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Safe Haven, Beautiful Creatures, Die Hard and the made-in-Vancouver Escape from Planet Earth

Romance in the sun and occasionally rain, in Safe Haven, the latest film from a Nicholas Sparks novel.

Scandals of Fukushima

A look back at how the Japanese government repeatedly misinformed its public about the dangers of radiation from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Thousands of cancers, or none? We may never know the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Ordinary rates of cancer are so high that thousands of cases from Japanese disaster may fly under the radar.

Japan spent fuel rods pose danger worse than Chernobyl

If spent fuel rods catch fire at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant  “all bets are off,”  Robert Alvarez a US expert on nuclear disarmament and environmental and energy said yesterday...

Fukushima nuclear disaster: looking for objectivity

Discrepancies in news reporting about Fukushima Nuclear crisis prompted me to contact a physicist at Harvard who specializes in communicating with the public about nuclear plant incidents.

Is Lower Mainland monitoring for nuclear fallout from Japan?

As a physician specializing in preventive medicine, I am concerned that there does not seem to be an audibly-announced U.S. or Canadian government policy on monitoring for fallout from...