Nov 4, 2014

Lava stalls short of Hawaiian town's main road

Lava from Kilauea volcano has stalled just under 500 feet (150 meters) from the main road in Pahoa on the Big Island, officials said Saturday. Some lava has been breaking out along the sides of the flow, but it is moving slowly, said Darryl ...

Lava nears homes of Hawaiian village

Oct 29, 2014

Lava nears homes of Hawaiian village

A stream of lava from the Kilauea volcano slithered across fields on Tuesday, burning grass and other vegetation as it closed in on a village on Hawaii’s Big Island, with the nearest home only 70 yards (64 meters) away. Residents in the path of ...

Landslide risk studies lag in 32 prefectures

Aug 24, 2014

Landslide risk studies lag in 32 prefectures

More than 10 years after landslide disaster legislation took effect, 32 of the 47 prefectures have yet to finish the on-site research it orders, it was learned Sunday. It’s estimated there are some 520,000 possibly dangerous areas, such as steep slopes and alluvial fans. ...

Mudslides kill 36 in Hiroshima

Aug 20, 2014

Mudslides kill 36 in Hiroshima

At least 36 people were confirmed dead and seven remained missing after torrential rain sparked flooding and landslides in the city of Hiroshima on Wednesday, according to police. A 2-year-old boy was pronounced dead after being buried for two hours in a mudslide, while ...

Lakes formed by earthquake in China threaten flooding

Aug 5, 2014

Lakes formed by earthquake in China threaten flooding

Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and has left thousands homeless. Rescue teams have freed scores of trapped survivors as they dig ...

Rescuers scramble after nearly 400 die in China quake

Aug 4, 2014

Rescuers scramble after nearly 400 die in China quake

An intense rescue operation was under way in China Monday after an earthquake killed at least 381 people and injured thousands more, leaving scenes of devastation across a mountainous area. More than 12,000 houses collapsed and 30,000 were damaged in the quake zone in ...

Largest LED veggie factory built in quake-hit city

Jul 3, 2014

Largest LED veggie factory built in quake-hit city

The world’s largest vegetable factory to make use of light-emitting diodes has been built in one of the cities damaged by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, the factory’s operator said. Mirai Co., a Tokyo-based company that runs vegetable growing factories, said ...