Tohoku's Pacific coast rising after sinking in 2011 quake

Mar 8, 2017

Tohoku's Pacific coast rising after sinking in 2011 quake

The surface level of the Pacific coastline in eastern Tohoku has been rising since sinking in the March 2011 giant earthquake, prompting action to lower the height of seawalls in some areas. The changing surface level reflects continued active crustal movements six years after ...

What drought?: Dangerous deluge, blizzard converge on California

Jan 11, 2017

What drought?: Dangerous deluge, blizzard converge on California

The latest in an onslaught of winter storms comes with blizzard warnings for the Sierra Nevada and a new round of flooding for Northern California river towns where thousands of people remained under evacuation advisory Tuesday. Forecasters warned of up to 10 feet of ...

Dec 4, 2016

Japan to tap private sector to upgrade, run aging waterworks

Japan will encourage companies to start water supply operations currently run by municipalities through a concession system that grants the private sector the right to operate public facilities but not own them, health officials said. The health ministry will draft an amendment to the ...

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

Nov 15, 2016

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

New Zealand emergency services and defense personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from the South Island town of Kaikoura on Tuesday, a day after a powerful earthquake hit the region, killing two people. The 7.8-magnitude tremor, which struck just after midnight on ...