seismic

Japan's Nuke Crisis Revives Call for Safer Reactors

As people in Japan's earthquake-tsunami disaster zone deal with the additional danger of radiation from damaged nuclear reactors, nations across the globe are taking the crisis as a sign that it's time to get more aggressive in their development of safer nuclear power plants.

Haiti's Lack of Seismic Monitoring Complicates Rebuilding

Years before the deadly earthquake, scientists urged Haiti to install seismic monitoring stations. Because that was never done, rebuilding will be far more difficult, as the seismic information would be useful in developing the nation's building codes.