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  • LA wildfire dangers  Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    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.

  • California declares drought state of emergency  Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    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.

  • Fracking linked to earthquakes?  Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 9:48 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" team reacts to a recent study suggesting that fracking for natural gas has contributed to earthquakes in Texas.

  • Nikkei Business Report  Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    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.

  • Nikkei Business Report  Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    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.

  • China Earthquake Toll Rises as Rescuers Struggle Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    Earthquake Hits China's Sichuan Province

    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.

  • Hall: Are You Prepared for the 'Worst Case Scenario'? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 2:25 PM ET
    A forest burns during a backburn operation to fight the Wallow Firen in Nutrioso, Arizona.

    Your best business plans can go up in smoke if you're not planning now for the 'worst case scenario,' says this blogger.

  • Attractive Indonesian Stocks  Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 11:11 PM ET

    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.

  • Indonesia Earthquake Update  Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports the details of the aftershock Indonesia is facing since the earthquake.

  • Yen Gets a Lift, Swiss National Bank Talks Tough Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    Indonesia's quake hits the rupiah and Cambodia tries to de-dollarize - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Post-Traumatic Filmmaking in Japan Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 12:48 AM ET

    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.

  • Strong Quakes Shake Japan, but No Apparent Damage Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    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.

  • Nuclear Industry One Year After Fukushima  Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    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.

  • Tsunami hits 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.

  • Japan Looks Beyond Its Borders for Investors Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    The Monju nuclear power plant located in Tsuruga, Fukui prefecture.

    Regional cities like Aizu-Wakamatsu could be crucial to Japan’s effort to attract foreign investment, the New York Times reports.

  • Japan Emerges as a Contrarian Play Among Experts Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:18 AM ET

    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.

  • Tokyo Expats Live in Altered Landscape Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 9:40 PM ET
    A boy walks in front of a huge anti-nuclear banner during a protest rally in Tokyo In February, 2012.

    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.

  • Nuclear Crisis Set Off Fears Over Tokyo, Report Says Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 2:18 AM ET
    An official in a full radiation protection suit scans an evacuated elderly woman with a geiger counter to check radiation levels in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture.

    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.

  • Nuclear Comeback Could Boost Uranium Prices Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
    nuclear power station

    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.

  • Can Big Business Save Japan's Fishing Industry? Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:54 PM ET

    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.