| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Masao Yoshida, the plant manager who led the fight to bring Japan's Fukushima atomic station under control during the 2011 nuclear disaster, has died. He was 58.
He died Tuesday of esophagus cancer at a Tokyo hospital, according to a statement from...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:45 AM
BEIJING -- The operator of the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima, Japan, said Tuesday that 300 tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from one of its storage tanks, the worst in a number of similar leaks since the catastrophic 2011...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:48 AM
TOKYO -- Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is considering a heightened "serious incident" designation for the leakage of 300 tons of highly radioactive water at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima.
The country's nuclear regulator earlier...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:30 AM
An unmanned submarine set to dive more than 1,000 feet to scour the bottom of Lake Tahoe didn't quite make it all the way.
During shallower test dives earlier this month, the submarine encountered complications with a few of its motors, said Gordon...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:50 PM
A submarine designed to explore beneath the ice shelves of Antarctica is taking a detour in Lake Tahoe this week for an unusual expedition.
The unmanned vessel is diving more than 1,000 feet to scour the lake's bottom and capture valuable data and high-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A large tsunami hitting California would cause major flooding in Long Beach and parts of Orange County and force 750,000 people to evacuate coastal areas in a few hours, according to extensive simulation published Wednesday by U.S. Geological Survey....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The U.S. Geological Survey this week released a report assessing the tsunami risk in California. The research simulated a 9.1 quake off the Alaska coast that would send damaging waves to California.
Here are some highlights.
1) What are the parts of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After the cascade of disasters that befell Japan 27 months ago, then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan took the brunt of withering criticism for shoddy nuclear safety standards at the crippled Fukushima reactor complex and the government’s chaotic...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:55 PM
When the magnitude 9 earthquake struck Japan more than two years ago, there were 1,200 global positioning system stations recording ocean floor movement in real time.
None was linked to that nation’s tsunami warning system, which underestimated...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:35 AM
A 20-foot boat that washed ashore earlier this month in Northern California has been confirmed as the first debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami to reach the state.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, working with the Japanese...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:35 AM
A magnitude-6.9 earthquake shook Baja California early Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but no tsunami was expected to strike California....