PASADENA, Calif.— California has received a spurt of federal funding to expand an earthquake warning system intended to provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities and factories to shut off gas lines, and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops. California trails Japan, Mexico and other earthquake-prone areas in developing a public alert...» Read More
CNBC's Jane Wells reports a drought emergency has been declared in California which allows the state to hire more fire fighters. Wells also comments on earthquake insurance policies, 90 percent of California homes do not have quake insurance protection.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports Governor Gray Davis has officially declared a drought emergency in California. The Governor calls on all residents to conserve water.
The "Squawk on the Street" team reacts to a recent study suggesting that fracking for natural gas has contributed to earthquakes in Texas.
The Tokyo metropolitan government will invest in 6 solar power projects across Japan. Tokyo had set up funds last year to invest in power plants, and these funds will cover 20-30% of the cost of the new 170 million dollar solar power project. Sachiko Kishida reports.
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has rated the latest radioactive water leakage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant a Level-3 incident. Nozomu Kitadai reports.
Rescuers struggled to reach a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst earthquake in three years rose to 203 with almost 1,000 serious injuries.
Your best business plans can go up in smoke if you're not planning now for the 'worst case scenario,' says this blogger.
James Thom, Investment Manager, Aberdeen Asset Management says Astra International and Holcim Indonesia are great opportunities for investors looking to gain exposure to the Indonesian market.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports the details of the aftershock Indonesia is facing since the earthquake.
Indonesia's quake hits the rupiah and Cambodia tries to de-dollarize - it's time for your FX Fix.
The tsunami that hit Japan last year inspired many documentaries, 29 of which were shown at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in October, the New York Times reports.
A series of earthquakes rattled Tokyo and northeast Japan late Wednesday evening, but caused no apparent damage or injury in the same region hit by last year's devastating tsunami.
CNBC's Brian Shactman takes a look at how the nuclear industry has been altered one year after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Last year's triple Fukushima disaster – an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis trifecta -- claimed more than 19,000 lives and wreaked utter havoc on the affected area. But the cascading effects of the Fukushima catastrophe may prove to be even more serious and long-lasting.
Regional cities like Aizu-Wakamatsu could be crucial to Japan’s effort to attract foreign investment, the New York Times reports.
Most investors can rhyme off a litany of reasons as to why to avoid Japan – high government debt, deflation and a demographic vortex just to name a few. But Japanese equities appear to be emerging as a favorite contrarian play among some experienced investors.
Jacinthe Martin says it took her a few days to reach “panic” status last March, as Japan’s nuclear crisis deepened following its earthquake and tsunami. But the agitated news reports and frantic emails from friends finally pushed her – like many foreign residents of Tokyo – to abandon her adopted city for sanctuary overseas, FT reports.
In the darkest moments of last year’s nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered the possibility of evacuating Tokyo, an independent investigation into the accident disclosed. The NYT reports.
The price of uranium could receive a boost from renewed instability in the Middle East if governments turn again to nuclear power, an industry executive told CNBC.
Japan's fishing industry may be about to undergo a complete transformation. One local government is proposing opening coastal waters to big-business investors in what he says is an effort to save the industry. The Christian Science Monitor reports.