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British Columbia Planning tsunami cleanup as Japan, Canada continue funding talks


British Columbia could see an increase in debris washing ashore from the Japanese tsunami as winter storms begin to batter the coast, and the province’s environment minister says there will be a plan in place by the end of October to deal with collection and disposal.

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Bin in Hawaii confirmed to be Japan tsunami debris


A large plastic bin is the first confirmed piece of marine debris from last year’s Japan tsunamis to arrive in Hawaii, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.

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Japan Plans To End Reliance On Nuclear Power Within 30 Years


Japan has announced plans to end its reliance on nuclear power within 30 years, in a historic policy shift prompted by the triple meltdown at the Fukushima power plant.

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How Waves Shapes Could Explain Deadly Tsunamis


Ocean waves are complex and often turbulent. While most ocean-wave interactions are essentially linear, sometimes two or more waves interact in a nonlinear way. Thus, X- and Y-shaped ocean waves that are often seen at beaches may help explain why tsunamis can be so devastating, researchers say.

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Plan Approved to Find Faults Near Diablo Canyon, California


In a showdown that pit antinuclear activists against marine-mammal supporters, the California State Lands Commission approved PG&E’s plans to begin conducting high-energy 3-d offshore seismic tests to determine the extent to which the faults offshore from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in Avila Beach connect…

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Strong earthquake hits off El Salvador coast


A strong magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador followed an hour later by a magnitude-5.4 aftershock; a tsunami alert off the central American coast was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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Oregon Authorities To demolish Japanese Tsunami Dock


Demolition experts on the west coast of the United States will this week tackle a continuing environmental threat created by last year’s Japanese devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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Why the 2012 Sumatra Earthquake Was a Weird One


Already a curiosity for its sheer size, the 8.6-magnitude earthquake that shook the seafloor west of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on April 11 appears to have been even weirder than scientists thought.

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Fukushima beach reopens to the public


As locals enjoy the beach near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, and splashing in the sea for the first time since the tsunami and nuclear disaster, thousands protest in Tokyo.

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