquake )

- 1666 days ago -
Many willing hands in organized groups are aiding in the massive post-March 11 clean-up.
Three Years Eyed to Remove Disaster Debris
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, debris, removal, three years, collapsed, disaster, earthquake, tsunami )

- 1675 days ago -
Up to around 24.9 million tons of debris mainly collapsed structures lie scattered near the coasts of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, according to the ministry.
Suits to Halt Atomic Plants Have All Failed
Offbeat  (tags: nuclear plant, suspension, legal actions, failed, earthquake, damage, lawsuits, Japan, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Kashiwazaki, Hamaoka )

- 1679 days ago -
The risk of an earthquake causing critical damage to a nuclear power plant has been the subject of lawsuits filed by residents in various parts of Japan over the years, but to date none of these legal actions has led to the actual suspension of the plant
Inspire Japan - Pecha Kucha
Offbeat  (tags: fundraiser, Japan, Pecha Kucha, Japan, earthquake, Architecture for Humanity, AchiAid, worldwide, share, donate, Insrire Japan, charity event, reconstruction, presentation )

- 1688 days ago -
Welcome to the Global Pecha Kucha Day - Inspire Japan Charity Fundraiser !! All funds raised at the events will go directly to support Architecture for Humanity and AchiAid.
One More Click-To-Donate Opportunity to Help the March 11 Megaquake Survivors
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, March 11, earthquake, tsunami, help, victims, Civic Force, click-to-donate, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, disasters, NPO, emergency team, relief, donation )

- 1689 days ago -
This is similar to the one I posted before. Please click the orange box to donate 1 yen to the "Civic Force", an organization that responds to domestic humanitarian disasters in Japan.
Dog Training Facility in Miyagi Keeps Tails Wagging After Tsunami
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, pets, Kesennuma, tsunami, earthquake, free of charge, shelter, home, AnimalWelfare )

- 1695 days ago -
In the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the coastal town of Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture on March 11, Yumi Saito, the operator of a dog training facility in the city has been looking after 28 pets free of charge.

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