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Fishing Boat Missing Since 2011 Tsunami Found
2012-03-25 05:31:36

A large Japanese fishing trawler that was swept away by the devastating tsunami of 2011 has been spotted off the coast of British Columbia in the western part of Canada, various media outlets reported Saturday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the 50-foot long vessel had been discovered approximately 160 miles west of Haida Gwaii, where it had been slowly drifting towards the shore. Officials had identified it as originating from Hokkaido, Japan, and rescue workers said that...

2012-03-15 15:11:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after Japan's devastating 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, Grammy Award winner Scott Stapp, singer, songwriter, voice of Creed and founder of the Scott Stapp With Arms Wide Open Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children and families around the world, is visiting some of the worst hit areas this March to show support for continued recovery and revitalization and promote global support for Japan. In...

2012-03-14 18:07:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In their continuing support of the areas of Japan devastated by last year's earthquake and tsunami, at this time Pacific Software Publishing (PSP Inc.) is sponsoring the Summer Experience in Seattle program, which will bring eight students and two teachers from the towns of Kesennuma and Minamisanriku-cho to come tour Seattle from July 27 through August 7. These children are the victims of Tsunami, who lost one of their parents during the...

Marking The One-Year Anniversary Of The Japanese Earthquake And Tsunami
2012-03-10 06:14:43

World leaders, scientists, and members of the media are among those pausing this weekend to reflect on the one-year anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 and, combined with the ensuing tsunami, caused widespread death and destruction throughout the country. "As we mark one year since the catastrophic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters in Japan, Michelle and I join all Americans in honoring the memory of the 19,000 victims lost or missing,"...

2012-03-08 15:00:00

When your staff is responsible for Hospice patients and a natural disaster creates havoc in traditional communication systems, having the technology to communicate reliably is a must. A year after a tsunami hit Hawaii, the lessons are still fresh in the mind of Bristol Hospice´s CEO Christie Franklin. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 A year after a devastating tsunami leveled parts of Japan and a less damaging wave washed over the shores of Hawaii playing havoc with land based...

2012-03-05 14:45:00

Projects include counseling for relief workers and support for disabled survivors STAMFORD, Conn., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is awarding $1 million in aid for disabled survivors as well as relief workers suffering from work-related stress and depression in Japan. The announcement comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the tragic earthquake and tsunami. The $1 million in new projects is in addition to the $3.2 million in aid AmeriCares delivered in the...

2012-03-05 10:03:00

Generosity of American public helped transition Japan from relief to recovery WASHINGTON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year following Japan's tragic earthquake and Pacific tsunami, the country is firmly on the path to recovery. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "Donations to the American Red Cross have helped hundreds of thousands of disaster survivors and are serving a critical role in recovery plans," said President and CEO Gail...

2012-03-02 06:30:00

LA GRANGE PARK, Ill., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's premier professional society for the nuclear community, the American Nuclear Society (ANS), is finalizing plans to unveil its "Special Report on Fukushima" in conjunction with the one year anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, ANS Special Committee Co-Chair and former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Dale Klein, Ph.D., announced today. The report will be unveiled at a special press conference in...

The Physics Of Earthquake Forecasting
2012-03-02 03:42:50

One year on from the magnitude-9.0 earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami and caused a partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, this month's special issue of Physics World, on the theme of "Physics and the Earth", includes an investigation by journalist Edwin Cartlidge into the latest advances in earthquake forecasting. In addition to the special issue, physicsworld.com hosts an exclusive video documentary reviewing the fundamental science behind earthquakes and...

2012-01-31 09:30:00

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brahman Industries, LLC announced today it has received seed funding of up to $125,000 from Estabrook Ventures, a Waltham, Massachusetts venture fund. Brahman is developing an innovative tsunami and flood shelter system that promises to revolutionize how governments and industries address these natural threats. The proceeds will be used to advance the development of the final engineering designs and to seek partners...