| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:50 AM
Vandals tore the left arm from the Peace Park statue Sadako and the Thousand Cranes at NE Pacific Street and NE 40th Street, just west of University Bridge's north end, Seattle Parks and Recreation said Wednesday.
The damage is similar to the vandalism...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:58 PM
The small, plastic train, poking out between the rocks, looked like any toy lost on the beach. It measured a few inches long, small enough to tumble out of a pocket or purse, with four thin wheels and rear-end contours hinting at where other cars should...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 4:26 PM
The Titanic was called unsinkable. It sank. Deep-sea oil drilling was supposed to be spill-proof. It wasn't. Nuclear power is supposed to be disaster-proof. It isn't. So much for believing the assertions of those who want us to feel risky......
| Mar 21, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Their earthquake was a disaster and a tragedy, but it didn't add a nuclear meltdown and thus, New Zealand's recovery is underway. And that means it's time to get back down to the business of doing what the Kiwis do best — making movies with hobbits....
| Jun 4, 2011
| 4:37 PM
In the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg — as a director and producer — served up gangs of daring, resourceful, fun-loving moppets who came to define their generation. He became a Norman Rockwell of the big screen, presenting American suburbia...
| Mar 5, 2010
Cancer rates are "significantly elevated" in Crestwood, according to a new state report that focuses on a south suburb where residents unwittingly drank contaminated water for more than two decades.
Prompted by a Tribune investigation that revealed the...
| Mar 28, 2010
| 3:23 PM
March 28th marks the 31st Anniversary of America's worst commercial nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in Dauphin County.
The accident in 1979 caused massive evacuations, and sparked a large scale review of how nuclear power plants are operated.
| Jun 14, 2010
| 6:00 AM
We fret about airport scanners, power lines, cell phones and even microwaves. It's true that we get too much radiation. But it's not from those sources — it's from too many medical tests.
Americans get the most medical radiation in the world,...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 5:18 PM
In any given year the average person is exposed to the equivalent of about 60 chest x-rays worth of radiation.
That comes from airport security scanners, medical check ups, and just hanging around outside. Radiation is a part of life. It's literally...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:43 AM
YANGON, Myanmar -- A powerful earthquake hit Myanmar Thursday near its borders with China, Thailand and Laos, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake hit in eastern Myanmar, about 55 miles (89 km) north of Chiang Rai, Thailand, the survey reported....
| Aug 7, 2010
| 12:49 PM
NAGASAKI, Japan -- Two atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 65 years ago this week and the milestone in World History is being observed in Japan and throughout the world.
Friday, a crowd of 55,000 gathered along...