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Japan: ?Why do we need nuclear power??

from Global Voices Online by Solana Larsen

BBC News – Footage of blast at Japan nuclear power plant

Old Feud Lost During Disaster, Korean Responses to Japan Quake

from Global Voices Online by Lee Yoo Eun

Facebook Causes Rallies Help For Japan?s Tsunami

from All Facebook by Jorge Cino

Maps Show Japan Postings? Spread On Facebook

from All Facebook by Jackie Cohen

You can see how news of Japan?s earthquake and tsunami spread via status updates on a set ten time-stamped maps that Facebook posted on the official Global Disaster Relief page.

Japanese nuclear plants: Some good news

from Boing Boing by Maggie Koerth-Baker

While I was writing the previous post, recommending World Nuclear News as a not-unbiased, but-at-least-well-organized source of information about what’s happening at the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini power plants, I noticed that they’d posted a new article saying that three of the four reactors at Fukushima Daini are now in cold shutdown?i.e. you don’t have to worry about them anymore.

 

Japanese nuclear plants: Some thoughts on how to stay informed without going crazy

from Boing Boing by Maggie Koerth-Baker

Breaking information about what is going on at the two Fukushima nuclear power plants?Daiichi (where most of the trouble is) and Daini?has often conflicted with other reports, points out Cristine Russell in The Atlantic. She’s criticizing the round-the-clock cycle of cable news coverage for confusing the public, and adding more fear and stress to an already fear-and-stress-filled situation. A big part of the problem: Knowing which sources to trust. Here’s two recommendations from Russell that earn big thumbs up from me:

Japan: On Catastrophes and Miracles, a Personal Account

from Global Voices Online by Tomomi Sasaki

Written by Tomomi Sasaki

This post is part of our special coverage Japan Earthquake 2011.

Personal stories of survival are beginning to be told by bloggers in the aftermath of the earthquake that shook Japan on Friday 11 March, 2011.

 

Nuclear recycling has risks and benefits

from Boing Boing by Maggie Koerth-Baker

Japan: cooling system pump has stopped at yet another nuclear power plant

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

(IMAGE: Before and after shots of structures that house nuclear reactors at the Fukushima power plant in Japan, where an explosion occurred on Friday?blowing the roof off the building shown at right. This is one of four nuclear power plants in Japan now in trouble, after a devastating 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.)

 

Fukushima: What’s the worst that could happen? Nuclear experts explain.

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Japan: Explosion at Fukushima 3 nuclear reactor, March 14, 2011 (video)

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Japan quake seismic wave data, “sonified” (audio)

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Japan: terrifying eyewitness video of tsunami destroying an entire town

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Japan Quake and Tsunami: before and after satellite photos, from Google

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Libraries after the Japan quake and tsunami

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Japan: Fukushima operator built nuclear plants to withstand only up to 7.9 quake

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Japan: Social Translation in Times of Crisis

from Global Voices Online by Tomomi Sasaki

Written by Tomomi Sasaki

This post is part of our special coverage on the Japan Earthquake 2011.

When disaster struck on March 11th, Japan was thrust onto the global stage. As inquiries, goodwill, advice, and donations pour in from around the world, citizens have responded in kind through various forms of social translation.

 

Japan: New meltdown fears at second reactor; how much radiation has been released in Fukushima crisis?

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Ushahidi for the Japan earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear emergency

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Websites collect clueless, racist internet comments made about Japan, post-quake

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

How Facebook Users Reacted to the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami [ANIMATED GRAPHIC]

from Mashable! by Sarah Kessler

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami: 7 Simple Ways to Help

from Mashable! by Ben Parr

Apple & Microsoft Take Different Approaches to Japan Relief

from Mashable! by Charlie White

Japan: Onagawa, the Hometown I Once Knew

from Global Voices Online by Tomomi Sasaki

Japan: Toxic Rain, Earthquake Weapons and Other False Rumors

from Global Voices Online by Tomomi Sasaki

Help Japan: Facebook Click Helps Dogs Rescue Trapped Quake Victims

from Mashable! by Charlie White

Japan: Fukushima Reactor Has Different Design Type Than Chernobyl

from Global Voices Online by Veronica Khokhlova

Peru: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Affect Peruvians

from Global Voices Online by Gabriela García Calderón

Twitter Users React To Massive Quake, Tsunami In Japan

from Mashable! by Chris Taylor

Google Responds to the Japan Earthquake With an Online Crisis Center

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

Japan Sendai Quake and Tsunami: big photo gallery

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

[Related BB post: “Japan hit by catastrophic 8.9 magnitude quake, massive tsunami sweeps country“]

 

Japan hit by catastrophic 8.9 magnitude quake, massive tsunami sweeps country

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Global Voices special coverage: Japan Earthquake 2011.

Al-Jazeera’s coverage of the Japanese earthquake

from kottke.org by Jason Kottke

If you haven’t already heard, Al-Jazeera had (and continues to have) some of the best coverage of earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Here’s a clip from earlier showing the tsunami rushing through a populated area.

 

HOW TO: Follow the Japan Earthquake Online

from Mashable! by Meghan Peters

Watch: YouTube Footage of Japan Quake [VIDEOS]

from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik

Google Person Finder for Those in Japan

from Daily Bits by noemi

Largest Earthquake in Recorded History in Japan

from Global Voices Online by Tomomi Sasaki

Some updates from Japan

from Boing Boing by Maggie Koerth-Baker

Japan Quake: The Night After

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Doc Searls: Japan Quake story shows that Net, not TV, rules breaking news

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Seen from above, the awesome scale of Japan’s destruction (big photo gallery)

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Mapping live seismic data from Japan, as aftershocks continue

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Tokyo Disneyland and the quake

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Japan: Radiation leak confirmed, meltdown fears, evacuation near nuclear plant widens (UPDATED)

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Japanese earthquake tsunami wave hits Emeryville, CA

from Boing Boing by Mark Frauenfelder

Aftershock: A New Yorker on the dark side of Japan (eyewitness account of quake, from Tokyo)

from Boing Boing by Adario Strange

Japan: video of tsunami flowing into city

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Japan: radiation leak fears at nuclear power facilities after quake, tsunami, and strong aftershocks

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Japan: Pacific tsunami wave height model (image)

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Japan: text, not voice, serves as communication lifeline in quake aftermath

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

How earthquakes work, and how science makes us safer

from Boing Boing by Maggie Koerth-Baker

Japan Quake: Tsunami mud wave overtakes town in northern Japan

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Japan Quake: skyscrapers swaying in Tokyo (video)

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Run a Website or Blog? You Can Help Japan With One Code Snippet

from Mashable! by Jolie O’Dell

http://maplarge.com/Japan-Earthquake

Japan: Explosion at Fukushima nuclear plant; disaster described as most significant accident since Chernobyl

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Japan: Fear in Fukushima

from Global Voices Online by Solana Larsen

Japan: Hashtags for Earthquake Related Tweets

from Global Voices Online by Tomomi Sasaki

Assembling resources following the earthquake in Japan

from The Official Google Blog by A Googler 

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(Cross-posted from the Google.org Blog)

I was the in the middle of writing code when the Google Japan office, on the 26th floor of Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, started shaking slowly. The rocking gradually increased, and I looked out the window to see the surrounding buildings all swaying ominously. Although alerts from the building urged us to evacuate via the emergency stairs, I couldn’t help but stay and search for information about the earthquake?s epicenter and scale. Amidst a series of aftershocks rocking our office, a small group of us in Tokyo and several other Google offices started gathering information about the earthquake to create the Crisis Response information page.

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