| Mar 18, 2011
| 6:50 PM
Workers struggling to contain radioactive releases from the Fukushima power plant face two critical tasks to avoid turning a nuclear disaster into a catastrophe: preventing a runaway chain reaction into the nuclear fuel and maintaining a massive flow of...
| Mar 19, 2011
| 10:38 PM
Japan took a step toward possibly getting its nuclear disaster under control Sunday as electricity to power some reactor cooling systems was restored and previous efforts to lower reactor temperatures with seawater at the battered Fukushima atomic...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:24 PM
How did Japanese workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant jury-rig fire hoses to cool damaged reactors? Is contaminated water from waste pools overflowing into the Pacific Ocean? Exactly who is the national incident commander?
The answers to these...
| Apr 12, 2011
Japanese nuclear regulatory officials Tuesday raised the severity rating at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest level by international standards, equaling the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union....
| Apr 15, 2011
The radiation gauge beeped, signaling that isotopes were in the atmosphere.
As our SUV followed a line of electricity towers marching across deserted farmland, we made an agreement: If the dosimeter hit 15, we'd turn around. The device inched up to 12,...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
“I realize there will come a point at which my searching must come to an end — once I've found every river monster and all the world's underwater mysteries are solved,” says biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade, host of Animal...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:32 AM
You have to admit that it’s a pretty creepy setting. Chernobyl Diaries is set in the town of Pripyat, in the Ukraine. Back in the waning days of the Soviet Union, Pripyat was the location of the world’s most infamous nuclear plant disaster....
| Mar 11, 2012
It's radioactive, its plants can be expensive to build and it scares the bejeebers out of many, but to some, nuclear energy is the future.
That may well be true, but for now, the race to that future has slowed to a cautious crawl as regulators have...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:34 AM
TOKYO, Japan -- Japan gathered Sunday amid tears, prayers and a moment of silence to mark one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands, and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.
Throngs nationwide observed a moment...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:09 PM
John Lara, whose irreverent cartoons appeared in Laguna Beach, Orange County and national newspapers, died Jan. 15 of complications from lupus. He was 56.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Little Church by the Sea, 468...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 10:25 AM
The locale of one of the most infamous nuclear plant disasters in history becomes an extreme tourism site in this well-made chiller, as several people decide to visit the site ... and get too big a taste of the disaster's lingering results.