Japan remembers, rebuilds one year after tsunami

Japan remembers, rebuilds one year after tsunami

Mourning the loss of almost 20,000 people gripped Japan yesterday on the anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. While the nation has made enormous strides recovering from the …

Japan’s nuclear refugees

Japan‘s nuclear refugees

Photographer Phyllis B. Dooney is documenting the plight of Japan‘s refugees who fled the nuclear disaster in Fukushima prefecture after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. She writes,”In Fukushima Prefecture, the third and …

March 08, 2012 at 02:04AM


Japan tsunami pictures: before and after

In this first of three Big Picture posts on the anniversary of the Japan earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster, we have a series of paired “then and now” pictures, with the first image taken recently paired with …

March 06, 2012 at 06:19AM


Lathmar Holi festival

Traditionally a rite that celebrates the coming of spring, Holi is marked by joyous participants throwing colored water and powder. In northern Uttar Pradesh, “Lathmar Holi” is celebrated before Holi itself, and while it …

February 27, 2012 at 11:49PM


Gerd Ludwig‘s “Long Shadow of Chernobyl” project

Internationally-renowned photojournalist Gerd Ludwig has spent years documenting the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In 1986, errors at the plant in Ukraine led to an explosion that ultimately caused over a …

February 23, 2012 at 07:04AM


Carnival 2012

A last blast before the observance of Lent, Carnival has evolved in many parts of the world with Christian traditions to be the biggest party of the year. Traditions vary from country to country, and even from region …

February 14, 2012 at 03:08AM


Skating

It’s time to celebrate the simple joys of ice skating. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, winter has provided frozen playgrounds for all to enjoy. Ice skating takes many forms, from speed skating to professional hockey to figure skating …

February 07, 2012 at 05:08AM


Egypt: protests over Port Said soccer deaths

Violence at a soccer match triggered intensified political protests in Egypt raging now into their fifth day. A match on February 1, 2012 in Port Said, Egypt between rival clubs Al-Masry of …

February 04, 2012 at 02:36AM


Extreme cold weather hits Europe

Frigid temperatures have gripped Europe in the last week, with the mercury reaching as low as 35 degrees Celsius below zero. After what had been a relatively mild winter, the sudden cold caught many unprepared. …

January 31, 2012 at 02:08AM


Coal

Coal occupies a central position in modern human endeavors. Last year over 7000 megatons were mined worldwide. Powerful, yet dirty and dangerous, use of coal is expanding every year, with 2010 witnessing a production increase of 6.8%. Around 70 …