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Ash cloud from Hawaii volcano sparks aviation red alert

May 16, 2018

Ash cloud from Hawaii volcano sparks aviation red alert

Explosions intensified on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Tuesday, spewing ash and sparking a red alert for aviation for the first time since the latest eruption began 12 days ago. Ash and volcanic smog, also known as vog, rose up to 12,000 feet (3,657 meters) above ...

Dialects at risk of extinction in Tohoku's disaster zones

Mar 18, 2018

Dialects at risk of extinction in Tohoku's disaster zones

In the wake of the March 2011 disasters, encouraging phrases in various dialects gave residents of tsunami-devastated Tohoku a much-needed psychological lift, but those same dialects are battling to survive amid the exodus of young people from the region. "Magenedo, Miyagi!" ("Miyagi won't give up!") ...