Tuesday, March 22nd 2011 - 23:34 UTC

Tepco will have to compensate farmers around Fukushima area, says Japan

Controversy about the true radiation impact between Japanese government, WHO and IAEA

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) will have to compensate farmers for losses caused by the nuclear radiation leaking from its power plants, Japan has said.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011 - 20:13 UTC

Falkland Islands’ tours are top three in South America

Tourism Coordinator Samantha Marsh of Falklands Port and Shore Excursion Agents Sulivan Shipping Ltd

Three Falkland Islands tours achieved the top ratings out of all South American excursions taken by Princess Cruise Line passengers during the 2010/11 season, confirmed Tourism Coordinator Samantha Marsh of Falklands Port and Shore Excursion Agents Sulivan Shipping Ltd.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011 - 08:32 UTC

Fukushima nuclear plant seems ‘stabilized’ but smoke emissions continue

More than 350.000 people are still living in evacuation centres (Fukushima Photo Reuters)

Efforts have resumed at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to restore electrical power and cool its overheated reactors, seriously damaged by the 11 March earthquake.

Monday, March 21st 2011 - 19:35 UTC

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental begins first successful flight test program

The aircraft lands at the Boeing field in Seattle

The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental successfully began its flight test program Monday taking off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington state, before more than several thousand employees, customers, suppliers and community leaders.

Monday, March 21st 2011 - 06:51 UTC

IAEA says Japan’s nuclear emergency remains very serious; death and missing toll reaches 21.000

Search and relief efforts continue among the rubble

The United Nations nuclear agency, IAEA, says there have been positive developments in Japan's efforts to tackle a nuclear emergency after the 11 February quake.

Saturday, March 19th 2011 - 22:54 UTC

Falklands reports grounding of a pod of 400 pilot whales

Hundreds of dead pilot whales along the shores of Speedwell Island and thousands of petrels enjoying the unexpected feast (Photo Chris May)

A record grounding of an estimated 400 pilot whales was reported this week in the Falkland Islands.

Friday, March 18th 2011 - 03:29 UTC

If power is restored and if pumps work Fukushima reactor could be cooled

Death toll has risen to 5.700 and 9.500 disappeared

Engineers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have managed to lay a cable to reactor 2, the UN's nuclear watchdog reports. Restoring power should enable engineers to restart the pumps which send coolant over the reactor.

Thursday, March 17th 2011 - 07:44 UTC

Japanese tsunami surprises Midway atoll killing thousands of albatrosses

Midway now a wildlife sanctuary was a key military base during WW 2.

Thousands of albatrosses and other endangered species at a wildlife sanctuary north-west of Hawaii have been killed by the tsunami which devastated Japan, US officials say.

Wednesday, March 16th 2011 - 23:25 UTC

Wikileads cables reveal Japan was warned about poor safety at nuclear plants

Taro Kono, told US diplomats the Japanese government was ‘covering up’ nuclear accidents

As concerns about a meltdown at the Fukushima plant escalate, Britain’s the Telegraph revealed a series of two-year-old cables the paper obtained from Wikileaks that show unnamed experts telling Japanese officials they needed to update their nuclear safety protocols.

Wednesday, March 16th 2011 - 15:05 UTC

WHO: radiation risk in Japan limited to area next to damaged nuclear plant

Gregory Hartl, spokesman for the WHO: “it is a local risk”

The risk of the contamination of food products from nuclear radiation in Japan is limited to the specific area surrounding the damaged nuclear plant, according to a source from the World Health Organization (WHO).


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