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2011-08-08 12:33:32

A NASA scientist and her colleagues were able to observe for the first time the power of an earthquake and tsunami to break off large icebergs a hemisphere away. Kelly Brunt, a cryosphere specialist at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., and colleagues were able to link the calving of icebergs from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf in Antarctica following the Tohoku Tsunami, which originated with an earthquake off the coast of Japan in March 2011. The finding, detailed in a paper published...

2011-07-26 17:28:00

TOKYO, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, or Amma (Mother) to her millions of devotees across the world, announced a donation of one million U.S. dollars (Approximately 4.5 crores) towards the relief and rehabilitation of Japanese disaster victims, particularly for the education of children who lost both their parents in the devastating March 11 tsunami. The donation will be made by Mata Amritanandamayi Center (MA Center) USA along with Amma's global...

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2011-07-18 10:29:04

Disaster Research Center scientists study world's worst disasters in hopes of saving more lives in the future At the site of a terrorist attack, an earthquake or a tsunami, emergency responders are focused on search and rescue, and saving lives. Some disaster sites provide an opportunity for experts with different skills than the police, firefighters and aid organizations that are first on the scene. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), sociologist Tricia Wachtendorf and...

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2011-07-17 08:08:22

South Korea's space agency has joined its international counterparts in putting satellite data at the disposal of rescue authorities following major disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, formally became the newest member of the International Charter "ËœSpace and Major Disasters' on 7 July. Founded by ESA and the French space agency, CNES, the Charter is an international...

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2011-07-15 12:53:34

By Kim Gudeman, University of Illinois Researchers at the University of Illinois have become the first to record an airglow signature in the upper atmosphere produced by a tsunami using a camera system based in Maui, Hawaii. The signature, caused by the March 11 earthquake that devastated Japan, was observed in an airglow layer 250 kilometers above the earth's surface. It preceded the tsunami by one hour, suggesting that the technology could be used as an early-warning system in the future....

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2011-07-12 08:15:00

Professor Andreas Vött presents new results of geomorphological and geoarcheological investigations on the sedimentary burial of Olympia Olympia, site of the famous Temple of Zeus and original venue of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, was presumably destroyed by repeated tsunamis that travelled considerable distances inland, and not by earthquake and river floods as has been assumed to date. Evidence in support of this new theory on the virtual disappearance of the ancient cult site...

2011-07-11 11:18:00

New $35 million donation means that almost 90 percent of U.S. donations have been sent to Japan in four months WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Red Cross is making a $35 million donation to the Japanese Red Cross, bringing its contributions to the country's earthquake and tsunami response to nearly $245 million - about 90 percent of the money donated. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The new donation to the Japanese Red...

2011-06-30 00:00:29

Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces new fiscal sponsor partnerships with Japanese nonprofits Ashinaga and the Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI). San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces new fiscal sponsor partnerships with Japanese nonprofits Ashinaga and the Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI)....

2011-06-10 12:29:00

In less than three months, 80 percent of U.S. donations have been sent to Japan with millions more on the way WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is making another $46 million donation to the Japanese Red Cross, bringing its contributions to date to nearly $210 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "I offer you my heart-felt gratitude for your concern, encouragement and assistance," said Tadateru Konoe,...

2011-06-10 13:45:00

LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 7, Gwen Stefani hosted a private Harajuku-themed tea party at Royal/T to benefit Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. Guests were treated to a surprise performance by No Doubt. 200 lucky fans enjoyed a personal meet and greet with Gwen at Royal/T, Los Angeles' first-ever Japanese-style "cosplay" maid cafe and pop art space. Other special guests included her No Doubt bandmates Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'