Disasters

"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011
August 5, 2021

Drought in the American West: "The Everything Disaster"

Join a roundtable of experienced journalists and subject-matter experts for a virtual discussion on the drying of the American West, what it means and how to report it. Hosted by SEJ and Circle of Blue. 1:00 p.m. ET.

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La. Researcher Says She Was Fired For Raising Alarm About Dolphin Deaths

"Gulf Coast researchers are raising alarms about a $1.4 billion coastal restoration project’s potential to kill and injure bottlenose dolphins. Now, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries employee whose job it was to count dolphin deaths in the state says she was fired in 2019 because her work reaffirmed the potential of the project to devastate a dolphin population."

Source: La. Illuminator, 07/30/2021

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