Disaster brings out best in people, communities

| Aug 2, 2011

Disaster brings out best in people, communities

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“The Towering Inferno.” “Deep Impact.” “The Road.” Hollywood’s notion of how communities react to a disaster is unequivocal: People panic, societies collapse and enemies take advantage of the chaos to settle old scores. Had these cinematic assessments of the human character been accurate, then ...

Fearing radiation, family quits Japan

| Jun 14, 2011

Fearing radiation, family quits Japan

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The ripples from the Fukushima nuclear disaster have been felt across the globe, drawing offers of sympathy and support for Japan, provoking debates about nuclear power and its alternatives — even sparking complete rethinks of energy policy. Germany decided to shut down all its ...