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For battered Japan, a new threat: nuclear meltdown

IWAKI, Japan | An explosion at a nuclear power plant on Japan's devastated coast destroyed a building Saturday and made leaking radiation, or even outright meltdown, the central threat menacing a nation just beginning to grasp the scale of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.

March 12, 2011 3:50 pm
Obama administration seeks tougher pipeline oversight

Obama administration seeks tougher pipeline oversight

WASHINGTON | The Obama administration wants Congress to tighten oversight and more than double penalties for safety violations in response to a deadly gas explosion in California and a Michigan oil spill that flowed from a Griffith pipeline.

September 16, 2010 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Fireworks fountain grass explodes with a blaze of color

Fireworks fountain grass explodes with a blaze of color

Fireworks fountain grass explodes with color and interest with its flaming variegated foliage and arching foxtail like plumes. The fact that it is happening now in tired summer gardens is even better.

August 14, 2010 12:00 am

100 days of oil: Gulf life will never be the same

GRAND ISLE, La. | A hundred days ago, shop owner Cherie Pete was getting ready for a busy summer serving ice cream and po-boys to hungry fishermen. Local official Billy Nungesser was planning his wedding. Environmental activist Enid Sisskin was preparing a speech about the dangers of offshor…

July 28, 2010 10:30 am Related
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