GOOD

Overload: How to Follow Fukushima and Some Weekend Long Reads

The enduring crisis at Fukushima, plus some incredible long-form reads for the weekend, in today's roundup from GOOD Environment HQ.


Every day since these charts were created, I wake up and check out the radiation levels from all around Japan, including just outside the Fukushima reactor (above).

Then I'll load up Jesse Jenkins' "nuclear crisis" Twitter feed for some wide-ranging and deep-diving updates of the situation at Fukushima.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

Slideshow: Buy These Things and Support Relief Efforts in Japan

We know you don't need any material goods as incentive to give, but here are some good people offering proceeds from sales to relief efforts in Japan.

We know you don't need any material goods as incentive to give, but here are some good people and companies offering proceeds from sales to relief efforts in Japan.

Keep Reading Show less
Slideshows

Video: Helicopters Dump Water On Fukushima Reactors

Watch as helicopters drop tons of water on the Fukushima reactors in a desperate attempt to cool the plant and avoid a meltdown.

Quick Fukushima update: Workers and crisis responders are desperately trying to cool the reactors and replenish the spent fuel ponds. They're shooting water from long distance water cannons, and on Thursday morning, helicopters dumped about 30 tons of water over two of the plant's six reactors. Watch this Al Jazeera video to see one of those incredible dumps.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEQKz9V_hnE

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

Heroes: Japanese Emergency Workers Risk Lives to Warn Others of Coming Tsunami

A few stories of heroism and bravery emerge from the rubble.

There's little doubt that there will be many stories of heroism in the face of this terrible catastrophe. NPR has a lead on one such story, as reported on Twitter by Japanese journalist Chie Matsumoto:

"People received the warning through the city speakers that are set up outside. They heard, 'A big tsunami is coming. You need to evacuate.' Shortly after, they heard, 'Run!'

Keep Reading Show less
Articles